Some would say that dolls are for girls. But do you agree with them? Well, I don’t, and you know why? Because I know about these uber cool geeky dolls that would tickle the boys’ fancy. Okay. Okay, fine. They’re not really called dolls nor paper dolls, in fact, they weren’t even in the creator’s mind when he started sharing them with the public.
During an interview, the brain behind the box figures, Chris Beaumont, actually has this to say about the origins of Cubeecraft, “The combined inspiration of designer toys, package design, and boredom at work led to the website, though the idea for the template itself was seeded sometime in college.”
Think Foldabots. Cubeecraft projects turn out to be 3D paper versions of popular action figures. Instead of folding hard paper to clip on characters, you fold hard paper to construct the figures. They’re so geeky- cool. It’s hard to stop once you’ve completed your first print out, and this is what Cubeecraft is about. Oh, and did I mention that you could build your own for free? Well, at least if you have your own glossy, thick paper.
So, that makes the project zero to really minimal cost. These cut and fold projects don’t just challenge you, they also let you enjoy your inner fanboy because the figures are pop culture characters like Steve of Minecraft, the Power Rangers, and Batman. Here are some sample stuff:
Yeah, relive the good ol’ days of ‘96 when you guys would anticipate the Power Rangers beat Rita Repulsa at her dastardly plans. Forget buying those already- made action figures and challenge yourself with this one!
Not a fan of heroes? How about this popular anti- hero? Batman’s popular across generations and you’re going to be pretty cool if you have him perched on your desk, like the Dark Knight watching over Gotham City.
And finally… Steve! Yeah, just have him stand at your desk reminding you that you have a game to play, castles to build, gold to dig and zombies to kill. So yeah, if you’re in for brainteasers and some geek shiz, why don’t you try this out? Choose your character. Print them out. And start folding away!