History UncannyValley / Toys

23rd Mar '17 10:36:17 PM Midna
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* TheBigComfyCouch generally averts this, as even though the main characters are clowns, the make-up used was minimal that it was easy to tell that they're humans playing the role. And then, [[http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/6617/140qkc.jpg there's this Loonette doll. With a voice chip inside.]] Sleep tight, kids!

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* TheBigComfyCouch ''Series/TheBigComfyCouch'' generally averts this, as even though the main characters are clowns, the make-up used was minimal that it was easy to tell that they're humans playing the role. And then, [[http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/6617/140qkc.jpg there's this Loonette doll. With a voice chip inside.]] Sleep tight, kids!



** [=BJDs=]: While some find them creepy, others find them cute, and most seem to skirt the edges of the valley. Not so for the apparently defunct Paper Moon Dolls, whose sole business was creating ''life-sized'' [=BJDs=]. Again, creepiness factor varies for most of them, but they did a line of Japanese anime-style dolls which slide rapidly down into the valley. Something that looks cute and attractive in 2d seems to really ratchet up the creepy factor when expanded into the third dimension.
* [=McFarlane=] Toys tend to do this with their action figures and so do Neca.

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** [=BJDs=]: While some find them creepy, others find them cute, and most seem to skirt the edges of the valley. Not so for the apparently defunct Paper Moon Dolls, whose sole business was creating ''life-sized'' [=BJDs=]. Again, creepiness factor varies for most of them, but they did a line of Japanese anime-style dolls which slide rapidly down into the valley. Something that looks cute and attractive in 2d seems to really ratchet up the creepy factor when expanded into the third dimension.
%% * [=McFarlane=] Toys tend to do this with their action figures and so do Neca.



* Hot Toys, a Hong Kong-based company specialising in 12 inch collectible action figures, have become famous for the astounding likenesses they produce. Since they mostly make figures licensed from films, actors such as Brad Pitt, Mickey Rourke, Scarlett Johannson and Arnold Schwarzenneger have become immortalised as Hot Toys figures. Their most creepy products are arguably those of the Joker, as played by HeathLedger in ''Film/TheDarkKnight''. [[http://www.walyou.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/joker008.jpg Check it out]] and tell me you're not even mildly disturbed. A big part of this is the "Parallel Eyeball Rolling System", which allows the figures' eyeballs to move. Brr. Most of the time however, Hot Toys' work is more awesome than creepy, thankfully.

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* Hot Toys, a Hong Kong-based company specialising in 12 inch collectible action figures, have become famous for the astounding likenesses they produce. Since they mostly make figures licensed from films, actors such as Brad Pitt, Mickey Rourke, Scarlett Johannson and Arnold Schwarzenneger have become immortalised as Hot Toys figures. Their most creepy products are arguably those of the Joker, as played by HeathLedger Creator/HeathLedger in ''Film/TheDarkKnight''. [[http://www.walyou.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/joker008.jpg Check it out]] and tell me you're not even mildly disturbed. A big part of this is the "Parallel Eyeball Rolling System", which allows the figures' eyeballs to move. Brr. Most of the time however, Hot Toys' work is more awesome than creepy, thankfully.



* TeddyRuxpin is notorious for this. It's not the character design that pushed the toy into the valley though. The feature that pushed the toy into the uncanny valley here is how his mouth moved combined with his ''static'' facial expression. In other words, an inactive Teddy Ruxpin is fine. A working one isn't.

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* TeddyRuxpin Toys/TeddyRuxpin is notorious for this. It's not the character design that pushed the toy into the valley though. The feature that pushed the toy into the uncanny valley here is how his mouth moved combined with his ''static'' facial expression. In other words, an inactive Teddy Ruxpin is fine. A working one isn't.



