Star Wars fans are always looking for some new, unique collectible to celebrate the legacy of George Lucas’ much-beloved space opera. Action figures, trading cards, and the like are the main focus, but obscure original artwork, intricate fan art, t-shirts, and other miscellany are hot commodities as well. Here we have some of the coolest merchandise we’ve run across in a long time, handmade renderings of iconic, and less iconic, members of the Star Wars universe, lovingly crafted out of wood.
These likenesses come from artist Amanda Visell, and you can find more here, and her store here, and for the bargain basement price of $800, you can display one of these one-of-a-kind pieces in your home. Or you can just look at the pretty pictures and remark about how nice these figurines are. (Just FYI, she also has Barf from Space Balls, Mr. T, and Gonzo, among others, available to gawk at.)
While there are some of the bigger names represented in these carvings—Slave Princess Leia, Han Solo on his tauntaun, Boushh Leia complete with interchangeable head, an adorable little version of Yoda, and Jabba sitting around being morbidly obese—Visell brings in some smaller players to round out the collection. Greedo is memorable, but he plays a relatively small part in the saga. The same goes for Bib Fortuna, the Tusken Raider, Admiral Akbar, and the Gamorrean. Luke, Leia, Han, and Vader, they’re everywhere, but these guys don’t always get as much love. It’s nice to see them get some props, especially in such aesthetically pleasing packages.