SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) and Sandboxr team up with 343 Industries to launch the first of its kind 3D printing Digital to Doorstep™ platform for Halo 5: Guardians fans worldwide.
Utilizing 3D Systems’ full color 3D printing technology on the ProJet® x60 series and global fulfillment capabilities, and Sandboxr’s proprietary 3D printing customization platform, Halo fans can now create and 3D Print one-of-a-kind Spartan figurines. Spartans are customized either in-game or at www.halowaypoint.com, 3D printed on demand in photorealistic color and delivered directly to the consumer’s doorstep. Sandboxr is for the first time, making high-quality, customized collectibles available to gamers around the world at affordable consumer prices starting at $29.99. Your armor, your helmet, your colors, your weapon, your name or Gamertag, your Achievements … Your Spartan!
Cathy Lewis, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President of 3D Systems added, “Our collaboration with Sandboxr and Halo 5 is a perfect example of how our 3D printing integrates into and enhances existing products and experiences. We are excited to be able to leverage our technology to transform meaningful gaming experiences into physical realities.”
To view the Halo 5: Guardians 3D printing Experience video, click here.
Frank O’Connor, Halo Franchise Development Director, said, “If you’re anything like me, you spend a long time building, creating and customizing your Spartan and getting it just right. And if you’re anything like me there’s always a slight twinge of disappointment when you show up second or third on your team, so now you can always place yourself in pole position, right on your desk!”
“The relationship between Sandboxr, Microsoft and 3D Systems is another big step in our mission to bring our disruptive 3D printing technology to millions of game fans worldwide,” said TJ Young, President and Co-founder of Sandboxr. “Over the years, Halo fans have been clamoring for the ability to buy a personalized Halo Spartan. Our 3D Digital to Doorstep™ platform, along with 3D Systems’ global fulfillment capabilities, makes it possible for those Halo fans to get what they want; a high quality, fairly priced, customizable 3D printed Halo collectable.”
Sandboxr is an innovative technology company that has developed a unique customizable 3D printing Digital to Doorstep ™ platform for Game and Entertainment companies worldwide. Powered by Sandboxr technology, Game and Entertainment companies can now offer their fans the entertaining opportunity to customize their favorite characters and deliver to their doorstep an affordable one of a kind, high quality 3D print.
About 3D Systems
3D Systems provides the most advanced and comprehensive 3D digital design and fabrication solutions available today, including 3D printers, print materials and cloud-sourced custom parts. Its powerful ecosystem transforms entire industries by empowering professionals and consumers everywhere to bring their ideas to life using its vast material selection, including plastics, metals, ceramics and edibles. 3DS’ leading personalized medicine capabilities include end-to-end simulation, training and planning, and printing of surgical instruments and devices for personalized surgery and patient specific medical and dental devices. Its democratized 3D digital design, fabrication and inspection products provide seamless interoperability and incorporate the latest immersive computing technologies. 3DS’ products and services disrupt traditional methods, deliver improved results and empower its customers to manufacture the future now. More information on the company is available at www.3dsystems.com.
About the Halo Franchise
Exclusively published by Microsoft Studios and developed by 343 Industries, the Halo franchise is an award-winning collection of properties that have transcended video games and grown into a global entertainment phenomenon. Beginning with the original Halo: Combat Evolved (2001), the critically acclaimed and record-shattering series of games have reinvented how people think about video games and has since built a fan base of millions worldwide and inspired multiple New York Times best-selling novels, a live-action digital series, comic books, action figures, apparel and more.
343 Industries is the developer of the blockbuster Halo series of video games and, as part of Microsoft Studios, oversees the Halo franchise, including games, original programming, novels, comics, licensed collectibles, apparel and more. The studio launched Halo 5: Guardians on Oct. 27, 2015 and is currently developing Halo Wars 2, while continuing to transform entertainment experiences across the Halo universe with groundbreaking projects, including an upcoming Steven Spielberg produced Halo television series.