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January 12th, 2011 · 6 Comments
Back in the ’80s when I was a kid there was a toy where a monster would pop out and eat people/elves (not sure). As I remember it was a mini scene where something comes out from under a rock. It haunted me for years.
Later as a teen, I saw the DEVILMAN anime movie and it had an intro with fairies flying peacefully over an alien looking forest. Out of nowhere these cute things get eviscerated by all sorts of nasty carnivorous fauna and creatures. It’s terrifying and also creeped me out for a while. It reminded me of the toy I am trying to remember.
UPDATE: NAME THAT TRAUMA SOLVED! Special thanks to Chris for solving it with Rocks & Bugs & Things!
November 24th, 2010 · 5 Comments
When I was about six years old, one of my favorite movies was a little film called THE CHRISTMAS TOY. Only, it also happened to scare the utter shit out of me, with its concept. For, you see, when the Jones’ leave the room, their toys come to fucking life.
The film opens with Kermit the Frog dressed as Santa Claus falling down the chimney, and into the Jones’ home. He explains how, in essence, whenever any of the human beings leave the room, the plastic and stuffed play things come to life. Apparently, they also like to sing, for as soon as Kermit peaces out, we get a musical number.
I had a very over active imagination as a child, and the premise of the film more then anything fucked with my head. So, wait, when I leave the room, my Ninja Turtles and my Fraggle Rocks will come to life?! And when I come back inside, they will go back to playing dead? What the hell, am I not cool enough for them to just talk and sing to me! Or, are they planning some kind of terrible plot against me, and they can’t talk about it in front of me! According to the plot if the toys are seen moving by humans, they become frozen. I’ll tell you, if I saw a stuffed animal come to life, I’d be frozen too; frozen in fear for my sanity.
I’m sorry, I love the toys and inanimate objects come to life films, but can you see how they might be disturbing to a small child who hasn’t yet solidified his sense of reality? Re-watching it, of course it just seems silly, but yes, I was also still a little freaked out. Fuck, there is a scene where one of the main toys, Rugby the Tiger, is spying on the adults from inside the closet! Tell me that Tiger doesn’t seem a little whacked out.
UNK SEZ:: Thanks Spooky Sean! Kids, make sure you go and check out Sean’s fortress of awesome-tude SPOOKY SEAN’S SINFUL BLOGGERY!
October 7th, 2010 · 9 Comments
I’m actually kind of surprised that this isn’t on your site already. One of my earliest memories (I think I was four) was being at my parents friend’s house who ran a daycare. For some reason I had to sleep in her older son’s room by myself. I’ll never forget being alone in that dark room and suddenly seeing a horrible, deformed life sized head looking right at me! The head was none other than Hasbro’s Monster Face. It was a kind of a Mr. Potato Head for older children and came with a bunch of different accessories to customize it’s heinousness.
This memory has slid through my brain off and on throughout my life, but it wasn’t until about a month ago that I tracked down what this horrible head in my memory was I wasn’t sure if I had even made up this memory until a few hours of internet searches revealed that this THING does exist… and it’s name is MONSTER FACE!
– Grayson K.
When I was a kid, like all young boys, I loved disgusting and scary things. Hasbro knows its demographic and in 1992 released Monster Face. It was a mad scientist take on Mr. Potato Head. You could add body parts, bugs, etc. But one of the things I remember most was the container of snot that came with it. There was a spot on the back of the head to pour in the snot and it would ooze out of the nose.
This is one of the most haunting memories from my childhood. At night, seeing the face partially illuminated scared me to no end. I believed that the face would come to life in the middle of the night. I eventually became so frightened that I had to cover the face before I went to bed.
I remembered this terrifying toy after reading other similar stories on your blog. I googled for a while before finally coming across its name and soon found other recollections similar to my own. It’s good to know that I’m not alone in being tortured by this thing.
December 20th, 2009 · 3 Comments
December 14th, 2009 · 19 Comments
Hi Kindertrauma-maniacs, I wanted to bring up a game that haunted me as a child.
One was the ever so scary Mr. Mouth game…a big yellow head with a flip top (Black Dahlia) mouth that you have to flip coins (I think) into. And those goofy eyes staring at you, geez.
The other game was Mostly Ghostly, a skeleton building game with a spinner made out of what else…skeletal arms I think. With each spin, you can choose another bone appendage to build your spooky skeleton.
Does anyone else remember these games…nightmares!
Your friend and fellow fiend,
December 8th, 2008 · 6 Comments
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September 29th, 2008 · 3 Comments
I thought you might be interested in some of the freakiest toys I ever owned as a kid.
This one is the Mad Scientist Dissect-An-Alien playset.
And this one is the mother of them all: The Mad Scientist Monster Lab, where the whole purpose is to construct alien/monster skeletons that you covered with fake “monster flesh,” only to torture your creation by dipping him in a “pit of acid” where the flesh would dissolve and you’d be left with just the skeleton again.
While I LOVED this toy, I was absolutely terrified of the “Powdered Monster Flesh Remover” for fear of it dissolving my own skin. Obviously it couldn’t, but it even gave me nightmares about my pet cats somehow finding their way into it.
UNK SEZ: Raven, I remember these! I didn’t have them but I remember the commercials on T.V.! At the end of the television advert, a giant cartoon hand would come out and stamp all that proceeded as “TOO GROSS!” Thanks for sharing these great toys with us and as much as WE LOVE ALL Traumafessions, yours especially rules because it concerns the fate of your feline pals! (Did we ever mention Kindertrauma Castle is over run with cats?)
September 20th, 2008 · 8 Comments
Look at all these eBay monkeys! I bet you’d like to adopt them all! What you don’t realize is that one of them is possessed by EVIL and will do everything in its power to destroy you and your loved ones once it’s gained admittance into your lovely home! Can you guess which one it is?
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