Hasbro and 3D Systems Team Up - Licensed 3D Printers Coming Soon?

Hasbro and 3D Systems Team Up - Licensed 3D Printers Coming Soon?

Saturday, February 15th, 2014 7:14am CST

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Seibertron.com member and voice actor jON3.0 pointed us towards an interesting article from CNet.com about Hasbro's latest business partnership, with 3D Systems. The company specialises in 3D printers and software, and it looks like the two are looking at releasing some form of make-at-home printer based product, with an eye on children's toys and educational settings. But what might this mean for Transformers? Will customisers and collectors be able to exploit the introdcution? Read the whole article here, and discuss your thoughts in the Energon Pub!

Transformers News: Hasbro and 3D Systems Team Up - Licensed 3D Printers Coming Soon?


3D-printed products from multinational toy company Hasbro -- which oversees brands such as Transformers, Star Wars, Scrabble, and Monopoly -- may be a future fixture of children's playrooms, classroom show-and-tell, and family board game night thanks to a partnership that could accelerate the adoption of 3D printers in mainstream settings like households and schools.

The Rhode Island-based company announced Friday that it has partnered with 3D Systems, a maker of wide-ranging 3D printers and accompanying software, to "co-develop, co-venture and deliver new immersive, creative play experiences powered by 3D printing for children and their families later this year."

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Re: Hasbro and 3D Systems Team Up - Licensed 3D Printers Coming Soon? (1550875)
Posted by DELTA_prime on February 15th, 2014 @ 7:37am CST
I'd love a 3D printer to be able to make my own accessories and heads for my TFs like Generations Preceptor that could use and IDW inspired sniper rifle and head.
Re: Hasbro and 3D Systems Team Up - Licensed 3D Printers Coming Soon? (1550876)
Posted by User897 on February 15th, 2014 @ 7:37am CST
Dammit, where's that battle axe?

Just make a new one!

Oh yeah....
Re: Hasbro and 3D Systems Team Up - Licensed 3D Printers Coming Soon? (1550877)
Posted by Rated X on February 15th, 2014 @ 7:43am CST
It would be nice to print and assemble my own transformers instead of buying them from hasbro.
Re: Hasbro and 3D Systems Team Up - Licensed 3D Printers Coming Soon? (1550881)
Posted by Fuhzimota on February 15th, 2014 @ 7:56am CST
...And there is the million-dollar idea. "New this holiday season- Print Your Own Transformer Battle Set! Each set comes with software to print and assemble one heroic :BOT: Autobot and one evil :CON: Decepticon,so you can Build The Battle with your own hands! And when the battle is over, you can tear down and reassemble your Transformers in any crazy combination you like! Only 399.99! The Optimus Prime Versus Megatron Battle Set also has a bonus - The Orion Pax and Megatronus Bonus Parts pack! Now you can have twice the building fun with both of your home-printed Transformers!" :grin: If this ever becomes a reality, I am sooo gonna buy one.... :APPLAUSE:
Re: Hasbro and 3D Systems Team Up - Licensed 3D Printers Coming Soon? (1550882)
Posted by craggy on February 15th, 2014 @ 8:30am CST
"Tea, Earl Grey, hot.


but yeah, it could be a good thing.
Re: Hasbro and 3D Systems Team Up - Licensed 3D Printers Coming Soon? (1550886)
Posted by Sodan-1 on February 15th, 2014 @ 8:52am CST
Interesting stuff. I'll be tempering my excitement as the end result probably won't be anything like what my imagination wants it to be.
Re: Hasbro and 3D Systems Team Up - Licensed 3D Printers Coming Soon? (1550901)
Posted by frogbat on February 15th, 2014 @ 9:47am CST
its good for hasbro to jump in at the front of this tech cos if it does indeed become successful it will have repercussions for their industry

my main use tho would be to print out replacement parts for my old g1 toys and 3rd party designs as well as missing pieces of modern ones. my mp starscream for example has a broken null ray cannon... a 3d printer would come in handy there. in the future 3rd parties will release their designs for download probably too.
Re: Hasbro and 3D Systems Team Up - Licensed 3D Printers Coming Soon? (1550903)
Posted by Spleenzorio on February 15th, 2014 @ 10:03am CST
So since Hasbro would be making this, does that mean there will be better third party ones for four times the price :P
Re: Hasbro and 3D Systems Team Up - Licensed 3D Printers Coming Soon? (1550928)
Posted by Flashwave on February 15th, 2014 @ 11:34am CST
See, as much as I want to see something that looks like it should be in Shockwave's lab, Let's be realistic, what if what Hasbro is planning isn't the printer but starter sets and plans for the printer?

Yeah, it doesn't exactly fit the children and education departments, but what if the software is "pre-loaded" with parts and designs for a series of figures, and you buy the bag of screws, plastics, snd software, "design" your Transformer, and poof, instant kit. That way, Hasbro has some reign on people bootlegging genuine Hasbro-made parts while still beiing in the game.

