35 Comments

  • Dunes
    Robert Cop
    Comments: 190

    Well wooden’t you know…

  • C-Puff
    C-Puff
    Just might make the CUT
    Comments: 49

    I’d buy that for a dollar.

     

    Kickstarter for Phelous to start sending out wooden Star Wars figurines to his fans. I mean I know it would be insanely expensive but we can at least try our best confidence!

  • Leech
    CUUUUT
    Comments: 65

    Well, I really enjoyed that cute bit of Phelous history at the end there. Thanks for sharing that with us 🙂

  • Santa Reaper
    Santa Reaper
    Old Man
    Comments: 4

    If these were legit, I’d feel sorry for anyone stupid enogh to buy these.

  • obsolete
    obsolete
    I'm THE BEST!
    Comments: 119

    oh phelous 😛 happy april fools!

    wooden chewie looked like that shot of big foot from the 60’s lol

  • rodro
    rodro
    Just might make the CUT
    Comments: 43

    On one hand, I liked the Jabba scene in this version. On the other, it reminded me of the existence of the actual scene after many years repressing the acknowledgement of said scene.

    The Darth Ewoks? They probably cut Vader’s head off and took the helmet, just like they did with the Stormtroopers. But instead of using it to play music, two of them had fun terrorising their kids in disguise.

  • emperorcupcake22
    NewbieDotCom.Com
    Comments: 9

    This is legit. Flying Quasimodo was the real April fool.

  • Knightroglycerin
    Knightroglycerin
    Robert Cop
    Comments: 182

    I’m more surprised you were dexterous enough to cut them out as a kid. What did you use? I can’t imagine your parents let you use a circular saw.

  • Visionary
    Visionary
    Old Man
    Comments: 2

    Phelous,

    I realize this is an April Fools video but…

    Man, don’t put your figures down.  We were all kids once and wood, paper, cardboard boxes, tape and glue were not safe in my house when I was a kid.  I made spaceships, bases, walkers and all kinds of things.  I truly miss those days and wish I had pictures to show.  During the time when the original 12 figures were only available via mail in offer, my Mom helped me convert my “Adventure People” into makeshift Star Wars figures until the others were available.   It’s a time in my life I’ll never forget and I think it helped me form my imagination and creativity.  I think your figures are cool.

     

  • Spike
    Spike
    Robert Cop
    Comments: 190

    Heh, well I figured before the video even started that these were things you’d made when you were a kid, kinda cute to have a little insight like that of Phelous Past.

    I think most kids have, at one time or another, done something similar to this. I know when I was a kid and didn’t have a particular figure (especially Transformers) I’d try to recreate it. Though most of mine were in the temporary (and completely inappropriate) material of Blu-tac. I remember making other things out of a material called Fimo–which is like play-dough that you can harden by putting it into the oven–and trying to make a figure that had articulation in the arms and legs. It didn’t dawn on me how precisely cut the whole thing would have to be until after undertaking it, and it never went anywhere as a result 😛

    This was honestly a really funny video to watch, I enjoyed the snark and sarcasm, and the poking a little fun at your younger self.

    • Phelous
      Phelous
      Administrator
      Comments: 593

      Thanks! These were actually stored with my original Kenner Star Wars figures all these years so that’s how they survived till now.

      • Spike
        Spike
        Robert Cop
        Comments: 190

        Damn, I kinda wish that I’d saved some of the stuff I made out of that Fimo material all these years. As silly as they were, it’s a piece of childhood.

  • Alex C.
    Alex C.
    JUST GOT ACTUALLY-ED!
    Comments: 150

    The part Phelan left out was his age when he and his friend made these. Well, that’s what I’m here for.

    They were SEVENTEEN. Not so cute anymore, are they?

  • WolfQueen87
    WolfQueen87
    NewbieDotCom.Com
    Comments: 10

    I was really wondering how you knew who or what the figures were supposed to be. The fact that you made them explains it all XD Best Bootleg Zone ever! I imagine you had a lot of fun making them at the time. Thanks for sharing this =)

  • KaijuKid
    KaijuKid
    A Real Turtles Fighter
    Comments: 36

    I did something similar, made complicated ships like the AT-AT and the A-wings and others that I couldn’t afford out of cardboard to put my Power of the Force figures in, and honestly other than being brown they didn’t look too bad once you got the black marker detailing on them 😛  This was a hoot, great to see some real Canadian wood bootlegs at last.

  • Brother_Malachai
    Scene Interrupting Comment!
    Comments: 266

    I did stuff like this when I was younger.  But I made spaceships out of styrofoam cups.  😛

  • Marvelfan211
    Marvelfan211
    Bat Hero
    Comments: 94

    Hey, Phelous, I just want to thank you for your years of fabulousness. I’m a high school senior who’s been watching for years now, and I recently got into NYU Tish for Screenwriting. I learned a lot about storytelling “no-nos” by watching you over the years. Seriously, your show was best educational show since The Magic School Bus!  Seriously, though, I owe you a lot. I can’t thank you enough.

    Your fan,

    Itai Lev

  • Lermont
    CUUUUT
    Comments: 70

    Phelous was the bootlegger all along! What a twist!

  • IronJustice
    IronJustice
    A Real Turtles Fighter
    Comments: 30

    Yes, Jabba is best known for that GREAT scene in “A New Hope”

    😀

  • tentonaraft
    Old Man
    Comments: 1

    Took me waay too long to notice the date.

  • Blob55
    NewbieDotCom.Com
    Comments: 5

    I like the R2D2 one and Boba Fett the most. R2D2 because it has the most colouring and details and Boba because he reminds me of Minecraft Creeper.