3D photo booth prints your whole body pose

The photo booth gets a modern makeover by delivering a full-body 3D print in color.

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Omote 3D prints
Your G.I. Joes have some competition. Omote 3D

Flat photos are so last year. What may be the world's first 3D photo booth is about to open in Japan. The Omote 3D photo booth creates action-figure-size versions of posing people.

Unlike an old-fashioned photo booth, you will only get one "photo." This might not be the best way to capture a proposal, for example. You and your soon-to-be-fiance would just be standing there as you wait the 15 minutes it takes for the 3D scanner to capture your image.

The 3D prints start at about $265 for a 4-inch figurine and go up to $530 for an 8-inch mini-you.

You'll need to hurry and make a reservation if you want to get in on the action. The photo booth opens as a pop-up store in Tokyo on November 24 and will only be available until the middle of January.

This leads me to wonder what you would do with a little version of yourself. You could finally battle your He-Man action figures on their own turf. You could paint it gold and make a personalized trophy statuette. Just be careful that your perfect replica voodoo doll doesn't fall into the wrong hands.

Omote scanning
Posing for an Omote 3D print. Omote 3D

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