|The Demonic Toys|
|Directed by||Peter Manoogian|
|Produced by||Charles Band
|Written by||David S. Goyer|
|Music by||Richard Band|
|Editing by||Andy Horvitch|
|Distributed by||Full Moon Entertainment|
|Release dates||March 12, 1992 (USA)|
|Running time||86 minutes|
Demonic Toys is an American film produced by Charles Band's Full Moon Entertainment and released in 1992. The film features small, killer toys similar to those seen in Puppet Master, a film which Band produced in 1989. Like many other Full Moon releases, Demonic Toys never had a theatrical release and went straight-to-video in 1992. In the USA the film was given an "R" rating for violence, language, and brief nudity.
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The film begins with Judith Gray (Tracy Scoggins) and Matt Cable (Jeff Weston), two police officers (boyfriend and girlfriend), in front of the Toyland Warehouse, a warehouse for overstocked toys, waiting to arrest gun dealers Lincoln (Michael Russo), and Guy Hesse (Barry Lynch), for selling illegal guns from foreign countries. While they're waiting, Judith tells Matt about a strange dream she's been having: Two boys, one good, one bad, playing war, and a small wooden room with a dangling lamp hanging from the ceiling. She also mentions to Matt that she is 31 days pregnant. The gun dealers finally arrive, but ends with Matt shooting Hesse in the ribs, and Lincoln shooting Matt in the chest, killing him. With Hesse still alive (barely), Lincoln and Hesse run and hide inside the Toyland Warehouse, with Judith chasing them, and they split up, and Judith continues to go after Lincoln.
Meanwhile in the Security Office, the Security Guard Charneski (Peter Schrum) places an order at Chunky Chicken, a chicken delivery service owned by Peterson (Larry Cedar), and is run by Andy (Richard Speight Jr.) and Mark Wayne (Bentley Mitchum). Mark, who is a friend of Charneski, grabs his food and takes off to deliver it. Meanwhile, Hesse, who's dying, sees a spot of light shining from the ceiling to the floor. But as he bleeds on the ground, the toys that are around him begin to come to life. He gets bitten in the neck by Jack Attack, gets his fingers eaten off by Grizzly, and gets shot in the chest by Mr. Static. Meanwhile with Judith, she finally handcuffs Lincoln in the storage closet when suddenly, the door to the storage closet closes and locks them in. Meanwhile, Mark arrives with Charneski's food, when he hears gunshots coming from Judith in the storage closet and leaves to go get Charneski.
After unlocking them from the storage closet, Charneski leaves to call the police. But on his way back, Grizzly Teddy hits him in the leg with a bat, causing him to trip, and lose his gun. The gun lands in the hands of Baby Oopsy Daisy, who shoots Charneski in the leg. Jack Attack begins to strangle him, Grizzly Teddy continues to tear his face up, and Baby Oopsy Daisy stabs Charneski in the crotch with a knife, with Mark and Judith watching in horror. Baby Oopsy Daisy then pulls Charneski downstairs to the spotlight, and draws a pentagram around his corpse. Meanwhile, a runaway named Anne (Ellen Dunning), who's been hiding in the air-conditioner shafts, finally comes out and sticks along with the group. She explains that she's a runaway because her dad uses her for batting practice. Judith asks how they can get out, and Mark explains that the doors don't open 'til morning, but they're able to be open up from the office, but they can get there through the air-conditioner shafts.
Judith explains that she can't leave Lincoln because she has to bring him in, so Mark and Anne continue to head to the office. On the way, they see three little girls wearing gas masks, riding clown tricycles. Anne explains that they're hallucinations. They're not spirits or toys. They finally reach the office, only to find the entire place trashed. They are attacked by Mr. Static and Baby Oopsy Daisy, until Mark uses Charneski's bug spray and lighter as a flame-thrower, and burns Baby Oopsy Daisy and Mr. Static. Jack Attack bites Anne in the neck, but when Mark pulls him off, he is bitten. Baby Oopsy Daisy comes back and stabs Anne in the eye, killing her. Mark finally gets Jack Attack off his neck, and shoots his head off with a shotgun Charneski had in his locker. He shoots at Baby Oopsy Daisy, but misses, and Baby Oopsy Daisy runs away. Mark grabs the rest of the shells and looks for Judith.
