The Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York is currently showing an exhibit by Seattle artist Michael Leavitt entitled Empire Peaks. The artworks are being described around the internet as action figure mashups. But there is more to them than that. From the gallery's web site:
In this exhibition, Leavitt pairs the traits of his recognizable subjects with characters from Star Wars, juxtaposing the classic archetypal roles found in Yoda, Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader and the rest of the famed cast with pop-culture personas. Through these clever mash-ups, the artist explores themes of coveting mass-produced collectibles as well as idol worship throughout human history—examining the recurring patterns of our civilization and its shared compulsive needs for heroes and villains or rebels and tyrants, rising and falling or celebrated then overthrown, repeatedly over time.
The gallery's web site has a great collection of photos of the sculptures. Here are a few but there are many more. Go have a look!