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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8 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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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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#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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#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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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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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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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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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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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)
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8 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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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
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#16

A Ride-On Toy For Kids

A Ride-On Toy For Kids

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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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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

DUN DUN (she/her)
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

screamed Tom for days, but no one heard his cries. What else was to happen to the human body without air 😔What a tragedy!

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Lor Anne
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You can buy these at Vat19.com. they have some amazing stuff and these come in two sizes. It's been on my wishlist for years.

pinkytoes
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

and now I have a new place to shop. thanks!

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Jennifer Norton
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I have a balloon dog like this! I love it and I will one day get this one too!!!!

GenericPanda09
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

s**t... I always thought teddies were reaching out for a hug.. turns out they're really saying 'don't f*****g come near me'

Orange Is Aging
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

100% would purchase. If anyone can find it on an online shopping platform please share

Baleygr
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Apparently they can be found on Vat19.com .

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SCP 504
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That’s what I needed to see right now. UNSEE JUICE!

Kishibe Angelo
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

this one is actually pretty neat

Kimmie Klein Andrews
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I once got a human skeleton clear body for Christmas when I was a child. I loved it! You could take it apart and learn where all the organs belong by putting it back together.

Kris “ADHD_Carrier” Dudoich
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

These are pretty awesome, I work with a doctor who has two of these - a clear one and a red one

Savannah Finn
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

it looks like the skeleton is trying to escape

Rosie Red
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Nightmare fuel for children.

Kayla Hewey
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I believe this is Jason Freeney all of his stuff is cool but his Lego man is my faves

tara
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I gave my nephew this for Christmas!

DP
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7 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

..I'm only on #17 of 50...so so many hysterical fails!

Laina Walicki
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7 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

why tf does a gummy bear got bones

Mumof1
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh for the love of Mike!

Gage Geisel
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is the best image to have as I gobble down his gummy brethren

Tho Nguyen
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This' actually very cool, maybe it's a toy for adult? As in toy toy, not "adult" toy, you get it? LMAO

yellowphantom
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Thank you guys for answering my question: "Who is this for?" For BP's, obviously!

shado
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

reminds me of the Visible Man and Woman models they had years ago visible-ma...b19ff9.jpg visible-man-model-adam-sav-6243bdeb19ff9.jpg

JM
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

OMG it looks like he's trapped in there!

Rand0m_Cat
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I have rethought gummy bears, I am not so sure about them anymore.

Betsy Novack
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

One of these guys could save you big bucks at the dentist. You might have to explain why gummy bears aren't crunchy but I'm sure any parent who can come up with some of the counter intelligence of the diabolical mind and logic of a child has a good shot. I took a bunch of kids on a field trip to Scripps Aquarium. One comes running over and insisted I come look at the Queen of Bologna. Her Majesty, it turned out, was a Queen Abalone. I shared with this kid how guys used to dive here and fish for abalone. When they'd find one, in the swim trunks they would go. Some guys came up with trunk full. You could buy the tastiest. Abalone sandwich for less than $8.00.

Patricia Stilwell
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Not sure, but I think the teeth are wrong...

Tahani
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Actually it is a Gummy Bear…

François Carré
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's been screaming "let me out" for way too long, as it seems.

Kevin Warner
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Insert Cherry Jell-O at the top! Rinse and Repeat!

Ali
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

not for kids 13 and under

Persephone
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So wait... bear anatomy in gummy bear form? Wtf....

Robert Hernandez
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yogi warned Boo Boo not to stay in hostels during his Baltic vacation.

Antia
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He wants to get out

Zitronella
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Thats really cool! I want it too 😀

Thomas Sweda
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

More than you actually want to know!

ohjojo (me/mine)
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow, they wrapped it in plastic and just let it die in there. So sad

Rhea
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I would've loved this a kid! So cool!

Queerios
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I actually like this! It’s pretty cool

Valley Girl
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Who knew bears had such big brains and teeny tiny paws and teeth?

Alex Livingston
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Who would want to play with that??? Or eat a gummi bear ever again...

Megan Coutee
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Got this for my son from Geek Squad, years ago.

socially inept idiot
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It’s like the skeleton is trying to escape

Chase Sisk
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

that looks ok still creepy

Rayne
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's actually really cool.

glowworm2
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is actually dope as hell!

Doc Moran
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

These are art piece collectibles. Created by Jason Freeny and his imitators.

M O'Connell
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

There is also the vintage 1960s "The Visible Man" toy which is basically the same thing, but with a human. There was also "The Visible Woman" but those seem to be much harder to find.

Daniel Mallory
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

nothing screams emo love more than these

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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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#19

Blob Fish And Yoda Has Something Going Apparently

Blob Fish And Yoda Has Something Going Apparently

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#20

McDonald's Happy Meal Toy

McDonald's Happy Meal Toy

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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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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017