Custom action figure artist Sillof is back at it with a unique set of “He-Wars” figures that combine characters from Star Wars and He-Man.
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It seems like an odd combination at first, but there are a lot of similarities when you think about it. Sillof notes:
Most kids, myself included, did not realize at that time that the Masters of the Universe was essentially a mash up of Conan the Barbarian and Star Wars with some of the style of Frank Frazetta and elements of Flash Gordon (of course Star Wars already owed much to that universe as seen here.) This line is intended as a commentary on the similarities of both toy universes. This in not a mash up or intended be “Look at this character dressed as that character”. Rather, it imagines a world in which the similarities are extended to place the Star Wars archetypes inside the Masters of the Universe world.
I especially like the “He-Wars” version of Darth Vader, which you can check out below.