Papercraft mecha: Metabots

EnjoyMobil's Metabots are incredibly detailed poseable papercraft mecha robots that you assemble (and then decorate) from $10 kit books. Man, I can't wait until my kid's old enough to build these with.




  1. One of the joys of being an adult is that I can buy and enjoy toys and other ‘childish’ things without having to make any excuses.

  2. Bought one of these last week for my 4 year old (of course he’s old enough) from the MOMA store. Most awesome.

  3. It’s pretty clear both from the Amazon reviews and the manufacturer’s site that these are not really kids’ toys. The assembly instructions appear quite complex. Also, they look to be foam core with paper decorations, not really paper models.

  4. Augh. The grocery store near my house had these on double markdown sale for three bucks a piece and I’m kicking myself for only buying two. By the time I realized the mod possibilities, it was too late to find more. :(

  5. My kids love these kinds of paper crafts. Though these are a little more complicated then the ones they did for Thanksgiving. Was going to link to them because they’re funny, but the comment system won’t let me paste the URL, oh well.

  6. You really have to buy these in prototype-white in my opinion. They look tastelessly colorful and silly in printed textures, but in white they looks like fancy architectural models. Also the prototype white models have paper on the outside that take crayons or markers well…thus they can be a much more creative project for a child.

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