The stuff of nightmares! These terrifying toys should never have been made – from a Zombie-like version of Disney’s Woody to a bizarre duck doll
Toys, for the most part, spark joy in children’s hearts but occasionally, they’re more sinister than comforting.
Social media users from around the world have shared snaps of the most terrifying toys, dolls and gadgets, with the best examples collated in a gallery by Bored Panda.
Some of the worst offenders appear to be knock off versions of popular merchandise, such as a stuffed fish that was probably mean to be Disney’s Nemo, but the addition of a bared mouth full of plastic false teeth did not create a cute and cuddly effect.
Elsehwere, some giraffes hanging by their necks in a toy store, created an accidentally sinister scene.
Here, Femail shares some of the terrifying toys that are best left out of the nursery if you don’t want children to have nightmares.
Deck the hells! The Christmas porcelain doll is meant to be singing a joyful tune but instead, she appears to be screaming
Woody you believe it? At first glance one could be forgiven for assuming this was the cast of Toy Story, but these look like their soulless clones from the underworld
It’s not at all clear what this travesty of a toy is supposed to be, but whatever it represents it should probably be burnt… soon
This terrifying old puppet doll was probably loved in its day, but now its nothing but a nightmare clown
Why would anyone create a toothbrush for a child in the shape of a gun? And furthermore, why would they make it so they can pull the trigger?
These poor giraffes would no doubt look lovely on the ground, but hanging from their necks in the shop is quite ominous
Ah yes, Tuomas, Thomas The Tank Engine’s evil cousin, who’s completely dead and gone behind the eyes
Why would this see-through bear ever be necessary? Perhaps if it was proportional, one could argue it was for anatomy
This horrifically scary bunny rabbit looks much more likely to bit someone’s head off than snuggle up
This poor unassuming motorcycle rider looks blissfully unaware of the inappropriate phallic object needed to attach him to his bike
While a lovely colour, any potential owner of this furious bear would have to sleep with one eye open
Why, oh why? This baby doll’s face is permanently stuck in a terrifying wail, and there’s nothing anyone can do about it
Somehow, somebody somewhere thought it would be a good idea for a children’s ride to combine Super Mario and whatever that is
Fish with dentures sounds like a indie band, but the reality is much more disconcerting and confusing