Amazon already had a 3D printing service which allowed you to shop for various products like Iphone cases and decorative objects, but now you can order your own customized 3D printed game character.
Characters from games like Primal Carnage Extinction can now be 3D printed by Amazon’s partners and delivered at your door. All you have to do is go to the Amazon website, customize any of the characters available and order your selection.
While the games Amazon chose for this project are not exactly the most popular, no one stated that the list will not be enlarged in the future. It is possible that soon, customized characters from popular games like Diablo 3 and GTA V might be available if both the producers and Amazon manage to strike copyright deals with major video game creators.
39 characters are now available through Amazon’s partnership with the seller Sandbox. They can be found in the “Video Games” category of the 3d Printing menu. They least expensive Figurine is currently around $30 including free shipping.
Amazon’s new project is highly welcomed by both Figurine collectors and gaming enthusiasts, although several startup companies offer similar services over the web.
What Amazon brings to the table is a safe, trustworthy way of ordering video game figurines, which might mean the online retailer can profit from it’s image and reputation, and increase future profits by expanding n this market.
3D printing is increasing its popularity with figurine collectors because it offers a way to produce exact, quality items with minimal costs to both the producer and the buyer.
Currently the large part of the video game figurines market, is shared between companies who produce very high quality merchandise at an average price of $350 dollars for small sized items, and cheaper models made by less dedicated manufacturers which only have a “decent” detail level.
3D printing can produce highly customizable models, with a great detail representation at a less than average price range.
At this moment what the 3D printed figurines market needs, is time, in which new companies run by dedicated people could obtain copyrights or partnerships with big video game producers.
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