We probably didn’t get every toy we wished for as we were growing up, but that didn’t stop us from using our imaginations to bring fantasies to life. A cardboard box was an impenetrable fortress, and a simple action figure was the greatest hero in the world. However, if you have young minds of your own now, you might struggle between giving them every trinket you couldn’t have as a child or letting their creativity run wild the old-fashioned way.
3D printing might be the answer for that. You could produce toys that look exactly how your kids envision them, and you may introduce curious minds to STEM in the process. Toybox Labs believes its solution blends the best of both worlds. Featured on Shark Tank, the company’s eponymous Toybox 3D Printer offers a child-friendly means to dive into the maker community, and Deluxe Bundles are on sale for $280 with code JULY20.
The Toybox is an easy-to-use 3D printer designed for kids and those who are children at heart (i.e., you!). To use it, download the companion app and sift through its catalog. Once you find a toy that interests you, select it and watch the Toybox spring to life. The kit comes with non-toxic, biodegradable filament in eight colors, which Toybox Labs claims is enough for 100 to 300 masterpieces. Once completed, simply remove the product from the tray; no knives necessary.
The Toybox catalog boasts over 2,000 digital creations, many of which your kids can customize in-app before printing. Toybox Labs has even partnered with popular properties such as DC Comics, Cartoon Network, Looney Tunes, Hanna-Barbera and more, so your children can create their own epic multiversal crossovers. Plus, your young ones can upload custom blueprints should they outgrow Toybox’s designs.
Kids’ imaginations are practically endless. Although we may lose their child-like fascination as we grow older, the Toybox could nurture their inventiveness and perhaps reinvigorate our own. During our 4th of July sale, you can purchase a Toybox 3D Printer Deluxe Bundle for $280 when you use code JULY20 at checkout, but only until July 5.
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