Hot on Taobao is a monthly segment where we feature a product from Taobao our editors think is cool.
If you’re into gag gifts, we’ve got a doozy for you this month.
This tacky product, roughly translated as ‘DIY Photo Custom Designed Creative and Practical Birthday Gift to Send to Mom, Dad, a Best Friend, Boyfriend or Girlfriend,’ takes the cake for bizarre yet funny (yet also kind of creepy) gift ideas. By sending in a photo of yourself, a loved one, or anyone really, the talented folks at Weimei Creative Gifts will create a model that replicates the picture in fine detail.
This couple turned their Kodak moment into a nice desk accessory. Image via Taobao
This man’s mini-model bears a striking resemblence to Derek Zoolander. Image via Taobao
Model options range from 18 to 22 centimeters and can include one person or a couple (RMB120-776). For models with more than two people – or to add the ‘bobble feature’ – you’ll need to reach out to the workshop directly.
The dolls have received mixed reviews, with some people loving their realistic design and others not satisfied with the craftsmanship of particular body features. “When I first received (the model) I couldn’t see the resemblance, but after looking a while longer I think it looks very similar (to me),” wrote one customer seemingly happy with the purchase. Another was ecstatic after surprising her friend with the doll, commenting, “These sellers are awesome, super creative gift, my friend was truly moved after seeing the doll.”
Customer review photo. Image via Taobao
So, next time you want to show your friend slash lover slash boss how much they mean to you, send them a doll of their own.
The customized doll can be purchased for RMB120-776 (promotional prices) on Taobao.
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