Paper Action Figures
March 25, 2002 7:13 AM   Subscribe

Hey guys, want to play with some manly paper, I mean manly paper action figures? You do? Rev up your printers and sharpen your scissors, then. You can download and play with your very own Elvis or Ziggy Stardust, or maybe Billy Ray Cyrus, The Dead Milkmen's PunkRockEr, Bob Dylan, Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Oliver from Green Acres, Professor Henry Higgins, Bedknobs and Broomsticks' Mr. Brown, the fetching dual poses of Mr. Humphries from "Are You Being Served?", Brave Colonists From Mars, Trekkies, Luke Skywalker and his tons of cool duds, Dylan Hunt from Andromeda, Tom Sawyer, Hercule Poirot, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Neil Gaiman's Morpheus, Monet's Young John, or Diego Rivera. (more inside >>>)
posted by iconomy (8 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Have you been searching for The Offical Grass Shoe Meadow People Paper Dolls? Gen-X'ers can get into the fun with Indie Film Guy, Drifting Johnny, Angry 80's Teen, and Outpatient. How about pitting Johnny Appleseed against Wholesome Corn Farm Boy in a super-macho fight to the death? Wouldn't it be fun deciding what to throw in Elvis Stoiko's black leather fanny pack? Want to act out your frustrations with Chad, the Director of Human Resources or good old Dad? As paper doll artist Michael Cho recommends, "Cut them out and stand them up to form your own private dioramas. Enact your strange fantasies or use them as creative play-therapy."

And just in case you'd like to take it a step further and actually become a paper doll yourself, you can always follow the lead of the highly entertaining Ennio Marchetto, an Italian performance artist who covers himself in as many as 80 layers of hand-drawn paper costumes, peels them off one at a time, and plays the parts of famous and infamous people throughout history.
posted by iconomy at 7:16 AM on March 25, 2002

Hey guys, want to play with some manly paper, I mean manly paper action figures?

Time for an anatomy check, iconomy. The Dead Milkmen doll is a girl.
posted by starvingartist at 7:18 AM on March 25, 2002

I'm pretty sure the Leonardo DiCaprio doll is, too.
posted by crunchland at 7:39 AM on March 25, 2002

maybe Billy Ray Cyrus

Don't tear my doll,
my achy breaky doll,
I just don't think I'll understand.

'Cause if you tear my doll,
my achy breaky doll,
I just might tear up all your friends.
posted by iceberg273 at 8:13 AM on March 25, 2002

There are so many things wrong with this, I don't even know where to start.

Nice batch of links, iconomy.
posted by ColdChef at 9:58 AM on March 25, 2002

Great first post, iconomy! Great post, period. I knew you had in you. I hope you'll now treat us regularly to some of those mouth-watering icons you've been amassing throughout the long years of lurkingdom. ;)
posted by MiguelCardoso at 10:22 AM on March 25, 2002

Punk Rock Girl.
posted by sudama at 8:46 AM on March 26, 2002

Yes, thanks - that was already pointed out by starvingartist.

I made a mistake.
posted by iconomy at 11:49 AM on March 26, 2002

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