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Toy Wars - ‘Star Wars: A New Hope’ Recreated With Star Wars Action Figures

Posted by YBMW Staff on July 6th, 2010
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Being a geek automatically means a couple of things: One, you have way too much free time on your hand. Two, you love geeky stuff like Star Wars. Three, you have Star Wars action figures out the wazoo.

YouTube user Sillof is all the above, and he’s amalgamated his geek cliches into something tangible. Using nothing but his Star Wars action figures and toys, Silof has recreated some key scenes from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.

Here is what Silof had to say:

This a movie that I made featuring my custom figures and dioramas. It basically uses some rudimentary stop motion and “puppeteering”.

It is meant to showcase my dioramas and custom figures. I basically shot it a little at a time after my family went to bed. I will be posting it over the coming weeks in small incriments.

I purposely left out the dialogue, it would have made the project too long. I felt by cutting the dialogue it allowed it to move at a quicker pace. I did use sound effects and music to capture the feeling.

It uses on 3 3/4″ figures and smaller. I purposely did not use props, statues, busts, 12″ to keep it from getting out of control.

I tried making this when I was a kid and also about 10 years ago.

I shot it using a tiny Canon Digic DV and edited it on Pinnacle Studio.

Below are two clips. It’s unsure how many Silof will make, but you can catch future parts at his channel on YouTube.


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