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. 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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  2. 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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