Gentle Giant Studios adds some spice to the world of 3D Printing

Looks like the big printing companies are starting to see the value of aligning themselves with the entertainment industry. In an effort to diversify their business, major 3D printing manufacturer 3D Systems announce today that they are acquiring Gentle Giant Studios

Vader’s Little Princess and Son Maquette . Source:

Vader’s Little Princess and Son Maquette. Source:

According to the press release from 3D Systems,  "Gentle Giant Studios has led the development of state-of-the-art content using 3D scanning and modeling to develop and manufacture licensed 3D printed characters, toys and collectibles from a variety of franchise properties with global brand recognition, including Marvel, Disney, AMC's The Walking Dead, Avatar, Harry Potter and Star Wars".

We look forward to seeing the new developments from the merger and overall, feeling pretty excited about it's possible implications for 3D artists.