There are certainly a lot of online services for buying and selling 3D-printed designs. At first glance, MixeeLabs would appear to be simply another iteration, but, you soon realize that it’s not just a marketplace at all.
Though users Virtox and Neural Firings have built Creators for customizable rings, earrings, and bracelets, let’s go through the process of using the flagship Mixee Me Figurines Creator so that you have a better sense of what I’m talking about:
First you’re presented with the default Mixee, a boring white guy like me. Not unlike the Mii characters that you make for the Wii, the Mixee Me Creator let’s you customize every feature on your Mixee Figurine until it truly represents your personality. On the right-hand side of the page, there are a variety of features that you can select: mouths, eyes, skin color, hair, t-shirts, etc. Unlike the Wii Miis, with Mixee Me, you have the ability to upload custom images to place on your figure’s t-shirt (or forehead). Then, thanks to the company’s partnership with Shapeways, you can pay $25 to have Shapeways print out your design and send it to you.