Japanese firm offers expectant parents 3D-printed fetus from MRI scan


30 Responses to “Japanese firm offers expectant parents 3D-printed fetus from MRI scan”

  1. mtdna says:

    It would be awesome with twins!

  2. Dan Hibiki says:

    how about an inverse version? You can make a Jello mold!

  3. GregS says:

    Does it also come in a zombie version?

  4. Give that thing a huge dong…

  5. Marc Mielke says:

    It’s sweet, but if something were to go wrong it would be the SADDEST THING EVER. 

  6. LogrusZed says:

    Cadbury should start putting 3D printed chicks, bunnies, and little babies with beards (because Jesus) inside their eggs. Make them out of marzipan, while you’re at it.

    /I know this isn’t really related, but that critter reminded me of a Cadbury Creme Egg guts.

  7. Jonbly Herbert says:

    First glance and “Wow, that’s a novel design for a mouse”.

  8. Boundegar says:

    Horrifying.  This reminds me of Eraserhead.

  9. Al says:

    What they’re not telling everyone is that they’re secretly using a stock MRI scan and have 50,000 of these boxed up in a warehouse at a cost of $.63/piece and the MRI machine that you enter was a broken-down TSA body scanner left by the side of the road. I mean, cause I can certainly see how that fetus has very distinct features that only a parent would recognize.

  10. Halloween_Jack says:

    Let me get this straight: some Japanese women are sporting trinkets shaped like miniature versions of their own unborn fetuses, surrounded by clear plastic in the shape of their own nude genital regions.

    …are you sure that we’re not living in a William Gibson story?

  11. Alexander Ho says:

    Print these with flavored meat!

  12. Lloyd Miller says:

    In Japan, pregnancy is “once in a lifetime”?!?!?

    • benher says:

      “with THAT child” Try reading to the end of the sentence. Jeez, and I thought I was always the one in a snark-hurry.

  13. benattenborough says:

    I don’t know whether to think cool or freaky or both? Making them edible as Alexander Ho suggests is just beyond my understanding…

  14. orangedesperado says:

    Can they make forms from ultrasounds of cysts and tumors ? For us non-reproductive types to share at parties, or whatever a person is supposed to do with this paperweight like thing .

    Wait till the anti-choice types get their hands on this technology. Fetal shaped confetti to assault clinic goers, etc. Or something.

    • BillStewart2012 says:

      The pro-life people have been handing out plastic fetus dolls for decades.  Life-size, about 2 or 3 month stage, fingers and toes and everything.  We were able to show my niece what her baby looked like, and as somebody commented above, it’s amazingly sad when everything goes wrong after that (even if it’s not a picture of your own kid.)

  15. V says:

    ok, is it just me, or did anyone else see the fetus model at fist glance as packaged meat rather than acrylic?

    Ok, it’s just me.


  16. dmc10 says:

    I vote weird and freaky.

  17. John Juan says:

    Now the whiteman republicants can pass laws un Kentucky to requeer you to purchase a 3d printed fetus of yer abortion.

  18. Michael Euzent says:

    it looks like a steak at the grocery store, complete with styrofoam tray and plastic wrap.

  19. Dlo Burns says:

    This will take off in Utah.

  20. Make it glow in the dark and they’ll sell millions!

  21. MelSkunk says:

    Isn’t it basically close to being out at 9 months? Can’t you wait a few more weeks?

    • Jamie Norwood says:

      Trust me, they are much cuter inside. Outside, and you have to deal with the neverending stream of poop and puke. I would have used one of these to stare at longingly and think, ‘Dear dog, why did we decide to do this?’

  22. bloodybl says:

    Tacky ideas for tacky people, I love it!

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