Saturday, March 21, 2009

Cute Diseases?! For Kids?

After seeing the plush Tuberculosis doll on The Self-Deprechaun's blog post the other day I thought it was simply some joke toy that was posted on the Internets for a laugh. THEN in Parents Magazine the very same day I saw TB's little friends: the cold virus, cough, and earache in plush form, being sold by a company called Giant Microbes. Yes, that silly magazine was touting them as an educational toy "for your little scientist." Oookay. Never mind the fact that they don't elaborate on how these are educational at all. They are plush dolls named after horrible afflictions.

"Oh, thanks Mom! I just LOVE my Bloody Corruption! You're the greatest!"

Be the first kid on your block to have a cute and fuzzy Smoker's Lung!

Check this madness out: they have an Anthrax plush, as well as Athlete's Foot. BLACK DEATH and Ebola, even. What the hell? Here's the list for you to look through and be amazed at the sheer insanity.

With more Americans getting treatment for depression than ever before this company may want to expand to cover psychiatric ailments as well. That's where I come in, friends! I whipped up these little poppets to fill the niche. My creations will also work for "your future psychiatrist" as well as "your little malcontent."

I present to you Pyromania and Dissociative Identity Disorder (formerly a pink velour '70s sweater I found in the basement):

This one also has pink eye! I've covered all bases!


Laoch of Chicago said...


Annika said...

I'd like to place an order for one Bipolar Disorder and one Schizoid Personality, please.

Chelle said...

OMG. Make me an OCD.

Evil Twin's Wife said...

It's amazing what people will market to make a buck. I like your psychiatric disorder dolls! :-)

minerva1822 said...

awwww the stuffed wonders you made are way too cute!!! jealous!

as for the disease stuffed wonders.ehhh...thats..ummm "cough"..really disturbing...they have a chlamydia one??...ummm dear have your first STD!!! YAY mom and it didn't even come from the guy down the street!...yikes :/

yea i would totally buy your creations before the disease ones...maybe they also carry the disease O_o...bad thought there.

Constructive Attitude said...

I'm surprised they dont have one for mad cow disease, cooties, aids, and everything else in the world.


mary evelyn said...

wtf?! that's the weirdest thing i've ever heard of. your dolls remind me of coraline. creepy. but ingenious.

Hot Belly Mama said...

Must be a spin on the ugly dolls. lol. I'd like a sex addict doll please. just to see what you come with on that. lol.

They should make them action doll style. you know, so canker sore can fight with gingivitis over who gets to stay in bad oral health care hell.

Anonymous said...

do they make a non hotchkins lymphoba doll? ive alwaysthought it was the cutest childhood need help murt!

Blicky Kitty said...

Oh I love yours! I can't believe those are real! I thought they were a Self Deprechaun special.

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