Judith looks inside a doll house transported to the lair of "The Kid" (Daniel Cerny). He reveals that he is a spirit of a demon, and he can take the form of anything he wants. He explains that he wants to become a human. In order for him to do that, he has to impregnate a woman, so his soul can transfer into the woman's egg, where he has to eat the baby's soul, and take over its shell. If the baby doesn't make it through the birth, he has to be buried like a seed, and once he's grown, he should rise from the ground and do it all over again. The last time he was born was 66 years ago, October 31, 1925. He was torturing a doctor and his wife (Jim Mercer and Pat Crawford Brown) to help him, but the baby didn't make it through the birth, so they tricked a group of trick or treaters to bury him somewhere, but he was buried underneath the construction site of the warehouse, so he wasn't able to get out. That is, until Hesse bled onto the spotlight, because the blood from a human helps him come alive and helps him get strong until he does the nasty with an impregnated woman.
While Judith is in the dollhouse, Lincoln, who's had a knife with him the entire time, uses it to free himself from his handcuffs, and escapes. Meanwhile with Judith, the Demon explains that the spotlight was where he was buried for the past 66 years, and he lured her here, because she is already pregnant. Judith is sent back to the warehouse, and finds Lincoln missing from his handcuffs. She then leaves to go after him. Mark looks for more toys to shoot as he sees the three girls on tricycles and reminds himself that they're not real as they disappear, the lead girl reappears, turns into an adult and starts undressing, then turns into Miss July "seen earlier in one Charnetski's magazines" and starts talking in the demons voice as she turns into Anne with the cut up eye and then disappears, Lincoln catches up to Mark and is about to blow his brains out when Judith finally catches up and shoots Lincoln in the head, killing him. Suddenly, all of the toys that are around them start coming to life, and they begin shooting them to death, including Mr. Static, Baby Oopsy Daisy, and Grizzly Teddy. Suddenly, Grizzly Teddy starts turning into a man-sized monster and throws Mark against the wall, and chases after Judith. Judith then finds herself inside the wooden room with the dangling lamp hanging from the ceiling. Judith, knowing this is the end, is about to shoot herself in the mouth, when all of a sudden, a little toy-soldier opens the other locked door for her, and Judith attempts to escape but she is caught by the Demon. The Demon takes Judith over to the pentagram and ties her up. Meanwhile, Mark, who is still alive, is about to leave, when he hears Judith's screams and goes back inside to save her however he is attacked by Grizzly Teddy. Mark runs back into his delivery car, and rams the Monster into the wall. Mark then shoots the gas tank, lights it, and the car explodes, killing the Grizzly Monster. Meanwhile, as the Demon, now in the form of a man (Robert Stockele) is about to rape Judith, the little toy-soldier shoots the demon in the eye, cuts Judith free, and turns into a little boy soldier (William Thorne). The Man-Devil transforms back into the kid and the kids begin fighting, explaining the entire war card game in Judith's dream. As "The Kid" is about to kill the Fair-Haired Boy, Judith stabs him with the Fair-Haired Boy's sword and the demon is sent back to Hell. Before heading back to Heaven, the Fair-Haired Boy explains to Judith that he's the spirit of the son she's going to have in the next 8 months. Judith finally reunites with Mark, and the two wait for the doors of the Warehouse to open and let them go.
