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12 Things That Actually Don't Need To Be 3D Printed

Some technology just goes too far. But some hits the bullseye dead center. When you’re looking for tech that's getting it right, shoot no further than Toshiba.

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1. A Statue of Yourself

As if you couldn't love yourself enough, now you can love a life-size replica of the most important person in your life: you.
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As if you couldn't love yourself enough, now you can love a life-size replica of the most important person in your life: you.

2. A Fetus

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For some reason, people want to know how it'd feel to hold their fetus in their hands, but in a more plastic and artificial sort of way. Let's just agree that the real thing is DEFINITELY better.

3. An Orange Feather

These can be used as fun trendy earrings or tools for tickling friends. Or, you could just find a real feather.
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These can be used as fun trendy earrings or tools for tickling friends. Or, you could just find a real feather.

4. Shoes

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Because the latest fashion trend will be telling your friends how a machine just spat out what you're already wearing on your feet. And if you're feeling extra bold, why not make 'em edible too?

5. Mini Shipping Pallets

These could be great if printed at a normal size — but, like, what is this? A shipment for ANTS?!
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These could be great if printed at a normal size — but, like, what is this? A shipment for ANTS?!

6. A Mask (Of Your Face, If You're Into That)

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If you ever thought your enemies might suspect you of going incognito and you wanted to outthink them, you should get a face mask of your own face. They'll never see you coming!

7. Tiny Bears on 3D Stairs

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Some people just have SO much time on their hands that they printed out 50 bears in different positions to make a stop-motion video. Yeah, the bear doesn't get it either.

8. A Cap for Your Ketchup Bottle

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Some kids figured out a way to 3d print a better cap for your ketchup bottle that keeps the watery goop from ruining your food when you first use the bottle. Kinda cool, but there HAS to be other more important things to be worrying about...

9. Inedible Gingerbread Man

Looks so good you could just eat it... except you can't.
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Looks so good you could just eat it... except you can't.

10. Burritos (Cat Not Included)

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As if those delicious wraps of mystery ingredients weren't suspicious enough, let's just toss some stuff into a machine and spit out some Mexican food instead!

11. Chickpea Nuggets

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They're almost like the real thing. Which in the end isn't that real anyway. What is real anymore?

12. Pizza

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Maybe definitely this one is actually important. We'll get back to you on it.

Remember when all you had to worry about printing were your personal essays?

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In a tech world gone wrong, it's nice to know that Toshiba gets it right.