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[[caption-width-right:350:The Toys Are Back in Town.]]

->'''Woody:''' YOU! ARE! A! ''TOYYYY!!'' You're not the real Buzz Lightyear; you... you're an ''action figure!'' You are ''a child's plaything!''\\
'''Buzz:''' You are a sad, strange little man--and you have my pity.
-->-- '''''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'''''

Behold! Living Toys! They can walk! They can talk! They can cook! They can take out the trash! [[DinkyDrivers They can drive!]] In fact, they can do so much, they almost don't need you!

We say "almost", because in some cases, these toys [[AnthropomorphicZigZag come alive only when humans aren't around]]. There may be an official or unofficial {{Masquerade}} in effect. Other times, they're created only because LoveImbuesLife. Still, nothing says Fun for the Whole Family like Living Toys!

[[AC:Warning:]] This product may turn [[DemonicDummy evil]], or at the very least, creepy. {{Horror}} Movie characters and characters from horror movie parodies should avoid purchasing and/or using Living Toys. May contain small parts not suitable for children under 6. Requires 2 AA Batteries, magic talisman or evil curse. Cool accessories not included.

Make sure the [[MoralityDial "good/evil" switch]] is set to "good" at all times. Should they be [[MyLittlePanzer actual weapons]], any damage they cause is not covered by warranty.

See also: SlidingScaleOfLivingToys.

Subtrope of AnimateInanimateObject. Contrast CompanionCube.

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!!Good Examples


* These three Ikea commercials. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3AZe88ohsU]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4_3LYybq9I]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8gtdBqRe2s]]

* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', Sasori turned himself into one of these, by transforming himself into a puppet. Once he dies, he's used by Kankuro.
* The titular characters of ''Manga/RozenMaiden'' are porcelain dolls that come alive once a contract is made with at least one of them.
* A scene from ''Manga/{{Akira}}'' is amongst [[http://retrocrush.buzznet.com/scary/71.html this top 100 scariest scenes]]. And the hordes of toys and toy-like mutations from ''Literature/{{Paprika}}'', for similar reasons.
* Pokota, a stuffed lion, from ''Manga/HimechanNoRibon'' was brought alive by magic and serves as the animal sidekick.
* Frigitta from ''Kero Kero Chime'' appears to be a living toy, despite denying it in her first appearance. Additionally, in her debut she's a villainess who turns people into toys which she can make follow her orders. After this, though, she's just a minor recurring StalkerWithACrush who's generally on the side of the heroes as much as her minor role allows.
* A few Franchise/{{Digimon}}only look like toys, such as Puppetmon, Monzaemon and [=ToyAgumon=].
* Leo and Yuki from ''Manga/ShounenDolls'' can turn into humans and protect their master, Ageha. They can also communicate with her even in doll form.
* Kon from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' is probably a ''vague'' example of this, since although he's just a [[ArtificialHuman Mod Soul (e.g. fake)]], most of the time he inhabits a toy lion, and generally doesn't let the rest of Ichigo's family ([[spoiler:except [[FanNickname Papagami/Issun]], who has known]] what Ichigo's been doing) know that he's 'alive'.
* The manga ''Nui!'' plays this trope straight. Not only are dolls who're loved alive, they actually go all out to protect their owner and do their owner's bidding.
* Many Sanrio characters, like HelloKitty and [[Anime/OnegaiMyMelody My Melody]], have their anime series, and instead of being treated like real animals, they remain their doll status.
* At least one of Keroro's invasion plans in ''Manga/SgtFrog'' involved bringing plastic models to life.
* In ''Anime/ImGonnaBeAnAngel'' [[spoiler: Dispell, Eros and Muse are just dolls made alive by Silky's power as a respite from boredom and loneliness]]
* Pucchan of ''Anime/BestStudentCouncil'' at first appears to be a toy/ImaginaryFriend of protagonist Rino. But when the other characters lock the puppet away (thinking Rino was trying to use Pucchan as an excuse for pranking) the puppet vanishes on its own, causes more havoc, and speaks independently of and controls the hand of whoever else he winds up on.
* Among the first things visitors to the ''Manga/OnePiece'' kingdom of Dressrosa see are its spicy Latin ladies and Living Toys living together with normal humans. Among those seen are a doll chasing a dog because it ripped its arm off, a toy soldier marionette that's also a town guard, and a toy robot in a baby stroller being pushed by a human woman. [[spoiler: They were once human before falling victim to one of Doflamingo's Devil Fruit users, Sugar.]]
* A lot of Anime/{{Doraemon}}'s gadgets can bring toys to life, in various ways. The most famous one is probably the wind-up key that serves as the focus for one movie, that permanently gives life to any object shaped like a living creature that has the key placed on its back and turned. The heroes use it to populate a planet with various adorable living dolls, but one monkey doll steals it and brings to life [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking a biology lab skeleton, a "peeing boy" fountain, and a panda mascot.]] [[spoiler: [[ChekhovsGun All three of them use their unique skills/appearances to help defeat the villains in the climax.]]]]
* ''Lots'' of examples from ''Franchise/YuGiOh'':
** Starting in Battle City, Jonouchi used [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Swordsman_of_Landstar Swordsman of Landstar]], a cute, toy solider, and later added several more Landstar monsters to his deck.
** Roughly half of Yugi's deck that he uses when Yami isn't helping him is made up of monsters like this, such as [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Toy_Magician Toy Magician]] [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Red_Gadget and]] [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Yellow_Gadget the]] [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Green_Gadget Gadgets.]] The other half are heroic Warriors that children idolize, like Silent Swordsman.
** In ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', Judai used many toy-like monsters (which, ironically, were far more popular than his Heroes when made into RealLife versions for the card game) like [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Spell_Striker Spell Striker]] and [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Card_Trooper Card Trooper]].
** Most of Sho's Vehicroids resemble [[CuteMachines funny toy robots.]]
** Finally, Napoleon uses a deck with Toy Soldiers resembling infantry men from UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution, his [[TheAce ace monster]] being Toy Emperor, which is based on UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte.
** Moving on to ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'', Rua's deck used Morphatronics, which are more or less cute toy {{Transforming Mecha}}s.
* In ''Anime/ZatchBell'', mamonos are pretty much demons who have taken the form of dolls. Zatch himself is a decent sort, but many others clearly are not.
* ''Citrus Town'' on ''Ponkickies 21'' depicts the daily lives of toys living inside the eponymous toy box.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Miskin in ''ComicBook/{{Amulet}}'' appears to be one, but he's actually a robot. Somehow.
* General Jumbo from ''ComicBook/TheBeano'' was a boy with an army of toy soldiers.
** He also had a toy navy when he briefly became Admiral Jumbo in the 1970s.
** General Jumbo was parodied somewhat in ''Jack Staff'' with General Tubbs, an autistic boy who mobilized his toy army with his psychic powers; the control panel keyboard glove thing was just so he'd have something to do with his hands.
* Toybox of ComicBook/TopTen has a boxful of animated toys which she can command, inherited from her father Colonel Lilliput, a pastiche of General Jumbo.
* Dolmann, a quirky inventor, had a small robot doll for every occasion, though it was never very clear whether they legitimately possessed minds of their own or Dolmann was using his skills as a ventriloquist to pretend he had some company. Even so, they seemed to ''act'' of their own volition.
* ''The Stuff of Legend'' also has this as its premise, being about a group of toys fighting their way through a fantasy world (in which they become what they were toys of) in order to rescue their owner, who has been kidnapped by the Boogeyman.
* Annabelle, of ''Comic/NightmaresAndFairyTales'', is sentient but unable to communicate with any of her owners (except for her current one, Gwen, and nobody knows why).

