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What the heck toys?!
« on: July 31, 2017, 10:20:40 PM »
Do you ever look at toy lines and just wonder how they got past marketing, quality and, just, well any kind of sensible person? The scary looking or just the weird that are far from the cute and cuddly?

My favourite are Kenner's Grabbits...I cant help but think they look like evil bunnies and I cant imagine ever purchasing one for a child lol!

Anyone have anything else scary or weird that they have come across in toy collecting? Suitable for Arena audiences of course :P

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Re: What the heck toys?!
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2017, 10:55:24 PM »
I can't think of one at the moment but wow that is truly terrifying! :yikes:
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Re: What the heck toys?!
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2017, 11:03:56 PM »
 :shocked: What the heck?
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Re: What the heck toys?!
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2017, 11:36:09 PM »
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Ah, the good old uncanny valley. To try and explain what the marketing people were thinking, I read a theory a while back that the predominant school of thought in the animation industry is More human=Cuter. Unfortunately, more human can also equal creepier. The creators must have thought giving them small, human-like eyes and human baby-like features cute, then!
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Anyway, I always thought the cabbage patch kids were creepy as hell. Once again, we have the human eyes and scary mutant baby face going on.
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Re: What the heck toys?!
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2017, 12:35:07 AM »
Well, a few years ago, my sister got this talking Ariel doll. The kind that's supposed to sing and play with your kid. Except
It had a habit of turning on at random times, and wouldn't shut up. So it would be quiet and then we'd hear this "hello? Are you still there?" In this creepy voice once the batteries were running out. Not exactly wondering what they were doing in marketing, but it was quite unnerving.
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« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2017, 01:48:53 AM »
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Well, a few years ago, my sister got this talking Ariel doll. The kind that's supposed to sing and play with your kid. Except
It had a habit of turning on at random times, and wouldn't shut up. So it would be quiet and then we'd hear this "hello? Are you still there?" In this creepy voice once the batteries were running out. Not exactly wondering what they were doing in marketing, but it was quite unnerving.

I don't think Ariel's there anymore
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Re: What the heck toys?!
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2017, 09:05:01 AM »
I watched this YouTube video and it had this doll on a rocking chair, with a scary face that laughs. The commercial for it was absolutely terrifying.
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Re: What the heck toys?!
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2017, 05:20:28 PM »
I think the baby Grabbits aren't as scary.  Or maybe I am just bias because I had one as a kid and loved it lol.
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Re: What the heck toys?!
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2017, 06:32:35 PM »
I'm really glad I'm not the only one who found Cabbage Patch Kids to be creepy.

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« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2017, 09:23:16 PM »
I have this huge 16" Strawberry Shortcake doll from Peru who has blinky eyes- and when you press her tummy she will sing a song in the truly most blood curdling voices you have ever heard- no joke.

I kinda love it, haha

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« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2017, 09:40:42 PM »
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I have this huge 16" Strawberry Shortcake doll from Peru who has blinky eyes- and when you press her tummy she will sing a song in the truly most blood curdling voices you have ever heard- no joke.

I kinda love it, haha

Oh you have got to post a video of that!
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« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2017, 12:00:55 AM »
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I have this huge 16" Strawberry Shortcake doll from Peru who has blinky eyes- and when you press her tummy she will sing a song in the truly most blood curdling voices you have ever heard- no joke.

I kinda love it, haha

Oh you have got to post a video of that!

I second the motion!
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Re: What the heck toys?!
« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2017, 03:10:43 PM »
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I have this huge 16" Strawberry Shortcake doll from Peru who has blinky eyes- and when you press her tummy she will sing a song in the truly most blood curdling voices you have ever heard- no joke.

I kinda love it, haha

Oh you have got to post a video of that!

I second the motion!

Okay you will never sleep again, but I will look for some new batteries for her...

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Re: What the heck toys?!
« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2017, 07:00:16 PM »
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My favourite are Kenner's Grabbits...I cant help but think they look like evil bunnies and I cant imagine ever purchasing one for a child lol!

Horror show!!!!!  :freak: :bolt: :yikes:

Yep, I never got into Cabbage Patch Kids either, they looked too weird / like they had mumps.

There are some new baby dolls out at the moment with what I would describe as creepy faces - do a search for "Baby Wow Doll" sorry, but I will not have one in my house!    :lookround:
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Re: What the heck toys?!
« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2017, 01:18:21 AM »
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Do you ever look at toy lines and just wonder how they got past marketing, quality and, just, well any kind of sensible person? The scary looking or just the weird that are far from the cute and cuddly?

My favourite are Kenner's Grabbits...I cant help but think they look like evil bunnies and I cant imagine ever purchasing one for a child lol!

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The figures are cute but they really don't translate well to plush.
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