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Posted: 9/11/2010 12:27:35 AM EDT
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/wacky/hamburg-toymaker-martin-kittsteiner-designs-cuddly-toys-with-mental-illness/story-e6frev20-1225916562900

Hamburg toymaker Martin Kittsteiner designs cuddly toys with mental illness


Toys with mental illness ... The idea of a German toymaker Martin Kittsteiner. Source: Supplied

A GERMAN toymaker is selling a range of soft toys, each of which has their own psychiatric disorder.

The toys range from Dub, a turtle who suffers depression, to Kroko, a crocodile with an acute phobia of water, as well as an hallucinating snake called Sly and a sheep called Dolly who has a personality disorder, Metro newspaper in London reports.

"It started as a bit of a joke with my girlfriend, who has lots of soft toys, and then we thought there could be something in the idea," said toymaker Martin Kittsteiner, 36, of Hamburg.

"Children and grown ups like their vulnerability and find something in them that gives them a great sense of comfort in helping to heal them.

"I think some adults see it as a form of therapy for themselves."

The cuddly toys are sold from parapluesch.de website, styling itself the Psychiatric Institute for Abused Cuddly Toys, where customers can also play an online game as a doctor trying to diagnose the toys' problems.

Link Posted: 9/11/2010 12:42:56 AM EDT
They look like fun.
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 12:53:47 AM EDT
Bet this image makes a repeat appearance at some point in the future on this site:

Link Posted: 9/11/2010 4:19:06 AM EDT
Originally Posted By npd233:
Bet this image makes a repeat appearance at some point in the future on this site:

http://www.parapluesch.com//catalog/images/details/Lilo/Lilo_2.jpg



Yeah, like

STFU


Link Posted: 9/11/2010 4:58:53 AM EDT
mental illness you mean liberalism
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