Vlog: 1989 Talking Freddy Krueger Doll.

I wasn’t planning to post anything tonight, but I thought five minutes of me rambling about a decades-old Freddy Krueger doll was better than nothing.

EDIT: If you’re having trouble watching that on Vimeo, you can see it on grainy stupid YouTube by clicking here.

Hard to believe that Dino Drac isn’t even two days full days old yet. Thanks for being a part of it! Going to spend tonight ironing out some of the kinks with the design and flow. Should be a new feature up on Monday, too.

PS: Though it already begun in the previous thread (sorry to trample, guys), Saturday posts normally double as the “SNT” – “Saturday Night Thread.” This is where all of us stuck on the Internet on Saturday nights just kinda bullshit our way through it and talk about what we’re doing. Feel free to join in, everyone is welcome. You can even be drunk, so long as you don’t type like it.

  • http://phantomtroublemaker.blogspot.com/ Phantom Troublemaker

    I’ve got the Spencer Freddy as well as Leatherface, Jason, the Cryptkeeper, and Ghost Face (the guy from Scream, not the rapper). They’re some of my favorite horror toys. The guy that sold them to me gave me some kind of ridiculous hookup – like 75% off or something – for reasons I still don’t understand. Once he told me he was doing that I bought one of those 24″ Gene Simmons dolls as well.
    The horror guys all still work. Gene does not.
    I never saw that Spencer Gifts employee again.

  • Jered

    There’s an episode of Pawn Stars where a guy sells the `89 Freddy Doll in its box SIGNED by Sir Robert Englund.

  • Catherine

    MATT VIDEO!! <3

  • http://ontheline.lastrevelation.org Reaibn

    Squeaking Freddy is great, awesome video Matt. I had a friend who had one of these when I was a kid, or one very similar.

    That thing scared the crap out of me since he would activate it by my ear in my sleep and startle me awake.

  • Tommy Krueger

    Still have mine, granted it sounds like Freddy as a chipmunk when you pull the string now…. But I still display him in all his glory…..

  • King Dead

    Radical feature! Pretty sure the exposed brain is referencing Nightmare 2, and the line of dialogue with the question marks is “Ever Play Skin the Cat?!” from Wes Craven’s New Nightmare.

  • http://stores.ebay.com/goobian1 Goob

    Looking at old articles and came across this post. The voice mechanisms from the 80′s are deteriorated. They did not make them that well and they have deteriorated over time. In the 90′s they improved the voice mechanisms. It’s not from overuse it’s just from a bad design.

    I have an Urkel doll that is in the box I bought him at Goodwill for 4 dollars last summer. I haven’t sold him yet unfortunately. The box could be in better condition, one side is squashed and has a hole where his head is and a white line from being bent there. The other side isn’t bent but there is a square mark where the artwork was scratched off. The top is bent from being picked up from the top. IMO it’s still displayable and lovable. I would love to find more of these toys to list. Even though they would be a pain to ship.

    Mike Mozart did a video about the Pee Wee Herman and Freddy Kruger voice mechanisms being accidentally switched in the factory. Now that is pretty scary.