Shoppers at a supermarket in Manchester can get a mini model of themselves made up before they get their weekly shop.
Asda in Trafford have installed a full body scanner to create 3D replicas known as a shapies.
Anyone who wants a model steps into a booth where cameras take thousands of snapshots from every angle.
The images are then processed by a computer, which takes 12 seconds to create a 3D model on-screen, with accurate geometric shaping and colouring, to be sent to an off-site 3D printer.
A few days later the customer can then pick up an 8in exact replica of themselves with every tiny detail exactly etched in porcelain.
The models cost £60.
The scanner was created by the Artec group and the two million pound technology has been use by Nasa, doctors and architects.
Phil Stout, Asda’s innovation manager said: “Manchester is a technology based city and it had the first airport body scanners - so it seemed fitting it should be the first city to get one of these.”
Many customers have already shown interest - from soldiers wanting to leave their replica behind with family, to sports people with their medals, to people on a diet using their model as a motivational tool.
The scanner will be Asda in Trafford until June 22, and if successful could lead to a roll-out across 10 stores this summer.