World famous toy company Mattel has used this year’s Toy Fair in New York City to reveal an impressive piece of technology. The company has applied a modern twist on the 1960s era toy maker by introducing the ThingMaker, a revolutionary printer that uses 3D printing technology to create relatively complex toys using an accompanying ThingMaker Design app. Consumers have been patiently waiting for 3D printing technology to make it into the mainstream, but no-one would have predicted that Mattel would be the company to potentially make it happen.

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