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10716411/1/Heirlooms A certain Smash Bros. Fanfic]] takes that specific trope and runs with it to create an origin story of sorts for Master Hand and Crazy Hand.
* More like "display models" but the whole premise of the ''VideoGame/HeroesOfTheStorm'' fanfic ''FanFic/HeroesOfTheDesk'' is that someone 3D-printed characters from the game, and they came to life ''Literature/TheIndianInTheCupboard'' style (thus reaching "[[SlidingScaleOfLivingToys Real and Living to Everyone]]" on the scale).
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3066644/1/So-Lifelike This fanfic]] for ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' transports Jack's soul into an action figure owned by a modern day fan. HilarityEnsues. [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3235362/1/Shoebox-of-Lies The unfinished sequel]] brings Will Turner into the mix. Both represent the most lifelike extreme on the SlidingScaleOfLivingToys.
* And [[https://www.fanfiction.net/anime/Puella-Magi-Madoka-Magica-%E9%AD%94%E6%B3%95%E5%B0%91%E5%A5%B3%E3%81%BE%E3%81%A9%E3%81%8B-%E3%83%9E%E3%82%AE%E3%82%AB/?&srt=1&r=103&p=2 here]] we have the beginnings of a story with the same thing done to the cast of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''.
* Finally, ''FanFic/ToyHammer'' applies the concept to the ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' figures. Watch out for the CerebusSyndrome brought about by the [[spoiler: arrival of Chaos]].

[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* The eponymous ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'' is animated by the Blue Fairy, but it's strongly implied in the Disney version that Gepetto's love for Pinocchio is what causes the Blue Fairy to make him come alive. The story it was based on may well be the TropeCodifier.
* Everyone in the ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' series who isn't a human or dog. Even the ''lawn gnomes'' are alive! Christmas Decorations too, which only raises further questions. Except in the presence of humans (but not [[KidsAreCruel Sid]])).
* ''Literature/TheMouseAndHisChild'' combines this with a MouseWorld.
* ''WesternAnimation/RaggedyAnnAndAndyAMusicalAdventure'' has, among other examples, Raggedy Ann and Andy themselves, as well as Babette and the Camel with the Wrinkled Knees.
* In ''WesternAnimation/DuckTalesTheMovieTreasureOfTheLostLamp'', Webby uses one of her genie wishs to make her dolls come to life, which as it turns out was a really bad idea. While not evil, they did end up causing a lot of havoc.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie'' is full of these. [[ItMakesSenseInContext Sorta.]]
* The toys in ''WesternAnimation/TheNightBeforeChristmas'' come alive on Christmas Eve for a song and dance party.
* ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' is the electronic version of this trope, featuring video game characters that come to life when their games are not being played. Similar to Toy Story, there seems to be a {{Masquerade}} in effect.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* The [[DarkIsNotEvil Gorgonites]] in ''Film/SmallSoldiers''
* The title character of ''Film/{{Ted}}'' is a stuffed bear who gained sentience after his owner made a wish. 27 years later, he's still around but has since become much cruder.
* Teddy the robot teddy bear in ''Film/AIArtificialIntelligence.'' "I'm not a toy."
* J. F. Sebastian spends his lonely days retrofitting toys as robot companions in ''Film/BladeRunner''.
* A rare example of a living toy in a horror film who is not evil: Rex, the stuffed dinosaur from ''WesCravensNewNightmare''. Or at least, he's implied to be. Dylan insists that he keeps the Freddy-entity at bay, and the entity seems to think so too [[spoiler: because he takes the time to slash the toy up upon finally breaching our reality]]. [[note]] It might just be an example of the monster's [[YourMindMakesItReal mind making it real]], as it apparently makes itself into Freddy and the protagonist into the FinalGirl through the same principle [[/note]]

* Russians have tales of little girls that have a doll that can actually talk as their companions.

