US Soldier Makes Action Figures from Rubbish

bottle caps, recycling, upcycling, action figures, super heroes
Photo: Rupert Valero

I’m a huge fan of creating projects from found objects and otherwise unusable items, so this immediately caught my eye. Stationed in Khandahar, Afghanistan, Private First Class Rupert Valero uses his spare time to craft fully articulated action heroes out of the materials he has on hand. Bottle caps, cans, and bottles that would otherwise be nothing but trash are upcycled into his fun and functional toys. If you’re fascinated by this creative soldier and his action figures, check out an interview with Valero at Another Limited Rebellion or visit him at his Etsy shop.

Via Tree Hugger

The GeekMom blog is captained by Jenny Bristol and Corrina Lawson, and supported by a brilliant team of writers. Since launching in 2010, we’ve created a robust community of writers, readers, and media geeks, dedicated to the vision of creating a smart, savvy, social online experience for geek parents everywhere.