Special Barbie commemorates Hitchcock's The Birds


25 Responses to “Special Barbie commemorates Hitchcock's The Birds”

  1. hobocamp77 says:

    Up next: Rear Window Ken (wheelchair sold separately).

  2. nanuq says:

    There was an incident involving a gift that Alfred Hitchcock gave to Tippi Hedren’s daughter. It was a lifelike doll of her mother. Unfortunately, it came in a pine box that looked like a coffin and Melanie Griffith was reportedly freaked out by it.


  3. forgeweld says:

    Ahh… Barbie. Beset by crows, but still looking poised and fabulous.

  4. Ned613 says:

    It reeks of kitch! Mattel is obviously pitching this to a middle-aged demographic plus lovers of all things kitchy. I guess sales of Barbie dolls to young girls have stalled.

  5. OM says:

    …Otay, so Mattel won’t let 3rd party cottage industries make B&D clothes and strap-ons for Barbie and Ken, but they’ll let Barbie dress up like Tippi Hedren and get pecked to death?


    …This shouldn’t surprise me. After all, Mattel won’t do a collector’s market re-release of Major Matt Mason, so why expect them to do anything rational?

    “Coming up next: Barbie’s looking for Mr. Goodbar!”

  6. mgfarrelly says:

    This will be the first Barbie I’ve ever bought ever. Mind you, I’m an adult man.

    The “Psycho” edition will be…awkward.

  7. elsmiley says:

    Can we get a set of TGOC Barbies?

  8. Antinous says:

    I’m holding out for Suzanne Pleschette.

  9. trr says:

    How about the “Janet Leigh shrieking in the shower” Barbie? Oh, MGFarrelly beat me to it.
    “Mrs. Robinson” Barbie?

  10. Anonymous says:

    Mattel doesn’t even give the actress’ name in their description.
    (And I think her expression is too pleasant for her to be attacked by ravens. Wtf?)

  11. Foolster41 says:

    Barbie doesn’t look terribly concerned about the birds. It looks more like she’s wearing them as a fashion accessory.

  12. Quiet Noises says:

    Does anyone else get piqued by the redundancy of people/organizations celebrating 45th anniversaries? Just be patient and wait for the actually meaningful big five-oh.

  13. OutImpact says:

    Crazy yet funny! Surprised they haven’t talked about this on The View yet!

    OutImpact.com – Making a positive impact in the gay community. Make yours.

  14. Halloween Jack says:

    That one crow is disturbingly close to Barbie’s crotch. Good thing that she doesn’t have any genitalia.

  15. Anonymous says:

    “These don’t match my outfit at all! I should have worn my black shoes and purse!”

  16. Ari B. says:


    What next, Psycho shower-scene Skipper?

  17. mutantcarrot says:

    Through rain, sleet and crow, Barbie’s hair is forever fabulous.

  18. chiefwiggum says:

    Camile Paglia just touched herself and then wrote a 12 page monograph about this Barbie and touching herself and posted an abridged version on Salon. Flawless.

  19. Psymiley says:

    Recycling is good for the environment :-P

    Or Mark blogs, but never actually reads BB.
    (j/k ;-) )

  20. mice says:

    Check out a gal who did this as a Halloween Costume. http://www.flickr.com/photos/85036382@N00/2997419075/

  21. phillamb168 says:

    Mark, can you just do all my holiday shopping for me?

  22. snagglepuss says:

    …..At least they found something to wipe that goddam smile of off her face.

  23. dhuff says:

    Heh, heh…I bought one of these for my wife for Christmas because she has:

    1. a small Barbie collection, and

    2. an irrational fear of birds ;->

    (no, my secret is safe – I’m sure she has no earthly idea what bOING bOING is…)

  24. dbarak says:

    This reminds me of when I worked for the Palm Beach Post photo department. Our newsroom had an editorial assistant who was balding and has pretty stocky, a really nice guy.

    For some feature section article, one of our photographers had him dress as various characters such as Charlie Chaplin, and… Tippi Hedren, complete with fake plastic seagulls. The studio photos of him in drag, screaming while being attacked by these toys was one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen. The laughing started out minimal, and the longer we looked at the photos, the more we laughed. I wish the final photo used was online.

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