* ''Literature/TheVelveteenRabbit'' tells the story of a crudely-made stuffed rabbit toy who tries to become a real rabbit because the wind-up toys mock him, saying that ''they'' are real because they can move. In this book all toys are sentient and animate, and it's a "skin horse" who tells the rabbit how to become Real.
* ''Literature/TheAdventuresOfPinocchio'' is about a wooden puppet who wants to become a real boy so he can grow up.
%%%* ''Oddkins''
* The ''Literature/RaggedyAnn'' books center around Marcella's toys, who come to life when she's not around (though they can communicate with animals just fine). The leaders are the titular Raggedy Ann and her brother, Andy, but there are quite a few dolls mentioned as reocurring characters.
* Besides the titular character of ''Literature/TheNutcracker'', the nighttime battle that Marie witnesses involves her brother's toy soldiers joining the fray. Later, the nutcracker takes Marie to the doll kingdom to be their queen, after she promises to love him no matter how he looks.
* In "Literature/TheSteadfastTinSoldier", the toys come alive when humans are asleep, and play their own games.
* ''The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse'' which takes place in a Toyland of living toys, then further reveals that all of existence is a huge toy, God is an irresponsible little child who got it for his birthday, and Satan is an evil renegade toy who creates an army of cyborg spider women and George W. Bush to destroy the world. No, really.
* The toy soldiers in the Creator/StephenKing short story ''Battleground'' (published in the collection ''Literature/NightShift'', and later developed for television in the ''Nightmares and Dreamscapes'' anthology). Despite being murderous, they're actually the ''heroes'' of the story, exacting vengeance against the VillainProtagonist -- a hitman who just killed a toymaker.
* ''Literature/WinnieThePooh'' does it with stuffed animals, who live in the Hundred Acre Wood and go on numerous adventures to places like the North Pole. However, in the stories they're treated like anthropomorphic animals, not living toys.
* ''Literature/TheIndianInTheCupboard'' is a children's series about a boy who discovers how to magically transform a plastic Indian figure to life in his cabinet. Specifically, putting it in the cabinet and turning the key summons a random guy [[FishOutOfTemporalWater from the past]], turning him toy-sized. The magic only works on plastic, and summons people from other time periods who resemble any affected toy, as well as sometimes sending the modern characters back in time.
%%%* ''Alexander and The Wind Up Mouse''
%%%* Creator/EnidBlyton's ''{{Noddy}}'' series
* In ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz'', the heroes discover a town inhabited by tiny little china dolls. The townsfolk are justifiably afraid of running or otherwise exerting themselves, for fear of breaking; they can be fixed, but the cracks such accidents cause never fade.
* ''The Bear that Nobody Wanted'' by Allan Ahlberg tells the rather tragic story of a teddy bear who goes through a major BreakTheHaughty phase and longs for a child who wants him. Along the way, he meets with many other toys, all of whom can talk amongst themselves but can't actually communicate with people. This leads to an incredibly sad scene where [[spoiler:the bear is forced to watch as his current owner leaves him behind to go to the countryside during World War II and, later, as the boy's mother leaves. Both times, he silently begs to be taken along but can't be heard.]]
* Many of Rumer Godden's children's books, generally with dolls. Generally speaking, her dolls are conscious and can talk to each other, but are otherwise immobile and can only affect humans by wishing very hard. Some examples:
** ''The Doll's House'' (also know as ''Tottie: The Story of a Doll's House'' after its animated adaptation) - a family of mismatched dolls wish for a doll's house to live in. Well-known for its SuddenDownerEnding.
** ''Candyfloss'' - a doll who lives on a coconut shy at the fair is kidnapped by a vain, greedy little girl.
** ''Impunity Jane: The Story of a Pocket Doll'' - a boy steals a small doll from a friend and keeps her as he grows up.
** ''The Story of Holly and Ivy'' - a Christmas-themed doll named Holly wishes for a little girl to play with her while a lonely orphan called Ivy wishes for a doll to play with.
** ''Miss Happiness and Miss Flower'' - a story about two Japanese dolls and the house built for them.
%%%* Jane Hissey's ''Old Bear and Friends'' stories, also adapted into a television series.
%%%* Jean S O'Connell's ''The Dollhouse Caper''.
%%%* ''ThePlucker'' is a particularly gruesome example.
* Creator/JRRTolkien's children's book ''Literature/{{Roverandom}}'' tells about a small toy dog, which used to be a real dog before a sorcerer cursed him. His quest to regain his doginess takes him under the sea and up to the moon.
* ''Toys Go Out'' and its sequels ''Toy Dance Party'' and ''Toys Come Home'', by Emily Jenkins.
* ''The Night After Christmas'' by James Stevenson is about an old teddy bear and ragdoll who are thrown out with the trash after their children have received new toys for Christmas, and then have to find a way to get by in the outside world. Was animated in Britain as ''The Forgotten Toys'' and a number of sequels, starring Creator/BobHoskins as the gruff voice of Teddy.
* "Softies" from ''[[Literature/PointHorror 13 More Tales of Horror]]'' takes place in an [[AlternateUniverse alternative universe]] in which each human has a living toy friend called a 'companion'. The problem is, the companions are [[spoiler:angry and secretly planning an uprising against their owners.]]
* ''Literature/{{Corduroy}}'' comes to life and goes on an adventure after the store closes. He seems to be the only toy in the store capable of doing it, though.
* The main character of ''Literature/TheFortyFirstWink'' is assisted by a pirate crew composed of his childhood stuffed toys. ItMakesSenseInContext.
* ''No Flying in the House'' has a rather unusual example with Gloria and, later, Belinda. Both ''look'' like small wind-up toy animals, but they insist they're "real" and communicate with regular people perfectly well (in fact, Gloria gives performances for guests). On the other hand, Belinda seems to look a lot like a gold wind-up cat with emerald eyes that Anabelle's guardian used to own [[spoiler:and Gloria later turns into a gold wind-up toy dog that can perform all the tricks she used to do, but no longer is alive]]. Since both of them [[spoiler:are fairies, it's entirely possible they were possessing the toys in order to interact with the human characters]].
* In ''Literature/AlienInASmallTown,'' the android Barney Estragon is eventually revealed to have started his life a hundred years ago as a storytelling toy duck, essentially a rich kid's Toys/TeddyRuxpin. And then the kid grew up, and he was abandoned in a world where, tiny as he was, and having no legal rights at all, he spent years living literally as vermin. The passage of the [[Literature/TheVelveteenRabbit Velveteen Act]] finally granted robots their freedom. He'd gone mad by then. But he got better.
* In ''Literature/TheMidnightFolk'', the young orphan Kay learns that his beloved toys, which were packed away after his parents died, came alive when nobody was looking and went on a quest to make things better for Kay.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Subversion of the evil version in an early episode of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', in which an animated ventriloquist dummy turns out to be a good (if lecherous) demon hunter who was killed in battle. (Not every demon on the show is evil, but the one in question was stealing people's bodily organs.)
%%%* "Smile Time", an episode of ''Series/{{Angel}}''.
* Referenced on ''Series/ThirtyRock'' when Tracy says "My genius has come alive, like toys when your back is turned."
* ''Series/TheTwilightZone'': The twist ending of [[spoiler: "Five Characters in Search of an Exit"]] involves the characters finding out that they are toys.
* Andy Pandy provides a truly strange example. Andy plays with his best friend Teddy, a living teddy bear, all the time. Yet Looby Loo, Andy's rag doll, is played with as a toy by the other two and only comes to life when they're away. Averted with the remake, however, where she's as active as the rest of them
* Australian children's show ''Series/JohnsonAndFriends'', depicting the adventures of Johnson the toy elephant and his friends McDuff the concertina, Diesel the truck and Alfred the hot water bottle.
* The eponymous ''Series/ShoeboxZoo'' give their owner, Marnie, a bit of a surprise when they actually respond to her instruction to "Awake, for I am your Master!"
* ''Series/TheBigComfyCouch'' has Molly the Dolly, Loonette's best friend. She's a puppet who [[TheMute can't talk]] and instead expresses herself in word bubbles, which Loonette can easily understand. Their relationship borders on sisterly--many episodes open with Loonette mentioning a topic, Molly not understanding it, and the former proceeding to explain how it works.

