Robox 'Dad Bod' Statue Is A Twist On Michelangelo’s 'David,' And It's One Of The Strangest Things I've Ever Seen

The original 16th century statue of David by Italian artist Michelangelo Buonarroti stands in the Galleria dell'Accademia in central Florence on January 23, 2015. AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLI (Photo credit should read ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)
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With Father's Day around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to get your dear ol’ dad this year. Luckily, CEL Technology, the makers behind the Robox 3D printer, are here to help you forgo the usual gift card and provide a more, er, unique present: the Robox Dad Bod figurine. Yup, it’s here, and it’s exactly what it sounds like. 

By now, you’ve probably heard about the “dad bod” — the not-too-heavy, not-too-fit body type (aka totally average) that the Internet is currently obsessed with. The name most often cited as a prime example of this body type is Leonardo DiCaprio, who's been photographed flaunting a slightly softer stomach than the usual movie star washboard ads you tend to see making waves. And now? The dad bod likeness is apparently a gift for your dad, too. 

In what they describe as being “a modern twist on a beloved work of art,” the minds at CEL have taken it upon themselves to combine "dad bod" physique with the stance of Michelangelo’s famous David using a 3-D printer. The result? The Robox Dad Bod figurine, which “sports the iconic beer gut, emerging bald spots, and short shorts straight from the '80s,” and is also apparently totally the perfect gift to give to your father this holiday. ‘Cause what dad wouldn’t want this sitting on his desk? 

I’m calling it now: dad bod Davids are the new gift cards. Or maybe help dad unleash his own creative juices, and just get him a 3-D printer so he can come up with his own, wacky masterpieces. Happy Father’s Day, dads!

Images: CEL

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