Disney invests in MakieLab, a manufacturer of 3D printed dolls


Without making too much noise, I say it since curiously there is no community in this regard that reports this action, we learned that Disney has bought part of makielab. If you don't know this company, let me tell you that we are talking about a London-based startup that has been gaining quite a bit of fame lately thanks to the exquisite taste and details of its custom dolls made by 3D printing.

Apparently and as it has transpired, the agreement between Disney and MakieLab began to be negotiated in July 2016 and it was not until the beginning of 2017 that everything was finally finalized. As a detail, tell you that, as can be seen on MakieLab's own website, in a post published on February 18, it is announced that the company is no longer an independent entity although, curiously, its new owner is not announced. Specifically, the following can be read:

The Makies technology and platform has been successfully acquired by a fantastic American media giant, who we hope will do something great with the company very soon.

Disney takes an interest in the quality of MakieLab's 3D printed dolls and buys part of the company.

On the other hand, it is known that MakieLab has transferred part of its business to the United States where it has been accepted into the Disney startup accelerator. In turn, the company has begun to offer its customers costumes for its dolls with Maleficent or Minnie Mouse patterns, two of Disney's main properties.

Speaking a bit about the history of MakieLab and how it has managed to be acquired by Disney, we have to emphasize that since its inception the English company allowed that after filling in a brief form through your own website, something that any boy or girl could do due to its ease, they could choose a basic doll design online. From this choice, he could personalize it with hair, eye color and skin tone. Once these characteristics were configured, you could choose the clothes and send the design to the company, which printed the physical doll on an industrial 3D printer, dressed it and shipped it.

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