Claim: A Dollar Store princess wand called the "Evilstick" has a hidden image of a "demonic" girl cutting her wrists.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, November 2014]
Can you look into this about stores selling princess wands that has a hidden picture of a girl cutting her wrists. This was on the news somewhere but I really don't believe it.
Allen said she bought the toy at the $1.00 Store on Linden Avenue in Kettering, and when she unpackaged it, she found in contained a foil flower cutout that concealed a terrifying image of what appeared to be a young girl with red, glowing eyes and a large knife gesturing at slicing her wrist:
The toy resembles typical dollar store
Moustafa said that Allen should have inspected the toy more closely and taken note of the name before purchasing it for her daughter.
Moustafa said the Evilstick may have been a leftover Halloween toy but, when we visited the store, they were placed with barbie dolls, tiaras, and other girly toys.
Other purchasers also posted photos showing the panoply of images to be found on Evilsticks:
In September 2014, the "Evilstick" was included in a New Zealand newspaper's roundup of discount store merchandise. The toy's functionality was described, but no mention was made of a hidden embedded image, and the foil flower was said to function as a mirror that distorted the user's face:
The Evil Stick costs $2.
The Evil Stick is pink.
With the addition of three 1.5 volt batteries, and the flick of a heart-shaped on-off switch, it can "cast shadow the function", according to the packaging, at least.
Its wand form, complete with elegant curlicues, is topped with a
Despite its evil status, it "Can send out wonderful music".
Despite its evil status it is suitable for ages 3 and up, and not suitable for children under 3 years.
But most disturbing, dark and deeply enigmatic is this promise: "I can send out the luster [sic] of the beauty".
Last updated: 12 November 2014
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