Evilos Presents Boba Fett with Card

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We saw Evilos tweet some pictures of his latest creation so we asked him about the project and his love of Star Wars.

“A lot of my work gravitates towards many things I enjoyed as a kid, Star Wars being one of them. Mickey in Carbonite was one of my early customs made before Star Wars Series One was even released by Disney. When I was a kid, I played with Star Wars figures all the time. Like most kids from my generation our youth revolved around toys, circa 1980’s. So being a Star Wars collector I’ve had a few of these card backs from Comic Con and thought to myself hey why not repackage these vinylmation into a vintage style looking toy. The challenge for me was finding custom made bubbles and cutting out a seamless spots for the ears to pop out of, so not to damage the overall look of the vinylmation. My early carded Star Wars customs, I needed to cut the ears down so they would fit. This drew most of the criticism from that series so I’m happy I was able to figure out how to keep the ears and still make it look like these were produced many years ago.
I most likely will be producing more of these and have some for trade. I would urge collectors who can make it to come out to the trading night at Disneyland Feb.16th to see these in person and maybe trade up for one. I have no real plans to sell these but I do have the Boba Fett up for auction at the moment, so If you want something unique I would ask fans to check it out:

Thank you. Evilos”

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Nick LoCicero

Nick LoCicero has almost 20 years experience in the media industry. He has worked on numerous Disney related media projects, most know at WDWNT for WDW News Tonight. He has been visiting Walt Disney World since 1982. After moving to Orlando in the late 90's he became a passholder, developed a fascination with the history of the vacation kingdom and has spent way too much money on park merchandise.

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  • How is this anything great? Its just like the title says Boba Fett with Card… I guess I just don’t get what is so great about it and why it needs an article on here.

    • It’s just some cool additions to the figure with a great way to display it. (Evilos added a gun and a cape) Plus it’s a good chance to get some input from a custom artist.

      • I guess I just don’t get how adding a backer card makes someone “so talented!!!!”… To me this would be the same as someone taking the Urban 6 Bubble Gum Machine 9+3 combo and adding a pack of gum to it. There is really nothing different just a different gimick to try and sell it.

        I come on Destination Vinylmation to see upcoming Vinylmations and Vinylmation releases not for articles like this. :(

  • Chris is so talented!!!! I am in awe of his work. Not only does he do customs but he does creative packaging as well

  • “Don’t pay any attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches.”
    Andy Warhol

    “I don’t expect most people to “get” what I do in regards to my art”
    Evilos

  • I think evilos is overrated, but u cannot deny his impact on this hobby. His creativity is unmatched even when compared to the disney artists

    • If “His creativity is unmatched even when compared to the disney artists” then why is he using the Disney Artists’ work with just his own packaging? It just seems like a gimick to make a quick buck to me.

      I don’t really see any custom artist impacting the hobby like the Disney Artist do. I mean really, how many of us would know of evilos if it weren’t for the Disney Artists coming up with Vinylmations.

      As for Andy Warhol, I’m not sure he ever took someone else’s art and repackaged it. :-S

  • Art (beauty) is in the eye of the beholder. Steven is entitled to his opinion and so is everyone else. I’m a huge star wars and vinylmation fan and I think these look great. He added his custom accessories to the vinyl and carded it. He took his ideas and went with it. How many people you see do that? Anyways, not everyone will like what others do, but at least respect them. Keep doing what you’re doing evilos!!

  • Evilos is one of the most creative artists out there. His innovation and concepts to the vinylmation world competes with the best if not beats them. I understand Stevens argument, but you can say that about many other things in the world. Many inventions in the world are constantly enhanced to perform or appear better than the original concept. In this case Evilos added a few things that make Star Wars figures pop out at you and have a retro feel with the packaging. Everyone’s entitled to their own point of view, but i personally love the artistic genius of Evilos. Keep up the great work Evilos!!

  • “As for Andy Warhol, I’m not sure he ever took someone else’s art and repackaged it. :-S”

    I’m not sure if you’re joking or not, but that is the epitome of Warhol’s work right there. He was a POP artist. He used familiar iconography and put it on a canvas, taking it out of a mundane setting an putting it in a gallery.
    Also, jealous much?

  • For my money, if we’re looking at “overrated” artists, I’m voting for Noah. I’m a Southern California girl myself, but it doesn’t mean I think that everything should look like something that gets airbrushed onto the side of a van or a fairground T-Shirt. We have a couple of Evilos’ customs, and I lurve. I guess it boils down to the old adage – “Those who can, do. Those who can’t, grouse about it in forums and comment threads”.

