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Most Terrifying Mickey Mouse Toy. Ever.

If Epic Mickey didn’t rock your world – maybe this will

Technologizer’s Harry McCracken posted this on his personal blog, and I couldn’t resist sharing it with Brew readers. It’s video of Fisher-Price’s Dance Star Mickey doll, from Toy Fair 2010 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City. It goes on sale next month.

  • Ben K.

    I sadly enjoyed that a little. $70 is a bit steep though…

  • zowie

    somebody throw some holy water on it

  • Deaniac

    That’s not as scary as it is shoddily made. It’s kinda funny, though.

  • Rooniman

    I’m not sure what to say, other than… Yikes! Creepy doesn’t seem enough to describe this freakish thing they call a “kids toy.”

  • Tekena

    He want to judo chop me to death? He wants to judo chop me to death!

  • RandomRoboticRodent

    I don’t see how its worse then that abomination mincing around the theme parks that has been traumatizing children for the past half century.

    It does look like an odd fit though. Elmo and other Muppet characters were better suited for this kind of toy because the way they move is more easily replicated with a few servo motors. I don’t think it works that well with Mickey though.

    • Scarabim

      Yeah, and people *expect* Muppet characters to look ugly (with the possible exception of Miss Piggy) and to move jerkily with their mouths flapping. Mickey, however, is supposed to look cute. That thing dishonors him. I am sad.

    • Grammar Please

      “I don’t see how IT’S worse THAN that abomination mincing around…”

      /just helping out. That then/than thing is a real annoyance with me.

      • Zimos

        You are correct. That said, chill out.

  • dbenson

    Just what kids need: Another toy that only allows you to sit and watch. You probably void the warranty by letting a kid actually handle it.

    This toy probably generated more fun for the engineers who made it work than it ever will for all the youngsters who demand it for Christmas.

  • imdgman

    I can’t stop dancing!! replay, replay!!

  • victoria

    I would glady buy the Donald Duck version

    • Scarabim

      Donald Duck Duck Hunt! Yay!

  • Daniel J. Drazen

    This will eventually show up on YouTube synced to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.”

    Well, it LOOKS like zombie dancing to me.

  • Warhead

    Basically a repackaging of those Dancing Elmo toys. Needless to say, it doesn’t work well.

  • lola

    Is he heiling hitler?

  • If I had that as a kid instead of the talking storybook one, I’d be a much better dancer. That’s hilarious.

  • I wanted it to have long, ratlike teeth. Is that so much to ask?

  • steppo

    And yet. . .I totally want one!

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  • Fran

    Actually it seems like this might be a prototype, since the one shown at Amazon.com looks a bit less shoddy. Yet it’s still scary!

  • The is so hilariously weird, it’s brilliant.

  • Giovanni Jones

    Remember “Trilogy of Terror” with Karen Black? Yipes!

  • (Note: This comment was written with my Wii.) Most terrifying Mickey Mouse toy ever? Doesn’t look that way to me. It’s been a while since I’ve seen a Mickey plushie that moves his mouth when he talks. And he dances, too? How cool is that! Personally, I’m still holding out for a dressable, talking Goofy plushie with the moving mouth. His arms and legs don’t have to move though. (Hear that, Disney and Fisher-Price? Make this Goofy plushie a reality, please?)

  • Cyber Fox

    Mickey Mouse Pinata!

  • I don’t find it terrifying…just not very well made. What’s up with the square feet? Could they REALLY not find a way around that?

    This isn’t any different than those dancing stuffed animals that were out when I was a kid…they were just as pricey too I’m sure. I wish I could remember what they were called – they had all sorts of toons.

  • Little Boppers…that’s it!


    It’s really not any different.

  • David Breneman

    Hundreds of years from now, historians will identify this as the point at which civilization began its final spiral down.

    • Keith Paynter

      “Dr. Zaeus, would an ape make a mouse doll that TALKS?”

  • Keith Paynter

    This is the kind of toy that you give as a present to the kid who’s your child’s best friend, but whose parents you HATE!!

  • I don’t find it terrifying at all. In fact I think it dances better than most people I’ve seen.

    • I’m glad someone agrees with me. Dance Star Mickey isn’t terrifying at all. The $70 price tag on him on the other hand…

  • Anne B.

    It didn’t scare me a bit. First Logophobia and now this. Jerry you really need some help. You’re afraid of waaaaaay too much.

  • Pedro Nakama

    The end is near…

  • Grayson Ponti

    This is like giving a kid a Chuck doll and it has an ugliness like the Yogi Bear Movie coming out

  • bill

    That’s as hillbilly as all the other stupid novelties they make these days- Billy Bass, Monsters singing and riding Harleys for Halloween, Dancing/singing Santa Claus, etc. People are easily entertained, stupid with their money, and buy dumb shit like this Mickey Mouse that they are bored with in about 2 minutes. Stupid fuckin’ people.