* "Raggedy Rag Doll Friend" from ''Even More Series/BabySongs'' has a girl dream about shrinking down to the size of her CaptainErsatz Literature/RaggedyAnn, which then comes to life and begins playing with her.
* The music video for Music/{{NSYNC}}'s "It's Gonna Be Me" portrays the band as marionettes who fought with other toys for the attention of a pretty girl, reverting to their toy state when she turned around. They become real at the end of the video when she buys them.
* In Music/DoctorSteel's music video for "Childhood Don't A-Go-Go", Steel breathes on his creeptastic dolls... which begin to come to life and follow him about his laboratory.

[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' might be an example... or then again, it might not. Hobbes might be an animated stuffed tiger, or it could be all in Calvin's imagination. Calvin, though, doesn't think that Hobbes is a {{Living Toy|s}}; he thinks he's a real tiger. The comic is deliberately ambiguous about Hobbes' true nature.

[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* Jim Henson's holiday special ''Film/TheChristmasToy'' is effectively a proto-''WesternAnimation/ToyStory''. It later had a short-lived spin-off series, ''The Secret Life of Toys.''

* Rudy the living ventriloquist dummy from ''Pinball/FunHouse''. Not so much "good" as "not overtly evil JerkAss".

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Dragon [[RepetitiveName Dragon]] of Wrestling/{{Chikara}}, plush toy brought to life...[[TheGiant a gigantic plush]] toy at that.[[/folder]]

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''Fuzzy Heroes'' is a miniature wargame-style game about armies of toys fighting each other while the kids aren't around. It uses real stuffed animals and toys that the players have lying around as units.
* The page quote was parodied by ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' when it offered a line of stuffed animal [[EldritchAbomination Cthulhu toys]]. The ad text read in part: "tonight's the night the teddy bears summon Cthulhu!"
* German game ''TabletopGame/PlueschPowerUndPlunder'' is about living [[EverythingsBetterWithPlushies plushies]].
* The Mannekins from ''TabletopGame/ChangelingTheLost'' are based around this, though it can be anything from a stuffed doll to a clockwork dancer and so on.
* ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh'' examples:
** Close inspection on the limbs of the Madolche artworks in the (particularly the Beasts, including the horse that Madolche Chouxvalier rides) shows what appear to be sewing seams, implying they are all plushies or dolls. This is further evidenced by Mewfeuille and Tiaramisu's artwork, which have much smaller animals in them that look relatively normal, if a bit oddly-colored. The Trap Card [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Madolche_Nights Madolche Nights]] eventually confirmed this, where they are shown as toys in a child's bedroom at night.
** Ghostrick Doll is based on a Bisque Doll, a doll made mostly or entirely of bisque porcelain and characterized by their highly realistic features and skin-like texture. These dolls were at their most popular in the late 1800's, and are now considered highly valuable among collectors. In addition, due to their eerie wide-eyed stares and historical nature these dolls have recently become pop culture fixtures in horror movies– often related to the ghosts of young girls.

