The trailer for indie hopeful, Moon Buddy, reminds me of one of the strangest toys I've ever owned. It was a life-sized, stuffed banana with felt features resembling a face -- but closer to a plushy maw with two beady semi-ocular shapes. There was no real indication that the phallic shaped toy was actually a banana -- it wasn't designed with any reference to a peel and it didn't have the cutesy feeling you would think a fruit shaped toy would have. Obviously this thing was not like the Fruit of the Loom people. Moon Buddy, however, totally trumps my penile banana blob toy -- it terrorizes young children, gets stabby with a butcher knife, and harnesses the powers of Satan, all in a one minute clip!
Apparently the story behind Moon Buddy goes a little something like this: dad goes out of town and buys a "goodbye" present for his children. But it turns out this toy shares traits with the Chucky Good Guy doll and may be possessed by an evil spirit -- or actually be Satan himself. They say that yellow symbolizes insanity, and obviously this is no exception.
Moon Buddy was conceived by the