Disney World Will Slap Your Head On a Stormtrooper Now

By Andrew Liszewski on at

Last summer guests at Disney's Hollywood Studios had the opportunity to get a miniature version of themselves frozen in carbonite thanks to the magic of 3D printing. And this year that one-of-a-kind souvenir will be available again, with the addition of a Stormtrooper option if you like what the Empire has been doing in that galaxy far, far away.

Because the stormtrooper includes the guest's entire head—hair and all—Disney's Imagineers had to develop the world's highest resolution single-shot 3D scanner to speed up the digitising process. After all, the lines at Disney World are long enough as it is. The personalised collectible will still set you back £70, and now takes seven to eight weeks to arrive, presumably due to the extra detail on the figurine. Is it worth it? If you've ever priced a custom set of Stormtrooper armour, this is a far cheaper way to Star Wars cosplay.


[Disney Parks Blog via CNet]