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Mattel Reimagines ThingMaker, Allowing Families To Become Toy Makers With At Home 3D Printing – Yahoo Finance.

Mattel, Inc. (MAT) kicks-off New York Toy Fair 2016 by announcing today an easy-to-use 3D printing eco-system for families – ThingMaker Design™ App and the ThingMaker™ 3D Printer.  Through a previously announced collaboration with Autodesk, Inc. (ADSK), ThingMaker is designed to virtually hand over the “keys to the toy factory.”  The iconic ThingMaker from Mattel first debuted as the original at-home maker device in the 1960s, and has been completely reimagined for the 21st century. The ThingMaker 3D printing eco-system, combined with a little imagination, is all families need to design, create and print their own toys from start to finish.

Available fall 2016 in the U.S., consumers can purchase ThingMaker 3D Printer at an expected SRP of $299.99 with pre-orders beginning February 15, 2016 on Amazon.com.  Mattel will have a variety of filament color options available for the ThingMaker 3D Printer with additional design content including branded options rolling out at a later date.  The ThingMaker Design App also works with other printers; it is available now and free to download for iOS and Android devices.

For more information on ThingMaker 3D Printer and ThingMaker 3D Design App please visit thingmaker.com.

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For the old-timers, Mattel had a toy in the 60’s that would heat up to almost 400 degrees and kids would make their own toys called “Creepy Crawlers“.