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Best Material to Use in Toy Manufacturing with 3D Printer Answered

I don't really have any background in manufacturing toys but a guy in my warehouse is trying to create some prototypes on the side for a line of figures. He compares them to these Monsters in My Pocket toys:

http://i1.wp.com/pixelvulture.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/90s-Kid-Monster-in-my-Pocket.jpg

And these Muscle Men:

http://i.ytimg.com/vi/6SfDGf7b4_o/maxresdefault.jpg

They look like they're made of rubber. I was wondering what material you'd suggest for creating durable prototypes of similarly sized and shaped figurines? 

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PlasticPanama (author)2015-07-13

Thanks, Caitlinsdad. Do you know whether Ninjaflex is PE or PP based?

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http://www.makergeeks.com/ninja-flex-pla.html

Not sure, best to contact a supplier as I only have seen projects made from it.

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Thanks so much, I appreciate it!

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caitlinsdad (author)2015-07-10

Look into "ninjaflex filament" to use in the 3D printer. This material is flexible unlike the rigid PLA and ABS plastic standard filament. Good luck.

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