Mr. Snuffleupagus is First Sesame Street Character to be 3D Printed
BROOKLYN, N.Y. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 14, 2014 — MakerBot® is excited to announce Sesame Street as its first global licensed brand and will bring 3D printable Sesame Street licensed content to the MakerBot Digital Store and to MakerBot Retail Stores. Starting today, Mr. Snuffleupagus becomes the first Sesame Street character to be available for download and 3D printing at makerbot.com/digitalstore. Additional characters will follow in the coming months and Sesame Street 3D printed models are expected to be available soon for purchase in MakerBot Retail Stores.
MakerBot, a global leader in desktop 3D printing, brings its first licensed brand, Sesame Street, to the MakerBot Digital Store for downloading and 3D printing. (Photo: Business Wire)
Mr. Snuffleupagus, or Snuffy as he is fondly called, will make his first 3D printed appearance at the Bay Area Maker Faire in San Mateo, Calif., May 17 and 18, at the MakerBot booth. Event attendees are encouraged to be on the lookout for the 3D printed Snuffy figurines hidden throughout the event center. Each scavenger who finds a Snuffy figurine is eligible to bring the 3D printed Snuffleupagus to the MakerBot booth and take a #SnuffySelfie photo in front of the eight-foot tall, 3D printed replica of Sesame Street’s iconic lamp and sign post. Contestants who post their photos to Twitter or Instagram with the tag #SnuffySelfie will be entered to win a MakerBot Replicator® 2 Desktop 3D Printer, $100 worth of MakerBot Digital Store content, three spools of MakerBot PLA Filament and select Sesame Street merchandise.
“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,” noted 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, and I grew up watching Sesame Street. 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 on the MakerBot Digital Store, beginning with Snuffy, will be available at makerbot.com/digitalstore and will start at $1.29 for individual models.
MakerBot, a subsidiary of Stratasys Ltd., is leading the Next Industrial Revolution by setting the standards in reliable and affordable desktop 3D printing. Founded in 2009, MakerBot has built the largest installed base of desktop 3D printers sold to innovative and industry-leading customers worldwide, including engineers, architects, designers, educators and consumers. The MakerBot 3D Ecosystem drives accessibility and rapid adoption of 3D printing and includes Thingiverse.com, the MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner, the MakerBot Replicator line of Desktop 3D Printers, MakerBot Desktop, the MakerBot MakerCare® Protection Plan, the MakerBot Retail Stores and strategic partnerships with top-tier brands. MakerBot has been honored with many accolades, including Popular Mechanics’ “Overall Winner” for best 3D printer, Time’s “Best Inventions of 2012,” Popular Mechanics’ “Editor’s Choice Award,” Popular Science’s “Product of the Year,” Fast Company’s “One of the World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Consumer Electronics” and many more. Join the Next Industrial Revolution by following MakerBot at makerbot.com.
Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq: SSYS), headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn. and Rehovot, Israel, is a leading global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions. The company's patented FDM® and PolyJetTM 3D Printing technologies produce prototypes and manufactured goods directly from 3D CAD files or other 3D content. Systems include 3D printers for idea development, prototyping and direct digital manufacturing. Stratasys subsidiaries include MakerBot and Solidscape, and the company operates the RedEye digital-manufacturing service. Stratasys has more than 1800 employees, holds over 550 granted or pending additive manufacturing patents globally, and has received more than 25 awards for its technology and leadership. Online at: www.stratasys.com or http://blog.stratasys.com.
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