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Amazon offers customizable 3D-printed video game characters

Sandboxr offers 3D printing services to Amazon
Amazon offers customizable 3D-printed video game characters

Amazon has a new trick up its sizeable sleeve.

It’s paired up with 3D-printed collectible specialist Sandboxr to let customers create customized 3D video game characters.

Currently Sandboxr offers the ability to customize 35 characters from Infinity Blade, Primal Carnage and Smite. 

As part of the partnership, Amazon will now print the character you design on-demand and deliver it directly to your door.

Chair Entertainment cut its Infinity Blade deal with Sandboxr in 2014, so we assume this deal is just a continuation of that through Amazon's channels.

Price tag

Prices start at $30 and skyrocket up to $90, with buyers able to customise everything from the weapon a character holds to the way it stands.

Amazon has been a big supporter of 3D printing technologies, and last year launched its own 3D printing store that enables customers to buy tools including filament, CAD software and other accessories.

"There is a lot of passion and excitement in the culture of gaming, as well as 3D printing, and by combining these two worlds and allowing customers to design and personalize their favorite video game characters we can bring enthusiasts even closer to the games they love," said Steve Johnson, Director for the Amazon Marketplace.

"3D Printed Products on Amazon is still in its early days, and we are eager to offer customers the freedom to be designers and create one-of-a-kind items."

Other companies involved in 3D printing and game characters include Things3D, which was founded by former Chillingo men Joe Wee and Chris Byatte, and Toyze, GetJar CEO Ilja Laurs' latest venture.