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Dubbed “the tooth monster” the toys, appropriately named “Fugglers” went viral this week.

Fugglers are the creation of British entrepreneur Mrs McGettrick, who came up with the concept for the toys after discovering a listing for a bag of individual false teeth.

“At first I laughed, wondering why on Earth anyone would sell such a thing. Then I laughed harder, wondering who on Earth would buy such a thing,” she writes.

“My mind conjured up a vision of a little old lady buying the teeth to add to her home made teddy bears. I imagined her stood at craft sales, wedged between jams and knitted scarves and jewellery boxes covered in tiny shells, her portion of the fold away table infested with toothy monstrosities.”

Mrs McGettrick started off making the dolls as a hobby and didn’t expect them to sell. But they soon became an internet sensation.

 

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The website about me reads:
“Fugglers originally began with an insomnia inspired purchase that transformed into a hobby, and then grew quite by accident into a business.

In 2010 I was wandering the stranger recesses of eBay late at night when I stumbled across a listing for a bag full of individual false teeth.

At first I laughed, wondering why on Earth anyone would sell such a thing.

Then I laughed harder, wondering who on Earth would buy such a thing.

My mind conjured up a vision of a little old lady buying the teeth to add to her home made teddy bears. I imagined her stood at craft sales, wedged between jams and knitted scarves and jewellery boxes covered in tiny shells, her portion of the fold away table infested with toothy monstrosities. Her confused face as people gave her a wide berth.

I laughed until I cried.

The teeth arrived in the post the next week.

  Over the years, I have seen my weird little hobby grow into a business, infiltrate creepypasta folklore, flourish in listicles that hysterically demand to know why such a thing exists, and gather a wonderful group of supporters.

  One of my most popular designs is known online as “Mr Buttons”. The original one I sold was actually called “Uncle Squeezy” – the Mr Buttons nickname was given to it in a feature on Distractify, and it stuck. He surfaces quite regularly on the internet, and has been seen on Buzzfeed, Laughing Squid, Boingboing, io9.com, Viralnova, Wacky Wednesdays youtube video, Matt Santoro’s youtube channel, Metro’s “9 Of The Creepiest Valentine’s Presents” and DailyoftheDay.”

A warning also comes with the bears“Mrs McGettrick’s Fuggler Bears are not toys. They are adult collectables. Mrs McGettrick’s Fuggler Bears are not suitable for children, as there is a risk that small parts could come loose and present a choking hazard.  Mrs McGettrick’s Fugglers are not suitable for people who have ever harboured a suspicion that toys can come alive at night.”

Are you creeped out. Or do you think they are cute?

Share your thoughts below.

Image stock photo and via Fugglers

  • Now I’ve seen everything, haha! I won’t be rushing to get one, but I can see how they’d be a hit for some people. Very unique!

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  • This is so DISTURBING!!!! I would not want my child having one of these. YUCK!

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  • oh gosh, this is so freaky ! Not for me I am afraid

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  • Might be OK for a Halloween Party….or April Fools Day stunt.
    Still spooked out/

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  • Im just left wondering who would buy one?!?!?

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  • I’m totally creeped out. But I’m sure they will appeal to someone

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  • These are too creepy.

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  • These are very much a personal taste item! They remind me of the David Williams book Demon Dentist – and that’s not a great thing!!!

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  • Um, NO. More like the stuff of nightmares, lol.

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  • Two words = Eek then Yuck

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  • Umm. I’m creeped out right now. :(

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  • Lol this is hilarious! You could even save your kids teeth and get them made into a doll lol

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  • nah that is not my taste! lol. i don’t know…..i wouldn’t buy one

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  • Oh my!!! :-) I don’t know if I really like them. I find them a little “disturbing”. But it looks like that woman created a successful business!!

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