Hagen Renaker Little Horribles


The Little Horribles line was produced in 1958 and 1959 only, although the LH cave was made a year longer. Little Horribles were designed by Nell Bortells. I love them all. What an incredible person she is, with a wonderful imagination.

Little Horribles were sold in little plastic boxes except for the cave. It was sold with a LH sticker affixed. The Purple People Eater was the best selling piece in Hagen Renaker history at one time. Obviously, his popularity was caused by the song about the One Eyed, One Horned Flying Purple People Eater. I'm always looking for pieces, cards, boxes with original stickers, or variations that I don't have pictured.

Most Little Horribles came with plain paper cards with cute sayings
Some came with a silver foil card.
If you know any of the sayings I'm missing, I would love to add them here





Little Horribles Large Paper Sign and 2 Ceramic Sign Variations # 393

The ceramic sign without the copyright is probably a test piece that was never produced
The green color is deliberate to make the sign a little creepy or scary




Little Horribles Cave # 392

2 different styles of caves are pictured but both are Little Horribles caves
The smooth front cave was also used to make a Caveman Cave and an Eskimo Igloo




Little Horribles Spectator # 441 & Rare Napoleon Bat # 387

Spectator saying: Yeah!... ... Team
Batty is rare, Probably never offered for sale
Unknown saying
Batty is Sold




Little Horribles Toothy

Toothy is rare, and was probably never offered for sale
These are probably both test colors
Toothy's normal color is probably green
Unknown saying and number




Little Horribles Coronet Player # 417 & Piano Player # 442

Unknown Coronet Player saying
Piano Player saying: cha cha chaw...




Little Horribles Guitar Player # 436 & Bongo Player # 418

Guitar Player saying unknown
Bongo Player saying: Lullaby.....the hard way




Anxious # 443 & Little Horribles Peeping Tom # 435

Anxious Saying: Where is...the Powderroom?
Peeping Tom saying: If I had the wings of an angel, I could look over transoms




Little Horribles Footsore and Weary # 402

Footsore and Weary saying: Oh, My feet are killing me.




Little Horribles John & Marsha # 440 & The Patient # 395

John & Marsha saying: Unknown
The Patient saying: I know I'm going to... wake up hung over!




Little Horribles Knotty # 416 & September Morn # 421

Knotty saying: I feel like I've been pulled through a knot
September Morn saying: couldn't you.. have KNOCKED?




Little Horribles Pruneface # 391

Saying: mix me another *** MARTINI, Fred! The children have been MONSTERS.




Little Blue Man # 390, Little Old Man # 383, & Little Purple Man # 419

Little Blue Man saying: Please, MA.. can I have a FLATTOP!
Little Old Man saying: Just what I wanted.... a NECKTIE!
Little Purple Man saying: Go ahead.... SEARCH me!
These were also made as Beach Boys, Cavemen and Little Green Guys




Little Horribles Hula Hooper # 432 & Hole In The Head # 422

Hula Hooper saying: 938,939,940...Ooops!
Hole in the Head saying: Bang! Bang!.... gotcha with both barrels!




Little Horribles High Jumper # 420

One variation has black toenails and fingernails
Saying: FRANKLY... I'm on the FENCE




Little Horribles RH Negative # 437 & Small Vulture # 394

RH Negative saying: Take me to.... your Bleeder
Small Vulture saying: come on KID... make up your MIND!




Little Horribles Tex # 433 & Horse Laugh # 431

Tex saying: I still say.. MARTINIS is a sissy drink
Horse Laugh saying: it only... hurts when I laugh




Little Horribles Big Foot # 406

Saying: Fallout? it never bothered ME none




Little Horribles Well Built Hickock # 427

Saying: DIET? all it takes is WILLPOWER




Little Horribles Hangover Bob # 407

Saying: not today, Bob..... I'm nursing a HEAD




Little Horribles Beautiful Baby # 439

Saying: you're the only one who...knows the real ME




Little Horribles Tycoon # 425

One variation has no arms
Saying: Money isn't everything... as long as you eat well!




Little Horribles Split Personality # 429 & Ribbon Clerk # 430

Split Personality saying: you're alright.. How am I?
Ribbon Clerk saying: feel like... you've been through the WRINGER?




Little Horribles Three Armed Pete # 397 & The Weakling # 401

Three Armed Pete saying: sometimes you tickle me half to death
The Weakling saying: ONCE I was a 97 pound WEAKLING




Little Horribles Ashes To Ashes # 438 & Dark Eyes # 404

Ashes to Ashes saying: Why rush it?.. I was gonna resign anyway
Dark Eyes saying: are you sure..... the parade goes by here?




Little Horribles Helping Hand # 396 & Purple People Eater # 405

Helping Hand saying: can you use... an EXTRA hand around the place?
Purple People Eater saying: Take me...to your leader EARTHMAN




Little Horribles Tia Juana Rosie # 400

Tia Juana Rosie saying: What's my LINE? ?
These 2 are different sizes but they were also made from different molds




Little Horribles Eye Spider # 386 & Skindiver # 423

Eye Spider saying: Lately, Doc...Everybody seems to STARE at me
Skindiver saying: SOME guys..are pretty hard to take!




Little Horribles Bag In A Sack # 398

saying: ?... WHO needs' DIOR?




Little Horribles Yogi # 426

Saying: So?...whats on your mind?




Little Horribles Silent Sam # 428

Glossy and matte finish
Saying: say... did I say the wrong thing?




Little Horribles Moose # 389 & Strictly From Hunger # 399

Moose saying: I think... I'm nearly over the hump
Strictly From Hunger saying: and how Long.. you thing I been standing in Line?




Little Horribles Hard Working Harry # 424

Saying: This.. is the story of my life...



I would love to have any of the Little Horribles not pictured, or any variations of the ones I do have pictured

Little Horribles not Pictured

FHA
Frog Friend
Large Vulture ** I think this is a different design than the small vulture called Happy Vulture

Little Horribles cards needed:

Toothy
Coronet Player
Piano Player
Guitar Player
Little Purple Man
Little Old Man
Knotty
Peeping Tom
Three Armed Pete
The Weakling
Bongo Player
FHA
Footsore and Weary
John and Marsha
Frog Friend
Napoleon Bat
Large Vulture


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