You can often find a lot of variety within a kid's toy collection. And I'm not just talking about old noisy cars and soft cuddly teddies.

This time, Bored Panda is focusing on the creepy ones. Those that parents hope their child will never notice or at least come across in the store because there's something disturbing about them. Like Bilbo Baggins who looks like an addict. Or bootleg dolls with anatomical deformities.

So continue scrolling to check out some of the funniest, strangest, and downright scariest toys ever made. I don't know what their creators were hoping for, but these abominations are probably responsible for one too many nightmares.

#1

My Wife Asked If I Wanted To See The Creepiest Doll In Her Collection. I Was Not Prepared

My Wife Asked If I Wanted To See The Creepiest Doll In Her Collection. I Was Not Prepared

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Bardhi's Dad
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3 months ago (edited)

This is the creepiest doll in the whole history of doll collections! Definitely!

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#2

Somebody's Drugged The Waterhole

Somebody's Drugged The Waterhole

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DUN DUN (she/her)
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3 months ago

Woody's fed up of life

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While I understand why people wouldn't like these atrocities in their home, shielding kids from scariness entirely isn't ideal too.

A survey of 1,003 UK parents by online bookseller The Book People found that 33% would steer clear of books for their children containing frightening characters. Asked about the fictional creations they found scariest as children, a fifth of parents cited the Wicked Witch of the West from L Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, with the Child Catcher from Ian Fleming’s Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang in second place. Third was the Big Bad Wolf, in his grandmother-swallowing Little Red Riding Hood incarnation, fourth the Grand High Witch from Roald Dahl’s The Witches, and fifth Cruella de Vil, from Dodie Smith’s The Hundred and One Dalmatians.

#3

Broken Leg? No Worries, The Doctor Has A Gun

Broken Leg? No Worries, The Doctor Has A Gun

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Caro Caro
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3 months ago

When you can't pay the medical bill ....

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#4

So I Bought An Already Creepy Looking Garfield Toy, But Then It Showed Up Vacuum Sealed, And Oh My God

So I Bought An Already Creepy Looking Garfield Toy, But Then It Showed Up Vacuum Sealed, And Oh My God

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Q B F T
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3 months ago

Ugh those nails

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#5

They Couldn't Find A Better Place To Blow Up This Toy

They Couldn't Find A Better Place To Blow Up This Toy

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Caffeinated Hedgehog
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3 months ago

"Are you satisfied with your care?"

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But psychologist Emma Kenny told The Guardian that fear is a natural response. "When you are reading a scary story to a child, or they’re reading to themselves, the child has got a level of control – they can put it down, or ask you to stop. And the story can raise a discussion, in which they can explore and explain the way they feel about a situation."

Being frightened by a book, according to the psychologist, "helps forge resilience."

"The world can be a scary place – children will get into situations where they're told off by teachers, or fall out with friends. Knowing how to confront fear is a good thing."

#6

Meanwhile In Australia

Meanwhile In Australia

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Molly Whuppie
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3 months ago

It was a sculpture made by John C*x for the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation in Currumbin QLD, Australia. There were 21 different ones they auctioned off for the charity in 2016, including this one and a Sailor Moon one. If you search "Animals with Attitude Sculpture Trails" you can see more of them.

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#7

So I Was In The Toy Store And Saw This

So I Was In The Toy Store And Saw This

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DUN DUN (she/her)
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3 months ago

Okay WTF I thought those were real babies for 2 seconds straight

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#8

Evil Looking Teddy Bear I Found In The Children's Section

Evil Looking Teddy Bear I Found In The Children's Section

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KitFrey
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3 months ago

I WOULD 10/10 BUY THIS

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The good thing is that many of us know that. At least intuitively. The Book People’s survey also discovered that while a third of parents avoided books with scary characters, 78% said that baddies helped children "differentiate between good and evil", 53% that they helped children "learn to cope with difficult situations", and 48% that they help conquer fears.

"Children are often being wrapped up in cotton wool," Kenny added. "Risk and fear are something we need in childhood. We know that people who take risks, in the long term, do better than those who don’t … And how can you feel safe and secure until you know what it’s like to be afraid? Anything that gives you a wide range of emotions in a safe and controlled environment is great."

#9

The Impossible Beauty Standards Of Chinese Dolls

The Impossible Beauty Standards Of Chinese Dolls

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Buren
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3 months ago

There is no way the doll on the left can wear mask unless it's underwear-shaped

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#10

Pikachu? I Haven't Heard That Name In Years

Pikachu? I Haven't Heard That Name In Years

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DUN DUN (she/her)
Community Member
3 months ago

CHONKYCHU

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#11

Yes, This Will Help My Child Learn About Proper Dental Care. Not Terrify Them

Yes, This Will Help My Child Learn About Proper Dental Care. Not Terrify Them

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DUN DUN (she/her)
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

Oh hush, they're laughing at their boss' jokes

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#12

This Rather Disturbing Ball Launcher Toy

This Rather Disturbing Ball Launcher Toy

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Bardhi's Dad
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3 months ago

+18 toy

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Some of the most common childhood fears are:

  • Being alone;
  • The dark;
  • Dogs or other big animals;
  • Bugs;
  • Heights;
  • Getting shots or going to the doctor;
  • Unfamiliar or loud noises;
  • Imaginary monsters — the “thing” under the bed, etc.
#13

Another Fantastic Toy

Another Fantastic Toy

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GenericPanda09
Community Member
3 months ago

With those hands too....xd looks like he's expecting company.

