Terrify your Kids with a Ventriloquist Doll this Christmas

After hearing Vic Sage talk about the terror he endured with his ventriloquist doll, I am not so sure they make for the best Christmas gift. That being said, Vic’s story also illustrated just how memorable one of the horrifying little guys can be. So this Christmas why not leave an indelible mark on your child’s psyche and pick up any one of these ventriloquist dolls.

To me these least terrifying is Lester because he cracked me up when I was a kid.



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5 thoughts on “Terrify your Kids with a Ventriloquist Doll this Christmas

  1. blinddog says:

    I had a friend that had the McCarthy Doll. He talked about how that doll used to scare him at night. He would stick it in the closet while try to convince this doll that closet was a great place to be so it wouldn’t get mad.

  2. My uncle got me the Howdy Doody as a gift when I was four. Needless to say, it spent a majority of it’s time hidden away in my closet because it was creepy as hell.

  3. Aaaah! Aaaah! Aaaah! Aaaaah! Aaaaah! Aaaaaah! Yeah, Lester is the way to go…he doesn’t possess the dead eyes and menacing smiles that barely hide the hideous and malcontent thoughts these creations of evil have within them.

  4. John says:

    Wow, I haven’t seen this ad in so many years. I had that exact Howdy Doody doll. I remember the head was really heavy compared to the rest of the body. Eventually the head actually fell off.

  5. Dudley88 says:

    I remember seeing those in the Christmas catalogs, and I always wanted one. Maybe it’s a good thing that I never got one!

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