Friday, September 10, 2010

The Island of Schizophrenic Toys


For your gift giving consideration: Dub the severely depressed turtle? German toymaker Paraplush has designed a controversial new line of toys with an assortment of psychiatric disorders. The company advertises stuffed animals who suffer from a range of mental illnesses (bipolar disorder, depression, multiple personality disorder) and even come packaged with a personalized medical history and treatment plan.

"'Patients' from the Paraplush toy company include Dub the turtle with severe depression, Sly the snake who suffers from terrifying hallucinations, Dolly the sheep with a multiple personality disorder and a crocodile with an irrational fear of water." Each mentally ill Paraplush toy, designed by Martin Kittsteiner, retails for $38.


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2 comments:

Melanie's Randomness said...

Oh these are too cute!!!!!

Holisticrocs said...

I like the idea of a neurotic crocodile.......
It lets us know there is hope for us all.

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