The Droid Art You’re Looking For By Jeff Soto

StarWars.com Team | June 25, 2010

If you love Gonk the Power Droid, and dig artists like Jeff Soto, and collect Star Wars art — you’re in luck! Well, you were in luck. This awesome print called “Scrap Yard Power Droid” by Jeff Soto is a hand-numbered 24″ x 36″ screen print; printed by D&L Screen Printing; and limited to 350. And SOLD OUT! Doh!

But don’t worry, more awesome Star Wars prints from Mondo are on the way!

Mondo Creative Director Justin Ishmael writes:

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.

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.

This is what artist Jeff Soto said about his print:

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!

Read more about this print here:
Mondo Presents: STAR WARS! First Poster On Sale Now!

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