The Toys of the Future

With Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure being one of the recent forces to bring the physical and digital worlds together in the realm of toys, MakieLab is attempting to go a few steps further by taking your digital avatar and turning it into a doll. Makie utilizes 3D printing to to carry out the process of manufacturing the dolls which can be customized with the users choice of outfits, shapes and size and features. The company, whose dolls can run upwards of $150, has just received nearly $1.4 million in venture capital funding to allow it to scale in size for the mass market. Based in London, the company is hoping to bring down the cost of its products to better allow it to reach the children’s market while still providing high end dolls for collectors.

Source: GigaOm

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