Animatronic Amish Kids

Remember that one time when nearly 30 creepy Amish kid wax figures showed up on Craigslist? Most were static, but four were animatronic, which only added to the creep factor. No idea where these ended up, but can only hope there’s some kind of creepy Amish themed Chuck E. Cheese type establishment out there somewhere. From the ad when these hit the web back in 2016:

“I have 28 wax figures. I’m asking $300 EACH. There are 4 mechanical. I’m selling 1 figure with a desk for $300. There out of the Weavertown one room school house in Bird in Hand, PA. They were made by Dwarfmans in 1969. They were appraised at $450 to $800 each. Would love to sell as a set. If you’re interested in all, please contact me. Please, NO low balling. I had several offers that I turned down! I have no problem with offers if you buy the 28 as a set (no low balling) and no scams. I take cash on pick up. I can also take credit card, but prefer cash.”

As Gizmodo’s Katharine Trendacosta figured out, the Weavertown One Room School House is “an authentic one-room school” dating from 1877 in which “life-sized animation brings this interactive classroom to life.” Until May 1969 it was a school for Amish and Mennonite children, but then it became a museum… read more >

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