Extreme Flyer, a company that manufactures and sells $99 toy drones, will sell plans for printing drone accessories on a 3D printer.
“Before, if someone wanted a helicopter or a remote-control toy, they’d go into a store and buy whatever was selling. And every year, something else would come out and the toy company would get rich,” said company founder Vernon Kerswell.
“Now, people can have whatever they want when they want it. It’s changing the world. We are going to be the guys who say to the toy companies, ‘We’re in charge now.'”
“With 3-D printing people can just order whatever they want, and it doesn’t cost as much,” Kerswell said. “Now anyone can have one because you can just print it. It’s just very simple,” he told CNBC at the Inside 3D Printing Conference in New York.
The company has sold more than 20,000 drone units since launching its Micro Drone 2.0 last September. They expect to sell 2 million units over the next 2 years.