Create A 3D Printed Action Figure That Looks Like You
Makie Me makes personalized, fully posable and customizable 'avatars' using 3D printing.
How would you like to own a fully posable action figure likeness of yourself? Using 3D printing, MakieLab makes it possible to customize your own physical ‘avatar’ to own in the real world. The London based toy and games company makes what they call “action dolls” so as to appeal to both males and females. Aside from being fully posable, they come with any kind of dress to to make them as personal as possible.
By utilizing 3D printing, MakieLabs can let people customize down to the most minute features like the nose, mouth, face, hair, eyes, etc. The shape of the mouth and the ‘attitude’ of the eyebrows can be shaped significantly, for example. Clothes are just as customizable and a range of styles are offered to choose from. It takes the conceit of designing a Mii on the Nintendo Wii and translates it into a physical doll. 3D printing allows for the possibility for ‘made to order’ or on demand toy making that is tailored to the individual rather than designed en masse as a generalized product that is intended to appeal to everyone.