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Making A Killing

by | 25th, July 2002

‘NOT content with focusing on the world’s most famous celebrities, this week the Enquirer takes a look at the more infamous ones as well.

Beverley Allitt was delighted at her new doll

‘A Colorado sculptor is marketing a new line of dolls modelled after the most brutal serial killers in history – and he’s making a killing,’ it writes.

Understandably, the ‘outrageous toys’ have incurred the wrath of victim support groups.

‘It’s disgusting blood money,’ Andy Kahn, a spokesman for a Houston-based group, tells the magazine. ‘From a crime victim’s perspective, it’s nauseating.’

Even toymaker David Johnson, who sells the dolls online for $29.95 each, admits: ‘It’s a pretty shameful thing to do. But I’ve always wanted to make a living as a working artist, and this is the only way I’ve been able to do it.’

The dolls ‘include such monsters as coed killer Ted Bundy’ – complete with historically accurate flares – ‘homosexual cannibal murderer Jeffrey Dahmer and John Wayne Gacy, the ‘Killer Clown’, in his sick ‘Pogo the Clown’ costume’.

Johnson has a few more dolls in the pipeline, including Charles Manson, Lizzie Borden (axe sold separately) and, perhaps a little ambitiously given that his identity has always remained a mystery, Jack the Ripper.

Accessories such as the electric chair (batteries not included) will also be available soon.

Posted: 25th, July 2002 | In: Reviews Comment | TrackBack | Permalink