I’ve never come across one of these hand-puppets produced by Bally (circa 1982), but even if I did happen to find one laying on a flea market table or in the stuffed animal section of a Salvation Army…I’m not sure I’d want them. Of all the merchandise of gaming’s biggest icon, these puppets are probably the creepiest. I daresay they beat out that infamous Acme Mario doll that everyone loves to joke about. But hey…what do I know? Maybe there’s something weirder that I haven’t seen yet!
Do you have any particularly “ugly” or otherwise disturbing pieces of video gaming merch? Let me know in the comments or @retrorev96 on Twitter.