3D printing website Shapeways found success with a full set of Final Fantasy VII characters courtesy of modeler Joaquin Baldwin, until Square Enix decided to take legal action and prevent further figure sales.
Baldwin’s figures became popular on Reddit which caused a surge in sales of the 3D printed figures. Sqaure Enix took notice and sent Shapeways a takedown notice. Baldwin and Shapeways complied.
The figures had been on sale for a little more than a month. Speaking with CNET, Baldwin said “Standard procedure. Just like a video in YouTube using copyrighted music can be pulled down,” in regard to the request from Square Enix to remove the figures from the store.