3DplusMe Launches 24 Kiosks in LA Target Stores Today: Order Your Own 3D Printed Super-Self!

Share this Article

super awesome meMild(ish)-mannered editor-in-chief by day; superheroine by night! That’s me. Well, sometimes, anyway. While I do have a bachelor’s degree in theatre, and did spend a decade of my life fighting and frolicking as a gypsy/pirate/sorceress/noble lady/faerie in the woods and teaching others to do the same, my days of acting the hero may well have faded — but it’s always nice to remember all the times I’ve spent portraying someone’s hero. I’ll never get rid of some of the mementos of those years, like a letter a child wrote to me, telling me I was her favorite faerie and had helped her get through some tough times, or a bag of rocks a guy and his initially-unenthusiastic girlfriend picked up for me throughout an entire day on a gypsy quest. Most days, rather than donning a costume, I now sit behind a desk (or jet-set off to conventions and media events), taking in the work of other kinds of heroes, like surgeons and prosthetists who use technology to improve and save lives.

Still… it’s nice to think about being a hero, and to keep a little motivation at my side — and companies like 3DplusMe, which was acquired early this year by WhiteClouds, are making it ever easier for all of us to visualize ourselves as our own heroes. And not just any heroes, either: superheroes! Want to be Black Widow? Iron Man? A Jedi (or a Stormtrooper)?

If you’re in the LA area, you’re in luck! Today, 24 Target locations throughout the greater Los Angeles area are rolling out kiosks where shoppers can be scanned and order their own personalized action figures on the spot. In less than a minute at the kiosk, a customer can have his or her face scanned, choose their preferred superhero, and place an order for a customized 3D printed action figure. And the best part? The promotional launch price is pretty darned affordable, at $34.95 per figure.kiosks

“The process lets fans become part of their favorite story line by making them an action figure that looks like them,” 3DplusMe founder Cydni Tetro explained to 3DPrint.com. “Hundreds of thousands of people have gone through the experience. The company has also used its platform with MLB, NFL, Assassin’s Creed and other brands.”

marvel kidsCharacters available include Iron Man, Captain America, Black Widow, and Spider-Man from the Marvel universe, as well as Female and Male Jedi figures and a Stormtrooper from the Star Wars universe.

Working with powerhouse 3D printing company WhiteClouds has been raising 3DplusMe’s profile, positioning both firms more strategically in the marketplace. While we’ve seen 3DplusMe’s 3D scanning and printing kiosks take on major retail locations in the past few years, including turning shoppers into Major League Baseball players at Sam’s Club, as well as working with other partnerships along the way, working under the auspices of the wide-cast WhiteClouds umbrella will surely continue to enhance the company’s standing among larger players. Founded in 2012 with a look toward consumer 3D printing, 3DplusMe has been working steadily to bring this technology to the masses — and indeed, even high-tech capabilities like those offered by 3D printing seem much more approachable when introduced to it at a kiosk at a local Target store.

While I’m nowhere near LA myself, I’m hoping soon to send in a photo to have my own 3D printed hero-self made. My only question is: Black Widow or Jedi? When that’s the trickiest question arising from an announcement, you know something seems to be going smoothly! Would you visit one of these kiosks at a Target? Tell us over in the Target to Offer 3DplusMe Kiosks forum at 3DPB.com.

star wars group

Share this Article


Recent News

Singapore: World’s First 3D Printed Polymer Ribcage Reconstruction

Researchers Run Simulation Tests on Their 3D Printed CubeSat Before LEO Mission



Categories

3D Design

3D Printed Art

3D Printed Food

3D Printed Guns


You May Also Like

University College Dublin: 3D Printing and Testing Molds for Microneedle Arrays

Microneedle arrays, or MNAs, are devices made up of micron-sized needles that make it possible to transfer a signal or compound across an outer layer of tissue, like skin. Because...

India: Researchers Analyze the Effects of Vibration in Cantilever 3D Printers

In the recently published ‘Vibration Analysis of Cantilever Shaped 3D Printers,’ researchers A. Srivastava, C. Gautam, N. Bhan, and Ram Dayal discuss how to improve 3D printing hardware further, as...

Improved FDM 3D Printing with Lignin Biocomposites

In the recently published ‘Lignin: A Biopolymer from Forestry Biomass for Biocomposites and 3D Printing,’ international researchers Mihaela Tanase-Opedal, Eduardo Espinosa, Alejandro Rodríguez, and Gary Chinga-Carrasco explore a very specific...

PLA in FDM 3D Printing: Studying the Effects of Porosity & Crystallinity

In the recently published, ‘Effect of Porosity and Crystallinity on 3D Printed PLA Properties,’ international researchers look further into FDM (FFF) 3D printing with PLA, examining physical changes during fabrication....


Shop

View our broad assortment of in house and third party products.


Print Services

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our 3DPrint.com.

You have Successfully Subscribed!