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Action Figure

I have toyed with the idea of making an assortment of tiny, articulated figures many times. Some of the reasons for this being (1) to challenge myself to work on a scale smaller than what I normally do, (2) to potentially conserve space as smaller figures take less room, (3) to streamline construction with a standardized base body/shape, and (4) smaller scale figures make large vehicles/playsets/dioramas more feasible/realistic (i.e., making a castle, van, etc. scaled to 2 inch figures takes less materials, space, time, etc. than scaling such items to 6-8 inch, or larger, figures). On 6/3/07, I finally got around to designing a prototype for such a figure. I considered making a Japanese super-deformed or LEGO-like body, but decided to go with something more realistically proportioned instead, although still blocky/geometric looking. I made the oversized hands as rings so that the figure can hold accessories securely.

Cardboard, newsprint, white paper, wire twist ties, white glue, and hot glue.

(*The numbers given are for the figure posed standing as straight as possible with the arms at its' sides.)
5.3 cm/2.1 in. x 1.6 cm/0.6 in. (highest point x widest point)

Fourteen points. This figure has neck, waist, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, and ankle joints.

Approximately 2-3 hours, including design time. I began, and finished, the figure in the early afternoon on 6/3/07.

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