Mikroman: 150-micron-thick slices of theater

My review of Sam Buxton's brilliant Mikroman desk-toys appears in this month's Wired. They really do kick ass.
Using a chemical milling process borrowed from the electronics industry, the Brit product designer acid-etches detailed scenes onto 150-micron-thick slices of stainless steel. Each of his eight MikroMan subjects - like this finely rendered astronaut with rover and landing craft -- is sold flat and can be teased into the third dimension with a fingernail