Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Wonder Festival Summer 2011 Part 6: Digital Toy Production

At every Wonder Festival, there are interesting sections dedicated to unique areas of the toy world: special exhibitions, museum pieces, etc. One of the best this year was an area focusing on digital toy production. There were booths showing software, 3D printing machines, laser etched works, sample figures, and so on.

I'm all for anything that makes an effort to break out of the box and leave it in the dust. Here are some shots from the section:

This huge figure was made by a company called S MIST. The parts were individually made with a 3D printer and then assembled.

The hair was intense!
 More after the jump:

Another 3D printer

Really cool laser etched 3D blocks at this booth.

As you can see from the next batch, computer generated figures are catching up with the quality of traditional toy making techniques.

This figure, and a bunch of others, had big signs next to them saying "Please photograph and upload the images online." I thought that was a really cool way of getting the word out about this new wave of toy design.

Kaiju Korner's Wonder Festival Summer 2011 Report Log:

Part 1: Medicom upcoming sofubi exclusives:
http://kaijukorner.blogspot.com/2011/07 ... art-1.html

Part 2: Sofubi
http://kaijukorner.blogspot.com/2011/07 ... art-2.html

Part 3: Resin Garage Kits
http://kaijukorner.blogspot.com/2011/07 ... art-3.html

Part 4: 3A + Goodsmile Company
http://kaijukorner.blogspot.com/2011/07 ... -4-3a.html

Part 5: Cosplay
http://kaijukorner.blogspot.com/2011/07 ... art-5.html

Part 6: Digital Toy Production
http://kaijukorner.blogspot.com/2011/07 ... art-6.html

Part 7: Everything Else
http://kaijukorner.blogspot.com/2011/07 ... art-7.html

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