We just have a quick bonus PopCult Toybox tonight because I wanted to tell you about the coolest thing that we saw when we visited with Mattel this morning.
Thingmaker was a beloved Mattel product in the 1960s that allowed kids to make their own toys using metal molds and Plasti-Goop and the Thingmaker heating element.
Mattel has revived the Thingmaker name, only this time it’s a 3-D printer. It’s a simple and basic, kid-friendly 3-D printer, but it works and they showed off some pretty cool stuff that can be made with it. Later this week, we’ll have some video to share with you but for now, we just wanted to give you a heads up that later this year, you’ll be able to buy a working 3-D printer for just under three hundred dollars.
Mattel has come up with a system that makes pieces that snap together so that kids can make action figures, jewelry and other cool things.
Making it even cooler is the fact that it has the Thingmaker brand name.