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posted by mattie_p on Monday February 17 2014, @04:55PM   Printer-friendly
from the my-little-printer dept.

similar_name writes: "The prospect of children printing their own Transformers and My Little Pony toys is a step closer, after toy firm Hasbro revealed a partnership with 3D printing company 3D Systems. The two companies are working together to 'co-develop and commercialize innovative play printers and platforms later this year.'"

[Ed. Note] The first one I would print is Applejack.

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  • (Score: 5, Interesting) by Phoenix666 on Monday February 17 2014, @07:58PM

    by Phoenix666 (552) on Monday February 17 2014, @07:58PM (#1005) Journal

    There's also the ability to recover vanished toy systems. My brother is an engineer who always said he got his first interest in mechanical systems from playing with Capsella. You can't buy Capsella anymore. I'd like to be able to get a set for my kids, because I'd like for them to be similarly inspired. Being able to print out new modules would be perfect. Also, I used to love Legos. The Legos they sell now are so specific and heavily branded for whatever movie it is, that you can't just take them apart later and make other things. Being able to print out the good old generic blocks would, again, be excellent.

    Then there's the option to improve on toys that are out there. Want a transformer that turns into a plant instead of a car? Well, if you have 3D printer you can make one.

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