Hiroko wrote:...In any case, those dolls really look horrendous. There's just something really off about their faces, and their limbs, too. O_o; Rarity's in particular kinda scares me a bit.;
The Uncanny Vally:
Its a term that people who draw or do any kind of designs learn.
Definition: The uncanny valley is a hypothesis in the field of human aesthetics which holds that when human features look and move almost, but not perfectly, like natural human beings, it causes a response of revulsion among human observers.
In cartoons and such you can exaggerate features and sometimes what's cute in a cartoon isn't cute in real life. If you botch a design, something that's meant to look cute can come out looking freaky. I think that's the problem with the dolls, they're design is clearly bad.
Those dolls also remind me of that crazy old guy who liked dolls from Ghost in the Shell: Innocence.
He had an interesting theory as to why some humans find doll disturbing.
The theory is a little too... grim I think to be shown in an MLP thread.