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Vault Boy, Pikachu, Mario: Greatest 3D Printed Gaming Mascots

3D printed gaming mascots

In gaming, you can’t avoid mascots. What would Nintendo be without Mario? The Fallout series without the Vault Boy? Sega without Sonic?

No wonder fans have built their own 3D printed gaming mascots. Here‘s a choice for your liking.

1. Fallout: Vault Boy

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Who is he? Vault Boy is the mascot character of the Vault-Tec corporation within the Fallout universe.

He appears in adverts, manuals, products and training films. In your Pip-Boy, he provides an iconic representation of your all stats. Also, his statues give the player an instant star to ramp up your perks, traits or skills. He commonly expresses a wide grin but has been shown to make other facial expressions as well. There’s also a lesser-known Vault Girl.

The character was originally designed by Leonard Boyarsky.

Where can I get it? There are several models. You find the one pictured on Thingiverse. Also, MyMiniFactory provides a model.


2. Pokémon: Pikachu

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Who is he? Pikatchu was introduced in the first ever Pokémon. The character is the most famous recognizable Pokémon. Over the years, Pikachu has become so popular that it serves as the Pokémon franchise mascot. Looks cute, but beware of his Volt tackle spell.

Where can I get it? You find several 3D printable Pokemon models on Thingiverse. The one pictured is from Maker Flowalistik. If you want to know more about him, continue here.

3. Nintendo: Super Mario

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Who is he? If you didn’t on the moon for the last 30 years, you know Nintendos mascot and his games. Mario is the most iconic figure of the whole industry. The 3D printed Super Mario isn’t officially endorsed; it purely fans art.

Where can I get it? There are several models out in the wild. This one was printed from the High-Res Super Mario file you can find on Thingiverse.

4. Hearthstone: Pendant

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What it it? That’s easy: The symbol of one of the best online strategy games. If you want, you can print two and glue the parts together.

Where can I get it? You find this particular item at MyMiniFactory. There are also some adorable 3D printed Hearthstone cards.

5. Sega: Sonic the Hedgehog

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Who is he? Sonic first appeared in “Sonic The Hedgehog” in 1991 on the Sega Genesis console. He replaced Aled Kidd, who had been the mascot until 1990. After that, Sonic had a real turbo career and sold over 85 million games. After ditching their hardware consoles, Sonics popularity shrunk in the shadow of Super Mario to resurface in the smartphone app area.

Where can I get it? Download it for free from Thingiverse.

6. Portal: Companion Cube

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What is it? Your trusty companion cube from classic game series “Portal”. As GlaDOS tells you in her unique way, “the Enrichment Center reminds you that the Weighted Companion Cube will never threaten to stab you and, in fact, cannot speak. In the event that the Weighted Companion Cube does speak, the Enrichment Center urges you to disregard its advice.”

The print consists of several parts, which snap together.

Where can I get it? Download it for free from Thingiverse.


7. Halo: Master Chief Helmet

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What’s that? It’s the iconic helmet of the Master Chief from the Halo series, created by Bungie. If you take most tactical ego shooters and their protagonists, this one stands out and is instantly recognizable. The 3D printed version is not safe for vehicle use.

Where can I get it? Download the design files for free from Thingiverse.

8. Final Fantasy: Cloud Strife

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Who’s that guy? Although Cloud Strife never has been officially named a mascot for the “Final Fantasy” series, he surely is it’s most popular character. He was the main protagonist of “Final Fantasy 7”, since then, fans get nostalgic of their childhood when seeing him.

Where can I get it? Download it for free from Thingiverse.

9. Destiny: Ghost

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What’s that thing? It’s Destiny’s “Ghost”. It’s a companion for the player, comparable to Cortana in the Halo series. This special 3D print is capable of housing a LED module and a switch so that you can illuminate your print.

Where can I get it? Download it from Thingiverse.

10. The Legend of Zelda: Link

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Who’s that guy? It’s Link, of course; the hero of all “The Legend of Zelda” games so far. This particular 3D printed figurine is fully posable.

Where can I get it? Download it from Thingiverse.


Image was taken from alanep.deviantart.com

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