Disney/Star Wars 3D Printed Figurines Are Back! Now, With Less Sexism!
A long time ago in a post far, far away, we told you about how Disney was using its new Star Wars acquisition to 3D print figurines from the movies with your head on them. You know, Storm Troopers with your face or you, frozen in carbonite. The company is back with its D-Tech Me experience for an event called Star Wars Weekends at Disney, starting May 16.
The experience – at Darth’s Mall, located in Soundstage 1 between Studio Backlot Tour and Toy Story Midway Mania – is similar to other such 3D scanning and printing services, except that Disney owns the rights to the Star Wars movies, so they can scan your face and put it on your favourite Star Wars paraphernalia. Added to the printing process, are a bunch of fun lights and noises, as demonstrated in the video below.
At previous iterations of the D-Tech Me experience, customers could purchase a 7-inch figurine, printed and shipped to you. They’ve since added to the $99.95, 7” option, a $1,499.95 16” figuring that you can purchase. Oh, and because Disney realized that women may want to be stormtroopers, X-Wing pilots and frozen in carbonite, too, they’ve added “female” options to those figurines. Don’t worry, boys and girls, Disney still has its previously offered Alderaan Princess model on which to attach your head. Good to see that, while Disney has acquired futuristic technology, their gender roles were stuck in the 50s.
To book your D-Tech Me session, call 407-WDW-TECH (407-939-8324). Star Wars Weekends only last Friday to Sunday from Monday 16 to June 15, so you’ll have to book soon. Also, apparently, there’s an event called the Rebel Rendezvous, on May 15, where Star Wars fans will get to sign up and experience D-Tech Me before anyone else. You can visit DisneyParksMerchandise.com for more details.