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Remember how cool the concept of instant photo booths in malls were back in the ’90s? Well, a creative team in Japan has taken the idea of a conventional photo booth, and completely revolutionized it. This is something we just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share with you! Via Laughing Squid:
Tokyo’s stylish Harajuku district will soon be home to an unusual pop-up photo booth—customers will walk away not with photos, but with 3D printed figurines of themselves. The customer is first 3D scanned in a process that requires them to stand still for 15 minutes. A 3D model of the customer is then refined on a computer before output to a 3D printer. The figurines are available in sizes ranging from 4 to 8 inches. The 3D printer photo booth will be open November 24 to January 14, 2013. It is the work of Japanese creative studio PARTY.
Fingers crossed this idea soon makes it’s way over to North America! Would you purchase the 3D version of yourself?
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