As a kid, I loved playing with toy cars. But when I first learned about transformers, I wished I had my own transformer, not a small, puny toy car. Recently, I was in a toy shop and saw these matchbox cars that transformed into transformers. At first I thought, "Wow, these are awesome!" But then I relized that these were cheap things that would break in a day, and man, were they expensive. So I decided to make my own.

In this instructable, I will show you how to take a simple matchbox car, and transform it into an awesome action figure transformer robot.

Step 1: Materials

You don't need much for this project.

- Matchbox Car
- Glue (J-B Weld, Super Glue, and Hot Glue work well)

- Hacksaw
- Needle Nose Pliers (helpful, but not necessary)
An idea for being able to make ones that transform are rubber or hinges for the joints, and position it in a way that it can transform easily.
sorry about duble cominting, but i would like to say that not very many instructubles that ive seen are as good as this. me give ya good rating =)
that is cool i never thought of that before
So, this isn't really a real transformer?
It depends on what you mean by that. No, it does not go back from a robot to a car, and then back to a robot. But it does look similar to a transformer, so it's up to you to decide on that.
It's more of a robot made from a chopped-up car. A transformers toy would be one that can go from a robot to a car, and back again. I like it, it's just not a transformer in my eyes. :(
I agree, but if I called it a chopped a car robot, it wouldn't make much sense. Besides, it would be extremely difficult to make it go from a car to a robot and then back again. So I made it look like the robot form of the transformer, and in my opinion, that's good enough.
does it transformer
No, unfortunately. That would be very hard to do, but I am working on it!
Nice job though!
ok thanks

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