The fugliest toys you have seen while collecting.

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  1. Smotemotem

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    @Anti Social Andy - Yeah, I've thought about this toy way more than I wanted to. It seems like censoring the icons outright stifles conversation. We need to be able to talk about the atrocities, and the chain of events that allowed them to happen. We need to learn from our darkest moments, to prevent them from happening again. With the toys we collect, this seems particularly relevant. Soft vinyl is rooted in Kaiju, and giant monsters are icons representing our greatest fears and deepest shames. At the same time...I don't know if this toy is making any statement at all, other than shock value.

    TLDR: I wouldn't buy it. I don't think it's clever. But I don't think it needs to be censored off the internet.
     
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    Amazingly (thankfully) very little of this nonsense pops up in my Instagram. However I want to chime in on the topic of re-appropriation of symbols; specifically Nazi symbols- None of it is in good taste, 99% is totally wrong, and the remaining 1% is questionable at best. It’s not fucking cool, and it’s not punk either. They are symbols of hate and close-mindedness that persist to this day, 80+ years after this shit went down and some people still haven’t learned.


    It’s simple.
    Nazi swastika=BAD
    Nazi salute=BAD
    Totenkopf=BAD
    SS logo=BAD
    Toys sculpted in the likeness of Hitler=BAD

    Things like the iron cross, or the Stahlhelm predate the third reich and depending on the context can be harmless at best and questionable at worst. It’s like goths wearing the Cross of St. Peter and thinking they’re edgy.

    That being said, I also understand that when dealing with Japanese culture, their... connection/relationship with Nazi was different, and as such there are anomalies... like for instance I love Kinnikuman because if the M.U.S.C.L.E. toylike but there is a character in the original manga/anime (one of the heroes no less) named Brocken Jr who is a Nazi... it’s a weird thing, but in the 1970s when the character was created I guess it wasn’t considered a big deal (like the Dukes of Hazard in the USA having a car called the General Lee with a giant confederate flag). The character has since had the overt Nazi iconography removed from his design going forward because of cultural sensitivity and you know the realization that that shit isn’t cool. That being said I won’t ever own any Kinnikuman toys of that character.

    TL;DR In today’s world, in the year 2020, I don’t care who you are or where you come from. Nazi iconography is still 100% not ok. And to use it to try to be edgy is pathetic- go work on your craft and make something that is actually good, and people will notice.
     
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    I tend to politely disagree, Nazi icons (or any icons rooted in hate for others) need to be censored, and when they do pop up (which is an inevitability because humanity is simultaneously the best and the worst) then we can talk about the atrocities and the chain of events that allowed history to unfurl the way it did, while we give the dumbasses who use those icons a whole rash of shit.
     
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    This sums it up for me. The toy should speak for itself, with as little baggage as possible.
     
  5. ultrakaiju

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    I agree with you Phil, and think this is actually a worthy conversation to have. And, if we really want to go there, here is another one I am sure many folks in urban areas have probably come across. It does make you wonder. But generally people who want to be 'cool' or 'edgy' [for the sake of others] are pretty clueless. FYI, your appropriation is not as brilliant as you think it is.



    * FWIW I think the left image is probably stock from some random sales website, but that probably makes the insensitivity of it even worse in context; feel free to insert your local hippie/hipster variant in its place.
     
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    More is More. Apparently.

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    Has this been posted on here before? Who cares, right?

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    Those bears look like they got their dicks stuck in the bamboo, and, in painful confusion are screaming “WHY?!”
     
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    The last part sums me up pretty well when looking at them...

    "in painful confusion are screaming “WHY?!”

    I have decided that the end will no longer be announced by trumpets and the four horsemen but rather by poor quality, artisticaslly shoddy vinyl toys with genitals.
     
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    Rainbow leg warmers: can we at least give this one a plus point for being 'woke'?
     
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    Exactly the question i would ask the maker of the bear.
     
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    Needs more . . . nevermind.
     
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    Bamboo Boner Bear FTW! :thumbsup:
     
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    How very dare you!

    The artist is making a statement about the vitality, strength and growth of the Asian markets.
     
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    Not gonna lie, this is fucking hilarious. Terrible but hilarious.
     
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    Is that a turd protruding from the bears butt? Doesn’t look like a tail.
     
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    I think the paints on the top 2 are hideous, but that trio at the bottom are OK. In the sense that if I’d seen them when I was an 8yr old child I would have put them on the top of my xmas wish-list. They’re not an aesthetically pleasing art-toy though.
     
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    F. I came here to ask this very question. I think it is poop
     
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    *edited* Backed-up Bamboo Boner Bear FTW!
     
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    Backed-up bear beholds bulging bamboo boner
     
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    Some artists need to make alternate poops.
     
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    Nothing says "well-considered design" like a prolapsed anus

    I'm just glad none of this is scratch-n-sniff
     
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    Pink sock
     
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    Is the bear showing “awe” “pain” or “confusion” over his giant bamboo pee pee ?

    And I think it’s a massive case of hemorrhoids.
     
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    That's just 'colon'avirus bro
     
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