Inspired by "The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories" by Tim Burton. The Toxic Boy PVC Set includes three painted 4 inch PVC figures: Roy, the Toxic Boy, Mummy Boy, and Jimmy, the Hideous Penguin Boy. Packaged in a full color window box (Subject to change.)
To those who knew him -his friends- we called him Roy. To others he was known as that horrible Toxic Boy.
He loved ammonia and asbestos, and lots of cigarette smoke. What he breathed in for air would make other people choke!
His very favorite toy was a can of aerosol spray; he'd sit quietly and shake it, and spray it all the day.
He'd stand inside the garage in the early-morning frost, waiting for the car to start and fill him with exhaust.
The one and only time I ever saw Toxic Boy cry was when some sodium chloride got into his eye.
One day for fresh air they put him in the garden. His face went deathly pale and his body began to harden.
The final gasp of his short life was sickly with despair. Whoever thought that you could die from breathing outdoor air?
As Roy's soul left his body we all said a silent prayer. It drifted up to heaven and left a hole in the ozone layer.
He wasn't soft and pink witha fat little tummy; he was hard and hollow, a little boy mummy.
"Tell us, please, Doctor, the reason or cause, why our gundle of joy is just a bundle of gauze."
"My diagnosis," he said "for better or worse, is that your son is the result of an old pharoah's curse."
That night they talked of their son's odd condition- they called him "a reject from an archaeological expidition."
They thought of some complex scientific explanation, but assumed it was simple supernatural reincarnation.
With the other young tots he only played twice, an ancient game of vergin sacrifice. (But the kids ran away, saying, "You aren't very nice.")
"My name is Jimmy, but my friends just call me 'the hideous penguin boy.'"