The other day, 'I'm Learning To Share' visitor Joshua Turner sent these photos along to share with you.
He postulates that the doll is 'pure evil', and says, "I couldnt tell you what year this is from, but it's good stuff. You press his belly, you get a maniacal laugh... good stuff."
I replied to Josh that the *vibe* I received from the Yuk-Yuk doll (not it's design) reminded me of the 'Big Loo' toy that my next-door neighbors had when I was a little kid.
My older sister was best-friends with their daughter. I'd tag along on her visits and ask to see 'The Witch Robot' again, even though the thing kind of terrified me.
It was creepy but fascinating, especially in the array of functions it had.
Now, as is often the way, I discover that when Marx Toys released it back in 1963 it was in a limited run of only 5000.
Creepy, fascinating, and very rare.
The neighbors would dress it up on Halloween and set it out by the front door with their jack o'lanterns.
Big Loo at The Marx Museum
Big Loo, with box and instructions at a RobotNut gallery
A vintage Big Loo TV commercial over at YouTube
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The Yuk-Yuk clown is actually probably the more evil of the two.
Big Loo the Moon Robot can't help his appearance, but he's your friend. Even ready to 'fight for you'.
Yuk-Yuk's agenda is a bit more mysterious. Is he laughing with you or at you...?