%%%* Stravinsky's ballet ''Petrushka''.
* French musical [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/soldat-rose_1033.jpg "Le Soldat rose"]] ("Pink Soldier").They say toys's moves are InvisibleToAdults.
%%%* ''Theatre/BabesInToyland'', and all its adaptations.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* The toys in the Sandersons' house in ''VideoGame/ChibiRobo'' were brought to life by aliens.
* ''VideoGame/KatamariDamacy'' had some of these running around in some levels.
%%%* ''VideoGame/ToyCommander'' used this as the ''plot''.
* Claydol, according to the ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl''/''Platinum'' Pokedex, is "An ancient clay figurine that came to life as a Pokémon from exposure to a mysterious ray of light." By extension, this also applies to its unevolved form, Baltoy.
** Banette is a living toy out seeking for the owner who threw it away...
* ''[[VideoGame.ToySoldiers Toy Soldiers]]'', an Xbox Strategy game, focuses on two sides of a UsefulNotes/WW1 tin soldier toy set, Germans vs. the British/French, who carry out large, full scale battles inside a diorama which stands on a small table (just to give the audience an idea of the proportions). The player's main goal is to defend his "toy box" against the infantry, cavalry, tanks, and biplanes of the foe, using their own tanks, cannons, machine guns, AA-guns, howitzers, and aeroplanes, while (only in Multiplayer) trying to take over the foe's toy box by sending their own soldiers. Great idea and great theme. The player will surely enjoy the ''toffee apples'' flying around, while having a ''pozzy on japan'', with some nice ''gunfire''.
* The Mini-Marios in the ''VideoGame/MarioVsDonkeyKong'' games are Living Toys. That, or at least they have [[InstantAIJustAddWater very good AI]].
%%%* The short-lived Sega series, ''Clockwork Night''.
* ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' is a particularly complex example of this trope, with shades of CosmicChessGame. [[http://time.com/3747342/nintendo-ceo-satoru-iwata/ Satoru Iwata has stated that]] the series represents imaginary battles between toy versions of the games' characters, in order to justify why any set of characters can fight each other (and why they don't blast/hack each other to bits). While many fans are therefore quick to label the characters as toys that come to life to fight on a kid's drawer or a collector's trophy display, this is a misconception, as all four games and auxiliary material paint a bigger picture.
** The first game depicts the godlike FinalBoss Master Hand bringing dolls of the game's fighters to life, and when the game is over, the dolls become inanimate again. ''Melee'', ''Brawl'', and ''[=3DS/Wii U=]'' replace the dolls with "trophy" figures in various poses, and ''Melee''[='s=] intro outright shows a human hand throwing [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]]'s inanimate trophy into an arena before it is brought to life.
** ''Brawl''[='s=] story mode, ''VideoGame/TheSubspaceEmissary'', shows that the ''Smash Bros.'' universe is an AlternateUniverse where characters are brought to life from life-size trophies to fight, and being turned back into a trophy "is much like death".
** ''[=3DS/Wii U=]'', however, [[DownplayedTrope downplays]] this trope, where the only hint towards the LivingToys angle is when Toys/{{amiibo}} are used -- they are shown coming to life from trophies in-game.[[note]]This essentially [[{{Defictionalization}} defictionalizes]] the whole paradigm -- the characters are summoned by playing with trophies in RealLife, and exist as living, breathing beings in the ''Smash Bros.'' universe which is imaginary due to the fact that it's a video game.[[/note]] All of the game's trailers have the narrative of characters from their own universes deciding to do battle [[ExcusePlot for various reasons]]; additionally, there are bits of CanonWelding[[note]]specifically with ''VideoGame/KidIcarus'', ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' and ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}''[[/note]] that show or imply that the characters can exist beyond their toy forms.
** The "big picture" of all this is that there are two planes in the ''Smash'' universe: the in-game universe, where trophies turn into living beings to fight and even travel to/from other fictional universes, and the "real world", where the characters exist as inanimate trophies, and a human's interaction with the trophies governs what happens in the ''Smash'' universe.
* ''VideoGame/DisneyInfinity'', another crossover game, takes this concept even further - the characters actually ''are'' animate toys that even break apart upon defeat. (Coincidentally, both ''Smash'' and ''Infinity'' have respective lines of NFC figures that can be used to summon the characters in-game.) Bonus points in that some of the ''Toy Story'' characters are playable - essentially living toy versions of living toys.
* ''VideoGame/PowerPete'' is set in a toy store full of living toys. The {{Mooks}} made of cheap plastic are not so resilient.
* Geno from ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG'', sort of. Technically, he's a benign spirit from the Star Road who takes possession of an ordinary toy doll and enlarges it to human-size to use as a body.
* The ''VideoGame/ArmyMen'' series is about a continual war between those little plastic soldiers, green and tan. (And sometimes, blue and yellow)
* The Gotcha Borgs, from ''VideoGame/GotchaForce'', although they're technically small alien robots. They're still obviously meant to resemble toys though.
* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' has Medicine Melancholy, who (ironically enough, considering her name) controls poison. She's one of the [[CreepyChild creepier]] characters in the series, playfully talking about how wonderful poison is, how it paralyzes its victims, how they die a painful death...
* One of the stages in ''VideoGame/OsuTatakaeOuendan 2'' has the Ouendan helping a stuffed monkey and a toy soldier who were thrown away by accident get home.
* There's an area in ''VideoGame/MapleStory'' called Ludibrium that has Good and Evil examples.
** Ludibrum itself is a city built atop two towers that has a massive basement that includes a toy factory and a clock tower, the bottom of which might even be in another dimension. The ordinary citizens of the city and the workers below are toys, and they're benign. The monsters in either tower and in the factory are also toys, and within the clock tower there are two paths with different monsters. They're a lot nastier.
** The [[MeaningfulName Warped Path of Time]] takes you through {{Monster Clown}}s, [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Ghost Pirates (and Vikings)]], and finally a giant boss called the Gatekeeper.
** On the other side, the [[ThemeNaming Forgotten Path of Time]], there are teddy bears possessed by their own souls, animated clocks with MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily, teddy bears possessed by creepier ghosts, and ghosts chained to pocketwatches. And the boss of THAT side just happens to be [[GrimReaper Thanatos]].
** At the end of both paths is a great pavilion with an area only accessible by someone with a particular quest. This area has [[AlienInvasion Papulatus]] [[PoweredArmor Clock]], a boss that looks like a [[FluffyTheTerrible ghostly little blue thing with a curly sprout atop its head]] sitting in [[HumongousMecha a flying]] TimeMachine designed like a toy clock with giant robot hands. [[BonusBoss He's a challenge,]] and fairly sinister in his own right if you read his backstory.
* ''VideoGame/GuardiansCrusade'' actually has living toys whom you can find and collect for use in battle. There's 70 of those bastards. [[HundredPercentCompletion Good luck.]]
* Namco's ''Toy Pop'': [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toy_Pop PINO AND ACHA ARE GOING TO MAJYO'S CASTLE TO SAVE FRIEND]]
* VideoGame/TeamFortress2:
** Several popular maps place the ''players'' in this position - it is very odd playing an FPS from an action figure's point of view.
** Assist Kill accessories show up on the killfeed as getting assists to players in Pyroland, indicating they at least [=THINK=] they're alive. All of them are a stuffed animal of some kind, except the Medic's very real pet bird, Archimedes.
* HAVE Online / Videogame/{{MicroVolts}} is a Korean Online Multiplayer THIRD-person-shooter (not even class-based) that uses anime figurines ''or'' those figure-posing... figures that artists use to assist in drawing positions as the characters.
* Familiars in ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'' include teddy bears and toy soldiers.
* In ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife'' and ''Another Wonderful Life'', your child's stuffed bear will occasionally come alive when no one else is in the room.
* ''VideoGame/ReVolt'''s ExcusePlot has you racing animated radio control cars.
* Sack-people in ''VideoGame/LittleBigPlanet'' are supposedly hand-stitched dolls.
* Kid Ultra from ''VideoGame/{{Battleborn}}'' was originally designed as a toy robot but in a similar vein to Buzz Lightyear from ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'', thinks he's an actual superhero. Specifically, he was originally designed by Phoebe to be a childcare providing robot, a thing that came about from the lack of a proper playmate in the rich heiress' parental affection deficient childhood. During Kid Ultra's initial startup sequence however, the connection to the Magna Carta was severed leaving him no external reference or personality data banks to draw from. He thus instead drew info from the only other available source, the marketing-approved entertainment holo library pre-loaded into his memory which contained over 60,000 cartoons, comics, movies, and video games intended for placating and educating children. As a result, he thinks he's an actual superhero in a cartoon universe.
* From ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', we have Stufful, an adorable stuffed bear Pokemon that HatesBeingTouched. There's even a little tag on its rear end!
* ''VideoGame/TinkerQuarry'': The Dollhouse is a world inhabited by living toy animals. Most, if not all, are implied to have previously belonged to the protagonist, a little girl who somehow ends up in the Dollhouse.
* Jasmin from ''VideoGame/LostSmileAndStrangeCircus'' is a living doll.
* The eponymous Hundred Knight from ''VideoGame/TheWitchAndTheHundredKnight2'' was originally a doll that Milm received from her sister Amalie for good luck for her surgery to cure her of her Witch Disease. When the surgery fails and Milm transforms into the witch Chelka, Chelka uses her powers to animate her doll to act as her servant. While Chelka did animate him, it is ultimately loyal to the more heroic Amalie.

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* In ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry,'' Sakutarou is a variation off this. After Maria places a soul in him, he can talk with her and play with her, although he no longer looks like a stuffed animal to her. Instead, he looks like a little, half-human, half-animal boy. However, no one else can see him talk, etc. If he talks to Maria, anyone else sees it as Maria speaking in a funny voice, and he always looks like a stuffed animal to them. Of course, if you go by a mundane perspective, then Sakutaro is really just an ImaginaryFriend.

