Model wise the sath is about $50 AUD and $35 for painting. The material is extruded ABS plastic, and it works by putting down layers of material rather than carving it away from an initial block. Less wasteful and more flexible.
I think technologically the next step up from this type of printing is laser sintering, which is very wasteful and the results are not as strong, but it provides a much finer detail resolution than extrusion printing can.
And haha, yeah tabletop game pieces would be totally possible!