  • Evilos reminds me of Mr. Brainwash’s work. He grabs other artists work, slaps some paint on it and then calls it his own. I understand how Steven feels. I guess this news article would have been better if Evilos actually made his version of Star Wars characters not just grab an other artist work, repackage it and then sell it.

  • If you are a true collector and avid Star Wars fan you will understand why this item is considered art and the true value it holds. To a figuring collect, packaging and accuracy are extremely important. The Vinylmation’s blind box holds no value since it can neither display the figure nor guaranty that the specific item is inside. To remove the item from its packaging decreases the value and exposes it to damage. What Evilos has done is exactly what collectors want. He has created a safe and TOTALLY ROCKIN collectible package and if you can’t figure that out, you shouldn’t be collecting anything.

  • Keep up the good work Evilos! No one can talk down your impact on the custom community.

    “You hate me cause you ain’t me”

  • For those of you who are saying that Evilos has no talent or creativity, just look up his “Bricked Up” , “Pirates Diorama” or “Tron LED Illuminated” customs, just to name a few. Those are some of the best customs out there, because they puch the envelope and add elements that most vinylmation artists (Disney or otherwise) hadn’t used before.

    • Thank you man, I didn’t want to say it myself. Im glad someone had the guts to bring up some of my other works. But yes to insinuate im a fraud or fake artist was very low.

  • I can’t believe what a debate this has become. One of the reason I collect vinyls is for the enjoyment I get from collecting vinyls is the fellow collectors I have met (Chris is one of them). I love how this site profiles other people’s talents with custom vinylmation as well as other artist work. I would hope that if people don’t have anything nice to say about the Custom artist(s) profiled on this site that they would keep it to themselves. These artist have been nice enough to share their creations with us and this site is nice enough to showcase them for us. If I wanted to read or hear negative stuff I would watch Jersey Shore. On a personal note, the only thing that supasses Chris artistic talents is that he is a even better person, husband and father. Thanks for sharing your talent on this site Chris and please keep profiling artists going forward.

  • Being a Star Wars fan for over 34 years, yes, I saw the original in the theater in ’77, I love the idea of putting the SW vinyls on the backer cards! Very nice presentation. Keep your unique ideas coming.

  • WOW!!! So much hate. Art is subjective!! People are entitled to their own opinions, but if you are complaining about the type of article on here because you don’t like what was presented then it’s simple, DON’T READ IT!!. “Steven”, it is obvious you had your mind made up about Evilos before you had even read this article, This is not all that he has done. Do your research!! He has used many types of canvases to express himself. No, he does not only use vinylmations. Maybe you would not know him if it weren’t for vinylmations, but my guess is you probaby aren’t too knowledgable when it comes to the ART world!! “Joe”, didn’t your parents ever teach you if you have nothing nice to say don’t say anything at all? Apparently not!! While you sit here and call Evilos a fraud trying to make him look bad he comes out looking like the good guy that he is while you just look like an …………….. I am sure you can figure it out. This is the problem with our world. Why so much hate? What has he done to you? Are you mad that he has donated numerous pieces of Art to raise money for charities, one in particular that raised $800 for a sick child that needed a surgery that his parents couldn’t afford? Evilos is an AMAZING ARTIST with a huge heart and it is sad to see all of the haters on here tearing him down. There have been many pieces put out by Disney Artists that I have not liked, but just because I don’t like them doesn’t mean that someone else doesn’t and that that particular Artist didn’t work hard to put out a piece that they thought was great. I would not attack their Art or who they are as a person because that’s it they are still a person, a human being. “Those who can’t creat hate.” Evilos, I think your work is AMAZING!! Keep doing what you’re doing!!

  • Anyone can say what they want but like Patrick said: (beauty is in the eye of the beholder) is exactly true.. We all have different taste, thoughts and ideas.. While you might say he took ideas from someone and slapped something to make it his own, think about this: aren’t all these vinylmaations creations of someone else’s original art? After all Mickey Minnie and so on we’re created by Walt himself weren’t they?

    Vinylmation artists are slapping their name at the bottom of vinylmaations aren’t they? Think of the whole picture before you judge… Clearly you don’t like Evilos and might just be a hater but it’s cool.. I for one am a big fan of his… I love some of his creative vinylmations such as Ezra which I think is wicked… Haven’t seen Disney do that., nor do I think and Disney artist can come up with a vinylmation that is better..

    Also think of this: as far as I know Evilos was the first to come up with a lighted vinylmation: isn’t Disney copying if of him with the light ups? We all know Disney artist come to these boards, they view stuff we do, the only difference is that they get to pitch the ideas directly to the Disney Marketing dept.. (so who’s taking who’s ideas?)

    Don’t be quick to judge, respect and if you don’t like it move on.. There’s no reason to comeback and read what others think and attack, shows you don’t have anything else to do…

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