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Wow, a 3D printing photo booth! Spoon and Tamago reports:

What’s being called the world’s first 3D printing photo booth is set to open for a limited time at the exhibition space EYE OF GYRE in Harajuku. From November 24 to January 14, 2013, people with reservations can go and have their portraits taken. Except, instead of a photograph, you’ll receive miniature replicas of yourselves.

I so want to print an action figure of myself.

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Laura Cochrane

I’m an editor at MAKE and CRAFT. I like hiking, biking, and etymology.


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  1. scottassoc says:

    Great for the top of wedding cakes!

    1. Joe says:

      …Or instant voodoo dolls. :-)

  2. scottsolar says:

    YES! this is good. Bring it to America. North American Tour for OMOTE 3D!

  3. indjagar says:

    Another reason for why I should go to Japan this winter

  4. Rachel says:

    does a small really cost more than $3000?? or am I not converting it correctly?

    1. Laura Cochrane says:

      The exchange rate is about 100 yen to $1.25, so I think a small one would be about $260.

      1. Rachel says:

        ahhh thanks! I see my problem, when I googled “¥ 21000″ it said 21000 Chinese Yuan = 3362.58 US Dollars, but it should be Japanese Yen. :)

  5. Miguel says:

    The smallest model (10cm ) for a single person will cost 21000 Yens or roughly USD 264.00 Two people in the largest format ( 20cm tall) will set you back USD 1057.00 .
    It is very cool but quite expensive.

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  7. Mark says:

    We have a similar thing here in Dubai although not in a photo booth. The small one would cost roughly between $150-165. Their office is inside a mall but we have to schedule a photoshoot in their special studio at a different place. Then we will wait for 2-3 days I think and pick up the product at the malll again.

  8. Mimi says:

    Wow, it even seems to faithfully reproduce the lesser seen male camel toe!

    1. Nomad says:

      Its pronounced mammal toe madam, and its a serious condition.

      1. Seriously hilarious, Nomad. Although, if one is afflicted with this debilitating condition the humor may be difficult to see.

        1. anonymous says:

          but not the bulge

  9. Andrew says:

    This is a pretty cool concept! I like the ideas in comments above. I’ve been following the technologies and companies in this space for a while. There are a couple in the US right now doing this same thing. And you don’t have to wait 15 minutes for the scan to finish either. http://www.3DFigureWorks.com actually does full head scanning, full bodies, and animals, in an instantaneous scan and then outputs them in a variety of forms, from collectibles and ornaments to busts to full bodies. http://www.ShapeShot.com also does face scanning. The prices seem pretty competitive and the systems can travel to your location.

  10. George says:

    This is available in the US at 3D FigureWorks in St. Charles, IL.

    Wedding cake toppers, Action Figures, or anything you can imagine… Your photo is taken in 1 second – no holding a pose. We can model kids and pets. Because we can process images so fast, we are not crazy expensive either! One of our products is a face chip refrigerator magnet which is only $30!

    If your in the Chicagoland area, come by and check us out!

  11. martijn says:

    Does anybody know where I can buy this piece of equipment?

    1. Andrew says:

      The scanner they seem to be using is and Artec MHT.

      1. martijn says:

        your right, thx!

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