Freelance writer Giaco Jake Furino has compiled this compelling interview for Vice's 'The Creator Project' to provide a revealing look at the world of bootleg Star Wars toys.
Furino talked to pop artist The Sucklord about his unique appropriated Star Wars action figures that offer a humorous look a some classic toy characters. The reinterpretations include a classic Storm Trooper done over in a vibrant hot pink 'Gay Empire' version, as well as the character of Boba Fett made to look like a classic Roman statue.
Furino's bootleg Start Wars piece also features a number of knockoff merchandise designs that were made to resemble characters from Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Besides being poorly made, the figurines are also often incorrectly labeled, with names that hint towards the bootlegger's getting lost in translation while creating these knockoffs.
Galactic Bootleg Figurines
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Galactic Couture Illustrations
Gilded Sci-Fi Droids
Disastrous Bootleg Movie Posters
Galactic Bacon Character Creations
Spinning Droid Heels