Wednesday, June 18, 2008


Working in the toy and collectible industry, I am constantly coming face to face with some strange, unusual and downright fucked up products. But once in a blue moon, like something out of a dream...someone gets it right. And I have to bow to creative lunacy executed in perfect fashion. So without further ado, I present to you - Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds Barbie Doll.

Seriously. When this item was solicited to me at work, it was all I could do not to call Mattel and thank them personally. The fact that this doll now exists brings to mind a few things:

#1 - Doll makers really are macabre sons-a-bitches, and I'm really glad that they found a way to get hired by such a large toy manufacturer.

#2 - There's at least ONE gay working R&D at Mattel. I imagine that one day he snapped in his shared workspace, slapped the plans for a "Barbie Gets a Colonic" doll out of his co-worker's hands (a homely looking woman in her mid-to-late-30s named Judith) and in a moment of sheer genius made his pitch to upper-management for an Alfred Hitchcock-inspired Barbie. In my imagination he probably started off with a Psycho Norman-Bates-in-Drag doll, but then agreed to compromise.

#3 - I never cease to amaze myself - especially when it comes to how geeky I can be. Love it!

P.S. If you're looking to pick one of these beauties up for yourself and all your friends, click HERE.

1 comment:

Mission Statement: said...

Hopefully, Norman in drag will be Series 2. Followed by Fat Ken as Hitch himself.