TLDR: The Toybox 3D Printer Deluxe Bundle lets youngsters get their hands on the controls of a kid-friendly, yet amazingly resourceful 3D printer to create an army of their own toys.
If you grew up in the 60’s…or the 80’s…or even the 2000’s, you undoubtedly look at some of today’s technology and marvel at what you would have done with that type of creativity at your disposal when you were a kid. Just think about the artistry you could have created with a tablet. Or the access to information that could have fueled your learning with a smartphone. And wow…what you could have done with a 3D printer. Homemade Star Wars figures, anyone?
Unfortunately, most 3D printers are still a little too intricate and too temperamental to hand to a 7-year-old and let them create. You’ll most likely end up with a damaged printer, an upset and angry kid, and probably a huge, huge mess.
But not all 3D printers are for adults only. The Toybox 3D Printer Deluxe Bundle ($330 from TNW Deals) is made specifically for the youngest creators around — and it’s also a whole lot of fun for creators well past their school-age years too.
After debuting with an appearance on ABC’s Shark Tank in early 2019, this simplified, but in no way dumbed down 3D printer has been drawing great reviews from both users and outlets, like Bloomberg, who called the Toybox “mesmerizing for kids and grownups alike.”
Designed especially for elementary school age kids, young creators make sure the printer is loaded with filament, flip through a catalog of thousands of toy ideas in the Toybox app, pick one they like, and hit print.
With that single button press, the Toybox spins to life, turning the non-toxic, biodegradable filament into the exact object they choose. The Toybox doesn’t even require a knife to cut the object loose once printing is completed.
If the catalog doesn’t include the toy your kid wants, the Toybox Creator Space can actually help them build it using easy-to-use app tools that help that creation materialize out of thin air.
And Toybox doesn’t just create generic boats and planters and other assorted plastic doodads. Through new licensing agreements, Toybox has added a host of new figures and other ideas for items based on DC Comics, Cartoon Network, Looney Tunes, Hanna-Barbera, and a whole bunch more.
This package comes with the Toybox 3D printer as well as eight spools of colored filament, good for making anywhere from 100 all the way up to 300 different toys.
Regularly $469, the Toybox 3D Printer Deluxe Bundle is now on sale as part of the ongoing Labor Day Sale, which slashes the price on this awesome collection all the way down to just $330. Better hurry — this deal ends in only a few days.
Prices are subject to change