Obviously, someone somewhere would have to buy the printer of course, but I see that being "Mom/Dad" not "Kid"

Then again, there's the Easy-Bake Oven for cookies and pies, that'd be kinda freaky if there were a plastic printer in the same style...
Re: Hasbro and 3D Systems Team Up - Licensed 3D Printers Coming Soon? (1550929)
Posted by Fuhzimota on February 15th, 2014 @ 11:36am CST
Spleenzorio wrote:So since Hasbro would be making this, does that mean there will be better third party ones for four times the price :P


:grin: Yep! And the starter set would include Not-Optimus and Not-Megatron as *GASP* Triple-Changer, Target_Master,Head-Master, Breast-Force Combiner Limbs for Not-Metroplex and Not-Trypticon... all for the reasonable price of 1599.99!!! :DANCE:
Re: Hasbro and 3D Systems Team Up - Licensed 3D Printers Coming Soon? (1550934)
Posted by Ultra Markus on February 15th, 2014 @ 12:11pm CST
sure just go to your local walmart and purchase a 3d printer,
realistically these printers are way expensive,to justify using this to make TF toys or replacement parts? it would be cheaper to just buy an original TF! maybe if the price on these dropped to under 300 it would be more worth it
Re: Hasbro and 3D Systems Team Up - Licensed 3D Printers Coming Soon? (1550978)
Posted by Tresob on February 15th, 2014 @ 1:41pm CST
They should design it to look like the Allspark Cube.
Re: Hasbro and 3D Systems Team Up - Licensed 3D Printers Coming Soon? (1551203)
Posted by Mkall on February 16th, 2014 @ 12:31am CST
I'll get a 3D printer when it can dye the material and add paint apps to whatever it makes.
Re: Hasbro and 3D Systems Team Up - Licensed 3D Printers Coming Soon? (1573944)
Posted by El Duque on May 14th, 2014 @ 4:32pm CDT
Remember back in February when we reported that Hasbro had announced a new partnership with 3D Systems, a company specializing in 3D printing technology? Based a recent Hasbro trademark application it appears they are moving forward with this venture. On May 9th they applied for ALLSPARK under the following identifications:

International Class 009: Computer software for creating, designing, modifying, customizing, sharing and saving computer generated representations capable of being printed by a three dimensional printer to create physical objects, namely, jewelry, ornaments, arts objects, artifacts, household goods, toys, games, hobby models, accessories, office products, and various other consumer products
Intent to Use: The applicant has a bona fide intention to use or use through the applicant's related company or licensee the mark in commerce on or in connection with the identified goods and/or services. (15 U.S.C. Section 1051(b)).

International Class 028: Toys, games and playthings
Intent to Use: The applicant has a bona fide intention to use or use through the applicant's related company or licensee the mark in commerce on or in connection with the identified goods and/or services. (15 U.S.C. Section 1051(b)).

International Class 040: Custom prototype fabrication via three dimensional printing for others of new parts, components and models for others, namely, jewelry, ornaments, arts objects, artifacts, household goods, toys, games, hobby models, accessories, office products, and various other consumer products
Intent to Use: The applicant has a bona fide intention to use or use through the applicant's related company or licensee the mark in commerce on or in connection with the identified goods and/or services. (15 U.S.C. Section 1051(b)).

International Class 042: Providing a website featuring technology that enables users to download, modify, and share three-dimensional designs on the Internet for use with computer driven machines for making three-dimensional embodiments of the designs; providing online computer games and interactive multiplayer online games via global networks
Intent to Use: The applicant has a bona fide intention to use or use through the applicant's related company or licensee the mark in commerce on or in connection with the identified goods and/or services. (15 U.S.C. Section 1051(b)).
Re: Hasbro and 3D Systems Team Up - Licensed 3D Printers Coming Soon? (1573947)
Posted by Peridot on May 14th, 2014 @ 4:35pm CDT
I would love to have an Allspark that actually creates Transformers.
Re: Hasbro and 3D Systems Team Up - Licensed 3D Printers Coming Soon? (1573953)
Posted by Seibertron on May 14th, 2014 @ 4:41pm CDT
Wow ... this is happening much faster than I had anticipated.
Re: Hasbro and 3D Systems Team Up - Licensed 3D Printers Coming Soon? (1573965)
Posted by ILL-Star on May 14th, 2014 @ 5:28pm CDT
My brother preordered a 3D printer some time ago and still hasn't gotten it. I'll be darned if this is released first let alone turns out to be just as good. I'd much rather have something called an Allspark. It would be cool if this included exclusive designs that could be downloaded. If that's how it works. My brain isn't much wired for technology.
Re: Hasbro and 3D Systems Team Up - Licensed 3D Printers Coming Soon? (1573979)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on May 14th, 2014 @ 6:03pm CDT
Ooohhhh, I like this idea!
Re: Hasbro and 3D Systems Team Up - Licensed 3D Printers Coming Soon? (1573984)
Posted by welcometothedarksyde on May 14th, 2014 @ 6:08pm CDT
Metro Prime wrote:I would love to have an Allspark that actually creates Transformers.

:lol: If it's actually a good quality product I'd love to get one and create an evil army with it
Re: Hasbro and 3D Systems Team Up - Licensed 3D Printers Coming Soon? (1573991)
Posted by craggy on May 14th, 2014 @ 6:44pm CDT
very cool. at the very least we should be able to use it to create new heads for some bots, weapons too. At most, whole custom bots could be assembled.

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