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'TOP 10' OF WARPED TOYS LISTS 'TYPHOID MARY' DOLL

The doll "Crush Me Phil" foams at the mouth and begs to be kicked. His toy cousin, "Typhoid Mary," comes with shackles and a straitjacket.

Both made the annual list of top 10 "warped" playthings, compiled by the Rev. Christopher L. Rose.

"What does a toy like that teach a child?" asked Mr. Rose, the rector of Grace Episcopal Church. "Manufacturers have responsibility for things they put on the shelf."

The worst offender was "Macho Man Randy Savage," a plush wrestler doll that taunts, "Is that all you got?" or, "Hey, you're bashin' in my gut!" when hit in the chest or its limbs are twisted, Rose said.

Steven Spielberg was singled out for criticism. His DreamWorks company puts out some toys that scream and vibrate when pummeled, with names like "Taunt Me Igor" "Gastro Intestinal Igor" and "Bad Gas Baby Human." Its products include a figure that can be zapped in an electric chair.

The "warped" list includes several toys by Todd McFarlane, the creator of the Spawn comic books, such as "The Grave-Yard," which lets kids play with a crypt and the corpse that comes with it.

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