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9th Nov '16 11:10:37 AM nombretomado
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* A commercial for the [[Creator/{{Syfy}} Sci-Fi Channel]] featured a car folding into a briefcase. May be a ShoutOut to ''TheJetsons'' (see WesternAnimation entry below).

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* A commercial for the [[Creator/{{Syfy}} Sci-Fi Channel]] featured a car folding into a briefcase. May be a ShoutOut to ''TheJetsons'' ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'' (see WesternAnimation entry below).



* [[TheJetsons George Jetson's]] car could fold up into a briefcase, which he can easily carry into his workplace in the show's intro.

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* [[TheJetsons [[WesternAnimation/TheJetsons George Jetson's]] car could fold up into a briefcase, which he can easily carry into his workplace in the show's intro.
18th Aug '16 1:14:23 PM Tre
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* A commercial for the SciFiChannel featured a car folding into a briefcase. May be a ShoutOut to ''TheJetsons'' (see WesternAnimation entry below).

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* A commercial for the SciFiChannel [[Creator/{{Syfy}} Sci-Fi Channel]] featured a car folding into a briefcase. May be a ShoutOut to ''TheJetsons'' (see WesternAnimation entry below).
5th Apr '16 1:21:13 PM Willbyr
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* The ''{{Pokemon}}'' games feature a bike that can be folded up small enough to fit into a backpack, although this may just be an example of BagOfHolding.

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* The ''{{Pokemon}}'' ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' games feature a bike that can be folded up small enough to fit into a backpack, although this may just be an example of BagOfHolding.
12th Feb '16 10:01:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheFlash's entire costume is stored inside his ring, but the folding is aided with a special shrinking gas.

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* TheFlash's ComicBook/TheFlash's entire costume is stored inside his ring, but the folding is aided with a special shrinking gas.



* At one point in the original comic-book version of ''TheTick'', the Tick and Arthur take a road trip; the Tick insists that he knows how to fold up their (standard US-style) road map, but every time he tries, he produces an even larger wad of paper, until he's filled up the entire backseat of the car with it.

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* At one point in the original comic-book version of ''TheTick'', ''ComicBook/TheTick'', the Tick and Arthur take a road trip; the Tick insists that he knows how to fold up their (standard US-style) road map, but every time he tries, he produces an even larger wad of paper, until he's filled up the entire backseat of the car with it.



* In the 1970's and 80's Tony Stark routinely carried around his IronMan armour in a slim briefcase barely larger than a contemporary laptop case. "Depolarizing" the armour mesh supposedly rendered it ultra-super-mega-compressible, but a shot of the open case once clearly showed the mask alone taking up most of the interior space. In one instance Stark was thrown out of an aircraft in flight and, while in freefall, he was able to open the briefcase, don the modular pieces of the armour one by one, and ignite his boot jets seconds before hitting the ocean! Many, many laws of physics were harmed during this production. But so what? It was [[RuleOfAwesome awesome]]!

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* In the 1970's and 80's Tony Stark routinely carried around his IronMan ComicBook/IronMan armour in a slim briefcase barely larger than a contemporary laptop case. "Depolarizing" the armour mesh supposedly rendered it ultra-super-mega-compressible, but a shot of the open case once clearly showed the mask alone taking up most of the interior space. In one instance Stark was thrown out of an aircraft in flight and, while in freefall, he was able to open the briefcase, don the modular pieces of the armour one by one, and ignite his boot jets seconds before hitting the ocean! Many, many laws of physics were harmed during this production. But so what? It was [[RuleOfAwesome awesome]]!



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* In ''Film/{{Transformers}}'', the All Spark cube goes from the size of a house to the size of a basketball.
** It also, apparently, forgoes the conservation of mass by allowing a teenager to lift it without trouble.



* In ''Film/{{Iron Man 2}}'' the suitcase Iron Man suit. A full body powered armor suit all in a briefcase. It is however shown in that battle to not be nearly as durable as the regular suit nor is it seen if it can fly.






