They probably do. But, the way Youtube works is the copyright holder, or rather anyone who claims to have copyrighted material in a video is given the benefit of the doubt. Regardless of fair use, or if they even have the copyright they claim, or even if the copyright they claim to have has anything to do with the video, anyone can send a copyright claim like nintendo did.
yeah, you just missed it. The article you're looking for is one story up.
But yeah there's lots of "mods" for toys. One example would be nerf guns, though that's more other types of mods rather than 3d printing. One toy sector I can see 3d Printing be really big is in scale model toys, like Gundams, trains, and ships.
Just a little PSA, for your friend, don't use a dildo made with a regular home 3D printer, it's unsafe and unsanitary. There are special services online you- I mean, your friend can find to make your own 3D printed sex toys that are much safer.
I don't see any relation between road safety and net neutrality. Or for that matter how Net Neutrality is in any way "Taliban-like"? What does "Taliban-like" even mean? Was Oettinger trying to make as little sense as possible so that people would be too confused to question his reasoning?
I don't think their claim is similar at all. They may own the physical statue, but they don't own it's likeness. It's not like the photographer is physically stealing the statue when he makes a copy of it.