The Secret Life of Toys

I always thought my stuffed animals were real but pretended not to be real when I was around them. This theory proves true in Jim Henson’s The Christmas Toy!

My sister and I LOVED this movie when we were little. All the characters were soooo cute! There was Rugby the Tiger, Apple, the scary Meteora and my favorite — the mouse named Mew.

This story explains my theory which is why it sucked me in time and time again. When no people are around the toys still play in the playroom, but since a toy will be frozen forever if a person catches it out of position, they have to be very careful. In this movie it’s Christmas Eve, and Rugby the Tiger remembers how he was the Christmas Toy last year, and thinks he’s going to be unwrapped again. It’s up to Apple the Doll, whom Rugby supplanted as favorite toy, to tell him what’s in store. Rugby won’t believe her, and tries to get into the Christmas package and lets Meteora, Queen of the Asteroids loose. Unfortunately, she doesn’t know she’s a toy (which cracks me up), and thinks she’s landed among aliens. In the end, it’s up to Apple, Mew (the Cat’s toy mouse), and the other toys to get Rugby out of the box and Meteora back in it before they’re found and frozen.

This is the only video I could find, but gosh it’s soo cute and starts off with Mew!

LOL! When Meteora asks Mew “What planet is this?” and Mew says “ahhhhh… living room…??!!!” I loose it. It’s just sooo cute! This movie is a must see during the holidays.

Fresh off the tarmac!

What will they come up with next?

Roadkill™ creates toys with a twist – they’re all representations of mutilated animals that have been hit by anything from the family wagon to a 16 wheeler. But aren’t they cute!!?! Maybe. Well, besides all the guts coming out. Below is an example of Twitch, the racoon.

Twitch’s body is stuffed with a mixture of beads and stuffing. The beads give the Squash-plush teddy a bit of extra weight, so he can lie spreadeagled in his blood and gut-pool. The blood and guts and gore are made using the latest, cutting edge stuffing. It’s a special new micro-bead stuffing that gives the guts and organs a more malleable, tactile effect. It makes it more squidgy. More gross-out. You can disembowel Twitch by pulling the blood and innards through the zips that line both sides of the teddy carcass.

And for a mere $45 dollars + shipping/handling you can have your very own roadkill delight!

Cute or not cute?

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