3D printer firm starts selling toys

You can buy Cubify's robots as a packaged products or print-it-yourself files.
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Maker of home 3D printers Cubify has started selling a series of robot toys.

The company offers its basic 'Cube' Home 3D Printer for $1,299 but has now ventured into toymaking, manufacturing the robots with its own 3D printers.

Each robot can bought for $4.99, or it be downloaded as a ready-to-print file for 99 US cents.

After people have purchsed the ready-to-print file they can then print as many of the robots as they like, for free.

The robots feature posable heads, arms and legs (all the parts have to be printed seperately and then popped together) and come in ten different colours.

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