* Wendy weasel from [[http://www.drunkduck.com/Cwens_Quest Cwen's Quest]], who was given life to help a young Cwen escape from a library. Wendy can read, Cwen could not.
* Adrian Ramos's ''Webcomic/TheWisdomOfMoo'' revolves around this concept: one of the main human characters is a teenager who tries to be more "adult-like" and gets frequently harassed by her old toys, and another is a local toy doctor.
* ''Achewood'' features several living stuffed animals (although nowadays, the comic focuses more on the adventures of talking house cats).
* ''Webcomic/FuzzyKnights'' focuses on stuffed toys who also happen to play TabletopGames.
* [[http://www.trishtales.com/actionfigurediary/ Trish Tales]] takes place in a world where living action figures have been created, and are sold as pets.
%%%* ''Webcomic/TheFuzzyFive''.
%%%* ''Webcomic/APTComic''
* [[http://hingescomic.blogspot.com/ Hinges]] is a web comic where the whole premise is about living toys that have created their own society entirely without humans.
* KidRadd is about video game characters, but they follow similar rules as traditional Living Toys, coming to life when not being played and eventually escaping their games to form a secret society on the Internet.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''Machinima/ArbyNTheChief'' and it's predecessor Master Chief Sucks At Halo is a long running series about two Halo action figures that come to life and play video games and do hilarious things around the house. The fifth season even deconstructs the entire concept of Living Toys, with Arbiter trying to give his life meaning. Although this technically goes under good examples, Chief is one mean little bastard of a troll.
%%%* Toaster from ''Roleplay/YukariIsFree''
%%%* Warabi.
* All the main characters from WebAnimation/CuteMarioBros.
* The [[http://cleoland.pbworks.com/The+Secret+Life+of+Dolls ''Secret Life of Dolls'']] by Creator/CleolindaJones, which is doll fanfic starring characters from popular fandoms.
* The online blog "[[https://hispersonal.wordpress.com ''hispersonaljoy'']] "
%%%* Marcus of ''WebVideo/{{Mega 64}}''.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETWKlGpd33Q This]] little video, where two companion dolls are separated.
* The action figures of ''WebVideo/ImAMarvelAndImADC'', though only Deadpool (who else?) is truly aware that he is a toy.
* ''WebAnimation/BarbieLifeInTheDreamhouse'' portrays Franchise/{{Barbie}} and her crew as dolls that can talk and move by themselves.
* The entire premise of ''WebOriginal/TheSecretLifeOfDolls''. Nearly all of Cleolinda's dolls are alive (there are a few exceptions mentioned in passing, but those ones aren't spoken of very much). Cleo constantly interacts with the dolls, treating them like roommates and often being called in to mediate their various dramas, and notes that while they all carry over the personalities of the fictional characters they're of (even ones that aren't officially licensed products, like Iorek the Webkinz polar bear), it's often unclear how much of their stories they know.
* The premise of the deviantart group [[http://toy-store.deviantart.com ''The Toy Store'']]
* ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'': Bear is a living teddy bear, and Duck is a living wooden toy duck on wheels.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
%%%* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gumby}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'': Jade's moose doll, Super Moose, was brought to life by the [[AppliedPhlebotinum Rat Talisman]] in several episodes to act as an aide. There was also an evil puppet version of the Monkey King from ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest'' who could come to life by switching places with a living being, which would then turn into a puppet in his stead while the Monkey King ran around causing trouble.
** Earlier than both of these examples, the Gnomekop doll powered from the Rat Talisman in the episode "Tough Break".
* ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'' parodied this with a [=GameCube=], in the episode "Firewall". Experts believe that this is the only time this trope has ever been crossed with send-ups of ''Franchise/JamesBond'' and ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces''.
** This immediately followed an episode with a game starring Rocky the Rabbid Racoon.
** They did it again in a later episode, this time saturated with ''Franchise/StarWars'' references, and the return of the Rabbid Racoon.
* Mr. Buns from ''WesternAnimation/RubyGloom'' is a strange example. The other characters [[CompanionCube treat him as if he's alive]], and he seems to do things when he's not on-screen... but whenever he's on-screen, he's just a lifeless sock-bunny. In perhaps the most extreme case, he's fencing with Poe from just off-screen, only for the sword to drop the moment he's visible in the frame.
** Many people think that Ruby Gloom herself is, in fact, a Living Doll. This is supported by her hobby of sewing, pure white skin, and the stitches around her eyes.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MonkeyDust'', both Mr. Hoppy and Mr. Skatey fit. Psychopathic, murderous toys. [[spoiler: Or Are They?]]
* ''WesternAnimation/GnomeoAndJuliet'' is about garden gnomes that come alive.
%%%* Binoo of ''WesternAnimation/ToopyAndBinoo''
* The Misfit Toys in ''WesternAnimation/RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer''. Well, sort of. Apparently, the idea is, they are like this because they're neglected and unwanted, which is why they qualify for this Trope. (The special suggests that ''all'' toys are Level 2 on the SlidingScaleOfLivingToys.)
* The toys in ''WesternAnimation/DocMcStuffins'' are brought to life using Doc's stethoscope.
* WesternAnimation/BettyBoop is one in her cartoon, "Parade of the Wooden Soldiers".
* ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies'' had living toys in the song, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwd6ZmLYU6w "Calling All Toys".]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/MuchaLucha'', Rikochet owned a friendly living action figure named El Rey. In one episode, he discovered that El Rey was competing in a wrestling competition with other Living Toys (that occasionally became a DeadlyGame, unfotunately).
* The main characters of ''WesternAnimation/TheForgottenToys'' are an ill-tempered teddy bear [[ADogNamedDog named Teddy]], and an old rag doll named Annie.
* The inhabitants of Tickety Town, a town that exists behind a clock face in ''Animation/TicketyToc''.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Babar}}'''s episode during the 2000s reboot series "Land of Toys" the cast visits a country made of living sentient toys.
* Several characters from ''WesternAnimation/BumpInTheNight'' were living toys.
** Molly Coddle, a comfort doll with mismatched eyes and limbs who is one of Mr. Bumpy's two best friends.
** The Cute Dolls, a GirlPosse of Barbie-esque dolls.
** Destructo, a toy robot who is often on Mr. Bumpy's case whenever he breaks the rules.
* Parodied in one of the [[ParodyCommercial Oxymoron Commercials]] in ''WesternAnimation/SheepInTheBigCity'' which advertises a robot toy that's SO COOL, it can do ''anything'': walk, talk (in both English and French), cook, hold down a good job, take out the garbage, and "party all night long." The trouble is that the robot is so incredibly awesome that it's inevitably better than any child who might own it, leading to the slogan: "IT'S ''COOLER'' THAN ''YOU!''"