- Tracy Scoggins as Judith Gray
- Bentley Mitchum as Mark Wayne
- Daniel Cerny as "The Kid"
- Michael Russo as Lincoln
- Barry Lynch as Hesse
- Ellen Dunning as Anne
- Pete Schrum as Charneski
- Jeff Weston as Matt Cable
- William Thorne as Fair-Haired Boy
- Richard Speight Jr. as Andy
- Larry Cedar as Peterson
- Jim Mercer as Dr. Michaels
- Pat Crawford Brown as Mrs. Michaels
- Christopher Robin as Skeleton Kid
- Kristine Rose as Miss July
- Robert Stockele as Man-Devil
- Crystal Carlson as Little Girl
- June C. Ellis as Old Woman
- Linda O. Cook as Baby Oopsy Daisy
- Edwin Cook as Grizzly Teddy
- Tim Dornberg as Jack Attack
- Brigitte Lynn as Mr. Static
The four films are:
- Demonic Toys (1992)
- Dollman vs. Demonic Toys (1993)
- Puppet Master vs Demonic Toys (2004)
- Demonic Toys 2 (2010)
In 1993, Charles Band decided to merge the toys alongside the title character from the 1991 film Dollman for Dollman vs. Demonic Toys. He also included Nurse Ginger from Bad Channels into the mix. In the film, Brick Bardo (the Dollman of the title) is a 13-inch alien stranded on earth, where he gets himself a 12-inch-tall girlfriend (Nurse Ginger) after finding out aliens shrunk her down to his height. Since he's a cop on his home planet, and has the firepower required for the job, he agrees to put a stop to the toys, as a favor to the normal-sized cop, Judith. The movie shows flashback scenes to its three previous movies, to keep the viewer aware of the back story and to fill the runtime up without spending money.
In 2004, Puppet Master vs. Demonic Toys aired on the Scifi channel and was released on DVD in 2006, a concept which had been planned as far back as 1994. Only four puppets appeared in the actual movie: Blade, Jester, Pinhead and Six-Shooter. The idea was also to re-use the old look of the toys, but the inclusion of characters was limited to Jack Attack, Baby Oopsy Daisy and Grizzly Teddy. However, the end result was a change in design for the toys, notably utilizing designs for Six-Shooter that incorporated a 'Terminator'- influenced exoskeleton, and robotic hands for Pinhead. The fight scenes between the Toys and the Puppets are limited to the climactic end battles. It has been revealed by head executive of Full Moon Features, Charles Band, that the film was considered to be non-canon.
Another film, titled Demonic Toys 2, was released for video on demand to Amazon.com in late 2009. Dr. Lorca from the 1997 film Hideous! returned as one of the main characters. Demonic Toys 2 completely ignores the two 'versus' films, picking up after the events of the first film.
Jack Attack makes a brief appearance in Evil Bong, alongside other Full Moon characters including Ooga booga from Doll Graveyard, The Gingerdead Man from the film series of the same name, and Jack Deth from Trancers.
List of toys in the Demonic Toys films
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This is a list of toys from the Demonic Toys films, released by Full Moon Features.
Baby Oopsie Daisy
- Appeared in: Demonic Toys, Dollman vs. Demonic Toys, Puppet Master vs Demonic Toys, Demonic Toys 2, When Puppets and Dolls Attack!, DevilDolls, The Haunted Dollhouse
Voiced by Linda Cook in the original, Frank Welker in Dollman vs. Demonic Toys, and then by the singer Jane Wiedlin in the latest movie, respectively. The leader of the toys. A foul-mouthed perverted baby doll. In the first film, Baby Oopsie Daisy is female, but in the sequel she grows a penis, turning her into a male (though still wears the female dress from the first film in Dollman vs. Demonic Toys). In the first movie, she was just a killer baby doll that used weapons such as knives and guns. In Dollman vs. Demonic Toys Baby Oopsie gained the power to send corpses to the toy's master in Hell. In Puppet Master vs. Demonic Toys, the doll is (again) male and can fart and leap very high. It's the only film where the baby does not get killed. He is also one of the two toys (the other being Jack Attack) to appear in all of the Demonic Toys movies to date. He's the only Demonic Toy that said his name and can speak. In Demonic Toys 2 its name is changed to Baby Whoopsie
This toy had its own trading card, a 1:1 scale replica and its own Halloween mask.
