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Tangible Personalization (UPDATE)

Customization adds a deeper feeling of ownership

Implications - The personalization of goods offers a superlative novelty factor as it adds profound relevance to individual consumers. Adding a custom touch, particularly with products that have become popular or widely used, can make items more covetable than those offered by the competition by offering a feeling of augmented ownership.
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Featured Examples

Photoshop Fame Faking
Photoshop Fame Faking
Turn Yourself into a Vampire or Robert Pattinson's Girlfriend
With the click of a button, you could become Robert Pattinson's girlfriend -- or at least pretend to be in a custom Twilight poster, or custom New Moon cast member shot. Send in your photo, and for $9-$15,… MORE
You as An Action Figure
You as An Action Figure
Japanese Toy Company Puts Your Face on Superhero Body
Japanese toymaker Bandai Co. is making you into an action figure. ‘Jibun Damashii,’ the customized dolls, were unveiled at the Tokyo Toy Show in July. Send the company a photo of yourself and they will… MORE
Personalized Illustrated Wallpaper
Personalized Illustrated Wallpaper
One-of-a-Kind Graphic Swedish Art Dresses Up Drab Walls
‘Your Wallpaper’ is a Swedish design company and collective who has produced really cool personalized wallpapers since 2004. Basically, you can order a completely unique, tailor-made piece of art for… MORE
Personalized Wine Glasses
Personalized Wine Glasses
Bridal Party Glasses Feature Cartoons of Your Wedding Party
These personalized wine glasses are such a creative way to give a memorable toast at your wedding, and the custom martini glasses couldn’t be more perfect for a bridal shower! FizzyArtist... MORE
Self-Trolling
Self-Trolling
MyMagicMe Will Turn Your Photo into a Custom Treasure Troll Picture
Remember Treasure Trolls? Now you can become one! MyMagicMe creates custom Treasure Troll pictures using your photo! All you have to do is send them a jpeg of you (add your friends, if you’d like) and… MORE
Personalized LEGO Figurines
Personalized LEGO Figurines
LEGO Geeks Make Their Own Custom Characters
When it comes to LEGO, people always want more, more more! People are never satisfied, and the hardcore geeks go to great extents to do something different with it, which leads me onto the images themselves...… MORE
Personalized Shower Curtains
Personalized Shower Curtains
Life-Sized Photos Make For Ultra Custom Bathrooms
Like to freak friends out when they need to use your bathroom? Try this customized shower curtain with your “special” photo imprinted from floor to ceiling. I’m sure your mind is running wild right… MORE
play_circle_filled You as a Doll
You as a Doll
Cyndi Safstorm Creates Personalized Plastic Mini-Me Figurines
Ladies, when you were a little girl did you ever wish you were a Barbie doll? Fellas, ever wish you were Ken or your favorite action figure? If so, you may want to put aside a down payment for your dreamhouse.… MORE
Billion-Dollar Business Cards
Billion-Dollar Business Cards
Stewie Rah Rah's Personalized Money Cards are Worth Pocketing
If you think your business card doesn’t quite represent how much you’re worth, consider putting your image on a mock billion-dollar bill. Billionaire Stewart Rahr – who goes by “Stewie Rah Rah”, ranks… MORE
Ultrasounds as Modern Art
Ultrasounds as Modern Art
Personalized Fetus Posters For Narcissists in the Making
Having your unborn baby's image glorified in the form of a modern art fetus poster is so much more glamorous than decorating your nursery walls with creepy pictures of clowns. Instead of the cookie-cutter… MORE
Personalized Robot Replicas
Personalized Robot Replicas
Little Island Will Create Mini Me Machines
A Japanese company called Little Island has just revealed that they will make a custom robot version of you--for the right price, of course. The doll will be created in your likeness, will be able to… MORE
Luxury Home Narcissism
Luxury Home Narcissism
Company Makes 'You Look Like A Million Dollars' With Personalized Busts
OK you little narcissist, listen up, because this trend's for you! These personalized golden busts will help bring out the Kanye is anyone; much more luxurious than having a bobblehead customized in your… MORE

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