Design and build a flatpack toy

Despite the fact that vinyl toys have been exceedingly popular for the last five years, they remain an elusive industry for most illustrators and designers to break into. Waiting around for Kidrobot or Toy2R to knock on your door isn't going to remedy the situation, so it's time you took matters into your own hands.

This tutorial demonstrates how you can take a sketched character design and turn it into a toy that can be built and given out for as long as you can afford the paper. All you need is a copy of Adobe Illustrator, some drawings skills, an ink-jet printer, some double-sided tape, and a scalpel.

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