Creepy, Crazy, and Strange Japanese Toys
Posted on October 31, 2009
While Asia has its share of weird and unusual toys, Japan takes the lead in inventing the truly bizarre items. From ‘Road Kill Cat’ to a legless woman, here are some of creepy toys that are too weird, even for Halloween.
This one is for folks who downplay the usefulness of the ‘Cat went to Aunt’s farm’ cover story for a pet’s death. And, while it might be argued that this is a odd collectible aimed at a niche adult audience, the cartoon image of a child’s face is a disturbing giveaway about the target audience.
For those who wish for a sneak peek at female Golems and Swamp Creatures, there is a keychain that reveals all. The obscure image of two entangled bodies on the cardboard bit imply that this might be ‘collect 2 and create a third’ type of deal.
Pranksters who crave truly original tricks will be pleased with this ‘Baby in a Mircowave’ toy. Given that the determined expression on the cartoon doesn”t match the mortified look on the doll, critics might argue that the artist and the inventor harbored different ideas about this toy.
This grotesque toy depicting an impaled woman is possibly intended for fans of tentacle-related manga. Failing that, these toys are probably traps intended to pinpoint the Patrick Bateman types of the world.
The next toy, consisting of several dismembered body parts, caters to the folks who dream about creating their own zombie toy.