UPDATE: The print is now sold out! Thanks to everyone who ordered one. We are very excited about this new series. This is just the beginning. If you missed out on the poster today, we will have some for sale tonight at the Mondo shop at 1120 S. Lamar Blvd. in Austin, TX. Super limited quantities.
Mondo is pleased to announce that we have teamed up with Lucasfilm LTD for a completely licensed and official STAR WARS poster series. We have been secretly working on this for over a year, but we are finally ready to unveil the first in a series of original, limited edition screen printed posters. First up in the series is Jeff Soto with a GNK Power Droid or, as he is known to most people, Gonk.
“Scrap Yard Power Droid” by Jeff Soto. 24″x36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Printed by D&L Screen Printing. Edition of 350. Click HERE to buy.
We asked Jeff to explain why he wanted his entry to be a power droid and here is what he had to say:
Star Wars was a pretty big deal for me as a kid. I was only 2 when the movie came out, and I can’t even remember if I saw it or not in the theater. The characters and story were known to many of us mainly from the toys! The toys! Oh they were wonderful, and we played with them for hours (and wore out the BEST and Sears catalogue)! One of my favorite action figures was the Power Droid, and I didn’t really know much about the little guy, but for some reason he (I pictured it being male for some reason) captivated my imagination. I realized at some time that he’s barely even in the movie, which added to his mystique. Over the years he functioned as the worn out, floppy-legged power supply for numerous Transformers, GI Joe’s and Construx. He is small and cute, and found a place in my childhood heart. I still have the little guy. This piece is an ode to the Power Droid!
Here are some images of the print in progress. This is truly an intense piece of art.
If you miss out on this online release and are in Austin, TX, come by our brick and mortar store at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar. We will be having a release party starting at 5pm with copies of the poster for sale and will also be joined by the 501st Legion!
Last I heard, Stormtroopers, R2-D2, Tusken Raiders and several other characters would be in attendance! This is a very exciting time for Mondo and we’d love to see you all out tonight. If you have any questions about tonight or the series, feel free to email us at Store@MondoTees.com or respond in the comments. Thanks all for their support throughout the years as you all helped make this happen! If you want the quickest updates, sign up to our TWITTER account and our MAILING LIST.
P.S. Most people know that I’m a toy nut, so the first few people in line tomorrow night at the shop will be getting a vintage Gonk toy from my collection. Get there early!