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New Trend: 3D Fetus Model

The Shape of an Angel

New parents are always on the lookout for a souvenir capturing their baby's earliest moments, even when those moments are in utero. Once upon a time baby's hand and foot molds were all the rage. Next it was 3D ultrasounds and DVDs.

The latest in such paraphernalia is the 3D fetus model. For 100,000 yen (about $1,230), Japanese engineering company Fasotec and the Parkside Hiroo Ladies Clinic in Tokyo can create a replica of your unborn baby. 

Using an MRI scan of the mother's womb and 3D imaging software, the team uses white resin to create the 90 x 60 x 40-millimetre models known as the "Shape of an Angel."

It's only a matter of time before the souvenir catches on for cash-rich parents in the West. 

Would it make a good paper weight or book end? It sure beats a DVD. Cute or creepy?