Mark Ruffalo thanks Filipino artist for ‘sustainable, awesome’ Hulk action figure
MANILA, Philippines – (UPDATED) Hollywood actor Mark Ruffalo tweeted about the extraordinary Hulk action figure he received from a Filipino artist on Saturday, October 21.
Ruffalo, who played The Incredible Hulk character in The Avengers films, said the action figure was made especially for him by Elmer Padilla, an action figure artist from Catbalogan City in Samar. (READ: Boy Tsinelas: Crafting action figures out of flip-flops)
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! pic.twitter.com/JiA4E91LjZ— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) October 20, 2017
Ruffalo lauded Padilla's effort by giving him a "shout out" in his official Twitter page. He also said Padilla's craft is "sustainable."
"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!" tweeted Ruffalo.
Padilla, a budding action figure artist now based in Cavite province, used to be pedicab driver on the side and a construction worker.
Mark Ruffalo is not the only Hollywood actor who got a gift from Padilla. Thor star Chris Hemsworth got one as well and described the action figure as better looking than himself.
The Imus City government recognized Padilla for setting an example to save the environment through recycling on Friday, October 20. – Rappler.com
Want to send financial assistance to Elmer Padilla? You may send it through his bank account:
UnionBank of the Philippines
ACCOUNT NAME: Elmer B. Padilla
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 1093 5039 4052