3d printed toys

Barbie Joins the 3D Printing & Maker Movements

Since the introduction of Barbie in 1959, America’s most loved (and hated) doll has gone through a variety of careers and hobbies in keeping with changes in the interests of…

Life is Like a 3D Printed Marble Machine

For all its useful and world changing applications there is one thing that often gets lost in the buzz about 3D printing. Sometimes it can just be about having a…

Mattel and Autodesk Team Up to Bring World of Toy Customization Apps & 3D Printing to Kids 

3D printing and toys go together hand in hand, and we’ve reported on countless toy makers and innovators able to break into the business due to the affordability and independence…

3D Print Your Own Articulated Miniature Baby

Despite how it sounds, 3D printing babies is not a euphemism, but something that you can actually do now. Granted, your 3D printed baby won’t be able to grow up…

3D Printed Mini-Cannon Uses Party Poppers to Fire BBs

Admit it: One of the things as an adult that you miss most about childhood is the lack of fanfare when you do something worth celebrating. You just sat down…

Microsoft Unleashes a 3D Printed Yo-yo Collection – Download and 3D Print Yours Today!

The Yo-yo is a toy that dates back thousands of years. While documentation dates this toy back to 500 BC in Greece, historians believe that the Yo-yo really originated even…

Alexis Tsipras & Angela Merkel Battle it Out in the Boxing Ring Thanks to 3D Printed Heads

Have you ever wanted to see German Chancellor Angela Merkel brawl with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras? Now you have the opportunity with these 3D printed Rock’em, Sock’em Robots! Within…

Japanese Designer Offers 3D Printed Transformer Kit, ‘Stingray,’ Through Shapeways

Whether your favorite Transformers character showdown was the frightful Bruticus v. Metroplex or powerful Optimus Prime v. Megatron, when it comes to Transformers on the battlefield, one thing is for…

Istanbul Engineer Develops Modular 3D Printed Robot for Full-Service Platform or Push Toy

The combination of 3D printing and electronics often leads to technological marvels on all levels, and certainly allows today’s makers a wide range of latitude — along with functionality and…

DreamFactory Unveils ‘BuddyRacers’ – Fun, Educational, Functional 3D Printable Toy Cars for Kids

3D printing has finally begun making its mark as an educational tool. School administrators, teachers and professors are realizing that this technology is here to stay, and that in the…

Affordability, My Dear WatsonBot; A 3D Printed Robot Built for Less Than $50

3D printing is opening a world of possibilities for custom gadgets and creative designers. It is enabling people to think of unique and fun ideas combining hobby electronics and a…

BrainExploderCreations 3D Prints Shotshells for Airsoft Revolvers

During the 1970s, strict firearms laws in Japan led to the development of “Airsoft” guns and the game played with them. One source says the earliest mass produced Airsoft gun likely…

3D Printed Musical SpotiBear Toy Entertains Kids, Controlled by Your Spotify App

Often it’s the relaxing little side project that wasn’t meant to be anything other than an experimental one-off that turns into quite the surprising hit. That would be the case…

Stratasys’ Bold Machines Quietly Working on a 3D Printable Modular Creature Known as Nohwitz

Back in September when Bre Pettis stepped aside at MakerBot in order to take on a new role which saw him head up a brand new initiative at Stratasys called Bold…

Melding Storytelling, 3D Printing, and Toymaking: Blokko Plans Soft Launch with New Stories & Materials

We’ve been keeping an eye on Blokko with interest since late last year when they came on the scene with their creative and refreshingly alternative storytelling concept that integrates 3D…

Engineer 3D Prints Elsa’s Ice Castle From the Movie ‘Frozen’ in 44 Different Pieces

More and more, engineers all around the world are beginning to see the benefits that 3D printing can provide. They are starting to use the technology for creating architectural models,…

Ozo the Bear is the Most Amazing 3D Printed Toy You’re Likely to See

The Rubik’s Cube is the iconic 3D puzzle which sprung from the fertile mind of Hungarian sculptor and professor of architecture Ernő Rubik back in 1974. When Rubik licensed the invention to…

Linklings, The 3D Printable, Linkable Critters That Just Keep Growing & Growing….

When I was a child, there was something really intriguing about building, assembling, and connecting things together. I don’t know what it is, but it seems as though all children are born…

A Toy Unlike Any Other: The 3D Printed Rock Crawler by Richard Swalberg

Toy cars — every little boy loves them. When I was growing up in the 80s and 90s, the toy cars of choice were Hot Wheels and Micro Machines. My…

Design a 3D Printable Toy or Logo, Win $10,000 in Cash — 2015 Singapore International 3D Printing Competition

While 3D printing is busy blasting down quite a few barriers lately regarding manufacturing and design, one I enjoy the most is the progress of 3D printing toy makers. As so many…

3D Printing: The Stories We Didn’t Cover This Week — January 24

This week’s news stories we didn’t have time to cover run the spectrum of 3D printing heavy-hitters, from top industry leaders to the desktop geniuses who populate the 3D printing space. While industry leaders…

3D Printing: The Stories We Didn’t Cover This Week — January 17

2015 is well underway, with the Consumer Electronics Show‘s news so last week, and a stream of new stories that continue to captivate us regarding 3D printing’s evolution as an…

3D Printed Barbie Chariot, Pulled by Cat, Featured in New Kickstarter Campaign

In any of the childcare facilities I have ever worked, the Barbies are almost always mangled, some beyond repair. There’s just something about Barbie dolls that make you want to…

ZVerse Reports Strong 12-Month Performance, Appoints Scot Wingo to Board of Directors

ZVerse, Inc., a content application provider for full color 3D printing, says that after 12 consecutive months of growth in 2014, they’ve added Scot Wingo, the founder of ChannelAdvisor, to the…