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Have you ever wanted to know what one that’s thirty years out of date looks like?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?

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