Hank shot first!
January 27, 2014 8:24 PM   Subscribe

A long time ago, on a prairie far, far away... Custom-made Star Wars action figures, re-cast as Wild West heroes and villains.
posted by paleyellowwithorange (11 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
Star Wars is fun when it's paired with imagination!
posted by mazola at 8:56 PM on January 27, 2014 [6 favorites]

Human R2-D2 is unusually reminiscent of an ugnaught...
posted by These Birds of a Feather at 9:15 PM on January 27, 2014 [2 favorites]

You're weird, which results in creativity.

The site's home page also shows some of the other themes the guy's done, like film noir, samurai, and steampunk (which probably have been mentioned here before). It looks like some but not all also have character descriptions.
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing at 9:17 PM on January 27, 2014

This kind of thing makes Star Wars fun again.
posted by Brocktoon at 9:36 PM on January 27, 2014

Looking at the post, it seemed to be begging for a Firefly joke. Reading the link... so, basically Firefly then?

Great link, btw. I just miss Firefly is all.
posted by stet at 9:52 PM on January 27, 2014

I'm really surprised this hasn't been on Metafilter before. Sillof is amazing. Don't miss his shot for shot remake of the original Star Wars using action figures, or his figures from Terry Gilliam movies!
posted by Ursula Hitler at 10:08 PM on January 27, 2014

His WWII figures are fantastic, I would totally watch the adventures of Capt. Hank Solowski and 1st Lt. Chuck Backer. That R2 is perfect, too.

More reimagined pop culture! This really great Game of Thrones/feudal Japan mashup's been making the rounds this week. Spoilers, though.
posted by jason_steakums at 10:20 PM on January 27, 2014

I liked the other themes, too. But I especially liked the Wild West theme because Sillof put some thought into rendering such characters as R2-D2, Chewbacca and the Stormtroopers as the types of characters you'd actually find in a traditional Wild West serial. I mean, Hank Solowski's all well and good, but including Chuck Backer kind of ruins the verisimilitude.
posted by paleyellowwithorange at 10:38 PM on January 27, 2014

Go Chewing Bear! Grrrrrrreat stuff!
posted by Monkeymoo at 4:57 AM on January 28, 2014


Still more previously
posted by Joey Michaels at 10:25 AM on January 28, 2014

I thought Star Wars already was a wild-west movie.
posted by MtDewd at 10:43 AM on January 28, 2014

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