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“Where Does He Get Such Horrible Toys?”

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?Answer: Japan, of course! The nation recently upped its creepy factor — and narrowly avoided being featured as yesterday’s STJT — by releasing this infinitely disturbing baby doll made to look like the Joker, as portrayed by Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight (and sent to me by SlyDante). So if you want a baby made up to look like a fictional, clown-themed, mass murdering psychopath, who can carry several weapons, and which includes a tiny replica of the clown mask that the Joker used to kill several of his own men in cold bold, then all you need to do is spend $150 and be able to suppress your gag reflex. Speaking of…

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?Yes, the Wee Baby Joker comes complete with diaper so you can truly “take happiness home,” whatever the fuck that means. On the plus side, if you can stand to have this thing in your house and are still somehow able to sleep, the comedy potential is priceless. “Why so colicky?” “Come on, spank me. Spank me!” “How about a magic trick? I’m gonna make this pacifier disappear!” (Via Comics Alliance)

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Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.