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#1 Hum

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 00:54

If you've always wanted a smaller replica of yourself, but are hesitant to commit to the cost and stress of parenthood, there is now an alternative. If you're in Tokyo, you can sit for a 3-D portrait.

Omote 3D Shashin Kan is a pop-up portrait studio that uses a handheld scanner to create a three-dimensional model of your entire body. A 3-D printer then makes a small, intricately detailed plastic figurine. The final, full-color models look exactly like the larger you, down to the wrinkles on the clothes and part in the hair.

The project is part of a photography exhibition at the Eye of Gyre gallery in Tokyo's Harajuku neighborhood, and will only be open from November 24 to January 14. The photo sessions are by reservation only, and you have to book your appointment through the project's website.

You can get a small you in three different sizes: 3.9-inches (10cm), 5.9-inches (15cm) or 7.8-inches (20cm) tall. A pocket-sized person does not come cheap. Prices range from $264 (21,000 yen) to $528 (42,000 yen). The price tag is more reasonable when you think of them as miniature sculptures.

If you buy in bulk - three or more identical models - the price per replica is lower, and you can have a portable like-minded friend for the car, home and office. They also make great stocking stuffers.

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#2 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:22

Kool, just what I've always wanted, I'd buy one just to annoy my wife with.

#3 theyarecomingforyou

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:26

They'd be really good to go on top of a wedding cake. :yes:

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 14:30

If I had the money (and was in Tokyo of course) I'd get one of me in one of my Star Wars costumes.

They'd be really good to go on top of a wedding cake. :yes:

That would certainly be cool, and a great souvenir for the couple.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 14:32

Awesome.
Pure awesome.

I'd make sure to send my best friend in there :p

By the way, you can already create 3D models of anything and probably yourself if you sit still by making multiple photos and running them through software.
There's even free open-source software for that. :)

And boy... title totally had me hoping for an app not something I need to travel expensively for again! :laugh:
The Japanese at it again... damn yer, bring me your good stuff!

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