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

Behold! LivingToys! 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 LivingToys!

[[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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[[folder:Anime]]
* 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 ''{{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|s}}, 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}} are like this, such as Puppetmon, Monzaemon and [=ToyAgumon=].
* Leo and Yuki from ''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 ''KeroroGunsou'' 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 LivingToys 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.]]
* 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.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Miskin in ''ComicBook/{{Amulet}}'' appears to be one, but he's actually a robot. Somehow.
* General Jumbo from ''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 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.
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[[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.
* [[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 ''PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''.
* Finally, ''FanFic/ToyHammer'' applies the concept to the Warhammer40k figures. Watch out for the CerebusSyndrome brought about by the [[spoiler: arrival of Chaos]].
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[[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]])).
* ''WesternAnimation/TheMouseAndHisChild'' combines this with a MouseWorld.
%%%* ''WesternAnimation/RaggedyAnnAndAndyAMusicalAdventure''
* 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.]]
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
%%%* ''The Christmas Toy''
%%%* 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."
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[[folder:Folklore]]
* Russians have tales of little girls that have a doll that can actually talk as their companions. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Ahhh...]]
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[[folder:Literature]]
* ''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''
%%%* ''Raggedy Ann and Andy''
%%%* ''The Nutcracker''
* 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 living animals, not 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''
%%%* EnidBlyton's ''{{Noddy}}'' series
%%%* The Corduroy bear from the ''Corduroy'' book and TV series by Don Freeman.
%%%* ''The Bear that Nobody Wanted'' by Allan Ahlberg.
* 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 [[NightmareFuel 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. An ''enormous'' TearJerker and CrowningMomentOfHeartWarming. 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. ItMakeSenseInContext.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
%%%* ''TheChristmasToy'' and its spin-off series, ''The Secret Life Of Toys''
* 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.
%%%* Australian children's show ''Johnson and Friends''.
* 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!"
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[[folder:Music]]
* "Raggedy Rag Doll Friend" from ''Even More Series/BabySongs'' has a girl dream about shrinking down to the size of her CaptainErsatz 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.
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[[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.
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[[folder:Pinball]]
* Rudy the living ventriloquist dummy from ''Pinball/FunHouse''. Not so much "good" as "not overtly evil JerkAss".
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[[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.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Theatre]]
%%%* 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.
%%%* ''BabesInToyland'', and all its adaptations.
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[[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''.
* All of the characters in the first ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' game are actually toys of video game characters a child is playing with in his room. In following games, they're figures in a collector's trophy case, and the story mode of ''Brawl'' depicts them as living in AlternateUniverse in which all Nintendo characters (plus SonicTheHedgehog and [[Franchise/MetalGear Solid Snake]]) live side by side and turn into inanimate figures when they die. In all four games, the events and fights in the games themselves likely depict what's going on in the owner's imagination (with the toys imagined as the actual characters), so this may be a [[SubvertedTrope subversion]] in that the toys become the imaginary fighters in the ''Smash'' universe rather than ''literally'' coming to life and beating each other up in plastic/cloth form. This "imaginary fighters" idea seems to be reinforced in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', which also takes ''Smash''[='=]s treatment of this trope to a meta level; the ''Fire Emblem'' characters are summoned via their Toys/{{amiibo}} (essentially their real-life trophies), look and act just like any other in-game unit, and are meant to be their ''Smash'' incarnations as shown by their in-game dialogue.
* ''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.
* 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 fits this trope to a T. It's 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 monsters in either tower and in the factory are all toys, and within the clock tower there are two paths with different monsters.
** 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 [[AlienInvader 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 one of the strongest bosses in the game,]] 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 / [=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 ''HarvestMoon: A Wonderful Life'' 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.
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[[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.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Webcomics]]
* 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.
* [[CountYourSheep Adrian Ramos's]] ''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.
%%%* ''TheFuzzyFive''.
%%%* ''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.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''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 "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.
%%%* Marcus of ''Series/{{Mega 64}}''.
* The action figures of 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.
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[[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''.
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* Mary from ''Anime/GhostStories''/''Gakkou no Kaidan'', though [[ObliviouslyEvil she has no idea that she is causing harm...]]
* 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.
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[[folder:ComicBooks]]
* 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.
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[[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 psychotic, 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.
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[[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 psychotic criminal.
%%%* The killer toys from ''DemonicToys'' and ''DollmanVsDemonicToys''.
%%%* 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 ''DevilDolls''.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* 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.
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[[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.
* ''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 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 "The Haunting Hour" - "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 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.
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[[folder:Music]]
* JonathanCoulton: ''And there's a creepy doll...''
* In 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.
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[[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.
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[[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.
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[[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 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}}.
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[[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.
* 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.
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