Paper Transformer

By Shamus Posted Friday Nov 9, 2007

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Unbelievable! Paper Toy Transformer … – video powered by Metacafe

I found it here.


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21 thoughts on “Paper Transformer

  1. Thpbltblt says:

    That’s kinda nifty. I may just have to make one of those to keep myself entertained at work.

  2. Lena says:

    Wow. Christmas just got SO much cheaper! LOL.

  3. elda says:

    that could keep me awake during geometry class! i might have to make one of those.

  4. Jimmie says:

    Don’t forget, though.

    …use tape bound…

  5. TmO says:

    I’m wondering how long it would take this guy to figure out how to make a car which can change to a robot and vice versa ;)

  6. Man, I thought it was going to be an origami Optimus Prime that actually transformed or something :)

    Pretty cool none the less however.

  7. Deoxy says:

    Wow, that’s so, ummm…


    Sorry, but it’s just a quick, throw-together version of the little converting cube toys that have been available for years (they’ve even been in kids meals at fast food chains, among other places).

    I mean, yes, it’s cool that they did it with paper, and showed how easy it is, and it is kinda nifty with triangular prisms instead of cubes, but it’s really not remotely ground-breaking.

    Making a video to show people how to do it is pretty nifty of them, though.

  8. Deoxy says:

    And, in fact, one of their other videos (linked at the end) shows how to make one of those. Again, nice that they show people how to do it, but otherwise…

  9. Avaz says:

    Shamus: One line of description for this post, and you still manage to misspell something? Tsk tsk. :)

  10. BlueFaeMoon says:

    Some of you can be underwhelmed if you want, but if you’ve got kids – and show them how to make something like this – it’s HOURS of entertainment for them. After I showed my kids how to make those “cooty catchers” a few years ago, they went nuts with it. From making giant versions out of freezer paper to teeny tiny ones out of postage sized scraps. They even invented games to used them with! When a simple piece of paper can present such possibilities… I think it’s amazing. :)

  11. MOM says:

    very appealing.
    Gotta make one. If I was still teaching SS I would so use this. The cube one mentioned in an above post are used to present the gospel. And I have seen other stories “told” on a transforming cube. So this would be a greAT way to present a story in pictures.

  12. Huckleberry says:

    I just built one. :)
    Great fun, even if you’re slightly older than kindergarten.

  13. Zaxares says:

    Am I the only one who thought the guy was going to make an actual Transformer robot out of that piece of paper? :S (And was severely disappointed at the result?)

  14. Althanis says:

    Yes you were…

  15. Owen says:

    No, you weren’t

  16. Nyxia says:

    Epic. I could keep myself amused for hours with one of those. Kudos to whoever came up with that =D

  17. Joe says:

    I have kids and we will enjoy making some of these. I’d probably be making them even if I didn’t have kids because building things with paper is fun.

  18. AJ says:

    how do i get the paper?or atleast make it

  19. Tesh says:

    AJ, any good cardstock will do. The rest is measuring with a ruler and cutting and folding precisely.

    Edit: I’m really late to this party, sorry. The comment stands, but man, my timing is bad.

  20. GO THRU says:

    This video is too fast. make it little slow that i can do it perfectly.

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