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Remember the Mold-A-Rama? Get freshly formed souvenirs from molten plastic

Mold-A-Rama machine, a coin-operated machine invented in the 60s that dispensed freshly formed souvenirs from molten plastic before your eyes. It was a sort of 3D printer of its time. There's only one place in MN -- Como Zoo -- that still has the machines. But they are so beloved, some avid fans make the journey to St. Paul just to get a mold from here. A Twin Cities man had a role in keeping the machines going around the Midwest. And a collector has one that he keeps in his garage.