!!Evil Examples

[[folder: Anime & Manga]]
* Mary from ''Anime/GhostStories''/''Gakkou no Kaidan'', though [[ObliviouslyEvil she has no idea that she is causing harm...]]
* Evil Toys from ''Anime/YuGiOh'':
** Depends on your definition of "evil", but: In ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', there was [[AliceAllusion Alice]], originally a doll with a spirit inside her that stood on a mantle of a faculty lounge in the school. After a student blamed a card for his poor dueling and tore it in half (it was an Obelisk student, [[SarcasmMode big surprise]]), she grew to hate duelists, and wanted to punish them. She lured Judai into a Shadow Duel in an attempt to drive him to a DespairEventHorizon, using a deck full of monsters resembling evil dolls, but Judai's vibrant personality never wavered, and he convinced her to reject despair and [[PowerOfFriendship accept hope]]. When last seen, she was back on the mantle again - smiling.
** A similar villain was Princess Cologne from the manga version of ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal'', who worked for [[BigBad Dr. Faker]] because he gave her a soul a threatened to take it from her if she failed him. As it turned out, she had once been a doll who was thrown away by a rich girl [[spoiler:who happened to be Cathy. Cathy realized her mistake and apologized, and despite failing her mission, she was saved from that grim punishment by her friend Grandpa Demetto, who gave her ''his'' soul to save her. (He may or may not have been a LivingToy as well, along with someone who could fix them; it wasn't clear exactly what he was.)]] (She also [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Princess_Cologne_(card) has an actual card in the game]] with her likeness, and that does seem to fit the overall Trope too, although she seems even ''less'' evil here, given the effect.
** In ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'', roughly half of Sora Shiun'in's deck consists of monsters called Fluffal, cute, cuddly stuffed animals that better fit the Good examples above. However, by fusing them with Fiends called Edge Imps (the other half of his deck) he can summon his aces, Fusion Monsters called Frightfurs, which are demonic corruptions of the Fluffals covered with knives and blades.
* In ''Anime/ParanoiaAgent'', Tsuki's Maromi toy frequently comes to life, usually to comfort her and assure her [[NeverMyFault she's not at fault for the things that happen]]. While he's not exactly evil, he's still played as being creepy and a lot of the things he does ([[spoiler:keeping Chief Ikari in a LotusEaterMachine to fulfill Tsuki's escapist fantasy of having a loving father and preventing him from fighting Lil' Slugger, for example]]) don't help matters. Of course, it's also left [[MindScrew in the air]] whether or not Tsuki's hallucinating any or all of it.

* In a true case of FromNobodyToNightmare, ''ComicBook/UltraForce'' villain Lord Pumpkin started out as one. He was a living toy created by a wizard to be a playmate for a SpoiledBrat of a prince. However, the prince (who liked to torture animals, among other disturbing hobbies) sadistically tormented his playmate, until it rebelled, killed him, grew far more powerful, and took over the kingdom. Since then, Lord Pumpkin no longer fit the Trope at all (EvilOverlord is more appropriate), but that's where he started.
* In the "Cubs in Toyland" story arc of ''Comic/{{Fables}}'', the toys aren't quite as evil as other examples, but they do trick Therese into coming to their kingdom to be their queen, attack Dare when he tries to save her, [[spoiler:and seem more concerned with Therese using her queenly powers to heal them than the fact that she's starving to death]]. There's also the fact that [[spoiler:they ended up in their present states because they killed their former child owners, albeit as AccidentalMurder]]. Thankfully, everyone manages to get better.

[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* The ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' film series itself has two, Stinky Pete in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'', and Lotso in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3''. Believe it or not, ''Woody'' was like this too at one point; early-stage drafts of the first movie featured a Woody who was outright psychopathic, terrorizing the other toys into submission and in general abusing his position as Andy's favorite. All this was in response to [[ExecutiveMeddling demands from up the chain]] to make Woody "edgier", but eventually the movie reached its low point and the team had to go to their bosses and say, "We can't make this movie. This isn't our movie anymore." Fortunately, the execs relented.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* The Commando Elite in ''Film/SmallSoldiers''. The monstrous Gorgonites were good, though.
* In the ''Film/ChildsPlay'' films, "Chucky" is a doll possessed by a psychopathic criminal.
* In ''Film/{{Krampus}}'' the family is attacked by evil and violent toys.
* A common trope in the 80s and early 90s for horror movies. The toys where generally alive by the use of BlackMagick or DemonicPossession. Examples of this are:
** The killer toys from ''Demonic Toys'' and ''Dollman Vs Demonic Toys''.
** The killer Puppets from the ''Puppetmaster'' movies. Though they can follow a good puppetmaster, they will do evil stuff to anyone who harasses or tries to harm said puppetmaster, especially ThoseWackyNazis.
** The tite characters of ''Devil Dolls''.

* In Creator/DianaWynneJones's ''Literature/TheOgreDownstairs'' the living Toffee bars aren't evil per se, just heinously troublesome with a bad habit of melting and causing a big, sticky mess. The living dolls are downright cold.
* Slappy the Ventriloquist Dummy from ''Literature/{{Goosebumps}}'', who also appeared on the Live-Action TV Series. Also counts as an ArtifactOfDoom, which are common in the series.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* The replicators in ''Series/StargateSG1'' started out as children's toys, but turned evil and took over a galaxy before trying to get ours too.
* ''Series/NightGallery'' episode "The Doll". A British Army officer must deal with a murderous doll sent by an old enemy.
* ''Series/TheTwilightZone'':
** "My name is Talking Tina, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Living_Doll_%28The_Twilight_Zone%29 and I'm going to kill you."]] You'd better be nice to her.[[note]]Parodied in a ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo'' episode where Johnny's neighbor Little Suzy acquires an evil doll named "Little Talky Tabitha".[[/note]]
*** Actually, seeing as Tina's victim Erich was [[AssholeVictim pretty rotten himself]] (being abusive to his stepdaughter all because ''he'' was sterile) she may be considered more of a KnightTemplar.
** Two episodes feature evil ventriloquist's dummies, the first of which starred Bill Bixby.
* In the two part special of ''Series/TheHauntingHour'' - "Really You", it's revealed that [[spoiler: all dolls are alive, and naturally good]] but it just so happens that this one is evil.
* In ''Series/TheAmandaShow'', Courtney had a doll replica of herself that could scream, "MA-HA!"
** The trope was parodied in a one-time sketch featuring Amanda as a little girl who was too scared to sleep during a thunderstorm. Her parents give her "Rockabye Ralph," a talking doll that spouts off cutesy catchphrases about bedtime ("I LOVE YOU! TIME TO GO SLEEPY!" et. al.). Amanda's pleased with the doll at first...until he refuses to ''stop'' chattering even as she tries to actually sleep. She tries everything she can think of to stop Ralph, but he won't quit bothering her: she pulls out his batteries and he keeps talking; she throws him out the window, and he flies right back in; she slams his head in a drawer, and he doesn't stop; and finally, she has her dog eat the doll, which seems to do the trick...[[HereWeGoAgain until Ralph's voice starts coming from the pet's stomach.]]
* In the season three episode of the original series of ''Series/FantasyIsland'' "Jungle Man/Mary Ann and Miss Sophisticate" one of the 2 "fantasies" involves a female ventriloquist whose dummy is taking on a life of its own, at the ventriloquist's expense.
* Several of the demonic objects that the characters in ''Series/FridayThe13th'' have to catch are evil toys, including a doll and the three wise monkeys.

