"QUANTUM SHOT" #489 Link - Article by Avi Abrams, based on the material by Dee Shihab
WARNING! Disturbing subject matter!
The Doll Purgatory
Hardly a place intended to kids, this hellish eternity exists in the Neverworld - a doomed miserable place, where all frightening toys and dolls get sent to (by the benevolent higher powers) and - hopefully - never come out to see the light of day.
Ever since our "Nightmare Playgrounds" series got popular, we were asked to make a list of the most creepy and scary dolls that kids (and often their parents) get to enjoy and play with. So far you've seen some really frightening mannequins and crazy toys (as part of this page). But now we are going to heat up things a notch and spook you (in time for Halloween) with the ultimate bad and rejected toy creations.
Should we start with the scariest?
This denizen of the shadow world has a nickname: "Attack Monkey Baby" (Lord has mercy on its poor soul)
Most of the rest of doll purgatory population comes from developing countries where toys are not only ugly from the beginning, but also get to be abused for much longer time than their western buddies:
There are plenty of vampire dolls and devil babies toys on the market, but one could easily expect that. We are going more for the "what the heck!?" factor. Or even more far out stuff, like this alien green slime squid cyclop from Japan:
Pretty hard to tell the difference, isn't it? Well, that's the whole point - as people who can't get little babies otherwise get to play with these toys and show them off to their neighbours... Watch the video about this widespread phenomenon here
Some other "fake baby" toys are not so realistic (at least they make realistic sound - more info) -
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