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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: 1) by ArhcAngel on Wednesday February 19 2014, @02:21AM

    by ArhcAngel (654) on Wednesday February 19 2014, @02:21AM (#2094)
    From TPB []:

    A collection of all of Garin's 40K .stl files, snagged before GW dropped the C&D.
    Contains the following:
    ---Dreadnoughts (Model and weapon options)
    ---Space Marines (Head, Weapon, Torso, Leg, Shoulder, and Arm options. Also Attack Bikes and applicable leg options)
    ---Terminators (Head, Weapon, Torso, Leg, Shoulder, and Arm options, including Obliterator heads and Grey Knight heads/weapons)
    ---(Some) Primarchs
    ---Tau Drone, body only (No weapons or stand)
    ---City and Space Hulk model bases
    Enjoy, and fuck GW!

    It's already started.

  • (Score: 1) by Hombre on Wednesday February 19 2014, @04:04AM

    by Hombre (977) on Wednesday February 19 2014, @04:04AM (#2140)

    That's fantastic and I've never argued against *what you showed happening, happening." Maybe we have a disconnect, because AFAICT you've just shown that you don't get it. Garin did those models, not GW. Pretty safe bet that Garin put those models on TPB. I never said that wouldn't happen.

    It seems like now you want to argue that someone made a 3D model of someone else's IP without permission and then put that up. And? I never said that wouldn't happen. You can't stop someone from making a 3D model and once they do that, there's no telling what they'll do with it.

    I've said:

    -- These models have to be created, pretty specifically for 3D print applications
    -- A model will not end up on TPB unless the original modeler gave the model out (for free or for pay)
    -- If he gave it out for free then who cares if it ends up on TPB
    -- A model designed for 3D printing isn't likely to be given out to multiple people, even for a fee. More likely is he would either print it for the customer himself or use a third party service.

    In Garin's case, those models are now on TPB *only* because GW sent a C&D. Prior to that, he used a third party service to print them for customers.

    I made a model of a Star Destroyer. I don't give it out. So? Someone else will make a model of a Star Destroyer. They'll give it out. See 3D Warehouse. Eventually Disney will decide that they don't like that, but they haven't cared since they bought out Lucas, and Lucas didn't care for the several years those models were there before hand.

    Maybe we need to differentiate between the legitimate rights holder and the model creator, but you never brought that up until now. You were always talking about the model creator, and that's where I pointed my response.

    • (Score: 1) by ArhcAngel on Wednesday February 19 2014, @05:18AM

      by ArhcAngel (654) on Wednesday February 19 2014, @05:18AM (#2167)

      So you basically did not understand my original comment about "controlling" this technology. I referenced 3DRM technology as a logical extension of existing DRM for the new tech but control comes in many forms. The C&D was another and you can bet this will escalate just like it has in audio and video. You'll see manufacturers lobbying to limit who can legally own either the printers themselves or the raw materials to make certain things. And I still disagree with you regarding private files getting out. If someone wants them bad enough they will get them.