Sillof is a master customizer of action figures. You’ve seen his work before on Neatorama. His latest project is unveiled at just the right time to inaugurate his new website design. It’s a tribute to the works of George Lucas, which of course includes Star Wars, but also his earlier film American Graffiti. You might be surprised to realize how similar the two movies are.
An average kid who wants to leave home, the cool loner with the fast car, even the final drag race seemed strangely reminiscent of the trench run. The line is meant to be a kind of combination of films in or about the youth culture of the late 50’s and early 60’s Most notably American Graffiti with some elements of Rebel without a cause, the Wild One, and the biker exploitation films that attempted to scare the youth away from motorcycle gangs.
The line is set in 1962 in the dry, desert town to Tucson (two suns…get it?) For the town’s teenage residents it is like most other middle sized towns of the era, somewhat boring with not much do except cruise around hoping for something to break the doldrums.
The collection is called Graffiti Wars. Meet each of the characters and learn a bit about them. Although they are Earthlings, there is no doubt about who their analog in the Galactic Empire would be. -Thanks, Sillof!