What do you do when someone merges two awesome things like Russian nesting doll, which we all loved as children, and pop culture? – You applaud them, that’s what. San Francisco-based artist Andy Stattmiller creates matryoshka dolls with the main characters from iconic movies, and we love them. Check them out
The Big Lebowski Dolls
The die-hard Big Lebowski fans will love this. Instead of the cutesy Russian ladies, in descending orders the dolls represent the troublesome Walter, his dudeness “The Dude,” the purple loving, latino bowler Jesus, Maude Lebowski, The Big Lebowski, The Stranger (narrator), and the marmot that gets tossed into the Dude’s bathtub. We expected also a tiny doll of a rug or the pinky toe, but naah. If you are a respected member of “The Dudeism” or merely a fan of the movie, by now you surely have noticed that Donni is missing, but don’t panic keep calm and look closer to spot Donny’s ghost over Walter’s shoulder.Walter is also carrying his ex-wife’s pomeranian.
Batman Nesting Dolls
The 1960s Batman television series nesting dolls feature Batman, Robin, The Joker, Batgirl, The Riddler, Alfred, Catwoman, and the Penguin.
Forrest Gump Nesting Dolls
Forest’s mother used to say “Life is like a box of chocolates” and Andy Stattmiler decided that life can be like Forest Gump nesting dolls. Featured here are: Forest Gump, Bubba, Jenny, Mamma, Lieutenant Dan and Forrest Jr.
Ghostbusters nesting dolls
Who you gonna call? Ghostbuster nesting dolls from left to right: Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, Ray Stantz, Peter Venkman, Egon Spengler and Slimer.
He-Man Nesting Dolls
Here are Skeletor, He-Man, Battlecat, She-Ra and Orko.
Pulp Fiction Nesting Dolls
Say Nesting dolls again, we dare you, we double dare you. Here is a superb ephemera of Tarantino’s all time classic Pulp Fiction. The heros in form of nesting dolls are presented from first to last: Marcellus Wallace, Vincent Vega, Jules Winnfield, Mia Wallace, Butch Coolidge, The Wolf and The Gimp.
Star Wars Nesting dolls
And of course The Star Wars Empire from Darth Vader to R2D2, Stattmiller hand-painted the Empire and the Rebel Alliance:
Here: Darth Vader, Stormtrooper, Grand Moff Tarkin, TIE Fighter Pilot, Tusken Raider, Greedo and Jawa …
Chewbacca, Han Solo, Obi Wan Kenobi, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, C-3PO and R2D2.
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All photos by: Andy Stattmiller