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July 8, 2014
UGLYDOLL™ Enters the World of the 3D Printing with MakerBot Collaboration!
Being different and unique is what Uglydoll™ is all about! That is why we are so excited to announce a groundbreaking partnership with 3D Printing innovator MakerBot. MakerBot has enthusiastically designed a collection of 3D printable collectibles featuring four of our fan's most popular characters Babo™, Wage™, Ice-Bat™ and Ox™, which can now be 3D printed on MakerBot® Replicator® Desktop 3D Printers.
"Taking Uglydoll into the world of 3D printing seems like a natural extension for our Uglydoll characters," noted David Horvath, co-founder of Pretty Ugly. "Sun-Min and I have been fans of 3D printing for a while and we are excited to be working with MakerBot on bringing our characters to life in a whole different 3D world."
"We are so excited to offer Uglydoll 3D printed content in the MakerBot Digital Store," noted Jenny Lawton, president of MakerBot and a huge Uglydoll fan, with Wage and Ice-Bat being some of her favorite characters. "The story behind the creation of the Uglydoll characters by David Horvath and Sun-Min Kim showcase how creativity can positively impact lives. We love the fun, light-hearted stories behind the Uglydoll characters and hope that they will help inspire a whole new generation of makers with their 3D printed adventures."
The first wave of characters introduced are in T-pose format, designed to be 3D printed and fully poseable; the second wave are Uglydoll characters in a dynamic stance, posed to enjoy the real world of their owner. A third wave will include a 3D printable Uglydoll bus that will take miniature Uglydoll characters on a fun-filled summer vacation; and a fourth wave will be 3D printable environments for the 3D printed Uglydoll characters to live in. The 3D printed Uglydoll characters are available on the MakerBot Digital Store (makerbot.com/digital store) with prices starting at $1.29 per digital model. Currently available are the T-pose and dynamic posed characters. The additional character sets will come later this summer.
MakerBot, a subsidiary of Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq: SSYS), 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. To learn more about MakerBot, visit makerbot.com.
UGLYDOLL& Pretty Ugly, LLC
David Horvath & Sun-Min Kim created the first Uglydoll hand-sewn plush toy in 2001. Since the inception of the first character, Wage™, who David drew on a love letter to Sun-Min, Uglydoll has grown into an entire universe of characters, stories, and products for all ages.The Uglydoll brand was launched in 2002 by Pretty Ugly, LLC in Edison, New Jersey. David & Sun-Min's unique aesthetic and voice defining "ugly" distinguish the property as distinctive and unique. The award-winning Uglydoll characters appear in a variety of toys, books, apparel, and other licensed products that are available in thousands of stores, worldwide. For more information,
, please visit www.uglydolls.com