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TOY Wars!

Courtosey of Theawesomer.com

Courtesy of TheAwesomer.com

Star Wars is thought of by many to be one of, if not the greatest sci-fi movie trilogy ever made, and I’m talking about the original trilogy here, not the awful prequels. Who here hasn’t imitated the voice of Darth Vader or Yoda, said “May the Force be with you,” with all sincerity, or wished that they were as cool (or could know someone) like Han Solo?

The answer is – No one.

No nerd worth his or her salt has not seen these movies. I even know a few people that thought they were ok, but I can forgive them for that, as they have seen and can appreciate the movies.

And then there are some fans who take their fandom to a whole new level. Fans like YouTube’s Sillof, who has lovingly re-created Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (shot for shot) using his own custom action figures.

According to his user page:

This is a movie that I made featuring my custom figures and dioramas. It basically uses some rudimentary stop motion and “puppeteering”… 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 3 3/4″ figures and smaller. I purposely did not use props, statues, busts, 12” to keep it from getting out of control … I shot it using a tiny Canon Digic DV and edited it on Pinnacle Studio.

So far, only parts one and two have been uploaded, but Sillof said that he will post more in the coming weeks, so stay tuned! Both videos are located below the jump. Enjoy!

Part 1:

Part 2:

Category: Film, Nerd Culture

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