Creepy Doll

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The Creepy Doll is a popular, cute and disturbing doll that occurs repeatedly in LRR videos starting in Season Seven onward and as a regular fixture at Desert Bus For Hope starting at Desert Bus 5.

The Littlest Reaper

Origins

The Creepy Doll is actually a comic character called "The Littlest Reaper" - the twisted comic within a comic creation of Jane, a character in Kathleen De Vere old comic Korea. The Littlest Reaper appeared three times, portrayed more violently each time. The idea behind The Littlest Reaper was to portray a horrible spirit of murder and torture in the most adorable way possible.

Graham Stark was a big fan of The Littlest Reaper, so Kathleen made him a plushy version as a present in 2005. The plushy first appears in Jangles and Jones Save Christmas. The stuffed reaper then lived happily and unremarkably with Graham until he was written into an episode of commodoreHUSTLE.

The Creepy Doll as he appears in "The Arms Race"

In LRR Canon

The Creepy Doll is a weird and terrifying plushy with strange magical powers. The original Creepy Doll was purchased off of Craigslist by Kathleen, her reasoning being that it was cute and creepy. Graham found it terrifying, and it seemed to have magical powers to follow him around the house. Later many smaller versions appeared during a series of events orchestrated by Matt without any clear explanation to their origin. Much later on as a prank James asked Tally to create a giant Creepy Doll as a Christmas present for Graham. The giant creepy doll also appears to have magic powers, being able to move on its own and being very fond of gently stroking Graham's hair (regardless of whether he likes it or not).

Creepy Doll Filmography

At Desert Bus for Hope

The giant Creepy Doll appeared through Desert Bus for Hope 5, cuddling, dancing with, stroking, or being generally creepy around the LRR crew and visiting friends. During the run he was given the name Harry. He was initially up for auction (along with the Creepy Doll puppet used in the illustrative pictures on the Desert Bus Craft-Along blog entries), but the winner gave Harry back to the LRR crew, accepting only the Creepy Doll puppet.

Harry would reappear to make Desert Bus 6 and Desert Bus 7 much more creepy.

As Merchandise

Tally and the 31 Creepy Dolls.

After the Creepy Doll's first appearance several people expressed interest in getting their own, so Kathleen and Graham asked Tally Heilke to craft mini-reapers based on Kathleen's design. Tally slaved away, creating two prototypes and 31 creepy dolls. Creepy Dolls 1-30 were sold in the LoadingReadyRun store in a limited run starting on October 29th of 2010. All thirty were sold within hours of being made available. Creepy Doll 1, otherwise known as Alphie, and owned by forum member psychopez, is currently on a world tour. Creepy Doll 31 (dubbed a "special edition" as he came with a plethora of holiday-themed accessories) was auctioned off to raise money for Child's Play during Desert Bus for Hope 4, selling for $1050. This doll's buyer would later back out for reasons that weren't explained, so it was again made available for purchase via a silent auction on the Desert Bus website later on, eventually selling for $1051 dollars.

The Creepy Doll was the mascot of the Season 11 Kickstarter. Tally created 45 new 8.5" (21.6 cm) Creepy Dolls which were offered as the $225 donation tier. They quickly sold out.


Trivia

  • Kathleen was considering doing a Littlest Reaper Mini Comic to reprise the character, based on his sudden popularity.
  • Harry The Giant Creepy Doll reportedly took around three hours to make and was made out of a sweatshirt, and old bathrobe and an "insane" amount of stuffing. Yes, "insane" is a technical term.
  • The name Harry only applies to the large Creepy Doll. It comes from an accident in making him that left him with a very faint lightning bolt scar on his forehead.
  • LRR was given a medium-sized version with a bow and eyelashes at LRRcon. She is named Harriet.
  • At Desert Bus 8 he got a "ok cupid" profile (video)
  • At Desert Bus 9 he got a Facebook and a Tinder profile

External Links

"The Littlest Reaper" Comics in Korea: