The Papa Tony paper toy was the culmination of a few graphics and a few weird jokes. The design style came from a t-shirt graphic I was working on just before I started work on ENKL a minimal style brand. The t-shirt featured a minimal rendition of Tony the Tiger, a cereal mascot of Frosties.
Around this time many furries,(people infatuated with anthropomorphic characters) were tweeting sexually charged images and messages at the Tony the Tiger Twitter account, so much so that the twitter account went to private mode. These two events combined became a joke between myself and my now house-mate, where we would talk about “Papa-Tony” as if he was a family friend we were trying to describe to one another, along the lines of “You know Tony, Long finger Tony, Buff Tony, big arm Tony…” and so on.
1 – Download
Click the download button above to receive a .zip folder, inside this you will find the flat template of the paper toy along with a reference photo. Selected Fold Up Toys also include blank versions of the template. Open the flat template in your image viewer/editor of choice and print.
Print the model onto paper or card, Fold Up Toys recommends a 250gsm card stock for best results, however all models on the Fold Up Toys website should work perfectly well on standard A4 printer paper. On the bottom of the flat template you will see a recommended card stock weight (e.g. 2050gsm) for this models specific design.
3 – Cut
Cut the model out along the solid outline, some models will have sections that need to be cut with a craft knife, younger builders are recommended to get help from an adult.
4 – Fold
Follow the key on the models flat template, folding up or down along the dotted lines as instructed. Some model builders like to score along the fold lines (go over the lines in advance) with a craft knife or empty ball point pen to get a more precise fold.
5 – Glue
Most models have numbered tabs, glue the tabs in order to complete the model. If you get stuck, feel free to message the designer using the contact page with a photo of what you’re working on and they’ll be happy to help you.
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09/01/2018 Model re-released onto FUT website.