Extra! Korea

August 9, 2009

Is anyone else creeped out by “tofu dolls”?

Filed under: trends, What the hell?! — extrakorea @ 11:52 am

Apparently, “tofu dolls” (also called “‘Prince Shin’ dolls“) are one of the latest trends. It’s a large pillow in a humanoid shape (head, arms, legs, and body). The head has a large, clear plastic envelope where its face would be. You put a picture of somebody that you like in the plastic sleeve. That way, you can “hug” the person you like, especially if you’re suffering from unrequited love.
When I was in early elementary school, I had a crush on one of my female classmates, and I would hug my pillow, pretending that it was her, but I was eight years old at the time. I find it creepy that grown-up adults would be doing this.


  1. It’s like a modern-day chukpuin.

    Comment by kushibo — August 12, 2009 @ 9:00 am

    • Two things might look similar but have completely different functions (for example, a cricket bat and a canoe paddle). The chukpuin is supposed to keep you cool on summer nights, while a “tofu doll” is … well … what? … a more innocent, platonic version of a love doll?

      Comment by extrakorea — August 16, 2009 @ 11:45 am

  2. There should be a link there:

    Comment by kushibo — August 12, 2009 @ 9:01 am

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