Toronto studio Hot Pop Factory has customised Pez sweet dispensers with 3D-printed heads of customers to replace the usual cartoon characters.
The designers used a Kinect motion-sensor to scan each subject, added the connection to the dispenser using 3D software and reproduced the heads on a plastic-printing desktop machine.
Having removed the busts of Disney princesses from 32 Pez dispensers, the designers simply snapped the replacements on top.
"A client asked us to come up with a fun 3D-printed holiday gift for each of their employees so we decided to remix the human body to create personalized Pez dispenser heads," they say.
Austrian confectionary brand Pez began placing heads on top of its refillable tablet dispensers in 1955, with early characters including Santa Claus and Mickey Mouse.
Hot Pop Factory was founded by architecture graduates Matt Compeau and Bi-Ying Miao to make 3D-printed jewellery from their ideas that were "too complex, expensive, impractical or just too wild to construct into buildings."
3D printing has been in the news a lot this week, with a boom in demand for 3D-printed sex toys, the race to be first to print an entire building, 3D-printed outfits on the catwalk at Paris Fashion Week and Nokia becoming the "first global company to embrace open design".
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