LOS ANGELES, July 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Moose Toys, the fastest-growing toy company in the U.S., is excited to announce the launch of the new Qixels 3D Maker, a one-of-a-kind tool that lets kids create three-dimensional, pixelated designs, offering a unique, hands-on approach to the world of 3D printing. With the newest addition to the wildly-popular Qixels line that launched in 2015 and has since flown off the shelves, kids can now take their 8-bit designs to the next dimension. Minecraft fans will be inspired to create 3D characters of their favorite animals, space ships, bugs, monsters and anything else they can imagine.
Most 3D printers retail for as much as $300, but the unique innovation behind the Qixels 3D Maker revolutionizes the 3D printing concept by making the tool affordable at just $25 for the first time, and the groundbreaking mechanics of the new product enable kids to use their hands and create anything they can imagine, while improving their dexterity and construction skills.
The 3D printing industry is booming more than ever before, and is critical in transforming other industries, such as prosthetics, home construction, manufacturing, technology and medicine by allowing whatever the imagination can conjure to spring to life as three dimensional models. The Qixels 3D Maker introduces kids to the same concept, empowering them from the start for the first time to turn hands-on play into building three-dimensional designs that will set them up for a bright future.
"We introduced Qixels to inspire all kids to be creative, improve dexterity and enjoy craft activities in a new way," said Paul Solomon, Co-CEO of Moose Toys. "We're thrilled to let kids take their creations to the next level with the Qixels 3D Maker, and give parents an opportunity to introduce the idea of 3D printing at an affordable price."
Moose Toys launched Qixels in 2015 as a craft activity line that inspires kids to step away from electronic screens and use their imaginations to create their favorite 8-bit style characters with cubes that join together using just water.
Kids aren't the only fans of Qixels – parents love its no heat, no glue, no mess features, as well as its low price points. The new Qixels 3D Maker gives kids the chance to learn the science behind 3D printing and avoid waiting the long hours that an electronic 3D printer requires for production. Their custom creations are taken to the next dimension, inspiring more imagination than ever before. The product is already generating global industry buzz, winning the 2016 Toy of the Year Award in Australia.
"Brain-boosting playthings support children as they grow and gain new abilities," said Adrienne Appell, trend expert at the Toy Industry Association. "From enhancing kids' communication skills to improving their logic, the latest educational toys, like the Qixels 3D Maker, encourage kids to explore, experiment, design and discover, all while having fun!"
About Qixels 3D Maker
The Qixels 3D Maker gives kids the power to shape and create Qixels in 3D. Kids can use the 3D Maker's unique "layer by layer" technology to add another dimension to their creations and make them stand out from the rest. Kids can build them up and build them out to create a 3D Qixel World. To use, kids simply construct their design and brush with water to see the cubes magically stick together. There are a variety of themes to choose from in the 3D range.
The Qixels full range will be available at quality retailers starting in August 2016.
About Moose Toys
Moose Toys is a global toy company with offices in the US, UK, Hong Kong, China and the head office based in Melbourne, Australia. This award-winning company is known for designing, developing and distributing toy and lifestyle products across the globe for children of all ages and the young at heart. Moose has products in all toy categories including collectibles, arts and crafts, activity toys, dolls, novelty items and outdoor products, and has brought joy to kids worldwide with successful products such as Mighty Beanz, Beados, Aqua Sand and The Trash Pack™. In 2015, Moose expanded several major product lines for boys and girls, including Shopkins™, the hottest girl's collectible line of grocery and fashion themed characters; Little Live Pets, electronic pets that come to life in the palm of your hand; as well as line extensions for Beados craft activity sets. The company also introduced Qixels, the first "craftstruction" activity that allows kids to create pixelated worlds of monsters, warriors and more. Moose Toys has scored numerous coveted toy awards from industry experts and major retailers. The Shopkins Scoops Ice Cream Truck was awarded 2016 Girl Toy of the Year by the Toy Industry Association, and the Shopkins Small Mart playset was awarded the 2015 Girls' Toy of the Year. Shopkins was awarded the 2016 Licensed Character/Toy of the Year by LIMA. Visit www.moosetoys.com for more information.
SOURCE Moose Toys