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The Brittle Spear Part V: Mine Your Den for Aftermarket 3D Printing

There is a thriving aftermarket in automobiles, including spoilers for cars, new Dubs, and, more obviously, mufflers. Air intakes that don’t take in air and optimization kits for engines are…

Let Kids Design With Toybox’s 3D Printer

Image via Toybox Labs Toybox is a 3D printer that allows you and your kids to print toys. It’s an easy-to-use printer with a user-friendly interface that has a wide…

Maker Publishes Instructables About 3D Printing Favorite Vintage Games

Whenever I visit Target to pick up something in the toy department, whether it’s a present for my nieces or one of my friends’ kids, I also enjoy stopping in…

Understanding the New 3D Printing Designer Toy Market

It is highly unusual for an $11 billion sales company to disappear overnight, but that is exactly what is occurring with the complete liquidation of the giant toy retailer Toys ‘R’ Us. Toy…

Release Your Inner Child and Play with 3D Printed Replicas of Einstein’s Building Blocks

Did you have a favorite toy as a child? I had many favorites growing up, but the first was this little rubber Grover from Sesame Street with bendable arms and legs;…

EnvisionTEC Launches Affordable Desktop 3D Printer

With all technology, the first generations are wildly expensive offerings from a single innovative source. I bought a Kindle ten years ago when they were around three or four hundred…

The 3D Printed Shock-Absorbing Crawly Ball is Unlike Anything You’ve Seen Before

Did you ever step back and think about who invented your favorite childhood toys? You know, things like the Rubik’s Cube, hula hoop, Etch-A-Sketch and NERF balls. These individuals or…

Dassault Systèmes’ ‘3DVIA Make’ Allows Retailers to Offer Custom 3D Printed Products with No Inventory

Industry leaders have been predicting that 3D printing would be the death of traditional manufacturing for several years now. However, we’re still not even close to that being a reality…

Mounted Heroes Customizable 3D Printed Fantasy Figures to Hit Kickstarter

There is a very specific culture shared by tabletop gaming of all varieties, and one of the larger parts of it is the ability to control the way that you…

#ToyLikeMe Campaign Drives the Creation of Dolls with Disabilities Line of Makies Dolls

Almost a year ago, I wrote a story for 3Dprint.com about The Makies a line of 3D printed, personalizable dolls. The dolls, which were first introduced in 2012, captured the…

Mani Zamani’s 3D Printed Collectors Grade Toys Completely Defy Convention

Normally when someone mentions 3D printed toys, I usually envision tiny cars with movable wheels, rubber band guns, or action figures. Over the past two years or so we have…

This 3D Printed RayGun Shoots 7 Rubber Bands in Quick Succession

Creativity is endless when a skilled 3D artist is provided with a 3D printer, allowing him/her to turn their virtual models into tangible, real life products. The technology has brought…

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…

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…

7 Pointless 3D Prints That Nobody Needs But We Want Anyway

By now, most people have heard at least one story about the amazing contributions 3D printers are making. From printing new beaks for birds that have lost them to the creation…

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…

Launzer Teams with Warner Brothers & ITV Studios to Bring Your Favorite Characters into the 3D Printing World

The toy industry may just be about to change, thanks to the increasing use of 3D printing within the space. We have begun to see several companies take a keen…

Air Racer – The 3D Printable, Balloon Powered, Grand Prix Race Cars

When it comes to 3D printing toys, there are a plethora of choices to choose from on sites like Thingiverse and Youmagine. There are spinning tops, action figures, toy elephants, and…

Fashion Doll Maker Creates New 3D Printed Line of Gay Boy Dolls Called “First Love”

Doll designer Joey Versaw, who made a name for himself with his artful line of fashion doll inspired by 1950s Barbies, Mary Magpie, has shifted from modeling his figures from…

Ingocraft Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Fund 3D Printed Construction Sets Featuring ‘Tools, Not Toys’

The makers are getting younger and younger, thanks to Ingocraft, with the introduction of the first 3D printed construction set that contains fun, interactive parts and tools geared toward the tykes in our…

The 3D Printed Metal 10-Gram Ghost Spinning Top Amazingly Spins for One and a Half Minutes

There are a lot of great products available on Shapeways, ranging from politically motivated caricatures to useful tools that can’t be found anywhere else in the world. The ability for designers…

Robot Art Creator Turns to 3D Printing Mechanaut & Predanaut Toys With an Afinia 3D Printer

David White is a freelance artist known for his book illustrations and videogame art. Recently, he has made a splash with the release of a series of 3-D printed 6-inch…

Hasbro To Reportedly Begin Selling 3D Printed Transformers, DragonVale, and Other Characters This Month

As of late, we have witnessed many large companies inching their way into the 3D printing space. Whether for marketing purposes, an additional revenue stream, or manufacturing methods, the technology…

Toy Product Design Class Hosts ‘Playsentations’ at University of Minnesota – 3D Printing Plays Major Role

The value of play as an educational tool is often underrated. This can be especially true sometimes in the disciplines where you least expect it to be, such as design….