Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Hasbro brings D&D brand to Shapeways via SuperFanArt

The site originally launched just for
"My Little Pony", now includes
Dungeons & Dragons
This caught my eye this morning:
As you may have heard, Hasbro and Shapeways are working together to encourage artists to create and sell 3D designs based on Hasbro brands. Our July launch of SuperFanArt.com featured five artists and their My Little Pony-based designs. The event generated substantial press for the artists and goodwill toward Hasbro and Shapeways for opening up major entertainment brands to fans. Given this early success, we want to expand this opportunity to include more artists, more Hasbro brands and more 3D printed awesomeness.
Starting now, you too can become part of SuperFanArt to promote and sell your designs to other fans. Submit your designs for the following brands:
My Little Pony, Transformers, Dungeons & Dragons, Monopoly, Scrabble (to be sold in US and Canada only), Dragonvale, GI Joe
So if I'm reading this correctly, it is now okay for D&D fans to legally sell D&D miniatures (and jewelry, dice, game tokens, or just about anything that can be 3D printed, short of a replacement pelvis) on ShapeWays via the SuperFanArt.com site. The specific design has to be approved, of course ("no ponies with guns"), but the mechanism is there to sell your own D&D products through an officially-sanctioned website.

Are you pondering what I'm pondering?

2 comments:

Mike Bridges said...

"Are you pondering what I'm pondering?"

Yes, but where are we going to get a dump truck full of taffy at this time of the day?

Mystic Scholar said...

Interesting implications with this one.