Raw-Head Bloody-Bones (Mego) Custom Action Figure
Custom #:53857
Name:Raw-Head Bloody-Bones
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Mego
Date Added:September 21, 2013
Base Figure:CTVT Skeleton Body
Height:8.00 inches
Completion Time:1.50 hours
Articulation:16 points
1/9th Raw-head Bloody-Bones(from Irish and British folklore) Action figure stands 8 inches tall .Features articulated plastic skeleton body from CTVT toys and raw head hand-sculpted by Yokai-John from Das air-dry clay. Entire figure hand-painted with acrylics and sealed with Mod-podge acrylic adhesive sealant by Yokai-John.

The Raw-Head Bloody-Bones Story:
According to Scott Andrew Hutchins, Bloody Bones comes from Ireland and is sometimes called Rawhead and Bloody-Bones, Tommy Rawhead, or Rawhead. Though the stories originated in Ireland, they have spread through the UK and North America, and the stories maintain popularity in the American south.


Hutchins quotes Georgess McHargue as saying that Bloody Bones "is rumored to have a crouching form like a rock. He has pale flat eyes, and lives in dark cupboards,".

His appearance varies greatly depending on the telling. He is variously described as looking like:

A crouching, rock-like hairy creature
A gremlin with twisted flesh
A dog or old man covered in scabs
A burn victim, but with sharp claws and teeth
A giant razorback boar with missing pieces of flesh
A hairy creature with long fangs, a bushy tail, and razor claws
In some tellings, he can take any form he chooses


Bloody-Bones is said to live near water (in older tellings) and under sink pipes (in newer tellings). Rawhead/Bloodybones rewards very good children, but will punish naughty children by dragging them down the drainpipes or into the water and drowning them. In addition to drowning naughty children, he is said to be able to turn them into objects such as pieces of trash or spots of jam, which are inadvertently cleaned-up and thrown out by unwitting parents.


The following rhyme originated in Yorkshire/Lancashire:

Raw-head and Bloody Bones
Steals naughty children from their homes,
Takes them to his dirty den,
And they are never seen again.

User Comments
NeCrollector -
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Very creepy and cool! I love the backstory
WesCrayon -
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Pretty cool custom! I really enjoyed reading about the character, too. Thanks for sharing!
Yokai-John -
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Thanks Wes C.,glade you liked the figure and the Character's story! I'm working on a 2nd Raw-head Bloody-Bones(since I had another headless skeleton figure),this time he will have matted(with blood of course )hair and sharp claws.
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