A Photobooth That Creates 3-D Printed Figurines

November 13, 2012


Omote 3D is a new photo booth (not actually a photo booth but a little studio) set to open in Tokyo's Harajuku district that creates 3-D printed figurines of a person instead of a photo strip. All you have do is stand perfectly still for 15-minutes while you're scanned with a magic gun, then a 3-D printer gets to work printing your mini doppelganger. Prices start at around $265 for a 10cm figure, and up to $530 for a 20cm. There are also group discounts, so bring your friends! Me? I don't have any friends because I pushed them all away. Alienate everyone who loves you -- that's my motto. I'm my own emergency contact :(

Hit the jump for a shot of a couple getting scanned, as well as some more finished products.






Thanks to lilco, who agrees they should make even smaller, more affordable figures that you can use as your piece for playing board games.

  • Zero Sonico / Natch

    Omote 3-D is a wink to Omotesando.
    3 in Japanese is pronounced "san", hence, Omote-san-dee.
    My cent.

  • Bob Thayer

    "...they should make even smaller, more affordable figures that you can use as your piece for playing board games."


  • I've always wanted an action figure of me dressed up as a ninja turtle, Sweet! :)

  • p_shep

    Would stand there and get scanned naked with a boner.

  • RichardMcBeef

    oh i get it - because you're ghey..

  • For any one who has ever wanted their own action figure!

  • Bob Thayer

    Or rather - INaction figure.

    ...Since they're not articulated in any way.

  • Idlethoughts

    You could make a really awesome chess board with these.

  • I guess that is one way to find out if you are fat

  • Tom Ackermann

    Would be nice to see people WITH their figurines so we could see how well it works.

  • The guy in the main picture looks like he has massive camel toe.

  • Dan

    lol was about to post the same thing

  • the one instance where "difficulty level - Asian" is at the lower level of the spectrum.

  • This is pretty awesome. I could hold my hands in a certain way so my mini-me could hold items. (fishing rod, incense, light-saber). Functional art is awesome folks!

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