Custom 3D printed Alderaan Princess and X-Wing Pilot figurines added to Star Wars Weekends 2014 offerings at Walt Disney World

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Walt Disney World has announced even more offerings for their D-Tech Me line of custom figurines for Star Wars Weekends 2014 beginning next month.

In addition to the Carbon Freeze Me and Stormtrooper figurines that have been available in recent years, Disney is now adding Alderaan Princess (basically, Princess Leia) and X-Wing Pilot (basically, Luke Skywalker) options as well as a new, far larger 16-inch version.

Guests will be able to enter Darth’s Mall at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the primary merchandise location for Star Wars Weekends, to have their likeness scanned to be 3D printed onto these figures or, for the first time, returning guests can use previous years’ scans on the new options.

There will also be child versions of the Alderaan Princess and Carbon-Freeze Me figurines.

Below is a look back at the process of creating my own figurines over the past two years, the Han Solo-styled Carbon Freeze Me and the Stormtrooper.

The 7″ figurines are $99.95 each, plus shipping and sales tax and the new 16-inch figurines are a whopping $1,499.95 each, plus shipping and sales tax. All participants also receive a special button. Figurines arrive 7-8 weeks after the experience.

D-Tech Me can be booked by calling 407-WDW-TECH (407-939-8324), available to take part in during Star Wars Weekends dates: May 16 – 18, May 23 – 25, May 30 – June 1, June 6 – 8, and June 13-15.

With Mark Hamill announced to appear at Star Wars Weekends this year, it remains to be seen whether he’ll participate in having his own custom figurine created (as if there aren’t already enough “Star Wars” figures bearing his likeness).

2 Comments

  1. Mike

    $1500 for the 16 inch version?! why on earth is it so expensive??

  2. Jason Flahie

    3-D printing isn’t that expensive, but it isn’t cheap either. A color figure with that resolution takes a long time to print and process, even if it is hollow, and costs increase drastically with size. If they don’t do it in-house, most 3-D printing companies charge by volume, so a figure 233% taller costs roughly 12.7 times as much to print, plus they require a larger printer to make. They aren’t printing these on a consumer printer.

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