3D Systems acquires 3D toy modeling firm

Another month, another 3D Systems (DDD +1.2%) acquisition. The target this time is Gentle Giant Studios, a provider of 3D modeling services for the entertainment and toy industries. Terms are undisclosed. (PR)

Gentle Giant, which is located a stone's throw away from Hollywood, uses 3D scanning/modeling tools to create licensed toys and collectibles for brands and franchises such as Marvel, Disney, Harry Potter, and Star Wars.

3D says it will use Gentle Giant's technology and content library to "further the reach of 3D scanning, modeling and printing for entertainment, toys, collectibles, action figures in conjunction with numerous blockbuster films and evergreen licensed properties."

Other recent acquisitions: Xerox R&D unit, Village Plastics, The Sugar Lab

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  • thomgilligan
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    This excellent acquisition will drive consumer sales. Once they work out the licensing agreements, they will produce a CAD program for 4-6 years olds and 7-10 year olds to create their own dinosaurs, monsters, action heroes, armaments, etc., etc., etc. The disposable sales will have a dramatic effect on growth.
    3 Jan 2014, 12:55 PM Reply Like
  • jlbrown
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    Fantastic deal - and GO DDD!
    3 Jan 2014, 01:25 PM Reply Like
  • jlbrown
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    Like I said, fantastically smart acquisition and GO DDD!!!
    3 Jan 2014, 01:27 PM Reply Like
  • paulbenjou
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    Way to go Avi!!
    4 Jan 2014, 08:38 AM Reply Like
  • GreenGrowthGeek
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    I like it when companies I invest in make smart moves that will accelerate their growth and profits.
    4 Jan 2014, 10:07 PM Reply Like
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