3D Printing

3-D Print Your Own Life-Size R2-D2, Kenner Style

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, April 27, 2020

3760 Where are those plans?  Etsy!   One of the big questions we've had as toy fans is "When will 3-D printing supplant manufacturing in China?"  As of now it's still not ready for the kiddies, but someone on Etsy is charging $20 for plans for a 3D Printable Life Sized action figure inspired by vintage R2D2.  This is something Gentle Giant showed off as an official Kenner-inspired Star Wars action figure product, so it's unknown how Team Lucas and the House of Mouse will feel about $20 for plans to roll your own high-end collectible.  I doubt the final product would be as good as the licensed item right now, but these plans could prove invaluable as printing equipment gets better.

3-D Print Your Own Star Wars Droids

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, March 3, 2019

3699 My pal Phil pointed me to a Thingiverse page by Tony "Isotelus" Kramer with dozens of 3-D printable droids and it's pretty impressive.  While Hasbro and Lucasfilm focus mostly on the main characters, fan-made creations may be more and more common as these made-on-demand figures look pretty spiffy.  If you have a 3-D printer (and I don't) you may wish to give these a try.