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6.29.2006

Star Wars Action Figures... In Action!


Star Wars Action Figures
Aaaaand... ACTION!

I saw a little clip on ye olde telly earlier, of a pretty fantastic Star Wars action figure homemade video, so I gandered on over to the internet to check it out. One thing led to another and I found a bunch o' cool stuff to inject into your brains...

First the one that started this all:

The Carbon Freeze Sequence
- This is pretty much verbatim and true to the actual scene in The Empire Strikes Back. Starring... all Star Wars action figures!

This might be backtracking, but...

Star Wars Cantina
- Yep, once again starring our beloved Star Wars action figures. The full scene, great set, stop motion and live action mixed, but (spoiler warning)... Who shot first? BOO HISSS!

Faster... more intense...

Probot's Star Wars in 3 minutes
- Another mix of stop motion and live action. Our beloved Episode IV figures zip us through the basics of everybody's true first episode ;)

- The YouTube user probot also did an original series of Star Wars EU style fan flicks with action figures: Prequel Episode 01, 02 and 03. The 03rd episode gets a little wacked (and less Star Warsy), but you'll have that when a fan takes on a life of their own.

Somewhere Else...

I stumbled upon this big little 4 part series and really thought it deserved some viewage. It's on the lengthy side (each episode is almost 9 minutes), but the homemade set gets better and better (beleive me on this one!), all the way up to the end. You just have to get past the used asthma inhalers, and it's uphill from there - I swear. The animation is really pretty good: stop motion with mouth movement. Once again we have our very own Star Wars action figures with some *ahem* customizations, along with some friends from other universes, like Transformers and is that Terminator? Somewhere Else... as in not the GFFA, or here on Earth - ? Lots of inspiration in this one. Star Wars meets anime style (some Akira and Final Fantasy references in there), meets pretty much every other sci-fi - action genre influence. It's a pity you can't get better resolution from this source to truly appreciate this set. Give it a try, you might like it:

Somewhere Else: Conflict #1

(you can link to the other three parts in the explore bar, but I'll link them here too)
Somewhere Else: Conflict #2
Somewhere Else: Conflict #3
Somewhere Else: Conflict #4
- user source


Not action figures...

This last mention goes out for I.M.P.S. The Relentless. Not an action figure flick, but pretty cool fan flick nonetheless. It's still in the works, but you can view the first part that's done on their site I linked to. It's also around the YouTube, if you want quick and easy loading but bad resolution. Some pretty good CG and live action in this one.


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date posted: Jun 21, 2006 7:25 PM

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