Tuesday, August 21, 2012

'Star Wars' gets monster mash-up

When you're an all-around geek like me who loves Star Wars and horror movie monsters, this kind of goodies just make your day. 

These bobblehead mash-ups from toy company Funko combines iconic SW characters Darth Vader, Yoda, a stormtrooper, Jawa and Tusken Raider with Frankenstein's monster, a vampire, zombie/skeleton, grim reaper and mummy.

The creature combos work really well, from a conceptual standpoint. Vader is really a creature of mad science, and what is a stormtrooper but a pretty mindless member of the horde? The Jawa reaper looks cooler than it sounds and the Tusken Raiders have always reminded me of mummies. Yoda doesn't strike me as a blood sucking type, but this menacing take on the little Jedi Master kind of works.

If you want to pick them up, the Jawa and Tusken Raider bobbles arrive in stores Sept. 20, but the rest are available now.

-Aaron Sagers