In Jason Reitman’s Young Adult, Patton Oswalt plays a partially disabled man who has an affinity for making his own whiskey and customizing action figures. Oswalt got the idea for his character to have the action figure hobby as a fan of Jamie Follis—better known by the name “Sillof“—an artist and custom toy creator and designer.
As Oswalt best describes him, Sillof is an â€œ’action figure customizer’ the way Van Gogh was a ‘painter,’â€ and through this admiration of the artist’s work, the two connected via the Twitter and began exchanging ideas.This all led to Oswalt commissioning a new line from Sillof, something the artist rarely does.
One of Sillof’s greatest inspirations is the Star Wars universe, creating multiple lines of action figures that fuse popular characters from George Lucas’s creation with different styles and genres like steampunk or westerns or fantasy. So what would be the inspiration for this new line of Patton Oswalt-inspired Star Wars action figures? The works of legendary exploitation cinema director Russ Meyer, with a primary focus on the director’s best-known film, Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
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