- Appeared in: Demonic Toys, Dollman vs. Demonic Toys, Blood Dolls, Puppet Master vs Demonic Toys, Evil bong, Demonic Toys 2, When Puppets and Dolls Attack!, DevilDolls, The Haunted Dollhouse
A constantly laughing Jack-in-the-box bloody clown with razor-sharp teeth. Like Baby Oopsy, he has different powers depending on which movie. In the first movie, Jack is just a killer Jack-in-the-box whose box is actually part of his body, and he can't leave it. He also has at the end of his tail a Baby Rattle, somewhat of a pun on the term 'rattle snake'. In Dollman vs. Demonic Toys, he has the ability to leave his box at will and slither around in a snake-like form. In Puppet Master vs. Demonic Toys, he can laugh with pitch high enough to kill someone. He is also one of the only two toys (the other being Baby Oopsy Daisy) to appear in all of the Demonic Toys movies to date, and is the most popular toy among fans. According to Charles Band, Mr. Mascaro from Blood Dolls is Jack Attack in "human form".
Jack Attack also appears in Evil Bong, which features cameo appearances by several Full Moon characters, including Jack Deth from the Trancers series, The Gingerdead Man, Ivan Burroughs from Decadent Evil and an African warrior from Doll Graveyard.
This toy had its own trading card.
- Appeared in: Demonic Toys, Puppet Master vs Demonic Toys, Demonic Toys 2, When Puppets and Dolls Attack!, DevilDolls
A teddy bear who, when given a taste of blood, starts to mutate and grow into what appears to be a hybrid of a bear and a sasquatch. The toy may not look scary, but it has a nasty bite and even mutated with help from its demon master. Judy's Teddy from Dolls was the inspiration for Grizzly Teddy. Grizzly Teddy doesn't morph in Puppet Master vs. Demonic toys. Grizzly Teddy made a cameo appearance in Demonic Toys 2.
This toy had its own trading card.
- Appeared in: Demonic Toys, Dollman vs. Demonic Toys, When Puppets and Dolls Attack!, DevilDolls, The Haunted Dollhouse
This toy had its own trading card.
- Appeared in: Dollman vs. Demonic Toys, When Puppets and Dolls Attack!, DevilDolls, The Haunted Dollhouse
- Appeared in: Demonic Toys 2, DevilDolls
Divoletto is a smiling, cloaked ancient figure that it was made in the 14th century and it makes a robotic ticking noise whenever he moves. He also makes a giggling sound now and then. After he dies it is reveled that he is actually a demon.
Sailor Boy doll
- Appeared in: Dolls, Demonic Toys
This doll first appeared in the 1987 film Dolls, although the doll also has a cameo in Demonic Toys, when Baby Oopsy Daisy commands the toys to attack Mark and Judith near the end of the film.
- Appeared in: Dolls, Demonic Toys
The clown doll made its first appearance in Dolls, which was released by Empire Pictures in 1987. When Charles Band started up Full Moon Features, he made films such as Puppet Master under this new banner. The clown doll can be seen near the end of Demonic Toys when all the toys begin to come to life, Baby Oopsy Daisy commands to attack the Mark and Judith. However, the toys and their demon master are ultimately defeated.
- Plastic Hammer
- Clown Figurines
- Monster Dolls
- Monster Figurines
- Big Soldier Brothers
- Sky Killer
- Death Chopper
In 1992 Full Moon released a four-issue comic book limited series based on the film entitled The Demonic Toys: Play At Your Own Risk!. The series was printed through Eternity Comics and takes place eight years after the first film, following the toys as they try to revive their master.
Full Moon also released a set of collectible cards with the various characters in the series.
- "Demonic Toys (1992) - #1". Comic Book Database. Retrieved 30 January 2013.