From The San Francisco Call

Museum of Curious Toys & Games: “Queer Dolls Which Any Girl May Make” (1910)

Hello and welcome to another view into this one-of-a-kind collection celebrating the bizarre world of creepy or unusual toys & games. Each item featured in this collection represents a questionable moment in the development of toys and games throughout history.

Today’s Featured Item: Queer Dolls — Arts & Crafts Dolls for SF Girls in 1910

Queer Dolls Which Any Girl May Like: Toys & Games

“Would you like an entirely new family of dolls — queer sorts of dolls, such as you have never had before?” This curious questions begins this equally curious piece in the newspaper, The San Francisco Call, back on September 11, 1910. Um, well, no — I never really wanted a “new family” of creepy dolls.

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13 dead end drive board game

Museum of Curious Toys & Games: “13 Dead End Drive” a 3D Board Game (1993)

Museum of Curious Toys & Games

Hello and welcome to another view into this one-of-a-kind collection celebrating the bizarre world of  creepy or unusual toys & games. Each item featured in this collection represents a questionable moment in the development of toys and games throughout history.

Today’s Featured Item: 13 Dead End Drive, A “3D” Board Game

Billed as a “3D board game” — 13 Dead End Drive is clearly inspired by the successful board game, Clue.

13 Dead End Drive is a murder mystery board game from Milton Bradley. Released in 1993, and showing a graphic style very in line with the times, the original was followed by a sequel in 2002.

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God-Jesus Robot (1984)

Museum of Curious Toys & Games: God-Jesus Robot (1984)

Museum of Curious Toys & Games

Hello and welcome to another view into this one-of-a-kind collection celebrating the bizarre world of  creepy or unusual toys & games. Each item featured in this collection represents a questionable moment in the development of toys and games throughout history.

Today’s Featured Item: Bandai’s God-Jesus Robot

The God-Jesus Robot was a Bandai creation, sold in Japan in 1984. Similar to the Magic 8-Ball, though much more silly, players would ask God-Jesus Robot a question to help them find answers to perplexing questions of life.

God-Jesus Robot - Bandai

god-jesus3 God-Jesus Robot - Bandai

Know of a game or toy that belongs in this collection? Please feel free to get in touch and let us know!

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