Barbie: Graceful Under Pressure
Many of you have already seen the Alfred Hitchcock's 'The Birds' Barbie. I know it's old news, but I still wanted to talk about the finer points of the doll.
My favourite aspect of this toy is how Barbie seems unaffected by the brutal attack of crows. She's in a stylish pose, her hair is perfect despite the ordeal and she's even managed a half smile for the camera.
Is she waving at us or trying to get the bird off her head? I swear she's waving. It's like she's pretending the birds are accessories she picked out that morning. "Oh hi! Just on my way to get some milk. What's that? Oh the birds! Yes, yes. Doesn't their licorice black colour just pop against the green material? Gotta run!"
Her clothes aren't torn. There's not a single drop of blood or scratch. Is Barbie like Superman?
They should have offered seagull accessories you could swap out for the crows, and a limited edition telephone booth with smashed windows. Perhaps Barbie could be chatting on the phone and laughing during the onslaught.
I love the packaging. This would be one collectible I wouldn't have a problem leaving in the box.
I was afraid this item wasn't for sale anymore, but there are loads of resources online that still offer it. Hopefully it will be around long enough for me to justify spending $40 on a Barbie doll.
One last question. Where's Ken in all this?