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We should be able to print our captains and bridge officers

I would absolutely pay for the ability to print little statues of my captain and bridge officers as well as their ship. I could think of some wicked displays on my shelves!
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  • ashstorm1ashstorm1 Member Posts: 526 Arc User
    +1 to this. Printing ships is one thing, but i'd love to have 3D statues of my captain and crew as well.
  • ryickryick Member Posts: 26 Arc User
    Add my name to that petition.
  • bloodyrizbloodyriz Member Posts: 1,596 Arc User
    I could go for that too.​​
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  • nimbullnimbull Member Posts: 1,427 Arc User
    edited June 11
    I can just imagine the look on the neighbors face when five life sized Orion slave girl 3D printings arrive in bikinis in a package marked "Away Team".

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  • rattler2rattler2 Member Posts: 42,575 Arc User
    Would be interesting. Although then comes the issue of posing. How will they stand? What will be in hand?
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  • nickcastletonnickcastleton Member Posts: 1,110 Arc User
    id be up for that
    rattler2 wrote: »
    Would be interesting. Although then comes the issue of posing. How will they stand? What will be in hand?
    some games allow you to print characters when you do you can choose their pose and what they are holding.

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  • camclcamcl Member Posts: 6 Arc User
    I would love to see that, but I think they need to hire more people and expand a bit before that can happen.

    They're so backlogged on the ship orders alone, I'm waiting an extra 3-6 weeks for mine, beyond the time I already waited.
  • duncanidaho11duncanidaho11 Member Posts: 6,529 Arc User
    Addressed on Ten Forward weekly: Cryptic wants to but this is a whole other ball game and one that's much more challenging than ship printing (finer detail, thinner components.) But, if ship printing remains popular then you can bet Cryptic will continue to look for how to expand it in future (no promises but maybe someday). ;)
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  • commanderkassycommanderkassy Member Posts: 936 Arc User
    Addressed on Ten Forward weekly: Cryptic wants to but this is a whole other ball game and one that's much more challenging than ship printing (finer detail, thinner components.) But, if ship printing remains popular then you can bet Cryptic will continue to look for how to expand it in future (no promises but maybe someday). ;)

    I look forward to it and hope they manage to do it cause I want it badly.
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  • ashstorm1ashstorm1 Member Posts: 526 Arc User
    edited June 12
    rattler2 wrote: »
    Would be interesting. Although then comes the issue of posing. How will they stand? What will be in hand?

    Actually, Blizzard already offers a 3D printing service for your WoW characters, including a wide range of dynamic poses and the possibility to equip any armor set and weapon that you may have unlocked in-game.

    It's completely doable with the appropriate resources.
  • commanderkassycommanderkassy Member Posts: 936 Arc User
    ashstorm1 wrote: »
    rattler2 wrote: »
    Would be interesting. Although then comes the issue of posing. How will they stand? What will be in hand?

    Actually, Blizzard already offers a 3D printing service for your WoW characters, including a wide range of dynamic poses and the possibility to equip any armor set and weapon that you may have unlocked in-game.

    It's completely doable with the appropriate resources.

    Really? That's cool!
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  • jamieblanchardjamieblanchard Member Posts: 217 Arc User
    rattler2 wrote: »
    Would be interesting. Although then comes the issue of posing. How will they stand? What will be in hand?

    I also wonder about that myself. And, what would the scale be in, as well? I'd totally go for army men scale, or the 3.75 inch scale for the 80's G.I. Joe figures.
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  • avoozuulavoozuul Member Posts: 1,405 Arc User
    edited June 13
    So you want a stiff action figure?
  • schloopdooschloopdoo Member Posts: 354 Arc User
    ashstorm1 wrote: »
    rattler2 wrote: »
    Would be interesting. Although then comes the issue of posing. How will they stand? What will be in hand?

    Actually, Blizzard already offers a 3D printing service for your WoW characters, including a wide range of dynamic poses and the possibility to equip any armor set and weapon that you may have unlocked in-game.

    It's completely doable with the appropriate resources.

    Really? That's cool!

    Yeah, the poses are based on the animations in the game, so the models aren't twisted and turned in any way that the art assets weren't designed for. It's a neat service, and I imagine the quality of the collectible figures' looks has improved as Blizzard's art for weapons and armor has over the years.
  • camclcamcl Member Posts: 6 Arc User
    ashstorm1 wrote: »
    rattler2 wrote: »
    Would be interesting. Although then comes the issue of posing. How will they stand? What will be in hand?

    Actually, Blizzard already offers a 3D printing service for your WoW characters, including a wide range of dynamic poses and the possibility to equip any armor set and weapon that you may have unlocked in-game.

    It's completely doable with the appropriate resources.

    From what I remember, the company running the service hasn't really updated it in a while, atleast since Pandaria (so certain races aren't available). They also don't use the updated character models, atleast as recently as last year.
  • dracounguisdracounguis Member Posts: 4,956 Arc User
    edited June 13
    I have a custom character statue from Blizzard from back when BC was out. Of course, I think it's a foam statue since it's in a glass bubble. And characters in WoW aren't as modifiable as in STO. But that was 10yrs ago, so I'd think characters here should be no big deal technologically speaking. More of a desire/expense issue.
    Sometimes I think I play STO just to have something to complain about on the forums.
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