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If Akira Kurosawa made Star Wars

04.15.2010

A very talented toymaker named Sillof had a thought. What would it be like if Akira Kurosawa made STAR WARS? Not such a far-out idea, considering STAR WARS borrowed heavily from many samurai stories and movies for its plot and universe.

He took to his craft to show us what HE thought Kurosawa’s characters might look like, which is where we get this rather cool set of action figures below.

He has all the major characters covered, Luke, Leia, Han, Obi, Fett, Chewie, Vader and even the Droids turned into humans. I’ve posted two of the collage shots here, but you should definitely go to his site and see each individual character from multiple angles.

Extra Tidbit: I'd totally watch a Japanese remake of STAR WARS after Lucas dies and it's allowed.
Source: Sillof

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7:54PM on 04/17/2010

If Akira Did?

If he did it would have some much depth of character & story it would blow are minds.
If he did it would have some much depth of character & story it would blow are minds.
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6:42AM on 04/16/2010
i think the toys look awesome, but come on, stop hamering down lucas, i know heīs a dick and a complete moron, but he did gave us Star Wars, so letīs just give him a break, yeah?
i think the toys look awesome, but come on, stop hamering down lucas, i know heīs a dick and a complete moron, but he did gave us Star Wars, so letīs just give him a break, yeah?
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2:52AM on 04/16/2010
WOAH! This is BA! Chewie is awesome looking! I still like the originals though.
WOAH! This is BA! Chewie is awesome looking! I still like the originals though.
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9:26PM on 04/15/2010

Dude ...

I so wish this had actually happened now.
I so wish this had actually happened now.
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9:09PM on 04/15/2010
Wow, these are so cool. The concept of Samurai Wars is awesome.
Wow, these are so cool. The concept of Samurai Wars is awesome.
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8:04PM on 04/15/2010
Those look fantastic. I'd love to see a Samurai of the movies.

I've always had an idea of a Cowboy/Western version in mind. Not so much a steampunk one but straight up Western. Grand Moff Tarkin as a corrupt Mayor and Vader his sheriff.
Those look fantastic. I'd love to see a Samurai of the movies.

I've always had an idea of a Cowboy/Western version in mind. Not so much a steampunk one but straight up Western. Grand Moff Tarkin as a corrupt Mayor and Vader his sheriff.
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8:02PM on 04/15/2010
The story for Star Wars is loosely based on Kurosawa's Hidden Fortress. Not too far fetched an idea at all.
The story for Star Wars is loosely based on Kurosawa's Hidden Fortress. Not too far fetched an idea at all.
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7:55PM on 04/15/2010
If they made a samurai remake of Star Wars, I'd probably enjoy it moreso than the original. Definately moreso than the prequels.
If they made a samurai remake of Star Wars, I'd probably enjoy it moreso than the original. Definately moreso than the prequels.
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7:10PM on 04/15/2010
Oh man, he did a steampunk version on his site too. Ewoks that aren't muppets!
Oh man, he did a steampunk version on his site too. Ewoks that aren't muppets!
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6:56PM on 04/15/2010

Fett

I love the Boba Fett one. Stormtrooper too! This is cool
I love the Boba Fett one. Stormtrooper too! This is cool
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6:38PM on 04/15/2010
He did. It was called "The Hidden Fortress."
He did. It was called "The Hidden Fortress."
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7:56PM on 04/15/2010
Hey I said that first! :-P
Hey I said that first! :-P
6:28PM on 04/15/2010
I read the descriptions and he makes a great case for these alterations plus he adds some genuinely interesting backstory.

I would agree about the opinions on Darth Vader and Boba Fett. They should look a little more unique and supreme from the others.

I love all of the figures, though. He's a real artist.
I read the descriptions and he makes a great case for these alterations plus he adds some genuinely interesting backstory.

I would agree about the opinions on Darth Vader and Boba Fett. They should look a little more unique and supreme from the others.

I love all of the figures, though. He's a real artist.
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5:50PM on 04/15/2010
Luke looks like the Karate Kid and Leia's damn ugly. No Light sabers or mystical flaming swords and what is the falcon a pirate ship? I wonder what LOTR would look like if it was set in the future?
Luke looks like the Karate Kid and Leia's damn ugly. No Light sabers or mystical flaming swords and what is the falcon a pirate ship? I wonder what LOTR would look like if it was set in the future?
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5:25PM on 04/15/2010
These are just fantastic... I love his explanation for the Han Solo figurine with the westernization of someone hanging around the port. I agree with you guys tho.. even tho Vader is based off of a samurai he's too much of an icon to have looking so common.
These are just fantastic... I love his explanation for the Han Solo figurine with the westernization of someone hanging around the port. I agree with you guys tho.. even tho Vader is based off of a samurai he's too much of an icon to have looking so common.
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4:59PM on 04/15/2010

Cool but.......

........The darth Vader one is too simple. He looks "normal". I wouldn't have ven known it was vader until looking into it (same for the Boba Fett one). The heros look fantastic, however!
........The darth Vader one is too simple. He looks "normal". I wouldn't have ven known it was vader until looking into it (same for the Boba Fett one). The heros look fantastic, however!
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3:46PM on 04/15/2010
This is just too awesome. I just came in my pants. Literally.
This is just too awesome. I just came in my pants. Literally.
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3:42PM on 04/15/2010

Nice, JoBlo!

Way to go highlighting a cool form of Outsider Art, Toy Customizing!
Sillof is one of the best, no exaggeration.
Way to go highlighting a cool form of Outsider Art, Toy Customizing!
Sillof is one of the best, no exaggeration.
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2:56PM on 04/15/2010

JAMES CAMERON

What if he did?
What if he did?
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2:54PM on 04/15/2010
I'd love to see this if it would have happened. The toys look excellent.

But didn't Kurosawa make Star Wars already? It was called "Hidden Fortress."
I'd love to see this if it would have happened. The toys look excellent.

But didn't Kurosawa make Star Wars already? It was called "Hidden Fortress."
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2:42PM on 04/15/2010
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle flashback with the Vader figure.....
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle flashback with the Vader figure.....
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7:08PM on 04/15/2010
My thoughts exactly. Darth Vader is now Shredder.
My thoughts exactly. Darth Vader is now Shredder.
2:35PM on 04/15/2010
obu looks kind of like Harrison Ford today
obu looks kind of like Harrison Ford today
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2:23PM on 04/15/2010
That is all kinds of cool.
That is all kinds of cool.
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2:18PM on 04/15/2010

If this was a real movie

It would be pretty badass.
It would be pretty badass.
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1:54PM on 04/15/2010
The toys look swesome. Wouldn't mind having them. The vibe I get from these toys is Star Wars meets Kill Bill. And with that match up, and also regarding the extra tidbit a Japanese remake would be a kick ass idea.
The toys look swesome. Wouldn't mind having them. The vibe I get from these toys is Star Wars meets Kill Bill. And with that match up, and also regarding the extra tidbit a Japanese remake would be a kick ass idea.
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1:45PM on 04/15/2010

i don't like toys

but those are pretty fucking badass
but those are pretty fucking badass
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1:22PM on 04/15/2010
Obu Wankabe looks pretty badass
Obu Wankabe looks pretty badass
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