Something’s not truly successful until a busted down, fuck effort, cheap knock-off version of it comes out. In 1983, one year after creepy nightmare toy Glo-Worm started terrorizing parents , Hasbro knew that they had a major hit when Remco put out Beddie Buddies. Beddie Buddies was Glo-Worm’s low-budget third cousin whose moms did a lot of acid while knocked up with them. If you wanted a Glo-Worm as a child but got a Beddie Buddie instead, my apologies to you for bringing back the painful memories.
Beddie Buddies were wrong in so many ways, starting with their name. First of all, No children’s toy should be named Beddie Buddies. Second of all, Beddie Buddies managed to out-creep Glo-Worm and it looks like they did it on a two-cent budget.
The Beddie Buddie above is Brite Eyes, and that thing looks like a Dr. Frankenstein creation made with anal beads, a melted butt plug, a fairy baby doll head and rubber worms. It’s like Remco made Beddie Buddies with the parts of other toys that had been discontinued.
There were two other Beddie Buddies: Firefly and Puppy and they were just as nightmare-inducing.
Strangely enough, Beddie Buddies never became a hit and went away sometime in the 80s. My guess is that it flopped because parents had a hard time sleeping thanks to their children screaming their tonsils off after waking up to find Brite Eyes staring back at them. I bet most of the Beddie Buddies that were bought ended up being dipped in holy water, burned and buried in a vacant field. Oh, how I miss the 80s.