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|The Demonic Toys|
|Directed by||Peter Manoogian|
|Produced by||Charles Band
|Written by||David S. Goyer|
|Music by||Richard Band|
|Edited by||Andy Horvitch|
|Distributed by||Full Moon Entertainment|
|March 12, 1992 (USA)|
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.
Judith Gray (Tracy Scoggins) and Matt Cable (Jeff Weston)—two police officers who are dating—wait at the Toyland Warehouse to arrest illegal gun dealers Lincoln (Michael Russo) and Hesse (Barry Lynch). Judith tells Matt about a strange dream she has been having: Two boys—one good, one bad—playing war. She also reveals that she is pregnant. The confrontation with the gun dealers ends with Matt shooting Hesse, and Lincoln killing Matt. Lincoln and Hesse hide inside the Toyland Warehouse and split up; Judith goes after Lincoln.
In the security office, security guard Charneski places an order at a chicken delivery service run by his friend Mark Wayne (Bentley Mitchum). Mark arrives at the warehouse with Charneski's order. Meanwhile, the toys that surround a dying Hesse come to life and brutally murder him. Judith and Lincoln become locked inside the storage closet but are freed by Mark and Charneski. Charneski goes to call the police but is also graphically murdered by the toys, with Mark and Judith watching in horror. A toy named Baby Oopsy Daisy draws a pentagram around Charneski's corpse.
A runaway named Anne who had been hiding in the air-conditioner shafts, joins the group. Mark explains that the doors don't open till morning but can be opened up from the office. Judith can't leave Lincoln as she has to bring him in, so Mark and Anne head to the office together. They are attacked by Mr. Static and Baby Oopsy Daisy. Mark fights back but Baby Oopsy Daisy kills Anne. Mark finally shoots Jack Attack's head off with Charneski's shotgun. Judith enters a dollhouse and is transported to the lair of a kid who reveals that he is a spirit of a demon who wants to become human. In order to do that, he has to impregnate a woman so that 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 grown, he will start the process over again. The last time he was born was 66 years ago. The baby didn't make it through the birth so he was buried underneath the warehouse, unable to get out until Hesse bled onto the area.
Lincoln escapes while Judith is in the dollhouse. He catches up to Mark and is about to kill him when Judith appears and shoots Lincoln. Suddenly, all of the toys around them come to life. The pair begin shooting them to death, including Baby Oopsy Daisy. Grizzly Teddy turns into a man-sized monster and chases after Judith. Judith becomes trapped and is about to shoot herself when a toy soldier helps her escape. However, Judith is caught by the demon, who ties her up on the pentagram. Mark is attacked by Grizzly Teddy but manages to kill the monster. The demon, now in the form of a man, is about to rape Judith but the toy soldier shoots it, cuts Judith free, and turns into a boy (William Thorne). The demon transforms back into his own kid form and the two kids begin fighting, explaining the war card game from Judith's dream. As the demon is about to kill the boy soldier, Judith stabs him with the boy soldier's sword and the demon is sent back to Hell. Before heading back to Heaven, the boy soldier reveals that he's the spirit of the son she's going to have. Judith 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
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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.
Full Moon released a set of collectible cards with the various characters in the series.
Demonic Toys: Play At Your Own Risk!
|Demonic Toys: Play at Your Own Risk!''|
Cover to Demonic Toys: Play At Your Own Risk! #1
|Number of issues||4|
|Main character(s)||Jack Attack, Baby Oopsie Daisy, Grizzly Teddy, Mr. Static, Jack Norton/"The Kid"|
Demonic Toys: Play At Your Own Risk! is a limited comic book series published by Eternity Comics in 1994. A teaser poster for Demonic Toys was made with Grizzly Teddy and Jack Attack on it. The Jack Attack and Grizzly Teddy on the poster resembles the ones that appear in the comics The comics take place 8 years after the original The Demonic Toys have drastically changed in appearance; the toy that has changed the most is Jack Attack who now has arms. The Toy Soldier is also aligned with the demonic toys. It takes place eight years after the first film, following the toys as they try to revive their master.
- Play At Your Own Risk #1:
Eight years since police officer Judith Grey survived the toy massacre at the Toyland Warehouse. Now, the Demon child known as "The Kid" attempts another birth through a human baby.
- Play At Your Own Risk #2:
Toyland's name is changed to "Arcadia Toy Company" run by Jack Norton and assistant Mr. Horse. The factory is torn down and replaced with a super high-tech skyscraper. But evil still exists beneath them. Mr. Horse hires some thugs while Jack unveils the new skyscraper.
- Play At Your Own Risk #3:
Jack's jogging through the park when he comes across Baby Oopsie Daisy who kills him, and his body is taken over by their master, the Kid. He tries to dictate a policy for the largest toy producing company in the world. But Judith Grey's son, named Matthew, now 8 years old, feels that Jack may be possessed.
- Play At Your Own Risk #4:
Dapne, an employee of Arcadia Toys runs into Jack and he sees that she is pregnant. He decides to keep her for it.
- "Demonic Toys (1992) - #1". Comic Book Database. Retrieved 30 January 2013.