Steam Wars: Return of the Jedi
Here is Sillof’s follow up to the popular line from the
last 2 CustomCons. Formerly called Steampunk Star Wars,
the line has been officially changed to Steam Wars. This
time Sillof is taking on the Return of the Jedi. His re-visioned
characters are full of retro-futurism twists and antiquated design
elements. Great lengths were taken to give the entire line
of over 30 figures a cohesive aesthetic.
This line goes even bigger then the previous ones with vehicles
and playsets this time. The line is 6” in scale
and each figure was carefully sketched out and redesigned taking
a few key classic elements of the original characters and blending
them with his own unique archaic feel.
The major domo of the intergalactic crime boss Jabba the Hutt
is Bib Fortuna, part personal assistant and part consigliore. His
trademark tentacles have been replaced by mechanical versions. The
face is very much the same, but the character now sports a
derby and trench coat rather then the classic robes.
Attempting to rekindle the order of Jedi, but fighting his own
dark inner demons, is Jedi Luke Skywalker. This version
of Luke is more mature and intimidating then his “A New
Hope” incarnation. The look was achieved by using
the idea of the Obi-Wan armor as a starting point and adding
darker elements and the raised hood, like the cloak worn in
the films. His lightsaber has the cohesive feel of the
others in the line so far.
The cackling, creepy little jester of Jabba’s crew is
always ready for mischief. He is very similar to his cinematic
inspiration but features a small top hat for that touch of Victorian
Suspended from a pipe is Jabba’s most recent acquisition,
Slave Leia. Her classic gold bikini has been replaced
with a corset and half dress. The color scheme is the
same but now she is suspended from a pipe attached to Jabba’s
Jabba the Hutt
The grotesque godfather rules the streets and back alleys with
a sweaty, bloated, iron fist. The look of
the nefarious crime boss was modified heavily. He is
a fusion of the memorable space slug and his deleted human
alter ego. The custom winged back chair barely contains
the massive frame of this cigar smoking Mafioso.
In the distant jungles of Yavin the pint sized primates known
as the Ewok lurk in shadows. Yielding the eternal complaint
of the cuteness of Ewoks, the new version has a more primal
appearance. He proudly wears the bones and armor of the
imperial soldiers he has slaughtered in defense of his ancestral
The Imperial Bike Scouts zips trough the jungle keeping the
peace atop his steam & propeller powered bike. He
wears armor similar to his imperial compatriots from the previous
lines but features unique elements and increased possibility
for the seated position on his custom made speeder bike.
Imperial Royal Guard
Keeping constant guard of Emperor Palpatine making sure any “adoring” subjects
seeking an audience with the Emperor are properly dissuaded. The
trade mark imperial armor of the line is now featured in crimson
with red cape and tall polearm.
Sitting atop his massive throne, dressed the imperial attire
of a Napoleonic coronation, scepter in hand, the sovereign
keeps the local systems inline with Machiavellian fear and
The clever crustacean, who leads the rebellion against the Empire,
always on the lookout for a trap, features a classic naval
admiral uniform in the color scheme of the film character. His
crablike pincers, golden epaulets, and knee high stockings
capture the look of a bygone era.
X-Wing Pilot Wedge Antilles
The backbone of the Rebellion is the fearless pilots of the
X-wing Bi-plane. Decked out in his orange jumpsuit, and
chest air box (similar to those of the imperial pilots) and
domed helmet for maneuvers that take him up the upper reaches
of the Æther.