These Abandoned Toy Factories and Shops Will Haunt Your Nightmares

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Once these stores and factories sold the stuff of children's dreams, but now that they lie abandoned—filled with decaying displays and disembodied doll heads—they are more likely to inspire nightmares.

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Top image: Doll factory – The last production, via Bousure.

Kanga Wooden Toy Factory, O'Connor, Perth, Australia

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The Toastmaster factory in Algonquin, IL

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There was a fire in 2010, so it has been torn down.

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A toy store, mill and a factory in New England. After its closure there was a laser tag arena in the building.

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A creepy doll factory in Spain

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A doll shop near Florence, Arizona

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Toys & Gifts Outlet store in the abandoned Belz Factory Outlet Mall in Allen, Texas. The mall was only active for four years between 1983 and 1987.

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The Filature Dollhouse, a 19th century textile factory that used to produce dolls, too

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Bonus: Isla de las Munecas, the Island of the Dolls, south of Mexico City, Mexico

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Lauren Davis

Is this in Fall River, Mass.? I'm pretty sure I played laser tag here once in college, but I had no idea about the creepy toy store.