One 1990s summer evening in our cul-de-sac in Teignmouth, I got off my Raleigh Grifter and had a go on Dom’s skateboard.
15 seconds later I was on my arse nursing a grazed elbow, my skateboarding career in tatters.
After that we went and played on my Amiga until he had to go home.
How long before toy manufacturers go for the “3D printed look” to cash in on the trend?
Is 3D printed jewellery the epitome of Pokemonetisation? When will 3D printed jewellery trend and what pokemonesque combination will it take to go mass-market?
But can 3D printing be mass-market? Isn’t it the home-made within-your-grasp nature of 3D printing that’s popular? What about the professional end of 3D printing that’s always at the leading edge of the possible?
If home printing is killing retail, will the money move to creating and transporting the masses of resin-y stuff we’re making these trinkets out of? Can we make that out of renewables? Out of waste products?
Will we get visits from Selective Laser Sinterklaas delivering presents?