Sandboxr and Summit Entertainment Team Up for Unique Merchandising Venture
Fans of the major motion picture "Ender's Game" can order exclusive replica battleships from the film generated by cutting-edge three-dimensional printing technology by visiting sandboxr.com.
The plans for the ships come directly from the files used for the movie produced by Summit, a subsidiary of industry giant Lionsgate Media.
That means it doesn't get any more authentic than this for memorabilia collectors, Sandboxr spokeswoman Rebecca Lee said.
She also noted that visitors to the site can expect more content and features to be unlocked over the coming weeks. Currently battleships range from $19.99 for a 3-inch model to $39.99 for a 4-inch model and $59.99 for a 5-inch-version.
The ships also come with free, standard display bases, but premium bases are available for an additional charge.
"This is the first 3D experience of this type to coincide with a major cinematic movie release, and Summit is excited to work with Sandboxr to offer this amazing experience and great new technology to our 'Ender's Game' fans," Nancy Kirkpatrick, Summit's president of worldwide marketing, said.
"Ender's Game" tells the story of how a shy, but strategically brilliant boy named Ender Wiggin leads Earth's forces against an alien invasion in the near future.
Asa Butterfield, of "Hugo" and "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" plays the title role alongside Ben Kingsley, of "Iron Man 3" fame, and Harrison Ford, from too many blockbusters to mention.
Sandboxr, which launched in Salt Lake City in 2011, offers an application that allows people who don't own a 3D printer and who have never seen 3D modeling or CAD software to create impressive 3D printed scenes, as if they were movie directors or photographers.