You see that awesome detailed Deadpool action figure above? It’s extremely hard for us to believe that amateur artist Elmer Padilla created it from FLIP-FLOPS! But the proof is in the pudding (pictures).
Elmer is a Manila, Philippines, based construction worker by trade, yet his hand-made action figures look better than some copyrighted toys made in factories.
Pictures from Facebook show Elmer Padilla cutting colorful flip-flops on a sidewalk using knives and scissors. He assembles the pieces into intricate toys like Transformers, Predator and Marvel superheroes.
After having his work appear on the front page of Reddit, people everywhere want to get their hands on his recycled masterpieces.
The father of two has yet to speak about his newfound online fame. He may not even be fully aware of how his work has blown up across the states. But there is no shortage of people hoping they soon will be able to get their hands on these recycled flip-flop superheroes.
The things you can do when you have little to no money but lot’s of creativity are truly astounding. We hope he can transform his online popularity into some financial prosperity.