Imagine being a kid in Victorian times. Not only would you have to work as a pickpocket for an evil street villain, live in a dark pit, and avoid people like Jack the Ripper on the regs, but when you did actually get some time to play, *this* is what they gave you.
Invented by Thomas Edison in 1888, these talking dolls included a phonograph in their 'bodies' which played back nursery rhymes like Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and Little Jack Horner.
So far, so pleasant. That is until you realise their 'voice' is actually the screaming sound of death.