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3D Printed Gummy Dummy Clones Make Deliciously Creepy White Day Gifts


Do something smart don't be a dummy, clone yourself as an edible gummy! Japan's FabCafe is following up their Valentine's Day 3D-printed chocolate head promotion with a little something for the guys: the opportunity to create a miniature edible gummy replica of yourself just in time for White Day.




What day? White Day! Invented in 1978 by the National Confectionery Industry Association as an "answer day" to Valentine's Day, White Day is celebrated on March 14th in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and China... but especially in Japan where guys who received gift chocolates from members of the opposite gender can feel a crushing sense of social obligation requiring them to return the favor.

If you happen to be one of those lucky gents who received a 3D-Printed Chocolate Truffle Self-Portrait (left) of their lady gift-giver on Valentine's Day, an edible gummy-bear clone of themselves is the ideal response and FabCafe (in conjunction with K's DESIGN LAB), who came up with the whole creepy choco-face thing in the first place, is here to make it happen!

Interested in your very own “Men's Gummi”? Applicants are encouraged to sign up online for the two-part Think 3D Project for White Day being held at FabCafe's Shibuya location.

Here's how it'll go down: from 1pm on March 2nd, you'll have your body scanned in a variety of preferred poses that best express your feelings. On-site technicians then employ modeling software to create a freeform sculpture using the scanned data.

The other shoe drops on March 9th, also beginning at 1pm when your very own personal Gummy is built using a 3D printer, vacuum forming and finally chilling to set. FabCafe provides drinks and sweets during your wait while offering a demonstration of how the 3D printer works.

All in all, it's a kinder, gentler version of Invasion of the Body Snatchers except the human gummy clone doesn't steal your soul... or so we've been told. (via Spoon & Tamago, Neatorama, and Gizmodo

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Steve Levenstein
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