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Ann R. Thryft
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Re: High price, small customer base
Ann R. Thryft   8/28/2013 2:14:41 PM
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If people love to see themselves on TV and in YouTube videos, then I think they'll love this. But I think Rob's point is a good one regarding how profitable it will be.

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Charles Murray   8/27/2013 6:14:41 PM
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I agree, Rob. I can't imagine who would buy this. Parents who want statuettes of their kids? Even that...I doubt it.

Ann R. Thryft
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Ann R. Thryft   8/27/2013 4:38:49 PM
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Actually, Rob, my bet is this would be much more popular than you might think, and not just among teenage girls.

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Rob Spiegel   8/27/2013 4:36:48 PM
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Ann, I'm not too surprised to find this process is not unique. I would like to know, however, if anyone is making a decent profit out of the process.

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Rob Spiegel   8/27/2013 4:02:04 PM
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I can relate to that J. Williams.

Rob Spiegel
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Rob Spiegel   8/27/2013 3:19:13 PM
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I can't imagine who would buy this, Pubudu. I don't even see how you wouid market it. However, if you brought the price down and made it out of durable materials, I can see teenage girls going for it.

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Rob Spiegel   8/27/2013 3:08:29 PM
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I agree completely, MrDon. I would think if the technology works on one set of materials, it shoiuld work on another -- more durable -- set of materials.

Ann R. Thryft
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Ann R. Thryft   8/27/2013 1:05:55 PM
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Here are two others, a miniature and a full-sized replica.
This is another, similar service for a doll-sized replica, My3DTwin:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2348962/3D-printer-make-doll-sized-twin-24
And perhaps much weirder, a Japanese roboticist has made a full-sized twin of himself:
http://japandailypress.com/japanese-robotics-scientist-hiroshi-ishiguro-unveils-body-double-robot-1730686/



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J. Williams   8/27/2013 11:20:20 AM
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But, then again, if I had to look at that spare tire of mine, it might just motivate me to do more about it.  :-)

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Corona Rich   8/26/2013 8:38:58 AM
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While perusing the museum the other day I saw a detailed bust of a Neanderthal.  Having just read an article on 3d printing, I thought it would be amusing to arrange to have someone who accompanies you to the museum to be scanned, so it can be THEIR FACE in the display case by the time you get to the bust of the Neanderthal.  Record their reaction on videotape.

At present, an expensive joke, but pricies WILL come down.

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