As well as announcing the launch later this year of the second generation Mattel VR View-Master 2.0 smartphone virtual reality viewing headset. Mattel has also announced and unveiled a new 3D printer has created for families called ThingMaker.
The Mattel ThingMaker 3D printer comes with its own custom tablet application that supports both Android and iOS devices and offers families a wide range of different toys and designs that can be manufactured and created using the 3D printing system and application at home.
Mattel explains a little more about the ThingMaker 3D printer that will be launching alongside the View-Master 2.0 during the fall 2016 and will be priced at $300, and includes several family focused safety features Including automated door lock, and a retracting printhead to keep the heated head out of the way of little fingers.
ThingMaker 3D Studios is your one-stop shop to start 3D printing. We make it easy for you to create toys and figures for your family from start to finish. When your design is complete, you can 3D print the necessary parts to bring your creation to life, right in your own home. ThingMaker Design files are optimized to work with the ThingMaker 3D printer, but are also compatible with other 3D printers.
With hundreds of different parts to mix and match, what you create is limited only by your imagination. Make a samurai. Or a scorpion. Or a scorpion samurai. The choice is up to you! Just take the printed pieces, snap them together and you’re ready to play!
For more information on the new Mattel ThingMaker 3D Printer jump over to the Mattel website for details via the link below.