Teens Apparently Love Collecting ‘Big Mouth Billy Bass’ and Other Animatronics

Those grating toys from Spencer's Gifts might be worth more than you think thanks to teens.


The Definitive Ranking of my Mother’s Animatronic Dancing Santas

There can be only one Number One Best Dancing Santa.


[Premiere] Creature FX Mutate a Man's Neck in This Freakish Music Video

Animatronics specialist John Nolan gives a guy a bizarre neck growth inspired by Japanese folklore for The Wytches' new single, "C-Side."


The Astonishing Failure of the Toy Company That Made Teddy Ruxpin

Staffed by former Atari employees and with a big hit on its hands, Worlds of Wonder tried to ride Teddy Ruxpin to the promised land. They failed, fast.


How 'Jurassic Park' Changed the DNA of Blockbusters

With the sequel, Jurassic World, just hitting the theaters, we take a look back at the franchise's debut to survey its impact on everything from CGI effects to an increased national interest in paleontology.


Remembering Smorgy’s: Australia's Best Worst Restaurant Ever

If you were hungry and in Melbourne at some point the late 90s, you might remember Smorgy's. We look back at what made the place so memorable.


The First ‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’ Is the Only One I Need

The indie horror series is a huge success—but sequels haven't served up the same essential humor.


Meet FEMM, the Sentient Mannequin J-Pop Supergroup

Do you like dance music but wish it were performed by glamorous robots in space-age catsuits?


A Visit to Rob Zombie's Haunted House... on Acid!

It's recommended to be in a safe, familiar place when you're tripping so that you won't lose self-control from overstimulation. That makes a haunted house easily the worst place to drop acid.


Shih Chieh Huang Turns Trash Into Animatronic Sea Creatures

The TED 2014 Fellow creates illuminated, robotic ecosystems out of mundane household items (and other junk).


Squarepusher Recruits Robo-Band For New EP

"A guitarist with 78 fingers and a drummer with 22 arms was too hard to resist."


Herbie's Spazzed-Out Animatronics

You'll be left wondering how something so weird made it onto television in 1984.