Permanent Dupliverts (convert dupliverts-> new object). Is there a way?

This video provides a case study of creating a pyramid out of dupliverts and focus on the dupliverted object dead-end

[video]http://youtu.be/EQRqR7SlVwc[/video]

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Ya Dupliverts have some intriguing possibilities.

But, the Duplivertes tool is there to generate identical copies of objects without adding to file size. That is its main purpose. No?