Sunday, October 12, 2008

The World's Creepiest Toy

My spouse, H, bought a Japanese toy called "Hidamari no Tami" ("Sunshine People"). It's solar powered and rocks its head back and forth when you put it in the sun. H thinks its really cute. I think it's one of the creepiest things I've ever seen, the way it just rocks its grotesquely oversized head back and forth with a fixed, vacant grin on its face. Ugh. And what's up with the little white baby one -- is it sleeping, or dead?

Anyway, I decided to make a movie about it. Here it is, The World's Creepiest Toy.

I used the movie function on a Nikon Coolpix still camera, Windows Movie Maker, and Audacity to make this. The music is "Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima for 52 Stringed Instruments" by Krzysztof Penderecki.


  1. Cute before it moves...and once it's moving, it's getting into the creepy category.

    Then again, your soundtrack didn't help... ;-D

  2. the musci and close up at :32 made me crack up


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