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'Amazing Grace' on Russian-nesting-doll theremins

Japan has scooped the Guinness World Record for the world's largest theremin ensemble, with 272 instruments shaped like matryoshka dolls.

By Aug. 8, 2013


Mars Explorer Barbie doll makes the Red Planet pink

Mattel and NASA get together to create an astronaut Barbie doll with aspirations of visiting Mars.

By Aug. 6, 2013


Steve Jobs doll canceled after 'immense pressure'

Maker of the 12-inch action figure says he doesn't believe he violated any laws, but killed the project out of respect to Jobs' family.

By Jan. 16, 2012


Tokyo's Clone Factory thinks you're a doll

Shop in Tokyo's Akihabara district will make a surprisingly realistic (or is it creepy?) little doll version of you--in case one of you isn't enough.

By Aug. 3, 2011


Sex doll tech moves to the dentist's chair

Showa Hanako, a robotic dental patient created to help train dental students, gets more realistic, thanks to silicone parts from a Japanese sex doll maker.

By Jul. 1, 2011


A nesting doll measuring cup

The 'm' in M-Cups Measuring Cups stands for 'matryoshka.' That's because they double as nesting dolls.

By Aug. 30, 2009


123-year-old talking doll record speaks again

Artifact is the only example of a talking doll record from 1888 known to survive today. Sold by Thomas Edison, it was discovered in 1967, but its voice returned only recently.

By Jul. 6, 2011


Meet the Wiimote-ready baby doll

The rather unsettling Baby and Me Wii game brings baby to life in a child-rearing sim that not only ships with a Wiimote-ready doll, it's in a detestable color that a certain mouthless cat has made commonplace.

By Nov. 5, 2009


Cute alert: Attach a rag doll to your dSLR

The Cameraman is a headless ragdoll that screws onto the tripod mount of your dSLR, so the shooter effectively becomes the head.

By Mar. 22, 2010


Steve Jobs doll for sale, Conficker sold separately

Whether you use it as a sleeping aid or a pincushion is up to you, but the unofficial Steve Jobs doll is officially for sale at Podbrix.

By Apr. 2, 2009