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A printable foldable playable toy a day.
December 15, 2009 9:44 AM   Subscribe

A printable, foldable, playable, toy a day. PDFs of little figures to print out and fold. Part of the joy is how they're all shaped the same. Among my favorites: all of KISS, Mr. Natural, Gorbachev, Darth Vader, and yesterday's reversible Superman/Clark Kent. There is also a template so you can make your own.
posted by OmieWise (13 comments total) 43 users marked this as a favorite

 
Shouldn't Mr. Natural be au natural?
posted by cosmac at 9:51 AM on December 15, 2009


The reader submitted WALL-E was the only one I would consider actually printing and folding.
posted by Burhanistan at 10:16 AM on December 15, 2009


I thought the little Stormtrooper was cute.
And Steve Jobs looks particularly curmudgeonly.
posted by lholladay at 10:24 AM on December 15, 2009


Well, that takes care of Christmas for the coworkers...add a little box of candy and I'm done. Thanks OmieWise!
posted by emjaybee at 10:29 AM on December 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


In the daytime I'm Mr. Natural, just as healthy as I can be, but at night I'm a junk food junkie! Good Lord, have pity on me!
posted by mkb at 10:37 AM on December 15, 2009


I am also a big fan of the Cubee Crafts
posted by nimsey lou at 10:50 AM on December 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


Shouldn't Mr. Natural be au natural?

Not necessarily, in a lot of his appearances he's wearing that yellow all-purpose robe/poncho and the big clodhopper shoes. Although that would be a fun variant.

Me, I'm a big fan of the Madman toy, and Charles Bronson and Yao Ming made me giggle, too.

This is actually a pretty nice antidote to the overpriced, elitist urban vinyl figure trend, and the fact that they've got DIY templates and contests really invites people to flex their creativity.
posted by Strange Interlude at 12:11 PM on December 15, 2009


Oh, thank you, thank you. Stocking stuffers: solved.
posted by Miko at 12:45 PM on December 15, 2009


(not too many female characters... If I had any talent I'd grab that template and get to work on Annie Oakley et al)
posted by Miko at 12:57 PM on December 15, 2009


I've got kids home sick from school, you have saved my sanity.
posted by TooFewShoes at 1:46 PM on December 15, 2009


Oh - a few years ago I also found some very sweet printables at The Toymaker.
posted by Miko at 2:00 PM on December 15, 2009


Sweet! I'm going to hang KISS from our Christmas tree.
posted by hydrophonic at 3:16 PM on December 15, 2009


Ah, thanks nimsey lou, I was going to recommend Cubee Craft as a much better example of this sort of thing, but I couldn't find the link in my bookmarks or remember what the name was.

And now I don't have to.
posted by rifflesby at 1:56 AM on December 16, 2009


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