Hasbro is combining photography with its collectible toy products for a new ‘Selfie Series‘ of action figures. After debuting its Selfie Series action figures at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, Hasbro will open up its 3D-printed products to everyone in the US starting this Friday.
The new custom action figures, created in partnership with 3D-printing company Formlabs, will allow anyone to put their face on a select action figure using Hasbro’s Pulse mobile app (available on Android and iOS). Ordering is limited to the mobile app because you must use your smartphone to capture at least five headshots, including a front view and several angled images. For the best results, you must submit photos with even lighting and a consistent facial expression.
Once the images have been accepted, you select a hairstyle from about 50 different options and facial hair. Once you’ve selected the desired hair style and color, you pick which action figure you want to become. The choices include Stormtrooper, X-Wing pilot, Leia, Mandalorian, Black Panther, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Black Widow, Red Power Ranger, Pink Power Ranger, Snake Eyes, Scarlett, and male or female Ghostbusters. If you’ve ever wanted to become a character from Star Wars or become your favorite superhero, now’s your chance.
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When Hasbro announced the Selfie Series figures in July, they stated a $60 price tag. Unfortunately, the figures will be a bit more expensive ($80) when they launch this week. The delivery time is also fairly lengthy, requiring at least 45 days to 3D-print, package, and ship your custom figure. They should still arrive in time for Christmas if you order soon, although taking the required photos of someone else might be challenging without letting them know what you’re up to.
If you’d like to be alerted as soon as the Selfie Series is available for order, sign up on Hasbro.