Brooklyn, NY—MakerBot introduced Sesame Street as its first global licensed brand. Mr. Snuffleupagus is the first Sesame Street character to be available for download and 3D printing at makerbot.com/digitalstore. Additional characters will soon follow, and Sesame Street 3D printed models are also expected to be available for purchase in MakerBot Retail Stores.
The company also announced that its fifth-generation Replicator Mini compact 3D printer, for homes, schools, offices and dorm rooms, is being is being shipped. With the Mini, users can download 3D printable items from Thingiverse.com, MakerBot’s global design destination with more than 300,000+ free printable digital designs, or purchase and download files from the MakerBot Digital Store. They can also design their own 3D prints using simple design tools, such as the free tablet app, MakerBot PrintShop. The Replicator Mini is powered by the MakerBot 3D printing platform, has an onboard camera to monitor its 3D printing via the MakerBot Mobile app and features the MakerBot Replicator Smart Extruder. The MakerBot Replicator Mini compact 3D printer is priced at $1,375.
“We are really proud to launch our first branded and licensed 3D printed products for the MakerBot Digital Store and MakerBot Retail Stores with Sesame Street,” said Bre Pettis, CEO of MakerBot. “Sesame Street has always been near and dear to my heart. I used to work for Jim Henson’s Creature Shop . . . Having the ability to 3D print a beloved character—or soon, an entire set of cherished characters—will be really fun and educational. 3D printing is like having an engineering education in a box, but with Sesame Street, it has a playful and familiar twist.”
The Sesame Street characters, beginning with Snuffy, start at $1.29 for individual models. makerbot.com