20 Weird, Insane And Extremely Disturbing Barbie Dolls

There are plenty of lists about the "weirdest" Barbie dolls on the internet, but they only scratch the surface of the insane, sometimes terrifying world of the best-selling doll. Here are 20 totally real, official Barbies that prove she hasn't just conquered girls toys, she may have literally conquered the universe. » 1/30/15 10:00am 1/30/15 10:00am

Soooo Barbie Is A Superhero Now

Yeah, you read that right. Mattel, begrudgingly admitting that maybe, just maybe, girls also like superheroes, has turned its flagship doll character into one herself. Thus when someone is in trouble, Barbie transforms from her ordinary, blonde, pink-wearing self to a super... blonde, pink-wearing superhero, I guess. » 1/29/15 1:30pm 1/29/15 1:30pm

We Must Have These Adventure Time Plush Dress-Up Dolls

Lorena Rodríguez doesn't just make adorable plush dolls out of the ladies on Adventure Time; she also gives them perfect little wardrobes. Seriously, where can we buy these? » 5/01/14 7:00pm 5/01/14 7:00pm

Anyone In This Japanese Town Who Leaves Or Dies Is Replaced By A Doll

No, it's not an episode of The Twilight Zone. One woman in the village of Nagoro makes doll versions of her neighbors whenever they depart, creating a village filled with dolls. » 4/30/14 3:40pm 4/30/14 3:40pm

Jem & The Holograms To Star In Presumably Outrageous Live-Action Movie

Looks like the "movies based on '80s toylines" genre is no longer just a boys club. Former doll and cartoon franchise Jem and the Holograms will rock their own live-action movie, to be directed by G.I. Joe 2's Jon M. Chu. » 3/20/14 12:40pm 3/20/14 12:40pm

Oh my god why isn't this Michonne from The Walking Dead Barbie real

If there were a divine creator who loved us and watched over us, this Michonne Barbie doll would be a real product I could buy right this instant. But instead it's a beautiful figure custom-made by Park Seoung and it taunts me with its perfection, forever out of my reach. » 3/07/14 3:20pm 3/07/14 3:20pm

These Abandoned Toy Factories and Shops Will Haunt Your Nightmares

Once these stores and factories sold the stuff of children's dreams, but now that they lie abandoned—filled with decaying displays and disembodied doll heads—they are more likely to inspire nightmares. » 11/06/13 3:00pm 11/06/13 3:00pm

Will toy companies keep us from ever getting a superheroine movie?

Welcome to Postal Apocalypse, the only mail column on the internet written by a fake mailman from the future (that I know of)! Today we're discussing how toys affect movies — or prevent them, why DC seems determined to piss off everybody, and the best songs to sing around your apocalyptic campfire (besides "Every Rose… » 9/11/13 8:30am 9/11/13 8:30am

NASA teams up with Mattel to create Mars Explorer Barbie

The Red Planet is about to get a lot more pink (sorry, couldn't resist). Introducing Mars Explorer Barbie, a new spacesuited version of the famous fashion doll that was launched this week to commemorate the first anniversary of NASA's Curiosity rover landing on Mars. » 8/06/13 8:45am 8/06/13 8:45am

Guess Which Disney Princess This Is

The correct answer is: It's Brave's Merida. The more correct answer: It could be any of the white ones (so... almost all of them?) with a wavy — it's not even curly! Jesus! — red wig on. Ugh! » 5/19/13 9:40pm 5/19/13 9:40pm

Photo portraits of retired ventriloquist dummies are filled with…

Ventriloquist dummies are made to be anthropomorphized, and their not-quite-human appearance is precisely what makes them so unnerving. So when I first heard of celebrity photographer Matthew Rolston's book of dummy portraits, I expected a creepy celebration of the uncanny valley. But so many of these photos,… » 2/23/13 11:30am 2/23/13 11:30am

Take a tour through Mexico's island of creepy, mutilated dolls

Mexico's Isla de las Muñecas (Island of the Dolls) is one of the most unnerving locales on Earth, a place where you are greeted by dirty, damaged baby dolls wherever you look. Take a video tour of this creeptastic island if you don't mind plastic infants popping up in your nightmares. » 2/17/13 4:00pm 2/17/13 4:00pm

Creepy abandoned doll factory will haunt your nightmares

Is there anything creepier than a creepy doll? How about an abandoned factory filled with the dingy remains of creepy dolls? In Spain sits one the most unnerving ruined place you'll see today. » 1/08/12 7:00am 1/08/12 7:00am

Gaze into the soulless, dead eyes of baby Chewbacca and Luke Skywalker…

I'm not sure what compels amateur Geppettos to construct infantilized incarnations of say, Lord Voldemort, but hey, the world is a weird place. Right now, somebody is eagerly filling their entire Netflix queue with every episode of Home Improvement. It's happening, trust me. » 10/29/11 7:30am 10/29/11 7:30am

They're Not Dolls, They're Action Figures! Oh, Wait. They Are Dolls.…

The first images of Star Trek toys have appeared... and they're the Star Trek Barbie and Ken dolls... lovingly recreating the likenesses of Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Zoe Saldana. Awesome! » 12/29/08 1:22pm 12/29/08 1:22pm

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Joss Whedon's Dollhouse

Dollhouse will be about "identity, self-determination" and the fact that "free will is both a blessing and a pain in the ass, " says creator Joss Whedon, who helped revolutionize science fiction with his space western Firefly. Also important strands in the show: Joss' view that Data from Star Trek: The Next Generation » 4/16/08 2:00pm 4/16/08 2:00pm

Univac Predicts Data Drives Smaller Than Cold Capsules, 1969

"The white ones are the men and the yellow ones are the women" is the tag line on this odd ad for Univac's experiemental photochromatic technology. Odd because it was 1969 and drugs were the new social scourge - at least the ones used by hippies. Diet pills, cold capsules, and tranquilizers - those were respectable… » 4/10/08 1:33pm 4/10/08 1:33pm