3D Systems acquires 3D toy modeling firm

|About: 3D Systems Corp. (DDD)|By:, SA News Editor

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