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As many of you know I'm working on a book about designer/urban papertoys. I'm thinking about using "papertoy" as one word as I've seen it done (and I've been doing lately) instead of two words "paper toy". As a way to make a differentiation about what we do as opposed to say the toy a kid would cut off the back of a little Debbie's cupcake box. Since this is the first book (at least that i know about) on the subject of designer papertoys it might be a good place to set that president. What do you guys think 1 word or 2.

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definitely one word.

two words is like its just a thing made of paper. papertoy is sort of like our own adopted word in a way. it differentiates us, like you said, to the junk on cereal boxes thats out there.

have fun with the book man!


cya, Anubis
YEah, I'm a big fan of pushing two words together... NiceBunny, HedKase, PaperGodz, etc...
papertoy has my vote.
I think Papertoy works better--like you say, it sets the craft apart. If you're looking for cool Papercraft Toys online, typing "Paper Toy" into a browser yields too many unrelated results. There are too many combinations of those two words to hone in on the right subject matter. Having no space between the words instantly does a search filter for people who intentionally set their work apart as more of a designer papertoy, or maybe it just picks people who can't type well and don't pay attention to spaces.

Crud. I thought I had a really good comment and then it took a turn for the worse at the end.

Either way, my vote is for "Papertoy."
Because the stuff we do is done primarily on the internet, my first thought was also that "paper toy" wouldn't send you to the sites you want to visit. And "papertoy" already does.
"PaperToy" has my vote.

Strangely I'm the only one that doesn't use "papertoy" from the beginning... I've been using "Urban papercraft" after "Urban vinyl". The reason was that I didn't like the sound of 'toy' which suggested to me that it was something to play with... (I never play with my paper models). The other solution could have been "designer papercraft" after "designer toys".... that didn't sound right either. So I chose "Urban papercraft".
Good question!
I use papertoy for 6 months (when i begun my blog in may 2007), so I prefer "papertoy" !
Papertoy with Capitalization! Its own category just like Origami, Kirigami, and Pepakura. Except those are Japanese.
You lot are way deeper than I, I'd never thought about it. Y'all have gone and got me thinking, I'm with the majority, 'papertoy' is better. Maybe I'll try and make some changes on my site, switch everything to 'papertoy'. I like the 'urban paper' name too, but I live between the countryside and the sea, there's nothing 'urban' here so I couldn't call anything I do urban, could I?

Could you say 'PaperToy' with capitals, but together like that? I wouldn't know.

And to conclude, the book in question, by Mr. Matt Hawkins, will rock.
I'd like to make a little correction about that: the book in question will ROCK!! :)
It might even "RAWK"!
Papertoy. Oneword. One word.

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