*Sob* What has science wrought?
As reported on Messy Nessy Chic, new science in Japan allows you to print a photorealistic human head onto a doll body. What you see now YOU CANNOT UNSEE.
We're not really sure how to describe these except in terms that involve denying the existence of a kind and loving religious entity.
The dolls retail for $1,300 US and are created using an SLR scanner and a 3-D printer with a combination of ink and plaster. The process apparently involves the precise cloning of even hair and makeup effects to preserve the cloned face from an exact moment in time and...
I'M SORRY THIS IS WORSE THAN MOST ASIAN HORROR MOVIES! Takasi Miike would deny this as "too perverse." And he's into some stuff.
Yes, it's kind of cute to imagine a little doll version of yourself or your friends, you know, like a sidekick...like Chris Rock in those old "Li'l Penny" commercials. Remember those? But this...this crushes that dream.
The only good that can come from this is if some enterprising low-budget filmmaker orders a bunch of these and uses stop-motion animation to create the most terrifying cinematic creatures ever.
There's additional photos at the Culture Japan blog. You have been warned.
If you'd like to get one of these, please let us know. We'll get you some help.