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Playing With Radiation: The 1951 “Atomic Energy Lab” — For Kids!

The years following World War II were a glorious time for many Americans — financially speaking, anyway. There was a great wave of prosperity for middle-class working people, and the notion of a consumption-based society was just taking root. The market flooded with new, high-tech products that could now be produced thanks to the end of […]

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The 10 Most Frightening Living Dead Dolls

Since 1998 doll-makers Ed Long and Damien Glonek have been manufacturing some of the most frightening dolls in existence. Distributed by Mezco Toyz since 2001, their lineup of horror-inspired dolls have been terrifying as well as enhancing the décor of many macabre homes. Here are the 10 most terrifying dolls from the amazing Living Dead Dolls […]

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These Horrifying Dolls PROBABLY Won’t Kill You in Your Sleep This Christmas

In the interest of your mental health, if you suffer from pediophobia — the fear of dolls, as defined by the American Psychiatric Association — I’d strongly suggest you stop reading this article immediately. All others, brave onward… ‘cuz I’m about to give you a serious case of the creeps. The bizarre but extremely popular […]

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Meet “Creepy Fig,” the Nightmarish Life-Size LEGO Man (and Comic-Con Superstar)

As happens every year, attendees at last month’s Comic-Con were confronted by hideous apparitions of all shapes, sizes and species (and a few fans in weird costumes too), but one inventive cosplayer still has folks buzzing long after they returned home from San Diego. Some of the really serious horror-themed costumes wandering the grounds can often […]

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How’d The OUIJA Board Become A Game Marketed To Kids?

The history of the famed “Ouija” board is an interesting one. How did a supposedly haunted object, created with the intent of communicating with the dead, end up becoming a mass-produced, commercially available kids’ board game?! Well, let’s go back a bit. The Ouija board was first introduced as a “talking board” or a “spirit […]

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Learn to Practice Surgery at Home!: 10 of the Most Horrendous Toys Ever

Playtime should be fun time, but thanks to some toy manufacturers it can also be a bizarre or even wildly inappropriate time. The following toys either push the boundaries of what is acceptable by today’s standards or are just plain strange. Roy Rogers Quick Shooter Hat (1950s) For those occasions when you can’t bring a side […]

Artist Redesigns Horror Icons for Awesome Custom Toy Line

We are living in truly blessed times as horror fans who also happen to collect toys, but no matter how many different licenses companies like NECA and Mezco scoop up, the reality is that MANY of our favorite movies will never make the leap to the toy shelf. And that’s where customizers take over. When […]

10 Awesome Action Figures of Female Horror Movie Icons

Much ado has been made in recent years about the lack of female characters on the toy shelf with movies like AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON and STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS leading parents and collectors alike to ponder why the female leads aren’t being represented in the same way as the males. The same can […]

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The 1979 ALIEN Toy That Was Too Terrifying For Kids To Play With

Ridley Scott made quite an impact with his second feature, unleashing the Dan O’Bannon-scripted ALIEN on audiences in 1979. Films like THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE and HALLOWEEN had by that point already become ingrained in the nightmares of movie-goers, and Scott’s sci-fi/horror masterpiece rounded out that golden age of truly terrifying films by giving rise to […]

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Dogtown Common — Where Abanbdoned Plush Toys Hide a Deadly Curse

Dogtown Common is a ghost town on a hilltop near Gloucester, Massachusetts with a long, sordid history that begins in 1693. Despite not being suited towards agriculture, its inland location afforded protection from pirates, and many of the well-off families made the area, then known simply as The Commons, their home. By about 1750, pirates […]

New York Comic-Con 2015: The Coolest Exclusive Horror Toys!

It seems like very few weekends go by where Wizard World isn’t hosting a Comic-Con somewhere in the country, but the two big ones are undoubtedly San Diego Comic-Con, in the summer, and New York Comic-Con, in the fall. This past weekend, thousands of fans packed into New York’s Javits Center to take in the […]

Toy Terror: Sharing my GERMS with the World!

It was the 80’s and spooky/gross toys were all the rage. Madballs, Boglins, My Pet Monster, Slime, Gak, Garbage Pail Kids…I annoyingly and systemically begged my parents until my room was filled with all these wonderfully gruesome amusements.