A Paper Prime

Optimus Dobler

I used to have a program on my Apple IIC that was called Toy Shop. I could print out instructions and templates on building a toy out of paper. Then I would stick the paper on a sticky sheet of cardboard to make it rigid. Today you can make your very own transformable Optimus Prime out of paper. This low tech recyclable toy will give you hours of fun in the construction as well as the playability. One reader of Pop Candy went so far as to make a tiny boombox out of paper so that Prime could do his best Lloyd Dobler impression. That is if Lloyd had the Matrix of leadership. Maybe that is why I like the movie so much. Llyod was trying to light his darkest hour. Check out the DVD covers. Coincidence…I think not. Cusacktimous Prime.