I love it when geeks have a lot of time on their hands because then they go and get creative, developing stuff like this that the rest of us can all enjoy. YouTube user Sillof has set out on a mission to recreate some scenes from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope using nothing but Star Wars action figures, some of which are custom made. He called the film Toy Wars.
When I was younger I went out and filmed original episodes of G.I. Joe and Star Trek using my toys. Of course I adlibbed everything and all the effects were 100% practical, but it was fun, and it gave me something to do.
Here is a note from the creator:
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.
Hope you enjoy parts 1 and 2 of Toy Wars below! Sillof will be posting more of these videos in the coming weeks.