Ever wonder what the offspring of a Troll and the Wolfman would look like? (Sure, we all have.)
Well, ever wonder what that offspring would look like dressed as Little Red Riding Hood? (Really? You have?! That's weird.)
Apparently someone else did too. This is the fruit of his labor.
I present to you, Little Red Riding Wolf...troll.
So I found this thing at a toy show a while back. It was a show in Charlotte, NC at the Metrolina Expo. I usually don't find too much good stuff out there, but this time around, I found some beauties. This little monster is the first of the batch.
The guy I bought it from claims it's a Mexican "knock-off" from the 80s. It's great, because it's a combo. A freak toy combining Universal Studios' Wolfman with the popularity of the Troll dolls by DAM.
I know it's horrid. I know it's ugly. I know it's a waste of money, but its screwed-up proportions and the amalgamation of recognizable icons is what called to me. I mean, c'mon! At first glance it's a Wolfman toy, but after careful observation one soon discovers it's actually a Troll toy. It even has the mini troll body with the stubby toes and fingers and big frilly hair. But the topper is the red shawl with button and denim skirt. What the hell? The thing looks homemade!
After careful inspection (stripping the toy down) I discovered text on its back reading "Made in Hong Kong."
INFO UPDATE AGAIN:
Also, thanks to jroyale, I now know these little guys are called Monster-niks, which look to be disproportioned monsters dressed as little girls. And as you can see by its packaging, these things are "adorable."
Frankenstein Monster-niks package photo courtesy of toyfanatic.com.