Mini me figurines have become a staple to convey personal touch as a gift idea. What more could be personal than the mini me doll of someone, right? Through time, mini me figurines, caricature dolls Philippines, and bobbleheads have been used interchangeably to refer to one another.
What most people mistake about these cute creations are they somehow differ when it comes to the method of creation.
Mini me figurines could be just the miniature version of someone and less detailing except with what’s obvious like a beauty mark. Caricature dolls Philippines have a more exaggerated expression or could be cartoonish in detail. Bobbleheads maker focus on the exaggerated blow up of the head but stays true to the facial details.
This could have little to none significance but knowing the difference can help you choose what is the best to give someone, or just a gift to yourself.
While these three design techniques capitalize on personalization, making the mini me version of yourself or someone should at least meet its basic purpose, similarities.
What’s challenging for mini me figurines is as they are the miniature version, there is little to no room for detailed improvements. This could be a disadvantage if you are meticulous when it comes to gifting personal items. Which you should be.
For caricature dolls Philippines, cartoonish or facial exaggeration may not be the thing or somehow off putting for some people. While this could be funny and cute for some. The trick here is really knowing the person on a personal level.
For bobbleheads, this is the more sophistication of creating a mini me. Sophisticated because it uses 3D rendering and 3D printing to create the closest mini me figurines. This creation zooms in on facial details and aims to achieve distinct facial details.
The blown up head gives more room to achieve those finer details. It is also cute and fun as the somehow imbalance between the head and the body gives off that vibe. What sets this apart from the rest is the endless options for the body.
You could choose the head attached to a superhero figure, to its profession or just a player of his favorite sport like golf.
For mini me figurines, the usual materials to create this is a powdered like substance that resembles a ceramic. This material makes it easier for the post processing like coloring to adhere better to these materials.
The result is a vivid creation. However, this material is more prone to breakage with improper handling. Also wear and tear like humidity and moisture could tarnish the figure in the long run.
For caricature dolls Philippines, clay is the usual material for this little creation. Its properties make it easier for molding and sculpting to achieve likeness. However, its texture can also compromise the design when subjected to usual wear and tear. Like moisture, exposure to humidity, and dust.
Bobbleheads maker’ usual materials are 3D filaments like ABS and PLA. Which are one of the most sturdy materials for these little figures. Plastics are durable enough to withstand the common wear and tear. Also 3D filaments are suited for 3D printers to print the 3D model to its perfection.
These three little creations have various design bumps along the way but do not let it hinder you from choosing the best gift.
The usual route when you finally choose a shop for any of these creations is you supply the images to the shop and that’s it.
This is true for mini me figurines and caricature dolls Philippines. They usually require one or two images to use as reference so they can create these little figures. This could be not as effective as it only shows 2D perspective.
This could result in 80% of likeness and what’s sad about this is, you will only see the final product once it is all done. Changes could be a hassle by this time and challenging especially when you are looking for a deadline before a special occasion.
For bobbleheads, especially a shop where their primary mode of creation is using 3D rendering and 3D printing, this scenario is minimized or eliminated at best.
Shops that do so use 3D rendering software like Maya, MeshMixer, or 123D Catch to name a few. They often ask for various images in different angles to achieve the highest similarities possible. What’s good about this method is the more clear and crisp the image references are, the more it will achieve the desired likeness.
For instance, here in 3D2GO Philippines, we ask as many image references we can get from the client. We do this as we strive to achieve exact likeness to the person itself. Also before we print and turn the 3D rendered image, we consult our clients if we indeed achieved what they have in mind.
Once approved by our client, we proceed to print them and apply post processing techniques like coloring and adding of props if there’s any.
We do all these rigorous processes as we understand that this is not a mere little creation. But it has significant value from the giver to the recipient. Also we want to convey how we take things seriously, every comment and feedback to suit our customer needs.
Also this is our way to let our customers enjoy the process and have a personal touch in the whole process. You are not just availing our service or product, you are a part of it and contributes to the ultimate creation. The bobblehead for that important someone or just yourself.
We use 3D processes so we can create whatever little figures you have in mind. Our 3D artists can ensure to achieve the similarities you desire for your mini me projects. We use the best 3D printers to make sure we can transport the design to its perfection. Our post processing methods ensure every detail is fine as it can be.