This is by far my favorite Kickstarter find of the week. Faire Play invites you to ennoble your pampered plastic plaything and unleash her on some righteous quests. This campaign (pun intended) aims to bring you and your plastic friend a suit of creatively styled and well-fitting plate mail. Not the idiotic midriff baring, anatomically embossed armor of fantasy games, but the full-coverage cladding needed to decimate an enemy legion and come away the blood-soaked victor.
Let's go shopping... for broadswords!
Creator Jim Rodda (or Zheng3) settled on this project when a My Little Pony glitter cannon for his niece got too involved. Previously known for creating a printable tabletop war game, I think he's got the right chops for the task. And the demand for his carefully tailored line is high: less than 20% left to go at 20 days left. No wonder—who wouldn't rather play Brienne of Tarth? Useless simpletons, that's who.
As the inspiring pitch video shows, a fierce playroom defender is just a quick print away, and even dinosaurs don't stand a chance. Check out the Kickstarter video:
Mattel's mini marauder has never been so prepared. In the pitch, Rodda elaborates on latte-powered design processes and wants two things understood:
1. My goal is primarily to distribute digital files for this armor; I'm happy to print rewards for backers but would prefer not to run a factory in the long term.
2. GIF is pronounced with a hard G, no matter what Steve Wilhite says.
Go check it out, and let him do the modeling so you can do the clobbering. And if you're impatient there's already a weapon-heavy printable kit based on Athena, Goddess of war! Say what you want about the problematic plastic lady, battle-equipped Barbies are clear victors.