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Pinoy-made “tsinelas” action figure gets recognized by Hulk actor

Pinoy-made tsinales action figure gets recognized by Hulk actor

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Pinoy-made “tsinelas” action figure gets recognized by Hulk actor

A Filipino pedicab driver was put into the spotlight by Hollywood actor Mark Ruffalo, who played the Marvel character Hulk, on Twitter last October 21, when he posted a photo of a Hulk action figure made out of recycled flip-flops and gave a shoutout to its Filipino creator.

 

Mark Ruffalo tweets about Filipino-made toy figure.

 

The action figure was highly praised for its sustainability and creativity not only by Ruffalo but also by his co-actor Chris Hemsworth in the upcoming movie Thor: Ragnarok, who also received a toy figure himself. The inventive genius is no other than Elmer Padilla, a resident of Imus, Cavite who drives pedicabs as a job and creates fantastic work of art as a hobby. Padilla first rose to fame on social media when a passerby in the streets of Imus posted his story on Facebook and went viral.

 

The viral photo of Elmer Padilla selling toys in the streets. Taken by Adrian Bernabe.

 

At a very young age, Padilla learned how to make his own toy figures out of discarded materials due to poverty. Today, he sells action figures made of rubber from old flip-flops and hopes to aspire more people to see his craft.

 

Source: ABS-CBN News

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