A: 8, 2-chōme, Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tōkyō-to, Japan, B: Bezirk Eimsbüttel, Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
On November 12, 2012 designboom.com reported on a limited edition pop-up installation developed by the Japanese firm omote3D.com that reproduced personal detailed miniature action figures.
"ranging from 10 to 20 centimetres in height, the system utilizes a three-dimensional camera and printer to process and scan users, creating custom scale reproductions. The three-step procedure requires the user to keep still for 15 minutes while the scanners capture the data" (http://www.designboom.com/art/personal-action-figures-printed-at-a-japanese-photo-booth/, accessed 08-11-2013).
On August 9, 2013 designboom.com reported on an expansion of the concept developed and commercialized by Twinkind.com in Hamburg, Germany.
"ever imagined a true-to-life miniature version of yourself? well - now it's possible. these 3D printed portrait figurines by twinkind are made using state-of-the art 3D scanning and color printing technology. the miniatures are available to anyone who can make it to twinkind's studio in hamburg, with a 15cm tall figure costing €225 and a 35cm model coming in at €1290. several other size options are also available" (http://www.designboom.com/technology/3d-printed-portrait-figurines-by-twinkind/?utm_campaign=daily&utm_medium=e-mail&utm_source=subscribers, accessed 08-11-2013).