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The Treasure Chest of Terrible Toys: The Adolph Hitler Doll (Historic Yet Awful Repost)

24 Aug

August 25, 2013

Summer is nearing an end, so you know what that means. Hitler!

from January 5, 2013


hitler doll

This doll is made, I fervently hope, not for children but for the collector’s market. The totally messed-up and psychologically screwy collector’s market. The Adolph Hitler doll is a part of the War Ciminals of the 2oth Century series. Other dolls in the set include Himmler and Castro.

Here are a few comments from around the web:

From Graveyardrecords.com:

This doll was made by In The Past Toys of Staten Island, New York in 2000 and became 1 of the hardest dolls of Adolf Hitler to every be made, it is also the best looking doll to ever be made. The likeness is dead on and looks just as Adolf did at the height of his power..

This doll stands about 12″ tall and the box is in Near Mint condition with only minor self wear.

Please keep in mind that Graveyard Records & Movie Maniacs is only selling this doll due to it’s historic / collector purpose and is not intended to glorify, nor exploit the horrors and atrocities of war.

From vice.com:

“All the GI Joe collectors I used to meet would say how lousy figures were these days,” Deborah says from her studio in Staten Island. “They would go on about how nobody was making figures that collectors really wanted to see. I decided the best one to make would be Hitler.

“At first I had one or two people complaining, but the overall response to the figure has been amazing.

Obviously not one to be held back in her commercial ambitions by taste or decency, Deborah’s soon launching a set of serial killer dolls including Charles Manson, the Hillside Strangler, David Berkowitz aka the Son Of Sam, “Hannibal the Cannibal, and the Chainsaw Massacre guy.”

Even better, she’s about to create a line of “Middle Eastern Agitators,” which will feature 12-inch, detailed-to-the-max dolls of Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden.

Who’s next? Quaddafi? The Ayatollah?

“I can’t tell you our secrets, but there’s going to be 15-20 new figures out this year. Don’t rule anything out.”

Seriously, who wants these dolls? Who is clamoring for a Charles Manson doll?

If you need a Hitler doll, keep it to yourself.

I just don’t get it. I would not play with this, I would not display this, I would not let any hint escape that I own this.

Never mind registration for guns, I want registration for Hitler doll owners.


The Treasure Chest of Terrible Toys: Life Like Puppies

10 Aug

August 10, 2013



Toys are either fun or not fun, there is no middle ground. Toys can be creepy, odd, unusual or scary, but they can still be fun. Toys can also be beautiful and sweet, but no fun at all. This is a toy that manages to be both  sweet and creepy at the same time, and still not any fun at all.



Marketed a different way, I’d have no issue with this toy. I’m sure little kids could have a lot fun with this and there are plenty of cute animal toys and dolls that do the same thing, or purr, or poop. But to market this as “perfect for comforting lonely seniors”? That’s just wrong. Giving a human being a purring doll is no substitute for human interaction, especially when the human is an older person in (as explained in the review) an assisted living facility. Those people generally do not get enough visitors or get enough real recreation, and you want to compensate that with a doll. Seriously? And the woman in the review says that, when she calls her mother, the doll is all she wants to talk about. Sounds like  a warning sign to me. She doesn’t talk about her trip to the park, or her friends and their card game, or the good time she had that afternoon, no, she wants to talk about the lifeless doll that sits in her lap.

I’d be very, very concerned.

Who would be cruel enough to think that giving a senior citizen a doggie doll is any kind of real comfort?
The question is Imponderable.



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