Sanrio and MakerBot work together to introduce Hello Kitty to 3D printing world
Thanks to MakerBot and Sanrio, quite soon 3D printed Hello Kitty accessories and collectables appeared at the MakerBot PrintShop app and MakerBot Digital Store. To celebrate Hello Kitty’s 40th anniversary Sanrio and MakerBot have decided to unite all their capabilities and create a line of 3D printed collectables of Hello Kitty, that you can 3D print on MakerBot Replicator 3D Printers.
The collection was represented during Hello Kitty Con – the first ever Hello Kitty convention that took place on October, 30 in Los Angeles at The Geffen Contemporary at The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). The content of the 3D printable Hello Kitty can be found on the MakerBot Digital Store in two volumes.
The first one – deluxe Hello Kitty 3D printable statuette and five snap-in 3D printable dresses – appeared on October, 30. The prices for the suggested designs start from $3,99 for each digital model you can find on the MakerBot Digital Store. Some extra accessories for Hello Kitty – a hairslide, a stencil, a comb and others – will hopefully appear on the digital store in November.
Hello Kitty and Friends ring topper pack was also released on October, 30 in MakerBot PrintShop. Using this tool the future designers will find it easy to make rings using the ring-making module of the PrintShop, which represent Hello Kitty, My Melody and Bad Badtz-Maru. The prices for the designs begin with $0,09 for each digital replica.
The long-time fan of Hello Kitty and acting CEO of MakerBot at the same time Jenny Lawton noted that they are very excited that they can introduce Sanrio’s iconic characters into the 3D printing world through the MakerBot PrintShop app and the MakerBot Digital Store. All this is a good opportunity to attract more attention to the 3D printing technology of the new audience and to show that 3D printing is available for everyone.