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May 31, 2008

Day 12: Jack Skellington

Jack Danger Skellington is a skeleton known as the "Pumpkin King" of Halloween Town, a fictional world based solely on the holiday of Halloween. He is the main protagonist of The Nightmare Before Christmas, a stop motion animation musical film written and produced by Tim Burton, directed by Henry Selick and scored by Danny Elfman.

Download the free PDF here and make your own Jack!

May 30, 2008

Day 11: Super Mario

Super Mario Bros., often abbreviated to Super Mario or SMB, is a platform game developed by Nintendo Entertainment System.

In Super Mario Bros., Italian plumber Mario must save Princess Peach (Princess Toadstoal in the US version) of the Mushroom Kingdom from the evil Bowser, king of the Koopas. In two-player mode, Mario is aided in his quest by his brother Luigi.

As of 2008, Super Mario Bros., is the best selling video game of all time (selling over 40 million copies to date).

Get the free PDF file and build your own Mario toy here!

May 29, 2008

Day 10: Doctor Octopus

Doctor Octopus is a fictional character that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character first appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #3 (July 1963), and was created by writer Stan Lee and artist Steve Ditko.

Otto Octavius is a stocky, myopic man who utilizes four powerful, mechanical appendages. A highly intelligent mad scientist, he is obsessed with proving his own genius and destroying Spider-Man. It has been speculated that his appearance was originally based on that of Roy Orbison.

PDF here.

May 28, 2008

Update: Day 1 to 9

Clockwise from top left corner: Astroboy, Iron Man, Hello Kitty, Boba Fett, Spider-Man, Astro Girl, A Clockwork Orange, Tintin, Obelix.

Day 9: Spider-Man

Spider-Man is a fictional character, a Marvel Comics superhero, created by writer-editor Stan Lee and artist Steve Ditko. The character first appeared in Amazing Fantasy #15 (August 1962), and has since gone on to become one of the most popular, enduring and commercially successful superheroes worldwide, and is arguably Marvel's most famous character.

PDF here!

May 27, 2008

Day 8: Boba Fett

Boba Fett is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe. In the films, he is a bounty hunter hired by the Empire and Jabba the Hutt to track down and capture Han Solo and Chewbacca. He appears in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, The Star Wars Holiday Special and in the Special Edition of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.

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May 26, 2008

Day 7: Hello Kitty

Hello Kitty is a simply drawn character who was created in 1974 by the Sanrio Company in Tokyo, Japan. It has been marketed in the United States from the beginning and has held the position of U.S. children's ambassador for UNICEF since 1983. The brand rose to greater prominence during the late 1990s when several celebrities such as Mariah Carey adopted Hello Kitty as a fashion statement.

PDF here.

May 25, 2008

Day 6: Obelix

Obelix is a sidekick with superhuman strength in the Asterix comic books. He is Asterix' closest friend (they even have the same birthday) and works as a menhir delivery man when not bashing Romans. Obelix also owns the quarry where he chisels the menhirs himself. It is never directly stated what the menhirs are used for, though it is hinted that they are just oversized knick-knacks. Obelix usually trades the stones away for whatever he needs, resulting in the village having a literal field of menhirs.

PDF here!

May 24, 2008

Day 5: Tintin

The Adventures of Tintin (Les Aventures de Tintin) is a series of comic books created by Belgian artist Hergé, the pen name of Georges Remi (1907-1983). The series first appeared in French in a children's supplement to the Belgian newspaper Le Vingtième Siècle on January 10, 1929.

The hero of the series is Tintin, a young Belgian reporter and traveller. He is aided in his adventures by his faithful fox terrier dog Snowy (Milou in French).

Download the PDF to make your own Tintin toy here!

May 23, 2008

Day 4: Astro Girl

Astro Girl (known as Uran in the Japanese version) is Astro's little sister. She is very mischievous and tends to get into trouble all the time. Physically, she is almost as strong as Astro, but she cannot fly. She can be a real brat at times but the bond between Uran and Astro is strong. Each has demonstrated that they are willing to sacrifice themselves for the other's safety. Uran was known as "Astrogirl" in the original black and white series.

PDF here.

May 22, 2008

Day 3: Astro Boy

Astro Boy is the first Japanese television series that embodied the aesthetic that later became known as anime. It originated as a manga comic series started in 1951 by Osamu Tezuka, who is known as the "god of manga". For a time Astro Boy enjoyed a level of popularity in Japan equivalent to Disney's Mickey Mouse.

PDF here!

May 21, 2008

Day 2: Iron Man

Iron Man is a fictional character that first appeared in Tales of Suspense #39 (March 1963), and was created by writer-editor Stan Lee, scripter Larry Lieber, and artists Don Heck and Jack Kirby.

PDF here.

May 20, 2008

Day 1: A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange is a speculative fiction novel by Anthony Burgess, published in 1962, and was later the basis for a 1971 film adaptation of the same name by Stanley Kubrick. The novel was chosen by TIME Magazine as one of the 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to 2005.

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The Project

This is a year-long project whereby I will be designing, constructing and posting a new paper toy from a basic template each day for one year. So there'll be 365 toys at the end of the 365th day.

Since this is a personal project started out of love, I will not be selling the toys (in case anyone asks). However, depending on how things go, I might auction off the complete collection at the end of the project, with the proceeds going to charity.
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