Thursday, January 15, 2009

Tippie Hedren Barbie

Okay, this may be obscure for those of you not familiar with Alfred Hitchcock's work. He made a TERRIFYING film (terrifying as in creepy, not gory) called The Birds. They're the antagonist in the story; they gather and attack anyone who goes outside. Tippie Hedren played the female lead. The birds terrorize a whole town into leaving. So Mattel has made:

THE OFFICIAL TIPPIE HEDREN BARBIE



Note the I'm being attacked by birds tra-la-la-la expression on her face. According to Bernard Herrmann, that wasn't much different than Tippie Hedren's real expression.

MADE. OF. AWESOME.

4 comments:

fairyhedgehog said...

I haven't seen the film but the story (by du Maurier) was on the radio recently.

How can you have a horror Barbie? Clearly, looking at the picture, you can't!

I can't help wondering what you were looking for when you found this.

freddie said...

Hah. One blog I visit semi-regularly is Kyle Cassidy's blog on livejournal. HIs girlfriend gave him one of these for a "Thursday present." And she found it just kind of tooling around on the Internet.

Robin S. said...

Whoa!

This movie so freaked me out. The thing about Tippie's expression made me laugh.

Why would Mattel do a 'Birds' Barbie??? Too wierd!

freddie said...

I don't know, but I want one!