Every little boy’s (and girl’s?) dream of being a superhero/megavillain can soon become reality – at least if Jonathan Bowen’s Kickstarter project JB Figures reaches its goal.
Jonathan has created a 3D printing project, with its origins in a graphics design class assignment, that will enable consumers to turn themselves into fully customisable action figures. In practice this means that even if your current physical state does not quite meet the ultra-toned-muscle-definition of superhero standards, that subjective ideal image can still be brought to the physical world — achieved through some creative artistry and 3D modelling magic.
Watch Jonathan Bowen explain his vision in the pledge video below.
Personally, what I like most about this project is Jonathan’s ideology of keeping the designer central to the process – and not just a mechanical producer. And that ideology extends even further than the 3D printed ABS figures themselves . Even the packaging will be designed taking all the aspiring action figure’s features and characteristics into consideration – whether physical or mental. This comprehensive approach makes this project one of the first true examples of absolute customisation and personalisation that is possible via 3D printing tech IMO.
Would there be room in your trophy cabinet for an improved version of yourself? If so, then why not head to JB Figures’ Kickstarter page to find out more about the project via the source link below.