Creepy Toys Diorama, 1965

Greetings Vintage mates. As TVTA prepares for its annual Halloween pumpkin creation, here is a nice jolly toy image to get you in the mood…

Toy Diorama. Marie France 118. 1965. Photo Jacques Primois.

Some readers may remember a similar post I did a couple of years back: Top Ten Toys That Are Freaking Me Out Right Now. Today’s photo could probably qualify for a Top Ten in its own right!

Need to look closer? Dare you…

Closer still?Β 

The diorama was photographed by Jacques Primois – a popular photographer of 1960s and 70s interior and exterior design, who seemed to specialise in dioramas and set-pieces, as seen in the two additional photos I have of his work below.

Photo by Jacques Primois. 1965.

Photo by Jacques Primois. 1965.

TVTA creepy doll bonus: Image from the same issue of Marie France. “Walk with me… join me!!!”

Doll in box. Marie France December 118. 1965.

Thanks for looking! Coming soon… a special Halloween micro story, and TVTA’s teaser for this year’s Halloween pumpkin creation πŸŽƒπŸŽƒπŸŽƒΒ 

18 thoughts on “Creepy Toys Diorama, 1965

  1. They are quite creepy, especially with their arms out. No thank you! The interiors remind me of old point-and-click adventure/murder mystery games, where you’d have to examine a bunch of items and search for clues.

    I’m looking forward to this year’s pumpkin reveal, a highlight of the spooky season!

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    • 750 vintage points to Jacob! You hit the nail on the head. Dolls are just plain creepy, but with their arms held out are creepy as… 😱Thanks (as always) for looking forward to TVTA’s pumpkin creation… I’m missing some materials right now, but if all goes to plan it should be a somewhat “classic children’s literature” pumpkin this year! πŸŽƒπŸŽƒ

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  2. πŸ˜€ I wonder why we are all wired to be frightened by dolls? It just doesn’t make sense! I count myself in here too.
    (And yet we are not in the least frightened by Action Man – and he carries a AK47 and a huge dagger! ) πŸ˜€

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