Samurai Wars: Custom Toys From a Galaxy Far Far to the East

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Apr 24, 2010 in Hobbies and Collections, Star Wars |

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Wait until you get a load of these. Custom Toy artist, Sillof, recently completed his latest series of custom figures, entitled Samurai Wars, in which he took the cast of Star Wars, and re-imagined them as characters in a Akira Kurosawa masterpiece. The details on the figures are absolutely fantastic, from Obi Wan’s eye patch to Vader’s burnished iron clad armor — it’s clear that a lot of work went into these.

I’ve always had a lot of respect for custom toy artists. I imagine it must be difficult for them to create something this unique, but I would assume it’s even more difficult to take two separate genres and convey them both so perfectly. If only these were being mass-produced. For more information and detailed pictures of each figure, check out Sillof’s website.

Siloff Samurai Wars Customs - heroes

Siloff Samurai Wars Customs - villains

Tim is a pro-blogger and freelance writer out of San Diego, California. In addition to Fanboy.com, he contributes to the ModernMethod Network of sites as an Associate Editor for the Japanese culture and entertainment blog, Japanator, as well as the collectible toy culture blog, Tomopop. For more information, follow him on twitter, or check out TimSheehy.com

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