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#14

I Choose You, Chikapu

I Choose You, Chikapu

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Robert T
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3 months ago

Such cheeky little eyes!

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#15

Rubber Duckies That Float Upside Down

Rubber Duckies That Float Upside Down

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DUN DUN (she/her)
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3 months ago

Aquatic ostriches Alamy_A14A...f11b44.jpg Alamy_A14A69-c-29b8790-623c25ef11b44.jpg

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#16

A Ride-On Toy For Kids

A Ride-On Toy For Kids

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Fred Bigox
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3 months ago

Someone screwed up there

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But again, "Being afraid sometimes is a normal, healthy part of growing up," says Elianna Platt, MA, LMSW, a licensed social worker. And, while kids do unfortunately sometimes face things that are truly frightening, most childhood fears don't represent an actual threat — the "monster" in the closet is just an old coat you’ve been meaning to donate — which means they actually present an ideal chance for kids to work on their self-regulation skills. But for that to happen, parents have to address their own anxiety first.

#17

Bear Anatomy Toy

Bear Anatomy Toy

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Jihana
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3 months ago

Woah, how cool is that?? I want it!

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#18

It Was Time For Thomas To Leave, He Had Seen Everything

It Was Time For Thomas To Leave, He Had Seen Everything

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DUN DUN (she/her)
Community Member
3 months ago

That's Tuomasi, Thomas' cousin sister

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#19

Blob Fish And Yoda Has Something Going Apparently

Blob Fish And Yoda Has Something Going Apparently

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DUN DUN (she/her)
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3 months ago

That's a goblin

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#20

McDonald's Happy Meal Toy

McDonald's Happy Meal Toy

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KitFrey
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3 months ago

I'd want it lol

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"We want to give kids the chance to practice getting through difficult situations," Platt adds, "but for a lot of parents, that’s easier said than done."

When you see your child in distress the natural response is to want to make it better, especially if the fix seems easy. But even though jumping in might help your child be less afraid in the moment, in the long run, it can actually make it more difficult for them to learn how to calm themselves down. "If kids get the message that mom or dad will always be there to do the comforting, there isn’t much incentive, or opportunity, to learn how to do it themselves."

So if they, for example, stumble across a spooky toy, try to allow them to make sense of it on their own.

#21

They Should Have Thought About This Kinder Egg Toy A Little Longer

They Should Have Thought About This Kinder Egg Toy A Little Longer

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Myrtille rat
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3 months ago

Why ? KKK is an American thing and they can't buy the Kinder surprise anyways

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#22

Chinese LEGO Never Disappoint

Chinese LEGO Never Disappoint

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GenericPanda09
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3 months ago

tbf, that'd be a good set to make a stop motion parody movie with. Do they do a tiny putin one?

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#23

I Was In My Local Pet Store Looking For A New Dog Toy, Errm What?

I Was In My Local Pet Store Looking For A New Dog Toy, Errm What?

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GenericPanda09
Community Member
3 months ago

All I can say is I hope my missus is getting royalties for the modelling work.

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#24

My Pug Grow-In-Water-Toy That Was Only Half In The Water

My Pug Grow-In-Water-Toy That Was Only Half In The Water

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Rabbit Carrot
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3 months ago

Lockdown pug has been on the kibble.

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Once you know that you're child is afraid of someone, let them know you're taking the situation seriously. "When a kid says something’s scary, there's a pretty good chance that we as adults don’t think it’s scary," Rachel Busman, PsyD, a clinical psychologist at the Child Mind Institute, explained. "But we always want to start by validating their feelings."

For example, instead of "Oh come on, that wasn't scary!" or "What is there to be afraid of?" try something like, "Wow, it sounds like you were scared!" or, "I know a lot of kids worry about that."

#25

So I Found This Monkey In The Attic

So I Found This Monkey In The Attic

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River Webb
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3 months ago

burn the whole house down

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#26

I Found This At A Toy Store In Portland

I Found This At A Toy Store In Portland

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Luka Nothing
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3 months ago

I have so many questions, and zero answers

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#27

Lord Of The Rings Toy (Bilbo Baggins) Looks Like An Addict

Lord Of The Rings Toy (Bilbo Baggins) Looks Like An Addict

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Helenium
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3 months ago

is that RIck lol

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#28

This Toy Ambulance Says "Meat" On It

This Toy Ambulance Says "Meat" On It

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Anthony W. Balsamo
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3 months ago

Slang for ambulance is "Meat Wagon" so technically, it's accurate.

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Once you've offered reassurance it's important to move on quickly. "We don’t want to dwell on offering comfort around the scary thing, because even that can become reinforcing and take on a life of its own," Dr. Busman said. Rather, start talking about how you’ll work together to help him start feeling braver and get to the point where he’s able to manage the fear by himself.

