December is the biggest shopping time of the year, and this year for Shapeways 3D Printing Service and Marketplace, the big hit was the coolest ornaments — taking the first, third, and sixth position for top selling products in three different colors. Each month, Shapeways’ Savannah Peterson provides a list of the top ten selling products, and a look at this month’s tells us much about what was under the Christmas tree (or in the stocking, for the matter) this year as well. Figures like the sad Keanu Reeves, Jebediah Kerman (on IVA and stargazing) and Grumpy Cat are still top-sellers.
It’s no surprise that the top selling product this December relates to the holiday season and alcohol: it’s an ornament, in fact. This classic, sandstone full-color orange ornament is a cooler with a small blender on the top that can hold a thimble size amount of vodkarita. It still makes a great gift after the holiday season and it is available for $26.24.
Are you trying to slim down after the holidays by using a FitBit Flex to track your fitness progress? Well now you can access your information by using this pocket clip. The tracker can be easily slipped out the back after being snapped in securely, and it is available for $8.99 in ten different colors.
Like the top-selling Coolest Orange Ornament, the blue moon color was also a big hit this December and it’s available for $26.24.
Sad Keanu remains in the top sellers yet again, holding strong at #4. This full-colored sandstone Keanu Reeves figure is made with coarse material and is available in two sizes: teeny ($25.00) and little ($45.00). The figure has Reeves hunched over, hands on his knees, wearing a blue blazer and jeans. His facial expression is quite accurately described as helpless and hopeless, and you can just imagine the fun you can have with him as you place him in any number of different environments or give him as a gift to a friend with a Keanu Reeves love/hate relationship.
Again in the top 10 list is the screwless bracket, designed for easy clip on and removal for the GoPro Zenmuse. This design has an extra area to pressure the GoPro in the H3 3D gimbal, giving it balanced and unlimited movement with easy clip on and removal. It’s available in 12 different colors for $11.79.
Given how universal the margarita is as a symbol of the party spirit, it’s kind of surprising that the Margarita colored Cooler ornament is the third top selling Cooler ornament this Christmas after orange and moon blue. But this is the case: the bright yellow color will stand out on your tree or wherever you decide to hang it once the holidays are over.
One of three original kerbalnauts, Jebediah Kerman is one of three mascots from the Kerbal Space Program, and he’s back among the best sellers this month. Jebediah is wearing an orange jumpsuit to symbolize his “badass” nature, and is printed in full color sandstone. He’s available for $46.99 and ready to come with you anywhere at the size of 2.3 x 3.5 x 2.3 inches.
There’s another Jebediah also available in an even smaller form that the previous figure. This Jebediah is looking at the stars in awe. He’s tiny, standing at 1.421 x 2.783 x 1.3 inches and is available for $14.99 in full color sandstone.
#9 Grumpy Cat
Still on the list is Grumpy Cat. Anyone familiar with the wide range of moods exhibited by our feline companions will appreciate the negative vibe given off by the Grumpy Cat, available on Shapeways for $25.00. Tardar Sauce the cat has 7 million followers on Facebook as Grumpy Cat, and this model, created by a man named Manuel Poehlau in 2012, continues to garner acclaim as her facial expression remains frozen in an inconsolable grimace.
This charging stand, which we covered last month as the top selling product, allows your Microsoft Band to double as a alarm clock while it’s charging. It’s available for $15.00 in 9 colors, including purple, blue, green, yellow, and orange.
Discuss these designs and view the top selling Shapeways products over the last few months in the Shapeways forum thread on 3DPB.com.