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Near Mint Condition
Season 4, Episode 6
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Air date November 1, 2014
Written by Erik Patterson and Jessica Scott
Directed by Ken Friss
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"Near Mint Condition" is the sixth episode of the fourth season of R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour


Ted, an online auction addict and vintage toy-collecting geek, blows his new-car money on Mangler, a rare cybernetic teddy bear from a 1980s cartoon that was recalled for allegedly killing and maiming its owners.

When Mangler goes after his brother and his friend, Ted must come to terms with his problem and destroy the bear.


Ted is obsessed with buying collectable toys online, and spends five thousand dollars (which he was supposed to use to buy a car) on a rare Robo-Bear toy from the 80's named Mangler with a mysterious link to accidents and deaths that occurred to the children that received the toys. Mangler comes alive that night, and goes after Ted's younger brother Mark and friend Jason for using him to mock Ted. Mark figures out the link via a blue fuzz ball that Jason dropped and urges Ted to get rid of Mangler. Although Ted refuses, he accepts Mark suggestion of asking why the previous owner sold him. The seller's brother owned it, but he died from an animal attack. Ted refuses to destroy the toy and Mangler comes alive again that night going after Mark and seeing him in action finally convinces Ted that he's a problem. They chase it through the house and Ted cuts his head off with a katana, sealing him in a shipping box, and selling him online to recoup his losses.


  • Luke Benward as Ted
  • Rhys Matthew Bond as Jason
  • Dylan Schmid as Mark
  • Glynis Davies as The Seller


  • Luke Benward previously starred in the film "Mostly Ghosty: Who Let the Ghosts Out?", which is based on a book series by R.L. Stine.