#29

Vintage Clown Toys

Vintage Clown Toys

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GenericPanda09
Community Member
3 months ago

The one behind looks like he's seen a nice bit of ass, but not the corporate email about sexual harassment in the workplace

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#30

This Old Toothbrush With Bristles At The End Of The Barrel Of A Toy Gun - The Trigger Even Clicks When Pulled

This Old Toothbrush With Bristles At The End Of The Barrel Of A Toy Gun - The Trigger Even Clicks When Pulled

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DUN DUN (she/her)
Community Member
3 months ago

Brilliant! Genius!!

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#31

He Looks Like He Just Saw A Ghost

He Looks Like He Just Saw A Ghost

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V33333P
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3 months ago

Looks like he saw the train with the monocle a few posts up

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#32

My Family And I Use This Gollum Toy To Hold The Money When We Play Cards

My Family And I Use This Gollum Toy To Hold The Money When We Play Cards

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Luka Nothing
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3 months ago

I think it wants more

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But not fears are the same. "[The ones] that don’t interfere with a child's life don't always need getting over," Dr. Busman said.

So if your little one doesn’t like scary movies, for instance, that's fine. It may actually be a testament to his self-advocacy skills, Dr. Busman noted. "Deciding, ‘I don’t like these, I’m not going to watch’ is your child standing up for his needs and saying, 'This is my limit.'"

Which, I guess, kids said about most of these toys.

#33

My Boss Asked Me If I Could Make His Kids A Plush Toy. I Hope He Realizes That I Can Only Make Creepy Ones

My Boss Asked Me If I Could Make His Kids A Plush Toy. I Hope He Realizes That I Can Only Make Creepy Ones

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Ged Maybury
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3 months ago

Tim Burton is proud of you!

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#34

TMNT: Teenage Mutant Ninja Trolls

TMNT: Teenage Mutant Ninja Trolls

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GenericPanda09
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3 months ago

pretty funky tbf

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#35

This Yoda Toy Kinda Looks Like Bill Cosby

This Yoda Toy Kinda Looks Like Bill Cosby

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GenericPanda09
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3 months ago

Neither is one you'd wanna see when first waking up.

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#36

Found This At A Toy Store

Found This At A Toy Store

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Katie Lutesinger
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3 months ago

"They'd been talking about it for weeks but... but I didn't take them seriously!"

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#37

Defective Pikachonk

Defective Pikachonk

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Red Hair Blue Soul
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3 months ago

Pandemic Pounds Pikachu

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#38

There's A Nightmare In My Boot

There's A Nightmare In My Boot

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Rabbit Carrot
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3 months ago

Someone get Woody an exorcism!

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#39

These Ride-A-Long Toys In A Mall

These Ride-A-Long Toys In A Mall

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Jaguarundi
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3 months ago

So much for SpongeBob and Patrick just being "really good friends".

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#40

Thomas Has Seen Better Days

Thomas Has Seen Better Days

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Rabbit Carrot
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3 months ago

Thomas the Tanked up Engine

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#41

A Dollar Store Easter Toy That Shoots Foam Balls. But It's Not His Mouth, And It's Not His Nose

A Dollar Store Easter Toy That Shoots Foam Balls. But It's Not His Mouth, And It's Not His Nose

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BreGerEu
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3 months ago

It is a big pimple to squeeze out. Learning puberty. Nothing wrong with that 😊

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#42

This Creepy LEGO Face I Found While Sorting Out A Box Of Toys

This Creepy LEGO Face I Found While Sorting Out A Box Of Toys

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Don Flynn
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3 months ago

Oh that's Creeper Lego guy.

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#43

Lesa Sompsan

Lesa Sompsan

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MJ
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3 months ago

She's having an allergy attack

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#44

The New Amiibo Look Cool

The New Amiibo Look Cool

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K- THULU
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3 months ago

I think pikachu farted

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#45

Christmas Carol Dolls, Made To Look Like They're Singing

Christmas Carol Dolls, Made To Look Like They're Singing

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K- THULU
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3 months ago

Is that after you stick them on top of the Christmas tree?

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#46

Batman From Infinity War

Batman From Infinity War

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Rabbit Carrot
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3 months ago

He saw Robin laying an egg.

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#47

This Quite Terrifying Dobby Toy I Came Across In The Range, UK

This Quite Terrifying Dobby Toy I Came Across In The Range, UK

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DUN DUN (she/her)
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3 months ago

Dobby just saw Lucius and Narcissa doing it

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#48

Wanna Buy Some Babies In Jars?

Wanna Buy Some Babies In Jars?

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Bardhi's Dad
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3 months ago

But, why???

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#49

This "Soda" Dog Toy That Looks Like Poop In A Cup

This "Soda" Dog Toy That Looks Like Poop In A Cup

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GenericPanda09
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3 months ago

"Hi... I'm Max and if you pour some vodka in here we can be best fwends forever"

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#50

Goku’s Ugly Twin

Goku’s Ugly Twin

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mulk
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3 months ago (edited)

Kaaaaaaaa..meeeeeeh aaaaargh meeeeeh aaaargh

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