second-hand terror
SPLIT-FACED SANTA
When Santa Claus was horribly mutilated by gangster Mickey Cohen in the early 40s, he spent several years suffering through a depression so crippling that he was forced to undergo extensive psychiatric treatment. As part of his recovery he turned to his first love: toy-making. But, alas, his damaged psyche prevented the manufacture of his usual spritely baby dolls and wooden horses. Instead, he created a line of Split-Faced Santa dolls, grotesquely disfigured self-portraits that allowed him to work through his trauma and finally accept the monster he had become. Very few of these remain, and all are said to be haunted by the spooky ghost he left behind after his inevitable suicide. $75 OBO

SPLIT-FACED SANTA

When Santa Claus was horribly mutilated by gangster Mickey Cohen in the early 40s, he spent several years suffering through a depression so crippling that he was forced to undergo extensive psychiatric treatment. As part of his recovery he turned to his first love: toy-making. But, alas, his damaged psyche prevented the manufacture of his usual spritely baby dolls and wooden horses. Instead, he created a line of Split-Faced Santa dolls, grotesquely disfigured self-portraits that allowed him to work through his trauma and finally accept the monster he had become. Very few of these remain, and all are said to be haunted by the spooky ghost he left behind after his inevitable suicide. $75 OBO

PANDORA HIGGINS
The soul of town gossip Pandora Higgins has been carefully imprisoned in this porcelain atrocity for your eternal amusement. She sits comfortably in the shadows, reading your every thought and ready to climb onto your chest in the middle of the night to shake you awake and tell you hideous things about your doomed future. $75 OBO

PANDORA HIGGINS

The soul of town gossip Pandora Higgins has been carefully imprisoned in this porcelain atrocity for your eternal amusement. She sits comfortably in the shadows, reading your every thought and ready to climb onto your chest in the middle of the night to shake you awake and tell you hideous things about your doomed future. $75 OBO