Demonic Toys is entertaining B-budget fun although not quite as much fun as either Puppetmaster or Blood Dolls were. The Demonic Toys are wonderfully malicious looking creations. These include the likes of a jack-in-the-box that bites a victims face off; a nasty teddy bear; a toy robot that shoots laser beams from its guns. The ringleader of the group is a standard baby face doll that wanders about calling people fat fucks or talking about how it shit in its pants, while picking up handguns. The effects work from Magical Media Industries, who serviced most of the Band films of this period, are typically cheap but perfectly acceptable for what is required of them in the film. The location has been economically contained to within a single warehouse for almost the entire running time. On the minus side, there is never much more to the film beyond the provision of these cheap doll effects at regular intervals.
These Full Moon films are often fascinating for the young unknown names on the credits. One of the surprises about Demonic Toys is that it was one of the first screenplay credits for David S. Goyer who started out writing a couple of films for Full Moon with this and Arcade (1994) and subsequently went on to become a high-profile screenwriter mostly known for comic-book adaptations such as The Crow: City of Angels (1996), Blade (1998), Blade II (2002), Blade Trinity (2004), which he also directed, Batman Begins (2005), Batman: Gotham Knight (2008), The Dark Knight (2008), The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2012), Man of Steel (2013) and Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and the tv pilot Nick Fury, Agent of Shield (1998). Goyer has also written The Puppet Masters (1994), Dark City (1998), Jumper (2008), executive produced Ghost Rider (2007), produced The Forest (2016), directed the ghost story The Invisible (2007) and the possession film The Unborn (2009), and created/produced the tv series Flash Foward (2009-10), DaVincis Demons (2013 ) and Constantine (2014-5).
Full Moon subsequently crossed the Demonic Toys over with their other series in Dollman Vs. the Demonic Toys (1993) and Puppetmaster vs the Demonic Toys (2004) and then spun them out in the standalone sequel Demonic Toys: Personal Demons (2010).
Peter Manoogian directed several other Band films, including one of the episodes of The Dungeonmaster (1984) and the full-length likes of Eliminators (1986), Enemy Territory (1987), Arena (1989) and Seedpeople (1992).