Wednesday, December 17, 2008

#16 Bad Idea: Tippi In Plastic

Via Boing Boing, I'm not sure that this is a bad idea from my point of view. But someone at Mattel must have been chewing jimson weed when they decided to participate in celebrating the 45th anniversary of Hitchcock's The Birds with this:



It is almost certainly what you only hope to dare it is: Barbie as Tippi Hedren getting attacked by the winged avatars of Alfred Hitchcock's twisted libido. And it's on sale for forty bucks. You don't get the fence posts or the California church in the background (ever notice how Hitchcock's buildings always seem to lurk?), but you can take home Barbie as she is meant to be: frantic but frozen, captured at the apex of the fearful moment, an infinitely prolonged episode of torture for her sexuality. And who better to perform this transposition than Tippi Hedren, who was punished for her frigidity by being frozen out of the movie industry? There's a bad idea in here that keeps tunneling backwards as I try to catch it.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Maybe the bad idea is that 40 years hence we will see classic scenes from the Devil's Rejects recreated with a totally Bratz cast?

palinode said...

anon - What a horrible thought. But I'd kind of like to see that. Ah, now you got me all hungry for the future.

You can call me, 'Sir' said...

I imagine that there's probably some lonely and disturbed man somewhere who will buy that to complete his 'set'. What kind of 'set' it might be should be left to one's imagination.

Disgraced Media Baron said...

Fortunately, due to the American legal system, all Bratz products will be removed from the shelves on January 1, 2009. Collectors, take note.

However, I wouldn't mind seeing Mattel release a "Ken" version of Alfred Hitchcock. With Speedos and a surfboard.

Actually, that seriously sounds like a great MacFarlane toys idea. Action figures of famous film directors. Or maybe just great to me...

Disgraced Media Baron said...

Oh yes, and I too celebrated the 45th anniversary of the release of "The Birds". By eating one.

Thomas said...

I WANT this so badly.

I must now go and update all of my wish lists and call my relatives to see who has not yet bought me a Xmas gift and then badger then into getting this for me.

It sure beats the hell out of the mountains of Nightmare Before Christmas crap they come out with year after year.