Thanks to innovations in 3D printing, anyone can now get a custom figurine in their image through Hasbro’s Selfie Series Program– assuming they have the patience to wait a few months for it to be made. The new from Disney tron Identity program promises custom figurines in about 16 minutes skipping 3D printing altogether.
Indeed, the new collection of tron Action figures do not feature face sculpts at all. The secret to their rapid customization is hidden inside a slick helmet each figure wears. Behind the transparent visor is an LCD screen that displays images of digitally captured faces making different expressions, and when played in sequence can even make the character appear to be talking.
Why is it tron Back in the news?
Despite a excellent electronic soundtrack provided by none other than daft-punk, tron the legacy– sequel to the original tron, which featured groundbreaking special effects in 1982—failed to create much of the legacy of its own when it hit theaters in 2010. So why is Disney producing more merchandise and toys based on the tron following?
In 2016, when Shanghai Disneyland opened its doors to the world, one of its exclusive rides was tron light cyclean innovative roller coaster where riders rode lightweight motorcycle-like bicycles that raced along a track in and out of the attraction’s grounds at speeds of up to 60 miles per hour, which made it the most thrilling of all thrill rides at the Disney parks.
Seven years later, on April 4, 2023, the new tron light cycle attraction will officially open at Tomorrowland at Walt Disney World in Florida, so Disney is showcasing a mountain of new merchandise that will be exclusively available to guests exiting through the attraction’s gift shop.
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So it can’t hurt Disney is still trying to make a third tron movie…
A new way to customize an action figure
While Hasbro’s Selfie Series requires users to use a mobile app to take a series of photos of their head and face, which are then used to generate a 3D model that can be 3D printed, the tron The identity program experience focuses its image captures on a customer’s facial features, in particular. After being scanned, customers can select what their own figure will look like from a small collection of options, as well as the style of helmet their figure will wear and their team color, as the figures also have glowing accents that change of color. their outfits.
The final step, which isn’t offered with Hasbro’s Selfie Series figures, is for customers to record six lines of dialogue in their own voice, which are played when a button on their figure’s chest is pressed. What’s particularly innovative is that a figure’s custom identity is stored on a small removable memory card that can be transferred to other figures, as well as other electronic devices. tron accessories available at the attraction’s gift shop.
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It only takes about 16 minutes to create the custom figures – plenty of time to browse the rest of the gift shop – and they arrive in miniaturized-like packaging. tron arcade cabinet.
With a price tag of $90, the tron The Identity Program Experience is about $30 more than ordering a custom Hasbro Selfie Series Figure, but the price difference is likely due to the electronics added in the tron The figures. However, if you want one, you’ll also need to factor in the cost of a trip to Walt Disney World, because while Hasbro’s Selfie Series figures are available to anyone who can use a smartphone app, the tron The Identity Program experience is only available at the park, outside the tron light cycle attraction, Florida.
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