Sale of 'Dead Doll' Toys Banned
Wed Nov 20, 9:54 AM ET 

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece has banned the sale of 'dead dolls,' kids' toys featuring fiery eyes, scarred faces and bloodied mouths which come in their own little coffins. The dolls also have their own death certificates. 

Only a handful of the gruesome dolls, produced by U.S. Mezco Toyz, have been imported. They were on sale for only a few days before authorities swooped to confiscate them. 

The 10-inch high toys, called 'Living Dead Dolls,' cost around 50 euros and include Sybill, strapped in a strait jacket with a collar and chain, and Inferno, who has auburn hair, fiery eyes and bat-like wings. 

'These toys constitute a serious threat to the smooth formation and development of the child's personality and mental health,' the Development Ministry said in a statement. Question Who's Online | Find Members | Private Messages
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Should the sale of these `dead dolls` be banned?
Sale of `Dead Doll` Toys Banned

Wed Nov 20, 9:54 AM ET

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece has banned the sale of `dead dolls,` kids` toys featuring fiery eyes, scarred faces and bloodied mouths which come in their own little coffins. The dolls also have their own death certificates.

Only a handful of the gruesome dolls, produced by U.S. Mezco Toyz, have been imported. They were on sale for only a few days before authorities swooped to confiscate them.

The 10-inch high toys, called `Living Dead Dolls,` cost around 50 euros and include Sybill, strapped in a strait jacket with a collar and chain, and Inferno, who has auburn hair, fiery eyes and bat-like wings.

`These toys constitute a serious threat to the smooth formation and development of the child`s personality and mental health,` the Development Ministry said in a statement.


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19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 11/28/02 - 9:36:22 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't know about banning them. I think that they are aimed more at adults. But any adult that buys one for a child needs to have their head read.
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 11/28/02 - 9:37:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
Wow, that's creepy. I wouldn't buy one, but I don't think you should ban them.
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 11/28/02 - 9:39:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't think that they should be banned. Thats like censoring it. If the company is willing to risk the product they should be able to. If people don't want their kids to have them, they shouldn't buy them.
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 11/28/02 - 9:42:28 PM EST (GMT-5)
Neet! I want one. Definitely not for kids, though.
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 11/28/02 - 9:42:45 PM EST (GMT-5)
There should at least be.. an age limit or something .
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 11/28/02 - 9:44:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
they're harmless.
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 11/28/02 - 9:44:32 PM EST (GMT-5)
People interested in the macabre have serious issues.
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 11/28/02 - 9:49:06 PM EST (GMT-5)
Oh, hey, a couple of those are sold in Hot Topic, I think. Hrm. Cletus, if nobody was interested in the macabre, there wouldn't be a forensic field, and a lot of murders would go unsolved due to lack of information like how fast a body decays under different conditions and nobody would have the patience to put bone fragments back together to figure out what bone it was, which can lead to the stature and age of the victim...
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 11/28/02 - 10:16:13 PM EST (GMT-5)
Those would creep me out. I'd be afraid they'd come alive a-la Chuky style.
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 11/28/02 - 10:35:27 PM EST (GMT-5)
now thats a change in the toy biz. must be interesting o work there.
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 11/28/02 - 10:36:11 PM EST (GMT-5)
no,if they are problem to little kids then the parents shouldn't buy them
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 11/28/02 - 10:36:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
It's right up there with Edward Gorey and Angus Oblong. Nothing radical and new, really.
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 11/28/02 - 10:41:52 PM EST (GMT-5)
There's a difference in forensic science and say "Neet!" to something that's morbid.
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 11/28/02 - 10:43:28 PM EST (GMT-5)
those dolls dont even look dead,they just have f*cked up eyes.
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 11/28/02 - 10:43:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
Shouldn't be banned but I don't enjoy them.
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 11/28/02 - 11:19:43 PM EST (GMT-5)
they shouldnt be banned, but i dont really see why you shouldnt be able to sell them. i almost find barbie as annoying, but they still sell her.
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 11/29/02 - 1:41:03 AM EST (GMT-5)
No, the sale of those dolls shouldn't be banned. Yet again...if people don't want children to have something questionable like that, then parents and guardians shouldn't let them have that product. It's that simple. Yes, there could be desperate children out there who might buy them on the sly - but if they get caught with them, then they can learn a good lesson in having to deal with the consequences of their actions.
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 11/29/02 - 1:52:22 AM EST (GMT-5)
I wouldn't want one of those evil little buggers anyway.
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 11/29/02 - 2:36:13 AM EST (GMT-5)
I think they are aimed more at teens or adults... I also think they're cute...I would have so loved one as a teen when I was going thorugh my horror movie/book stage ..
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 11/29/02 - 2:48:43 AM EST (GMT-5)
they're pretty vile, but i'd like one
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 11/29/02 - 4:29:12 AM EST (GMT-5)
They were just selling these at Hot Topic this Sunday. I didn't buy one...maybe I should reconsider...?
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 11/29/02 - 4:30:39 AM EST (GMT-5)
Wait...they only banned them in *Greece*... No, they shouldn't ban them. I'd rather have the younger kids play with Living Dead Dolls and be goths instead of playing Barbies and being a bunch of horny cheerleaders.
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 11/29/02 - 6:45:06 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think they're cool. Greece tried to ban video games as well. I really don't care much about what happens in a country as ignorant as that.
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 11/29/02 - 9:59:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think it's stupid to ban a doll because it is supposed to be dead and comes in a coffin but not think twice about selling toy guns and letting kids run around pretending to kill each other. I doubt a dead doll will warp any kid any more than their parents or friends or watching the news will.
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 11/29/02 - 10:50:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
I wasn't including myself in foresnic science, Cletus...you made a broad generalization and I felt the need to point out a hole in it, that's all. Nothing personal. Although I don't find much wrong with a fascination with the unknown, of which death can be considered a facet. But now I'm waxing more philosophical, so I'll let it drop.

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