Mattel Thingmaker – Become the toymaker


If you thought 3D printing hadn’t really made it into the mainstream market yet, think again.  In a press release at the New York Toy Fair 2016  Mattel, in conjunction with Autodesk announced the release of the Thingmaker 3D printer.

Using the Thingmaker app, kids (or big kids at heart) will be able to browse ready made templates or create their own designs and send them direct to the Thingmaker to make their own 3D printed toys.

Pre-orders are already available at an MSRP of $299.99 from Amazon. Current shipping is estimated for October, 2016.



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5 comments… add one
  • Andy Chen February 16, 2016, 4:35 pm

    Oh swell. I feel my wallet getting lighter.

  • Ian Lim February 16, 2016, 5:19 pm

    The Amazon link wasn’t up when I wrote this news. Now it is I notice that they actually ship to Australia……………………tempting!

  • Tom Clawges February 16, 2016, 6:22 pm

    Be careful, at that price you better check the specs before you pull the trigger. Definitely do not pre-order something like this. I got sucked into funding the Micro on KickStarter for $300 and it was a total piece of junk. After several hours I threw it in the trash. And I am quite experienced with 3D printers and own 2 others. Sure the $1,000 price point can be painful, but you can get a whole lot more for your money and it will be something you can actually USE. My $0.02.

    • Julie Strietelmeier February 16, 2016, 7:49 pm

      Right. Since this one is made by Mattel, it’s going to be more of a toy than a real printer.

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