Short anecdote: in 6th grade my class was asked to construct a diorama based on a book we liked. I recreated the “hobbling” scene from Stephen King’s Misery. I was the only student whose project featured a prostrate Ken doll with a bloody stump where his foot once was, at the mercy of an axe wielding Barbie.
Don’t worry. Despite such antics in my younger (and recent) days, I’m a shockingly well-adjusted human being.
I’ve always had a soft spot for re-purposed and mildly morbid toys, so when I came across Randy Regier’s gallery of vintage style handmade faux-playthings, I was delighted.
See the rest of the toy gallery here.