New York - August 23, 2016 - Source3™, the world’s first platform for end-to-end management of intellectual property in user-generated content (UGC), has officially launched the first set of 3D printed South Park characters celebrating the 20th season of the series, via Shapeways.
The South Park figure collection features fan favorite characters, side characters and characters previously unavailable to diehard fans via traditional licensing and manufacturing. The collector-inspired line incorporates full-color 3D prints ranging in scale and styling. The collection will evolve over the three-year partnership and feature year-round introductions of new and old characters.
"We are thrilled to work with South Park, one of the deepest and most incredible portfolio of characters and moments ever created. Using 3D printing and on-demand production, we can create an evolving line of character collectibles previously unavailable to fans," says Scott Sellwood Head of Partnerships at Source3.
South Park fans can find the collector set of four boys for sale here. South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker have hand signed a limited number of Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny figurines, which select consumers who purchase the full set will have an opportunity to win. More popular character figurines are available here on Shapeways.
Source3 is the world's first platform for end-to-end management of 3rd party IP in user-generated content. With an extensive database of IP information, we provide IP recognition, licensing and rights administration services that connect creators, marketplaces and brands and enable monetization of user content across physical and digital products. Based in New York City and founded by Google and 3D Systems veterans, the team’s previous venture was RightsFlow, an enterprise licensing technology for the music industry acquired by YouTube in 2011. For more information, please visit www.source3.io.
Shapeways is the world’s leading 3D printing service and marketplace for consumers, empowering everyone to bring amazing products to life. By giving anyone the ability to quickly and affordably turn ideas from digital designs into real products, Shapeways is fundamentally changing how products are made and by whom. Shapeways produces roughly 3,000 unique products every day and over 1 million unique products annually. Headquartered in Manhattan, Shapeways also has factories and offices in Long Island City, Seattle and Eindhoven, Netherlands. For more information and to be part of this creative community, visit Shapeways.com, and follow us at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
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