This is what an 18-foot-tall, 1700-pound marionette walking down the street looks like

During the last weekend this May, the Royal de Luxe marionette company trotted their disconcertingly large she-marionette — which is adorned with the hair of 70 horses — down the streets of Nantes, France. Now we know the dread the citizens of Metropolis feel whenever Toyman is on the loose.

[FKY via Laughing Squid]

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Oh, man I love them so much. I know everyone always says the marionettes are creepy, but something about them deeply moves me on this weird, irrational, visceral level. I always wind up crying (the good kind of "I'm crying because it's so amazing and beautiful" sort of crying) every time I run across their videos online.