Thomas Edison's Talking Dolls Are Eternal Nightmare Fodder

In 1890, the phonograph company helmed by Thomas Edison began producing talking dolls for children. The product was initially a flop because kids “found them difficult to operate and more scary than cuddly,” according to the New York Times. Look at and listen to the dolls and you’ll see exactly why they were so… » 5/05/15 2:40pm 5/05/15 2:40pm