Mister Yuck - 2009-03-18 Why "The Saints Go Marching In"? Why everything else?
Robert DeNegro - 2009-03-18 Okay. I know these old tweakers in North Hollywood, and they like to do shit like glueing Barbie heads onto Hot Wheels. So though I DON'T know what it is, I'm pretty sure I know where it came from.
dead_cat - 2009-03-18 It's pure insanity. That's what it is.
Andrew! - 2009-03-18 its a real toy fro the 70's it came with like different faces you could pop on
TeenerTot - 2009-03-18 Oh shit!
I remember having the faces to play with as a kid. I always wondered what the point of those rubbery death masks was. We'd just put them on our fingers and chase each other around with them. They had the most toxic oily rubber smell you could imagine.
Frank Rizzo - 2009-03-18 I would pay tens of dollars for one.
gambol - 2009-03-18 My grandfather had this on his desk. I love the goddamned thing.
Caminante Nocturno - 2009-03-18 Build a life-sized one and leave it in people's rooms without their knowledge or consent.
Poor Excuse - 2009-03-18 Or rally up a hunnerd or so, and devise some way to activate them all simultaneously whilst the victim is asleep.
kennydra - 2009-03-18 I had one of those face things, you could operate it with 4 fingers.
TeenerTot - 2009-03-18 Did...did you grow up in my house?
Cube - 2009-03-18 Yeah we also had a couple of those faces... Which begs the question: was this contraption made afterwards to use the faces, or was there just such a huge surplus of faces they had to sell them as individual toys?
athodyd - 2009-03-18 this would be a pretty bad thing to see on mushrooms
takewithfood - 2009-03-18 Stars in proportion to how much this freaked out my dog.
dementomstie - 2009-03-20 Thanks to a link on John Hodgman's Twitter page I found that this thing is called the Magic Monster. There are some pictures of it on Flickr in the "Toys That Shouldn't Exsist But Do" picture set. Right underneath the God Jesus toy robot.