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The maker trend meets the toy box with another way to combine creative play and product customization.
The initiative seeks to offer immersive play “experiences” by mixing real-life toys with digital creation tools. A series of apps is now in the works that will let users create, design and customize their toys, and then use 3D printing technology to make them real.
Autodesk’s 3D design and 3D printing apps will work with Spark, the company’s open 3D printing platform, to help boost creative play experiences for kids — and parents — setting up an interactive learning environment with fun apps. The Spark platform works with APIs and cloud services to optimize 3D models.
There are no details as yet which toy lines Mattel is targeting for 3D treatment. However, the companies said that the first new apps will launch in the second half of 2015 in conjunction with an online hub for Mattel’s 3D new printing initiatives. Published reports indicate that customers will not need to own 3D printers themselves, but can send designs out for printing.
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Score! (Picture: Vectis Auctions/PA Wire) Our inner geeks were drooling with envy when these pictures came in. An auction house has hit the motherload of mint condition collectibles when they found a hoard of valuables in an abandoned shop – and they could be set to rake in a fortune. Anyone who knows anything about the world of cult will know that an old, sealed Star Wars toy could make you richer than actually starring in the movie. When a toy shop which was closed down in 2009 was examined, 120 pallets of untouched memorabilia were found and they are now set to go to auction. Mint condition Wookie anyone? (Picture: Vectis Auctions/PA Wire) Collectors from around the world are expected to show an interest in the toys from Frank Beech Toy Shop which could date as far back as the 1960s. If you fancy getting your hands on some old Star Wars, Barbie or Action Man kit, then it’s time to start saving! The pocket sweetheart that could also fill your pocket (Picture: Vectis Auctions/PA Wire) The auction will take place next month and we imagine that thousands upon thousands of pounds will change hands. We already have our eyes on the little R2 D2. Not that we’d ever unpackage it, obviously. MORE: 20 toys from the 80s that we’d totally forgotten about… until now