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LOOK: Hollywood actor Mark Ruffalo thanks Pinoy for making him a Hulk doll out of recycled 'tsinelas'

It was poverty that pushed Elmer Padilla to make his own toys, oblivious that it will make him known one day.

LOOK: Hollywood actor Mark Ruffalo thanks Pinoy for making him a Hulk doll out of recycled 'tsinelas'-Gary Ann  Lastrilla
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Gary Ann Lastrilla

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10/22/2017 11:36 AM
LOOK: Hollywood actor Mark Ruffalo thanks Pinoy for making him a Hulk doll out of recycled 'tsinelas'

 

Hollywood actor Mark Ruffalo, who portrayed the iconic character of Hulk, was happy to receive a Hulk doll made out of recycled "tsinelas' from Filipino toymaker Elmer Padilla.

"Believe it or not, this #Hulk doll is made out of recycled tsinelas (that's tagalog for flip-flops). Elmer Padilla made this for me so I just wanted to give a nice shoutout. Not only is this inventively creative, but it's sustainable and just pure awesome! Thank you Elmer!," he tweeted with photos on Saturday, October 21.


According to a report by ABS-CBN News, Elmer, whose poverty inspired him to create his own toys, worked as a pedicab driver and a fisherman.

Having not enough money to feed his family, he decided to make his toymaking hobby a business.

Unknown to him, it was his struggles that will pave the way for him to be known.

Selling his toys on the streets one day, a netizen took a photo that became viral on the internet.

Aside from Hulk, Elmer also made an action figure of Thor which actor Chris Hemsworth already received.