A Living Jack-in-a-box is a toy Jack-in-a-box brought to life using complex magic. (See Living Teddy bear). Oscar's Clownya is a living Jack-in-a-box.
It is a clown like toy that jumps out of a box when the lever is turned. Some play 'Pop goes the weasel'. They make accordion like sounds with their accordion like bellows that join the head to the rest of the toy. They laugh like the hyena from Disney's Lady and the Tramp. (A stock laugh). Appearences vary such has hair colour and nose colour.