Star Wars re-imagined as Steam Punk action figures

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By Ben Thompson in New Art on Monday 15 August 2011

Have you always wanted to see a steampunk re-imagining of Star Wars? A feudal Japan Star Wars? Western Star Wars? Whatever obscure Star Wars crossover you secretly write fan fiction about, a guy called Silloff has the accompanying action figures.

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Artist Action Figures

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By Zolton in New Trends on Wednesday 19 May 2010

Mike Leavitt creates interactive sculptures of contemporary artists using polymer clay and mixed media, with hidden features built into some of the figures. We love his model of Lost At E Minor contributor Ron English, and his characterization of the ever mysterious Banksy.

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Lydia Dekker’s Horriblesweet designs

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By Gerry Mak in New Products on Monday 21 September 2009

Dutch designer Lydia Dekker sells weird, handmade dolls, figurines, sculptures, and hats under the name Horriblesweet, which pretty much encapsulates what she’s going for.

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Harma Heikens

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Monday 13 July 2009

Harma Heikens makes disturbing, perverted mash-ups of children’s toys, dolls, and figurines — all life-sized for extra creepiness

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Obama Action Figure

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By Gerry Mak in New Products on Thursday 22 January 2009

Sure, President Obama is just as human as the rest of us, and there is a certain excessiveness to the extent to which he’s been idealized, but I’d rather have a President the world views as a secret agent ninja than one the world views as a bumbling, ignorant fool. Can you imagine an action […]

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The Big Lebowski Action Figures

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By Gerry Mak in New Trends on Monday 30 June 2008

The Big Lebowski is probably one of the most beloved films of our generation, so the soon to be released Dude action figure should be an insanely hot item. Also available will be Walter, and both can be purchased as a set. Unfortunately, the Dude is not carrying a White Russian. Personally, I’m waiting for […]

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Nathan Jurevicius at the Magic Pony Gallery

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By Casper Johansson in New Events on Friday 2 May 2008

internationally acclaimed artist Nathan Jurevicius (the creator of Scarygirl) will be exhibiting a series of original works and limited edition figures at Toronto’s Magic Pony gallery from May 15 to June 30.

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Rejected Star Wars toys

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By Gerry Mak in New Trends on Saturday 12 January 2008

Merchandizing was as important to the Star Wars franchise as the films themselves. Almost anyone can probably remember some random product those iconic movies generated. For every Luke Skywalker action figure and plastic light saber that hit the shelves over the past 30 years, dozens of product ideas were rejected.

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