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author: Adam Adamczyk

Poppy Playtime - Experiment 1006 the Prototype - What is It?

There have been many theories surrounding Poppy Playtime about what the mysterious experiment 1006 might be, but what do we know about it?

Source: Steam | Poppy Playtime

Poppy Playtime is a warmly received horror game in which we play as a character exploring a toy factory. The game combines colorful visuals with a heavy, disturbing atmosphere. This contrast is one of the hallmarks of Poppy Playtime. In the game we find mentions of a mysterious prototype, known as Experiment 1006. The character is very mysterious, so players began to create theories about who or what the prototype could be. What do we know about it?

What is Experiment 1006?

Experiment 1006, also known as the prototype, is likely the main antagonist. He is almost invisible throughout the game and we only see a section of its arm. The prototype was created by Playtime CO. It was meant to be a living toy for children, but some time after its launch it began to rebel against the company and show a propensity for violence. After some time, the toy managed to escape, possibly having killed the scientists who were studying it.


On one of the VHS tapes, a scientist explains that experiment 1006 is directly responsible for the problems at the factory. He also believes that it will not harm the research. However, after some time, a scream is heard as well as the sound made by experiment 1006, and then the tape ends. This suggests that the scientist died at the hands of the prototype. The experiment is mentioned again on another tape where it is described as very intelligent, but also extremely dangerous. It was even stated that it created a laser to disable the cameras and escape. This ended in the death of an employee.

Spoiler alert

Just before Mommy Long Legs is defeated, she screams for the player not to do it because then she will become part of "it", meaning experiment 1006. After the character is defeated, her remains are taken by a long, mechanical arm.

Time will tell

Several theories arose about what or who the mysterious prototype might be. Sometimes it was said that in some way it is the player himself or Huggy Wuggy, but this seems unlikely. We will probably have to wait until the character is fully introduced to unravel the mystery.

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