Japanese gents are being invited to have their bodies scanned, rendered and reproduced into a 3D-printed edible gummy which they can offer as a gift to their loved one for the Japanese version of Valentine’s Day this week.
For 6,000 JPY (about $63), Tokyo’s FabCafe will reproduce males in candy form during a workshop that teaches participants about 3D modeling, scanning, printing and laser cutting, reports trendspotting website PSFK.com.
The event is timed to coincide with “White Day” on March 14, described as the Japanese version of Valentine’s Day.
While women are expected to shower their partners with gifts on Valentine’s Day, it’s beholden upon the gentlemen to return the gesture on White Day to their lady friends.
The 3D gummy scheme is a follow-up to their Valentine’s Day workshop, in which females were invited to get their heads scanned – literally – and printed into a chocolate replica of their face.
While it didn’t use the 3D printing concept, M&M’s also offered fans the chance to print their faces and messages on the candy-coated chocolates for Valentine’s Day, while Maynards Canada likewise invited fans to submit their head shots via Facebook for the chance to have the face emblazoned onto one of their four brands: Sour Patch Kids, Fuzzy Peach, Sour Cherry Blasters and Swedish Berries.
FabCafe will pick nine participants for their 3D gummy workshop.