TOKYO: MakerBot, a comprehensive Ace in the desktop 3D printing business, has pronounced its involvement with Good Smile Company, as it showcases a series of collectible prototypes at this year’s Wonder Festival on February 9, Fiscal 2014, at the Makuhari Messe, a colossal convention center that essays the role of being host to this year’s Festival.
The Wonder Festival is the world’s major Japanese collectibles expo that takes place in Japan and bears witness to more than 50,000 fans from around the world that gather for one day to view and purchase collectible models or “garage kits,” which are actually sculptures that can be assembled and painted or finished. The models available at Wonder Festival are customarily replicas of anime or game characters, but also takes account of popular sci-fi characters and creatures.
The models are exceptionally detailed and many are in the offing concerning small or limited quantities at the festival. MakerBot will have a booth space with Good Smile, the global spearhead as regards Japanese hobby products and services, intended for the design, manufacturing and marketing of figures ranging from Japanese anime and games. MakerBot will be sharing Good Smile’s exhibit space at the Wonder Festival, which is so extensive that it does literally take up a sixth of the showroom floor. MakerBot will be showcasing exclusive 3D printed Ninja models fashioned for the show by Good Smile and MakerBot.
Expounds Mr. Robert Steiner, Special Operations Officer with MakerBot “We are really excited to be here at WonderFest with Good Smile and show these new 3D printed models. Good Smile has a unique niche in the market when it comes to collectibles, and to be able to combine the versatility of 3D printing with the designs from Good Smile, will attract a whole new audience to 3D printing.”
“After attending the Wonder Festival last year as a guest of Good Smile, we knew there were the makings of some very good potential,” held Bre Pettis, CEO of MakerBot. Rhetoricising further that – “We are very excited to be here with Good Smile and collaborate to design some amazing new 3D collectible models.”