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'Star Wars' action figures on canvas (pictures)

San Francisco artist Rob Burden paints the action figures he played with as a boy. Here are some examples of his art featuring toys from "Star Wars," "He-Man," "ThunderCats," and other franchises.

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Figurative art

How obsessed can you get about action figures? San Francisco artist Rob Burden (aka Robert Xavier Burden) is trying to raise $24,000 on Kickstarter to produce two 10x14-foot oil paintings depicting original "Star Wars" figures.

Whoever pledges $4,000 can get one of these 114-inch-tall oil paintings of C3PO, Boba Fett, or a Stormtrooper, which have yet to be completed; they're going to be in full color.

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Han and the Tauntaun

Burden wants to create "Star Wars" action figure paintings that are twice as large as this canvas depicting Han Solo, a tauntaun, and various figures and vehicles like the AT-AT Walker.
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Voltron

"Defensor Mundi (Voltron)" is an epic portrait of the super robot from the animated series "Voltron: Defender of the Universe," which debuted in 1984.
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Optimus Prime

This poster of Burden's painting of Optimus Prime depicts vehicles and robots from the original "Transformers" animated series.
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Soldiers of Thundera

Burden's "Soldiers of Thundera" depicts action figures from the "ThunderCats" toy line, originally produced by LJN.
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Battle Cat

"Mattel's Battle Cat" (56" by 108", oil on canvas) depicts the original "Masters of the Universe" toy from the 1980s.
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Captain America

Buden's "Toy Biz' Captain America" (40x108 inches, oil on canvas) is a requiem for the defunct toy manufacturer that made Marvel action figures.
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The Holy Batman

Burden's large painting "The Holy Batman" features action figures, characters, and, of course, the Batmobile from the Batman franchise.

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