This Person Unleashed a Lovecraftian Nightmare from an Old ‘Grow in Water’ Toy
Do any of you remember that weird toy trend of having things grow or emerge from items? You would place a strange dusty block in water, or chip away at it with plastic tools, or put it: in the fridge, and hours later you’d find a disappointing toy in it’s place.
Have you ever wanted to know what one that’s thirty years out of date looks like?
This Tumblr user discovered one in a second hand shop and decided to document the toy “growing a baby”.
They placed the mysterious egg in water and waited. What began to emerge looks like a Lovecraftian Monster come to life.
We have no way of knowing if the toy looked any less horrific when originally sold – or if it always looked like it was designed to introduce children to the works of Clive Barker.
But the creature inside certainly looked like a body horror scene than a human baby.
What toys do you look back on and think are seriously creepy?