Even though they’re all three-dimensional,none of these people are real.
A company called 25 kids makes custom life-sized photo standups. Besides being made for advertising, one innovative way they’ve been used is to create flat versions of military men and women, so even though they’ve been deployed they can still remain at home and be included in family events.
I believe the beads may not be standard issue.
Another use is to create a traffic control standup such as a deputy with a radar gun, which might – at least the first time a speeding driver sees it – be more effective than a parked police car.
Flat deputy as a speed trap