Saturday, October 8, 2016

31 Days of Toy Terror Lives: Dybbuk from Monster in My Pocket by Matchbox

 Today for 31 Days of Toy Terror I'm looking at another Monter in My Pocket minifigure: A Dybbuk! I first remember hearing about dybbuks on Nickelodeon's Rugrats where the Yiddish speaking grandparents would occasionally bring them up to the kids when telling scary stories. Dybbuks are evil spirits that possess others for a specific purpose. The Monster in My Pocket version was part of the Super Scary Series and thus is a bit larger than the other figures in the line with a few paint applications. ready for a look at the dybbuk? Then join me after the break...

 The Facts:

Height: 2 1/4 inches (including her raised claws)

Monster #: 103

Original Year of Release: 1991
 * Wow! This thing is hideously terrifying! Two things: First, check out that face! How insane. The mixture of the cruel, twisted face with the childlike hairdo definitely adds to the creep factor. Second, look at those massive claws! They're crazy huge and add to the size of the figure. I was able to make mine hang from some tree branches on the backdrop, so perhaps this is to help aid the creature in attaining some truly inhuman movements such as scaling walls and such.

 * What's really odd about the dybbuk is that it seems to have turned the head around. Since this seems to be the body of a little girl, I can't help but wonder if the designer had Linda Blair in The Exorcist in mind, particularly with the neck being turned 180 degrees. She's wearing a regular childlike dress and even has a small green teddy bear by her side.
  The Dybbuk is a really creepy Monster in My Pocket figure. Definitely one of my favorites from the Super Scary Series and a fun figure overall. I love the giant claws and the backwards head. The presence of the teddy bear is unique, too, as you don't usually see "prop" pieces next to a minifigure. This is a Great figure and is definitely worth tracking down if you're looking for something horrific to add to your minifigure collection and/or scar small children with.

Keep checking back here every day in October for more Toy Terror! Also, make sure to check out the Toy Bloggers United contest being hosted here this month! For more 31 Days of Toy Terror, check out my Hokey Halloween Horror page for spooky fun from 2016 and years past!

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