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Re: Spore Figurines
« Reply #135 on: March 03, 2008, 06:15:33 am »
It seems like we're gonna get our own Spore figurines!!  YAY!  ;D

http://www.wral.com/business/local_tech_wire/venture/story/2510886/

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Another cool idea is that you will be able to take your own unique creature creation and order a plastic 3-D model of it. EA is working with a company that will ship you a model for a fee. Ed Fries, the former head of Microsoft Game Studios, liked this idea so much that he started a similar business making World of Warcraft characters based on unique player designs
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« Reply #136 on: March 03, 2008, 06:18:29 am »
I would like a figurine for sure but it will probably cost aloot to order one  :'(
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Re: Spore Figurines
« Reply #137 on: March 03, 2008, 07:04:16 am »
My guess is about $20.

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Re: Spore Figurines
« Reply #138 on: March 03, 2008, 07:23:29 am »
My guess is about $20.

ya, because there plastic now. first they where really breakable, and they had to find a way to ship them without breaking them. but the fixed the problem: they made them plastic, so you can use it as figures too and not only as statues.
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Re: Spore Figurines
« Reply #139 on: March 03, 2008, 08:13:45 am »
Well, it says
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EA is working with a company that will ship you a model for a fee
a fee for shipping it - not selling it! Uh i really do hope its a non-profit company :D

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Re: Spore Figurines
« Reply #140 on: March 03, 2008, 12:13:01 pm »
Well, it says
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EA is working with a company that will ship you a model for a fee
a fee for shipping it - not selling it! Uh i really do hope its a non-profit company :D

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Re: Spore Figurines
« Reply #141 on: March 03, 2008, 01:48:27 pm »
My guess is about $20.

That would be nice, except WoW figures cost $100.
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Re: Spore Figurines
« Reply #142 on: March 03, 2008, 01:49:42 pm »
The World of Warcraft figures mentioned were both limited run (only so many people got to get them done in each batch) and around $100 base (plus I think extra for extra detailing).  Since WoW characters were never designed for 3D printing, they have to take some liberties with the models and do an export/resculpt to make sure that it prints nicely.  If Spore is supporting the 3D print thing from the get go, they will probably have to foresight to make sure your creatures are 3D printing friendly, which I'd hope will cut down the price. I also hope that they'll have the capacity to print them on demand.

EDIT: Miclee got to the price thing before me. ;)

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Re: Spore Figurines
« Reply #143 on: March 03, 2008, 03:20:41 pm »
Well, it says
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EA is working with a company that will ship you a model for a fee
a fee for shipping it - not selling it! Uh i really do hope its a non-profit company :D

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Exactly! Right back at ya!
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Re: Spore Figurines
« Reply #144 on: March 03, 2008, 03:23:06 pm »
why is it that when i posted something like this all i get are posts about male genetalia? http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=11033.15
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Re: Spore Figurines
« Reply #145 on: March 03, 2008, 03:32:25 pm »
Holy cow, that thread was undivided pure entertainment!!!
 Laughed myself up while reading it - and as i can see, i didn't help to succumb the altered direction of the topic :P
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« Reply #146 on: March 03, 2008, 03:38:53 pm »
but seriously did you need to link it?  :P
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Re: Spore Figurines
« Reply #147 on: March 03, 2008, 03:45:20 pm »
haha *chuckles* no i didn't need to, i actually didn't think about it, I just copy/pasted the add :) But I do think that some of those guys might've needed a penis stretcher since the discussion could last 2 full pages :D

And i'm sure you'll agree that it would be completely unnecessary to post this link in the discussion, seeing as the creature figurine could cause so much trouble.. Imagine the flora editor:

http://www.eol.org/taxa/16177448

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« Reply #148 on: March 04, 2008, 12:34:00 pm »
if i didnt link it people would not understand and they would think im wierd...if they dont already...
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Re: Spore Figurines
« Reply #149 on: March 04, 2008, 06:58:46 pm »
DOH  i thought you said it was wierd that i linked the whole discussion into this thread...as for that site i didnt link that at all...now im certain people think im wierd :'( 

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(sry for double post but for some reason it wont let me edit my last one)
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