Design, Order & Assemble Your Personal Mini Figure With [Giveaway]

Tim Brookes 22-07-2013

Occasionally we take some time out from reviewing web hosting packages, anti-malware apps and the latest gadgets to take a look at some more novelty aspects of geek culture. is one such Minecraft-inspired, web-to-print startup that adequately satisfies our desire for both great web design and geeky ornaments.


Simply design and order your boxy effigy online and Foldable will send you a flat-packed cardboard counterpart to anywhere in the world, complete with free postage. The service usually costs $11.99 but we’re giving away 5 figures for a combined total prize pool worth $60!

Read on to find out how you can win your own!

Design & Ordering

A Foldable can be a cheap but memorable and fun gift, although it isn’t a great last minute gift as you’ll have to contend with snail mail. My Foldable came all the way from the UK (where it was printed) to Australia in around a week and a half. On this basis, if you’re living in the US or mainland Europe allowing a week for delivery should be sufficient.


The figure creator is very easy to use, and if you’ve ever spent any time creating an avatar before you’ll know how this goes by now. Cycle through the available options for eyes, clothes, props and colours until you find something that sticks. It shouldn’t take you long to find a near-enough resemblance, and once you’ve registered you can save your designs and come back to them again.


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You might find that Foldable works better for some friends than it does for others. This is due to the fact that complete customisation isn’t included, and rather you’ll have to choose from pre-made components rather than specifying your own. You can’t “stamp” decals like tattoos onto your finished figures, and you can’t create your own slogans on t-shirts either. It’s less personal than I’d like in an ideal world, but you can still come up with some good designs.

Delivery & Assembly

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As you can see from the picture above, Foldable sent my figure all the way from the UK to Australia, only for the postman who delivered it to ignore the clear “DO NOT BEND” notice when putting it in my mail box.



Luckily for me, the fold was along one of the figure’s main perforations and so it didn’t actually affect the contents (no thanks to Australia Post). I gave the figure to my girlfriend to assemble, as it was a novelty gift to her in the end anyway.

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Foldable promises “No glue, no mess!” and that’s pretty precise. Using folds and tabs, the recipient need only pop out the legs, arms, torso and head before assembling from the bottom up.


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The figure is then held in place using tabs, and it feels pretty strong once assembled.

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I did, at one point, drop the figure and my head fell off, but it didn’t take long to fix. The figure makes a nice addition to a desk, but be warned, you will probably have to order a few because everyone will want one once they’ve seen yours.


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From ordering your figure to assembling and exhibiting it, Foldable does a lot for $12. You can’t find many personalised gifts for that price, and you can’t help but love the figure once its sitting proudly on your desk either. The only thing I’d ask for would be a few more customisation options – but that’s far from a complaint.

How do I win a Foldable?

We have a new giveaway procedure in place, which will hopefully make participating much easier. You may enter using your Facebook credentials (which will require you to sign into Facebook) or by submitting your name and email address. You’ll receive one entry simply by doing so.

After that, you’ll also be offered various methods to earn additional entries. They range from sharing a link to this giveaway on social networks; to commenting or visiting a specific page. The more you participate, the higher your chances of winning!

The giveaway is over. Here are the winners:

  • Benedict Allen
  • Mert Yasin
  • David Cubit
  • Anwaar Ansari
  • Derrick Haskins

Congratulations! If you were selected as a winner, you would have received your license via email from If you require any assistance, please get in touch with Associate Editor Jackson Chung before August 11. Enquires beyond this date will not be entertained.

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This giveaway begins now and ends Friday, July 26th. The winners will be selected at random and informed via email.

Submit your apps and software to be reviewed. Contact Jackson Chung for further details.

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  1. Tom S
    July 28, 2013 at 4:16 am

    This is so awesome, will definitely place an order for this awesomeness!

  2. Crysy C
    July 26, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    I want to have it look like my boyfriend hehe

  3. Crysy C
    July 26, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    For my 7 years boyfriend. :)

  4. Rhealyn B
    July 26, 2013 at 10:25 am

    I think I would make one of my fave anime characters...Monkey D. Luffy foldable me!!!! :D

  5. Linda L
    July 26, 2013 at 8:11 am

    One of the most fun things I've bumped into online in a while. I don't care that I don't have time to do it - I want one. Check this out! Always, Linda

  6. Chris Hii
    July 26, 2013 at 1:31 am


  7. Lewis G
    July 25, 2013 at 2:34 am

    looks like fun!

  8. Mickey G
    July 25, 2013 at 1:37 am

    Whose likeness would your Foldable be made in? Myself, duh!!

  9. Dawn B
    July 25, 2013 at 1:18 am

    my Foldable would be made in my likeness ... so my boyfriend on the other side of the world can place it on the pillow next to him.

  10. Walter B
    July 25, 2013 at 12:17 am

    It would be made in my likeness of course!

  11. Adeel A
    July 24, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    Whose likeness would your Foldable be made in?
    My Dads..... :)

  12. Nola O
    July 24, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    I'd like mine to be my D&D character Alex.

  13. Tiago R
    July 24, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    Whose likeness would your Foldable be made in?


  14. Caryn
    July 24, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Captain Jack Sparrow

  15. Rudi N
    July 24, 2013 at 8:39 am

    I think it would have to GTA 3's protagonist, Claude. Because he was the leader (kinda) of a whole new level of gaming. A hero in my eyes.

  16. Sammy
    July 24, 2013 at 4:34 am

    My brother

  17. Mark P
    July 24, 2013 at 3:33 am

    Iron Man!

  18. Darryl L
    July 24, 2013 at 3:07 am

    My wife!

  19. Mary B
    July 24, 2013 at 1:19 am

    My husband. He's way cuter than I am.

  20. Victor B
    July 23, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    Me :3

  21. Lisa Santika O
    July 23, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    I want my foldable to look like someone out of RPGs. There, I said it.

  22. Elisabetta S
    July 23, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    Whose likeness would your Foldable be made in? Me, of course.

  23. mandi
    July 23, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    Me! I want it to look like me!

  24. Lucas P
    July 23, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    chuck norris

  25. Junil M
    July 23, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    probably my wife

  26. jay Dela Cruz
    July 23, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    myself, who else?

  27. Cathy C
    July 23, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    My kids

  28. Ryashini K
    July 23, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    I want a miniature me

  29. Mihir C
    July 23, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    I'd prefer mine! ;)

  30. Ahmed M
    July 23, 2013 at 11:52 am

    Me :D

  31. Nachiketa Y
    July 23, 2013 at 11:06 am

    iron man

  32. Phúc N
    July 23, 2013 at 4:38 am

    My mother <3

  33. Va D
    July 23, 2013 at 4:29 am


  34. Bob W
    July 22, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Me, of course. LOL!!

  35. Thu J
    July 22, 2013 at 8:21 pm


  36. Sameer
    July 22, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    I would like one to look at my cartoon folded face!

  37. Scott M
    July 22, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    Groucho Marx.

    • Tim Brookes
      July 22, 2013 at 11:39 pm


  38. alucaria
    July 22, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    It would be Einstein, that is if i can find the hair and stuff ....

  39. Saumyakanta S
    July 22, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    It seems an awesome project ... I will try it

  40. Ryan C
    July 22, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    My wife :-)

  41. Ann Lauzau
    July 22, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    My daughter for her boyfriend.

  42. Naomi S
    July 22, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    I'd love to have them of both kids... but if I only get one, I'd get myself folded!

  43. Christine S
    July 22, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    my son of course, hes my sunshine, well he was until he hit 13 and is more like a little black cloud, ok maybe my cat

  44. Anwaar
    July 22, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    Just like mine!