Remember Sillof? The guys who makes all those awesome Star Wars and superhero custom toys, often in crazy alternate universe guises like samurai, steampunk and Victorian age? Well, apparently he still has some time on his hands, because he’s making — uh, remaking Star Wars using toys. No dialogue, and it’s the animation’s not going to blow you away or anything (actually, some of the sets might blow you away; they’re pretty phenomenal for a guy screwing around in his spare time) but it’s a helluva lot of fun to watch. I think Part II comes out on July 5th (pretty sure that’s a typo), so if you enjoy it, you won’t have to wait too long. Thanks to Izandra for the tip.
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