Mold-A-Rama – The Wax Figure Vending Machine
Mark and Paul talked about their interactions with a “wax figure vending machine”. As it turns out these machines are called “Mold-A-Ramas” and can produce a variety of different figurines.
Here is the Mold-A-Rama in action:
Here is Wikipedia’s entry on the Mold-A-Rama:
American inventor John H. “Tike” Miller is credited with conceiving a free-standing, plastic molding machine in the 1950s. He licensed his mold-making patent and related technology to the Automatic Retailers Association, a vending machine company, which operated Mold-A-Rama machines as a subsidiary company through 1969. As of 2010, two US companies own and operate Mold-A-Rama machines, the William A. Jones Company in Illinois and Replication Devices in Florida.
It turns out Paul and Mark aren’t the only ones who are fond of these machines.
The Mold-Arama has somewhat of a cult following.