Re: RP??: A cute LOM based novelty item!

From: Yakov Horenstein (
Date: Wed Oct 29 1997 - 12:39:13 EET

At 22:15 -0500 28/10/97, George Sachs wrote:
>If you happen to visit certain toy stores in the coming months, you may come
>across a very interesting new novelty item (at least it's new to me). Some
>of you may even kick yourselves when you see its simplicity (I did!).
>Apparently there was at least one creative individual who saw commercial RP
>as "all work no play" and was motivated enough to see a market for even
>"very bad RP" and consequently decided to make something fun (and
>potentially extremely profitable) out of it. I think people like Michael
>Rees and Brock Hinzmann would get a special kick out of this one! By the
>way, it is being touted as "a brand new concept". Now I won't spoil the fun
>for you just yet, but if no one discovers what this thing is, I will spill
>the beans in a later posting. By the way, did anyone from Shroff Development
>have something to do with this or know about it (hint, hint)? I am also sure
>that more than a handful of us, had some very similar crude objects sitting
>on our desks for some time ... but then that's all they did, just sit there.
>Hats off, to the industrious and entrepreneurial person who took the next
>step with this nifty idea and invested the 99% work along with the 1%
>inspiration which is the hallmark of all really good products. It would be
>hilarious if this thing eventually makes several million dollars in profit
>at a time when commercial RP profits seem to be tapering off. Someone
>mention cheap RP for the masses?

Hi George,

Nice to see you back in circulation again. After that "bad English"
exchange you disappeared, probably stung. Sorry about that. I'm very
curious about what's coming out in toy stores. COuld it be some kind of RP
system for kiddies? No problem with precision or tolerances here, so such a
device shouldn't cost much to produce. Hmm....LOM-based, you say...

By the way, we received free upgrades to TriSpectives 2.

Yakov Horenstein
Milano, Italy

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