So in my Collectors Edition for Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth3 it came with a sheet which can be made into this paper figure:

Purple Heart paper figure

I have also seen similar things on eBay of the Puella Magi from Puella Magi Madoka Magica.

Are these figures Origami, or is there a different name for them which one could use for finding similar products?

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    The current most widely adopted definition of origami usually implies (amongst others): one sheet of paper, no cuts, no glue. So... no (but it might have qualified a few decades years ago, and might again in the future). There is also kirigami, which deals with paper cutting...
    – yankeekilo
    Nov 26, 2015 at 10:01

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I think they can be considered Papercraft. Also called Pepakura, from "pepa kurafuto", I guess.

If you search google for pepakura models, you can find sites with lots of designs to print and assemble.

Since you will need scissors and most times, glue, they are not considered origami.


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