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* In ''Film/{{Transformers}}'', the All Spark cube goes from the size of a house to the size of a basketball.
** It also, apparently, forgoes the conservation of mass by allowing a teenager to lift it without trouble.
* In ''Film/{{Iron Man 2}}'' the suitcase Iron Man suit. A full body powered armor suit all in a briefcase. It is however shown in that battle to not be nearly as durable as the regular suit nor is it seen if it can fly.
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* ''InspectorGadget'': The Gadget Hat and Shoes are half-this and half {{Hammerspace}}, even more so in the live-action movies.

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* ''InspectorGadget'': ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'': The Gadget Hat and Shoes are half-this and half {{Hammerspace}}, even more so in the live-action movies.
12th Feb '16 9:54:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* On one ''PinkPanther'' cartoon, Pink is hungry, so he folds up the background to the size of an index card, sprinkles salt on it and eats it. [[DinnerDeformation It then unfolds inside him.]]

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* On one ''PinkPanther'' ''WesternAnimation/ThePinkPanther'' cartoon, Pink is hungry, so he folds up the background to the size of an index card, sprinkles salt on it and eats it. [[DinnerDeformation It then unfolds inside him.]]



* On ''HowToHookUpYourHomeTheater'', {{Goofy}} opens the "easy" instrctions for the home theater. Unfolded, they cover most of the room.

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* On ''HowToHookUpYourHomeTheater'', ''WesternAnimation/HowToHookUpYourHomeTheater'', {{Goofy}} opens the "easy" instrctions for the home theater. Unfolded, they cover most of the room.
9th Jan '16 8:40:28 PM nombretomado
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* ''SpongeBobSquarePants'': Pushing the [[ContextSensitiveButton origami button]] on Mermaid Man's invisible boatmobile folds it and everyone inside into a paper crane.

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* ''SpongeBobSquarePants'': ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'': Pushing the [[ContextSensitiveButton origami button]] on Mermaid Man's invisible boatmobile folds it and everyone inside into a paper crane.
3rd Jan '16 2:13:47 PM ZerroDefex
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* In ''Film/{{Iron Man 2}}'' the suitcase Iron Man suit. A full body powered armor suit all in a briefcase.

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* In ''Film/{{Iron Man 2}}'' the suitcase Iron Man suit. A full body powered armor suit all in a briefcase. It is however shown in that battle to not be nearly as durable as the regular suit nor is it seen if it can fly.
30th Dec '15 12:08:17 PM eroock
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[[quoteright:303:[[WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/P_F_5163.png]]]]
[[caption-width-right:300: [[ToonPhysics And to think all of this was unfolded from a normal sized brochure.]]]]

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[[quoteright:303:[[WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb [[quoteright:350:[[WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/P_F_5163.png]]]]
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[[ToonPhysics And to think all of this was unfolded from a normal sized brochure.]]]]]]]]
28th Dec '15 3:39:02 AM tytoman
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* ''{{WebAnimation/RWBY}}'' is a series where almost everyone uses a SwissArmyWeapon, some of which make limited, excusable use of this. And then there's Coco Adel, whose briefcase-sized HandbagOfHurt can somehow expand into an [[{{BFG}} enormous]] [[GatlingGood minigun]].
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20th Nov '15 8:18:45 AM theatron
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* In ''Film/DespicableMe2'', Lucy Wilde's teeny-tiny car suddenly sprouts massive sternplanes, rudders and engines -- all obviously bigger than the entire volume of the vehicle -- when it transforms into a submarine. Impossible, but perfectly in conformity with the RuleOfFunny.

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* In ''Film/DespicableMe2'', ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe2'', Lucy Wilde's teeny-tiny car suddenly sprouts massive sternplanes, rudders and engines -- all obviously bigger than the entire volume of the vehicle -- when it transforms into a submarine. Impossible, but perfectly in conformity with the RuleOfFunny.
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