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Pregnant Dolls

Frightening Medieval Educational Dolls Uncovered

— May 17, 2009 — Naughty
These are the scariest dolls I think I have ever posted. In the 18th and 19th century, these dolls were used to educate and entertain as part of carnivals known as misemono.

I can't see the entertaining bit about these dolls if I am honest, but clearly they are educational. The dolls have an abdomen which opens to reveal various fetal models in difference stages of pregnancy.

Implications - Today's society is constantly bombarded with graphic imagery, so it takes a lot to stand out in a media-saturated world. These dolls do a great job at offering a sense of shock, and consumers are likely to take notice. Businesses must remember that in order to sell a product, they must surprise the viewer with originality, no matter how gruesome this may be.
Trend Themes
1. Graphic Imagery - Opportunities for businesses to create impactful and attention-grabbing visuals in a media-saturated world, using shocking and original content to stand out.
2. Educational Entertainment - Potential for businesses to develop educational toys or experiences that are both informative and captivating for consumers, like these historical pregnant dolls.
3. Shock Marketing - Opportunities for businesses to employ shocking and provocative marketing tactics to capture consumer attention and leave a lasting impression.
Industry Implications
1. Toy Industry - Disruptive innovation opportunities within the toy industry to explore educational and interactive toys that engage children in a unique and captivating way.
2. Marketing and Advertising Industry - Opportunities for disruptive innovation in marketing and advertising, using shocking visuals or unconventional tactics to create brand awareness and generate consumer interest.
3. Education Industry - Potential for disruptive innovation in the education industry, combining educational content with entertaining experiences to enhance learning outcomes and engage students more effectively.
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