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Ever wished you were cuter, lighter and more portable? Foldable.Me ($11.99) may be the answer. This site lets you create a personalised papercraft avatar. Foldables weigh in at a mighty 10g and stand 8.5 cm tall (roughly 3.5in). Each Foldable is using a blend of matt laminate cardboard and high grade inks. “We set out to make an affordable personalised present that didn’t suck. Until now, mass customisation meant 2D – lame gift cards or t-shirts. We wanted to offer something a bit more special,” said Kejia Zhu from Mint Digital. ❚ Flattr this

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