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Personal Action Figures

Make plastic replicas of people for fun and profit
 
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This is remarkably similar to this idea (http:// www.halfbakery.com/idea/ MarziMan#975793553), but I'm gonna post it anyway.

According to the above idea, there is sufficient technology to make custom figurines of individual people, but whasisname there thought they would be good made of marzipan. fine, but it'll melt and get all gross if you play with it to much before you eat it. My idea is to have a company that has may certain molds of different tee-shirts, pants, shoes, jackets, etc, and all of these in different sizes and builds. you first order what you want your action figure to wear, and then send in photographs of your head from many different angles. a custom mold is made and your head in miniature comes out, complete with hair. then, you can customize what's written on your shirt, or what pattern, or whatever. Brand names could have special deals with the toy manufacturer.

then, weeks later, the fully poseable figure is mailed to you. It would have to be really expensive, but it would also be really cool. Plus, if you get ones of your kids they can put "themselves' in the ninja turtle battle tank or whatever. also good for voodoo. collect all of your friends! make summer and winter collections! customize yours to have really big biceps even if you don't! Especially if you don't! For additional fees, you could get kung fu action or something. You could order props like guitars (for musicians), sports equipment (for the athletes), your favorite beverage in a miniature keg ( for the drinkers), computers (for the socially inept), or handcuffs (for the bondage freaks).

schematics, May 08 2004

From the HB archives: “MarziMan” http://www.halfbakery.com/idea/MarziMan
Circa Dec 2000: “Marzipan Action Figures that look like you” [bristolz, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

(?) Personalized action figures http://www.andgor.c...alized_figures.html
[half, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

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       The URL you cite doesn't work and please use the “link” function to post Web references.  I have done so for you . . . this time.
bristolz, May 08 2004
  

       thank you
schematics, May 08 2004
  

       Personalized action figures. http://www.andgor.com/Personalized_Figures/personalized_figures.html
half, May 08 2004
  

       that link isn't working. And now I feel stupid that someone's come up with it before me
schematics, May 08 2004
  

       [half] has lost his way to the link feature, too.
bristolz, May 09 2004
  

       It's not that this is a bad idea, but....honestly, how often do you play with action figures? Anyway, there's a company out there that already does this. I don't know what it's called, but it costs a load to get a personal action figure done. You're better off being in an action movie by Universal and having them make a toy of you. It'll even include a karate-kick action and a missle launcher! Whoo!!!
Pocketassreturn, May 09 2004
  

       All the better to annoy you with, little blonde writing hood.
half, May 09 2004
  
      
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