He portrays the Hulk in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and must have seen a lot of action figures of himself as well as other members of the team but American actor Mark Ruffalo, was quite surprised and amazed at the works of Pinoy artist Elmer Padilla who gifted him with one.
It can be recalled that Padilla went viral a couple of months ago after someone posted about his incredible action figures made from discarded slippers and rubber scraps.
The post propelled Padilla to fame, with people expressing amazement that the construction worker from Samar who went to Cavite to find a better life could actually make such incredibly realistic action figures out of recycled materials.
It is unknown how Padilla was able to send the Hulk action figure to Ruffalo but the actor was definitely amazed over what he did.
Quite grateful over the Hulk action figure and surprised that it was made from slippers, the actor posted photos on Facebook, captioning it with, “Believe it or not, this #Hulk doll is made out of recycled tsinelas (that’s tagalog for flip-flops). @elmerboytsinelas 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!”
The post has since gone viral, gaining over 20k likes and 3.4k shares. We’re quite willing to bet Ruffalo’s post will further increase Padilla’s fame. Would he be on the way to making more action figures for the international market? That is not impossible!
Ruffalo’s post is also quite timely as they are promoting “Thor: Ragnarok”. Padilla could be getting a lot of orders for Avengers action figures.
We can hardly wait for other Hollywood stars to also post about Padilla on their social media pages soon!