* Music/JonathanCoulton: ''And there's a creepy doll...''
* In Music/DoctorSteel's music video for ''Childhood Don't a-Go-Go'', Dr. Steel breathes on a creepy toy and brings it to life; it subsequently brings all the other creepy toys to life.
* The cover illustration of Music/{{Aerosmith}}'s ''Toys in the Attic'' album depicts a rather sinister-looking group of these.

[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* Otto, Leo's beloved toy otter in ''Series/RiminiRiddle'', who kidnaps him for child-eating beings called the Mommos.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* The ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'' module ''The Created'' featured a villain named Maligno (an evil version of Pinnochio, more or less) and other evil toys called carrionettes. Even if the Player Characters succeeded and killed him, he later would return, the setting where the module took place (the town of Odiarre) becoming part of the mainstream ''Ravenloft'' setting with him as its Darklord.

[[folder:Theme Parks]]
* Ride/BuschGardens' Theatre/HowlOScream event featured these in the ''Nightshade Toy Factory'' houses; the storyline being that the toys inside the abandoned factory came to life through some means and seeked out revenge against those that abandoned them.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* The Frantic Factory level in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'' had some of these.
* Among the various monsters in the video game ''VideoGame/ZombiesAteMyNeighbors'' are psychotic knife-wielding dolls.
* ''[[VideoGame/NicktoonsUnite Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots]]'' (and humongous robots based on Nicktoon protagonists)
* Tonbetty, Mira's advisor in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyCrystalChronicles: VideoGame/MyLifeAsADarklord'' is a small talking Tonberry plush.
* The BigBad from ''VideoGame/AliceMadnessReturns'' is the Dollmaker, likely one of the ''worst'' examples of this Trope. He not only ''is'' a Living Toy (a gigantic, horrible, hideous one) but he kidnaps the Insane Children in order to turn them ''into'' toys, in order to use them as fuel for the Infernal Train. [[spoiler:(In effect, this is a parallel to his real-world counterpart, Dr. Bumby, the true villain, who kidnaps and hypnotizes his younger patients in order to prostitute them.)]]
* In ''VideoGame/AirfixDogfighter'', everyone is a bunch of seemingly alive [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII WW2]] scale models that wage war inside a human house.
* The Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Shuppet and Bannette fall under the creepy toys category, being Ghost-types based off of puppets. Bannette's [[SuperMode mega evolution]] just makes it look creepier.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic was tormented by a demonic Teddy Ruxpin in his Halloween episode.
** More recent episodes have given us Tickle Me Amy. If not evil, she's ''damned'' psychotic.
* Creator/JamesRolfe tangles with Mr. Bucket, a very persistent little guy with an appetite for [[GroinAttack yer balls]], in an episode of his WebVideo/BoardJames series.
* The [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Tails Doll]] is an example of this. While not particularly evil in canon (though he ''was'' created by [[BigBad Dr. Ivo Robotnik]]), TheInternet had [[{{Creepypasta}} other ideas]]...
* The evil teddy bear from ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries''.
* Octavius Fong, leader of the Roaming Eye of Doom in the {{WebOriginal/Metaverse}}.
* Many ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'' entries, including a sentient teddy bear that can spawn homicidal copies of itself, a video game that decreases the intelligence of players older than 14, and a pinata that kills children.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* A Krusty doll in one of the Halloween episodes of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. Once his [[spoiler:switch was set from "Evil" to "Good"]] there were no further problems. At least for everyone except the doll. However, he gets better... This one is a ShoutOut to the Talking Tina episode of ''Series/TheTwilightZone'', mentioned above.
* Quackerjack's main 'power' in ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' was sending these out to commit crimes. Even his nonliving toys were dangerous--who considers an exploding panda a children's toy?
** Then there's the time [[CompanionCube Mr. Banana-Brain]] got possessed by [[MonsterClown Paddywhack]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' a doll is delivered to the house. Through the whole episode it says "Kill!", while holding a knife, sometimes with DramaticThunder. At one point, it brings home some severed fingers. Frylock, Shake, and Meatwad decide to destroy it just because it wouldn't shut up. Turns out that the doll is immortal, and Carl (who's missing some fingers) got another doll that just says "Die".
** An earlier episode, "Dumber Dolls", had Happy Time Harry, who rather than being homicidal was just depressed, cynical, and bad-tempered. His depression ''did'' lead happier toy Jiggle Billy [[DrivenToSuicide to attempt suicide]], however.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'', Billy gets a tricycle from a boy in Pittsburgh which he names "Trikey". Billy immediately considers it to be his [[CompanionCube friend]], even though it appears to be inanimate. Later it becomes apparent that Trikey is alive and evil, brtually maiming Irwin, Pud'n, and Sperg after they insult Billy for having it, then beating up Grim when he tries to destroy it. Eventually, Mandy destroys it by crushing it with the garage door, after which the spirit of the boy comes out of its remains cursing them.
* Soundwave is given to Sari as a toy by Megatron in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated''.
* Pops's doll Percy in ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow''. Pops loves him, but he's actually rather abusive.
* In ''WesternAnimation/CatDog'', the episode "The Collector" has a Mean Bob toy persuading Cat to buy a collection of Mean Bob action figures and sell them for a lot of money. They later try to resist Cat from selling them.
* In the first episode of ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'' ("Teddygodzilla"), XANA brings Millie's teddy bear to life and enlarges it to giant size to hunt down the Lyoko warriors.
* In the episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' "Ghosts R Us", some ghosts trying to make the heroes look bad accidentally wake up a [[EldritchAbomination a very powerful Class 10 ghost]] in an [[AbandonedWarehouse abandoned toy factory]]. Very cranky from being woken up, the beast creates a body for itself out of the equipment in the factory, turning itself into a [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever giant amalgamation of toys]], with a teddy bear's body riding a tricycle, a gift box for a head, and a toy monkey with cymbals on top, before going on a rampage.
* Played with in the ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' episode, "Terrifying Tri-State Trilogy of Terror", as its first story features Candance messing with a spell that can brings toy to life and turns evil when exposed to the light of a full moon and trying it on her Ducky Momo plushie. [[spoiler: The spell ''does'' work, but it turns out that the Ducky Momo plushie just wanted a hug--and it's a teddy bear that turns evil.]]
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'' has the [[MonsterOfTheWeek experiment of the episode]] (Experiment 375/Phantasmo) possess Lilo's doll Scrump, using the doll to cause chaos around the house and get Stitch framed for it. The experiment does turn over a new leaf at the end, however.