Let your kids print their own toys with this Shark Tank-approved 3D printer

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This 5-star rated 3D printer lets kids create their own toys.
This easy-to-use 3D printer lets kids get creative.
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A machine that prints toys: It may sound like the stuff of Roald Dahl books or movie magic, but the Toybox 3D printer is actually real. And without a doubt, it’s the coolest gift you could give the kids in your life this holiday season.

Even better, right now, you can grab the Toybox 3D Printer Deluxe Bundle with a special pre-Black Friday doorbuster deal for just $319.97 (regular price $469).

An excellent 3D printer

If you’re wondering how such a marvelous invention works, it’s surprisingly simple. In fact, it’s so easy to use that beginners of all ages can easily design and print their own toys, thanks to its one-touch functions. Plus, it’s safe: There’s no need to use a knife to remove the prints (like most 3D printers require).

Simply connect to the printer’s companion app from an iPhone, iPad or Android device (or any web browser). Then, choose from the existing toy catalog or create and upload your own designs. The always-expanding catalog includes fan-favorite toy designs from DC Comics, Cartoon Network, Friends, Looney Tunes, Hanna-Barbera, Seinfeld and classic movies such as Polar Express and Elf.

The printer also comes equipped with eight different colors of nontoxic, biodegradable printer food — enough to make anywhere from 100 to 300 toys. (Yes, that’s a lot of toys.)

And if this gadget looks familiar, that’s probably because you saw it on ABC’s Shark Tank. America’s most-renowned investors aren’t the only ones who love it, either. The Toybox 3D Printer earned an impressive five-star rating from customer reviews. As one recent reviewer wrote, “The hardware was easy to set up and easy to calibrate (just turn one screw)…. The kids have loved producing lots of objects, and after several weeks they started getting into printing multi-part objects, which I love to see.”

Save on a Toybox 3D Printer

Give your kids the most awesome Christmas gift ever this year with this Toybox 3D Printer Deluxe Bundle, on sale for $319.97 for a limited time (regular price $469).

Prices subject to change.