A modern twist on a classic from Mattel.

FOX's Rich Denison reports:

In the 60's:

(Mattel) "You can make all kinds of lovely things like theses with Mattel's wonderful ThingMaker."

Mattel allowed baby boomer kids to make bugs from plasti-goop poured into a mold and heated.

The toymaker now coming out with a 3D toy printer, enabling today's kids to design their own dolls, robots or wearables. The new ThingMaker premiers this week at the New York toy fair.

A design app includes templates, or allows kids to come up with their own creations.

Amazon now taking pre-orders for ThingMaker, which is expected to be available in the fall for around $300:

Rich Denison, FOX News.