Rize has partnered with US toy company Little You to let kids turn their wildest imaginings into functional 3D anime toys made using Rize’s 3D Printing technology and materials.
The Toronto, Canada-based personalised toy design platform aims to foster innovation and creativity with custom anime figures that can be 3D printed and delivered to their door.
Rize’s full colour tough materials replace previous ‘3D colour sandstone’ materials – fragile materials that doesn’t stand-up to being played with by children.
Rize Rizium composite materials are recyclable and tough enough for hours of rugged play.
“With Rize, Little You sets our users’ imagination free to make amazing full-colour custom toys with the click of a mouse – and gives us another way to reinforce our brand,” said founder Christina Guo.
“Together we’re taking our users’ experience to the next level.”
Guo came up with the idea for Little You while she was studying at OCAD University. As an artist and a believer of the importance of creativity and seeing the world through the eyes of a child, the founder strives to provide countless opportunities for children to acquire social skills while bringing families even closer together.
“Little You shows how innovative toy companies are pushing the boundaries of what’s possible,” said Rize CEO Andy Kalambi.
“We’re delighted that the XRIZE full-color 3D printing technology can help Little You unleash the creativity in children of all ages.”
The news follows more industrial news from Rize about the launch of its 7XC 3D Printer, with a materials line-up and build volume that puts it firmly in Stratasys Fortus territory – read more about it here.