Epidermits is One Terrifying, Tattooable Toy

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Well, this is an unsettling toy concept. The Epidermits toy by the Karten Design firm is a little robotic… thing that's covered with human-like skin. Said skin can be tattooed or pierced to "customize" your toy. It runs on fuel cells and can be "stored in a state of forced hibernation in standard refrigerators." And did I mention instead of a head or face it just has a patch of fur? Yes, this is the thing nightmares are made of. If you give your kid one of these and it robotically follows him around, consider it a one-way ticket to therapy later in life. [Karten via Gadget Lab]

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I am worried that my clear identification of this as some sort of sexual device might mean at some level I would want to have sex with it. :O