A new alliance between 3D printer manufacturer, Toybox Labs, and Warner Bros. will allow kids to print items based on some of the company’s iconic characters in the comfort of home.
At launch, these toys will be available to print: DC Comics’ Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman action figures — complete with nine points of articulation — as well as a series of accessories from the Bat-verse, such as Batman’s Batcave computer, the Batmobile, and the Bat-Signal. Fans can also print the characters, Jake and Finn, from Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time animated television series.
Future release plans from the partnership include print items based on Looney Tunes, Hanna-Barbera, Friends, Seinfeld, and classic movies such as Polar Express and Elf.
A Toybox printer and range of colour filaments (dubbed “printer food” by the company) are required. Starter printer bundles are priced at $399.00 USD and up, with spools of printer food ranging between $10.00 and $14.00 USD.
The final step is to purchase Toybox Bolts, a form of virtual currency that allows users to buy licensed content for printing. The number of Bolts required depends on the complexity of the object being printed. Bolts range in price, with a pack of 3,000 checking in around $25.00 USD. Users who purchase licensed content enjoy unlimited prints.