Like their previous series Trooper Boy and Vader Boy, Lawrence Aliwalas and Milch Pe of Imagine Nation Studios (INS) intended Fett Boy to be a celebration of Star Wars and the creativity and artistry of the Filipino visual artist.
Aliwalas and Pe gave a whole roster of local artists a blank fiberglass and resin handmade Boba Fett helmet—one of the most iconic designs from the franchise—which they are free to paint however they want. The two set no rules for the project. Some attach the helms to different bodies, others prefer showcasing the designs by themselves; what remains true is that each work of art is truly the artist’s own, resulting in a multitude of different pieces, statements, and stories.
For Aliwalas, who is a huge sci-fi fan and also a member of the 501st Legion (the official costumers of Lucas Film Worldwide), the project is a “symbolism” for all the Star Wars fanatics and collectors’ inner child. It’s a reminder to adults of the child that became a fan of the movies back in the day. This won’t be the last Star Wars-based project up their sleeve, as they aim to come out with work based on other characters in the movies.
Aliwalas and Pe, who got into the toy business after studying toymaking as part of their fine arts course in the University of Santo Tomas and getting into it as a hobby, are planning to donate part of the proceeds of Fett Boy to charity, in order to promote local artistry.
Artists that are part of the Custom Show:
A.Lien • Aljoe Clarino • Bato • Bembol Dela Cruz • Bree Jonson • Brian Bernardo • Bryan Yabut • Chill • Ciane Xavier • Cos Zicarelli • Darrel Ballesteros • Darwin Dacanay • Edric Go • Epjey Pacheco • Erica Ng • Gab Baez • Ge Mapa • Googly Gooeys • J. Pacena II • Gori Bautista • James Darryl Esguerra • Karl Gustav • Kris Abrigo • Lee Caces • Maliksi Zaragoza • Marcushiro Nada • Martin Honasan • Mayang Frigillana • Melbourne Aquino • Michael Villagante • Mikhail Lee • Mimi Tecson • Nemo Aguila • Nix Puno • Philip Lee • Punchkick • Ranelle Dial • Renato Barja Jr. • Soleil Ignacio • Christof Rellera X Anna Orlina • Tokwa Penaflorida • Tyang Karyel • Valerie Chua • Wesley Valenzuela • Whoop