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.

2 comments:

  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

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  2. bubblewrapmonkey1/10/2009 2:45 PM

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

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