Petrifying Plushies

Ghoulish toys for children move away from their traditionally cute cousins

Implications - Children have become so desensitized by the gore and aggression on TV, that they are no longer as drawn to infantile themes. Now toys for children, and even toddlers, can be as gory as zombie dolls, stuffed animals with offensive language and even plushies that have been dissected.
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Horror Stuffed Animals - Matt Kirkland's Dissected Toys
SCORE 3
Mild 11,849 Clicks Pub: May 16, 08
Horror Stuffed Animals
Matt Kirkland's Dissected Toys
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Knitted Zombies - Crafts Get Creepy
SCORE 2.5
Untested 16,054 Clicks Pub: Aug 2, 08
Knitted Zombies
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SCORE 4.5
Average 14,436 Clicks Pub: Jul 20, 08
Garden Zombies are the New Gnome
The Zombie of Montclaire Moors
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Offensive Stuffed Animals - SpiderCamp
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Untested 9,212 Clicks Pub: Jun 5, 08
Offensive Stuffed Animals
SpiderCamp
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Pop-Culture Icons as Mice - House of Mouse Handmade Toys
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Untested 9,450 Clicks Pub: Sep 10, 08
Pop-Culture Icons as Mice
House of Mouse Handmade Toys
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