12.10.14 by Jeff

Kid With No Money Makes His Own Action Figures Out Of Twist Ties


This was posted awhile ago on Reddit but I only just saw it today (thanks to my friend Andrew Turner). This guy’s family didn’t have a lot of money when he was growing up so he took it upon himself to make his own action figures out of twist ties. I love this kind of thing! I used to spend hours making complex tunnels and forts out of old refrigerator boxes and when I see things like this I get a little worried about kids growing up with a million iPads.

Lots more images below.

































Via: Reddit

Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.

  • Excellent creativity.

  • Shingo Annen


  • so cool thanks for this link

  • Joe


  • CjEggett

    Love it. Even form these few pictures you know there’s some pretty cool mythology sitting behind all these monster etc!

  • sweeeet!

  • SmarterSoapbox

    Such an imagination and creativity. This kid is a natural engineer.

  • This person is growing his/her creative mind and doesn’t even know it, Might just be the one who invents time travel……

  • Allseeing Eye

    Hello, advice from tie artist to tie artist. I’ve noticed your action figures, although good, lack realistic body proportions. If it’s just a personal choice not to make them realistic then yeah stick with it, but a good way to give a wider chest build is to start the body off with a spine and ribcage structure, 1 tie straight down, then fold the ties in descending/ascending order to form the torso shape.

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