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Meet the People Keeping Mold-a-Rama Alive

These retro machines, which make plastic souvenirs right before your eyes, are as popular as ever.
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IN 1971, SICK OF WORKING in middle management in Chicago, William Jones purchased a number of Mold-A-Rama vending machines on a whim. He knew nothing about the technology, which produces injection molded plastic figures, and didn’t understand its appeal, but saw the purchase as an opportunity to do something …