The Papertoy Craze Has Officially Begun…
PAPERTOY MONSTERS is here! Now every kid can make his or her own fiendishly fun paper creatures. For anyone who hasn’t heard of papertoys, think of it as a mash-up of origami and designer toys, a viral Internet art movement that used to be limited to designers and illustrators. But now with PAPERTOY MONSTERS, the first papertoy book made especially for kids (though crafters, toy collectors, techies, and gamers of all ages will enjoy it, too!), ANYONE can make a papertoy!
With 50 die-cut templates, all you have to do is pop them out, fold, and glue. There’s no cutting. Everything’s prefolded. Simple. What’s not simple are the graphics. Bold, bright, cool, and creepy—each monster is the unique creation of one of the 25 papertoy designers—the best from around the world!—that were brought together in PAPERTOY MONSTERS by Brian Castleforte, the artist who pioneered the papertoy movement. Every monster comes with his or her -own bio, fact sheet, and monstrous personality.
And the results are delightful: Meet Icy Huggy, our cover-boy—a gentle, misunderstood snow yeti with a passion for singing while sledding down the slopes of the Himalayas; or Yucky Chuck, the mutant lunchbox monster, who reeks of rotting food. Meet Zeke, the monster under your bed, and Nom Nom, the eater of cities. Of course not all monsters are evil: Check out Wingy Wingy a sweet winged monster with a generous soul who inspires love in all creatures.
With 50 monsters—plus ten they can design themselves—kids are going to love PAPERTOY MONSTERS. They can build them, play with them, collect them, trade them, show them off online. Any time is the perfect time for making papertoys: the waiting room at the doctor’s office, the playroom on a rainy day, at a sleepover with friends, at a birthday party. It’s fun, creative—and hip. A new type of origami for a new generation of kids. Move over, Uglydolls and Dunnies—papertoy monsters are here!
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**We received a complimentary Papertoy Monsters book for review no financial compensation was received.