* The new [[http://www.mastermindtoys.com/~/images/t/29-25317-BigImage.image.ashx Ty Beanie Ballz]] can be absolutely disturbing, thanks to their overly large eyes and round bodies.
* There were a bunch of these.....clown/ jester/ mime hybrid dolls made a while back which have odd-proportioned, over-painted faces with ''Please-put-me-out-of-my-misery'' expressions, while playing an OminousMusicBoxTune. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGe6FieXXwE Have a video.]]
* ''MyLittlePonyG3.5'' {{retool}}ed the G3 ponies into hideously deformed {{animesque}} creatures that barely resemble ponies at all. Taken UpToEleven by the Newborn Cuties.

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* The new [[http://www.mastermindtoys.com/~/images/t/29-25317-BigImage.image.ashx Ty Beanie Ballz]] can be absolutely disturbing, thanks to their overly large eyes and round bodies.
* There were a bunch of these.....clown/ jester/ mime clown/jester/mime hybrid dolls made a while back which have odd-proportioned, over-painted faces with ''Please-put-me-out-of-my-misery'' expressions, while playing an OminousMusicBoxTune. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGe6FieXXwE Have a video.]]
* ''MyLittlePonyG3.''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyG3.5'' {{retool}}ed the G3 ponies into hideously deformed {{animesque}} creatures that barely resemble ponies at all. Taken UpToEleven by the Newborn Cuties.



* ''{{Bratz}}'' dolls can be this once you realize how distorted their faces and bodies are.

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* ''{{Bratz}}'' ''Toys/{{Bratz}}'' dolls can be this once you realize how distorted their faces and bodies are.are.
* A Belle doll based on ''Film/BeautyAndTheBeast2017'' quickly gained notoriety for being [[http://i.imgur.com/oFaERek.jpg creepy as hell]]--essentially Creator/EmmaWatson's photorealistic head, with unearthly pale skin, freckles that look more like a skin condition more than anything, and an absolutely gigantic forehead, pasted on top of a disproportionately small body. For a character referred to in the title as a "Beauty" and who is played by a very pretty actor, they could have done a lot better.
18th Dec '16 5:47:17 PM MiracleChange
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* ''{{Bratz}}'' dolls can be this once you realize how distorted their faces and bodies are,

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* ''{{Bratz}}'' dolls can be this once you realize how distorted their faces and bodies are,are.
18th Dec '16 5:46:53 PM MiracleChange
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* ''{{Bratz}}'' dolls can be this once you realize how distorted their faces and bodies are,
12th Jul '16 10:46:25 PM RAMChYLD
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* ''Baby Jake'' is yet another weird show from Creator/TheBBC, done in a similar style to ''WesternAnimation/WonderPets'' (still photography combined with computer-generated animation). The show is creepy enough as is. And then there's the [[http://www.amazon.co.uk/Baby-Jake-Talking/dp/B005LNBGSQ/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1377610755&sr=8-4&keywords=baby+jake doll]], which ''talks'', no less.[[note]]Making things worse is the doll's face resembling the late Creator/JohnCandy. Great, a dead adult actor's face on a baby-sized body. It's not even funny.[[/note]]

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* ''Baby Jake'' is yet another weird show from Creator/TheBBC, done in a similar style to ''WesternAnimation/WonderPets'' (still photography combined with computer-generated animation). The show is creepy enough as is. And then there's the [[http://www.amazon.co.uk/Baby-Jake-Talking/dp/B005LNBGSQ/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1377610755&sr=8-4&keywords=baby+jake doll]], which ''talks'', no less.[[note]]Making things worse is the doll's face resembling the late Creator/JohnCandy.Creator/JohnCandy from his Series/{{SCTV}} era. Great, a dead adult actor's face on a baby-sized body. It's not even funny.[[/note]]
30th Jun '16 4:16:08 PM Someoneman
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* For some reason, somebody thought it was a good idea to make a talking doll of Macaulay Culkin from ''Film/HomeAlone''. It has a soft cloth body but a hard plastic head, which don't mix well and make his creepy facial expression even worse. And with age, the doll's voicebox becomes distorted, making his lines sound demonic. See Creator/StuartAshen be creeped out by it [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4N1x0bQ_V4 here]]
14th Mar '16 5:55:47 PM Prfnoff
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* ''Baby Jake'' is yet another weird show from Creator/TheBBC, done in a similar style to WonderPets (still photography combined with computer-generated animation). The show is creepy enough as is. And then there's the [[http://www.amazon.co.uk/Baby-Jake-Talking/dp/B005LNBGSQ/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1377610755&sr=8-4&keywords=baby+jake doll]], which ''talks'', no less.[[note]]Making things worse is the doll's face resembling the late Creator/JohnCandy. Great, a dead adult actor's face on a baby-sized body. It's not even funny.[[/note]]

