Mattel hopes you will design 3D-printed toys
Admit it: whenever you have been a child, you wished that you can design the toys that the stuffy producers refused to construct. Properly, you are about to get that probability. Mattel and Autodesk are teaming up to allow you to design and customise 3D-printed toys via a “devoted on-line hub” within the second half of the yr. It isn’t clear simply what freedom you will have, though it would not be surprising when you might craft your personal Scorching Wheels automobiles or Barbie equipment. They’re more likely to carry a premium over off-the-shelf toys, however they might be value it in the event that they encourage youngsters to create toys, not simply play with them — and hopefully, forestall the frustration you in all probability felt once you have been rising up.
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