Juliana Lepine makes all kinds of intricate figurines from clay, and it’s always a treat to watch her create new life out of nothing. She usually starts with a skeleton and builds the face right on top like a forensics genius.
I don’t expect to see the new Stephen King IT movie any time soon, because I don’t go watch scary movies at the theater. It’s not that I am afraid of the movie, I’m just afraid my wife will scream and dump an entire ocean of soda on the person next to us like she did when we saw House on Haunted Hill back in the ’90s.
Growing up, I was seriously creeped out by the original Child’s Play. The franchise got pretty cheesy after that. Once Child’s Play hit the theaters, I never looked at my brother’s My Buddy doll the same way again.
A couple of years ago we checked out artist Andy Stattmiller’s Star Wars nesting dolls. He’s made more pop culture nesting dolls since then, the latest being this set based on the Batman TV series from the sixties.
It turns out you don’t need to turn your pets into quadcopters to immortalize them. Just send Cuddle Clones a picture of your buddy and it will make a plush doll or sandstone figurine based on your beloved animal.
Dolls aren’t just for kids anymore. Grown-ups and kids at heart still enjoy the novelty of dolls, specially those that are designed in their image and likeness. One such doll is the Selfie Doll, which you can play with or display – although you’ll probably do both.
Remember Lammily, aka the “Real Barbie doll”? Well, she just got a makeover, but not in the ways that you would expect. Instead of caking Lammily up in makeup or giving her lipo, her upgrade comes in the form of Lammily Marks.
Get your action figures a cute ride and pet with MiraCrafts’ chocobo doll. You can move its parts around and put it in different poses thanks to its wire armature. The doll is 12″ tall, 13″ long and has a combination of fake fur and felt for feathers.
We’re fans of toy modder Chris Hooton aka Sabretooth and have featured a couple of his unique creations. This time he modified a Monster High doll, turning an unholy teenage girl into a female version of Iron Man.
Watch out Ken. Barbie’s packing some steel. Actually Jim Rodda’s Barbie armor is made of biodegradable plastic. Jim originally wanted to print glitter cannons that fit on My Little Pony toys as a birthday gift to his niece, but it proved to be too complicated.
Teens struggle with body image and weight issues every day, and it doesn’t help that media flaunts images of size 0 and below models on their screens every few minutes or so. But if you think about it, toymakers are partly to blame because of the toys they’re churning out of their factories.
Dolls can be creepy. Everyone knows that. But they have just upped the creep factor with this interactive smartphone controlled doll (some images at link NSFW) based on mascot character Mirai Suenaga. Just look at those eyes.
Etsy is home to all sorts of fun, cute and geeky handmade stuff, and these creations by Little Bun satisfy all three of those criteria in spades. She makes little people and characters based on pop culture figures using clothespins as their bodies.
Last month we featured a stuffed doll that you’ll always want to look at. Instructables member MasamuneX on the other hand made a doll that you wouldn’t want to keep in your sights. It’s a plushie of Minecraft’s terrifying Enderman.