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* ''Baby Jake'' is yet another weird show from Creator/TheBBC, done in a similar style to WonderPets ''WesternAnimation/WonderPets'' (still photography combined with computer-generated animation). The show is creepy enough as is. And then there's the [[http://www.amazon.co.uk/Baby-Jake-Talking/dp/B005LNBGSQ/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1377610755&sr=8-4&keywords=baby+jake doll]], which ''talks'', no less.[[note]]Making things worse is the doll's face resembling the late Creator/JohnCandy. Great, a dead adult actor's face on a baby-sized body. It's not even funny.[[/note]]
14th Nov '15 4:23:33 PM MiracleChange
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* ''Any'' doll line based on a RealLife celebrity. There's a very good reason most of them don't last in stores very long.
18th Jun '15 1:02:27 AM Kid
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* TeddyRuxpin is notorious for this. It's not the character design that pushed the toy into the valley tho. The feature that pushed the toy into the uncanny valley here is how his mouth moved combined with his ''static'' facial expression. In other words, an inactive Teddy Ruxpin is fine. A working one isn't.

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* TeddyRuxpin is notorious for this. It's not the character design that pushed the toy into the valley tho.though. The feature that pushed the toy into the uncanny valley here is how his mouth moved combined with his ''static'' facial expression. In other words, an inactive Teddy Ruxpin is fine. A working one isn't.
18th Jun '15 1:01:50 AM Kid
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJo7BFf8CEI&feature=related How about a piggy bank...with a face]]

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJo7BFf8CEI&feature=related How about a piggy bank...with a face]]face.]]
18th Jun '15 1:01:19 AM Kid
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* Hot Toys, a Hong Kong-based company specialising in 12 inch collectible action figures, have become famous for the astounding likenesses they produce. Since they mostly make figures licensed from films, actors such as Brad Pitt, Mickey Rourke, Scarlett Johannson and Arnold Schwarzenneger have become immortalised as Hot Toys figures. Their most creepy products are arguably those of the Joker, as played by HeathLedger in ''Film/TheDarkKnight''. [[http://www.walyou.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/joker008.jpg check it out]] and tell me you're not even mildly disturbed. A big part of this is the "Parallel Eyeball Rolling System", which allows the figures eyeballs to move. Brr. Most of the time however, Hot Toys' work is more awesome than creepy, thankfully.

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* Hot Toys, a Hong Kong-based company specialising in 12 inch collectible action figures, have become famous for the astounding likenesses they produce. Since they mostly make figures licensed from films, actors such as Brad Pitt, Mickey Rourke, Scarlett Johannson and Arnold Schwarzenneger have become immortalised as Hot Toys figures. Their most creepy products are arguably those of the Joker, as played by HeathLedger in ''Film/TheDarkKnight''. [[http://www.walyou.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/joker008.jpg check Check it out]] and tell me you're not even mildly disturbed. A big part of this is the "Parallel Eyeball Rolling System", which allows the figures figures' eyeballs to move. Brr. Most of the time however, Hot Toys' work is more awesome than creepy, thankfully.
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