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Barbie Collector 2008 Black Label - Pop Culture Collection - Alfred Hitchcock's THE BIRDS Barbie Doll
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- This Barbie is for the birds! Based on the classic movie. Includes real fake birds! High-quality head looks scared and has awesome hair! This Barbie is for the birds!
- Actually, this Barbie from The Birds is for you! Celebrating Alfred Hitchcock's classic film, this incredible collector's doll features our heroine being attacked by a trio of fine feathered foes, just like in the movie.
- Will these plastic birds damage her delightful handbag or her carefully styled hair? We certainly hope not!
- Be sure to let Barbie into your home and pray that the birds don't come in with her! Stands about 11 1/2-inches tall.
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There's no denying the camp value of this piece. It was the main reason why I wanted to make the purchase. However, what cemented the deal was the execution. The amazing detail in the hair style which mimics Tippi's bun and curls. The detailed jewelry and handbag. The re-creation of the original costume. And of course the evocative packaging.
The box is clear on four sides and black crows have been printed on the sides and top front to give the impression that poor Tippi-Barbie is being attacked. The actual birds on the doll along with the ones printed on the back drop complete the illusion. Whether intended or not, the various methods used seemed to pay tribute to the varied ways Hitchcock portrayed the birds in his classic film.
Obviously this is not a doll for the little ones to play with. It's part of the Black Label collection which is described as "Sensational dolls designed for the adult collector" on the back of the box. I doubt few of these will ever be removed from their boxes as the presentation is done so well.
Unusual. Daring. Campy. Expertly executed.
What a surprisingly apt way to celebrate this Hitchcock masterpiece.
The doll looks...like Barbie, with Tippi Hedren's hairstyle and costume. The most macabre detail is that she's smiling, while the detachable crows are nesting in her hair and clothing. I wonder why Tippi wasn't given a small phone booth as a setting, but the schoolhouse background covers the experience. Not really a quality, museum-piece item, but for sheer laughs and conversation, practically unbeatable.
Suggestions for future Barbies:
Barbie as Sissy Spacek in "Carrie"
Ken as Steve McQueen in "The Blob"
Ken as Gene Hackman in "The Poseidon Adventure"
Barbie as Jessica Lange in "Frances"
Barbie as Allison Hayes in "Fifty Foot Woman" (With Tiny Ken as Harry)
Of course these are collectables.... adults will be the people interested in buying them.
Seriously, how collectable is a Barbie thats being attacked by birds - amazing, whoever had the idea to produce a Barbie based on the Tippi Hedren character from the Hitchcock movie 'The Birds' should be awarded some sort of 'great idea' prize!
This was given to me by my partner for my birthday, because I talked so much about it after first seeing it online. I'm in the UK and this Barbie isn't available here, so he had to go through all sorts of trauma's to get Barbie-Birds out of the US.... damn market restrictions!!
However, I'm sooooooooooo pleased I have it - sure, I think its going to be one of THE great Barbie collectable's in the future (consequently she'll never leave her pre-packaged box home!) but I'm now seriously considering starting a Barbie collection!!! Its exactly these kind of uber-collectables that pique someone's interest, so I truly hope that Mattle (or whoever) start thinking of other ramdom adult-collector dolls such as this one.... how about Barbie-Norma Desmond, or Barbie-Mildred Pierce, or Barbie-Alex Forrester (from Fatal Attraction) or even Barbie-Ripley (maybe with alien in tow!!).
Aahhh, you can but hope....
I saw this "Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds" Barbie doll and I knew I had to have it! I love Alfred Hitchcock and this Barbie was certainly a great idea for a great homage! The recreation of Tippi Hedren is great... the falling hair after the bird attack... the suit... the black birds... everything is so evocative, this is indeed the perfect toy homage.
Naturally, this is a collector's item, therefore, it is not supposed to played with. Children will probably ask "what happened to her? Why the birds?" But the answer is simple: THE BIRDS is simply one of the greatest films ever! I could not think of a greater honor: to be released as a Barbie doll.
I'm not a doll collector... by this one captured my imagination and I am already going to have to control myself when Mattel releases more Hitchcock dolls. And I already have my favorite ones on my mind:
REAR WINDOW - This Barbie recreates Lisa Freemont when she she first appears.
VERTIGO - This Barbie recreates Madeleine Elster with the hairdo and the gray suit she wore when she died... and the necklace, naturally...
PSYCHO - This Barbie comes in tones of gray (since the film is in black & white). This is a naked Barbie that comes in a shower... screaming! LOL
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
I own this and I never opened the box! I will be hanging on to it forever. It's the only Barbie I have kept in the box. She is fantastic!Published 12 months ago by pfbuck
I love this Barbie Doll of Tippi Hedren. People who have seen Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" love to see this. I wish I could get Tippi to sign this.Published 16 months ago by Diva DiDi
Everyone including Tippi Hedron is amazed by the attention to detail in this. Ms. Hedron signed the dress for me at a local function. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Amazon Customer
Got her today - Goes well with my collection. One of my fav movies and now my fav Barbie.
Seller was prompt in sending her and packaged well. Read more