Okay. Let’s all thank my good friend Diane (“Diaaaahhhne!”) for sending me the link to this story about a new Breast Feeding Baby Doll (available only in Spain right now, thank god) that has managed to totally skeev me out. Not because breastfeeding is bad or wrong – it’s not – but because the idea of this doll is just insane. Ugh, gross.
Too bad school is almost out, because school kids would be all over this shit. And who doesn’t love disembodied Doll Heads. I know I do. Mezco Toys has introduced a new line based on one of their most popular products – the Living Dead Dolls Pencil Toppers. Each topper is an accurate miniature recreation of your favorite Living Dead Dolls‘s head. Series one contains the disembodied heads of: Sybil, Schitzo and Sadie. Fits most common size pens and pencils (not included) and – for you completist collectors out there – each one is individually carded. My friend Debbie once had a Living Dead Doll made in her likeness and named after her. It was called Deadborah. Clever.
I stopped paying attention to my MySpace page about six months ago (Face Book, baby!) but occasionally I still get the odd “friend request” from a shitty band or porn webcam. So, every few weeks I make a pit stop by the page just to check out who wants to be my “friend.” Today while I was quickly deleting a dozen or so earnest requests from guys with Yahoo instant messenger who claim to love me, aforementioned shitty bands and product salesbots masquerading as humanoids, I accidentally clicked on the page for a website called Headless Historicals, which sells “Commemorative Dolls of the Executed.” So I must say that MySpace is still good for something, because this site is fucked up.
According to their website, “Headless Historicals ™ are reworked dolls that were inspired by people throughout history who died in rather horrible ways. Each doll is dressed according to how they might have appeared during the peak of their success, while their bodies display the manner in which they died.” I wish I was making this up. And from their MySpace page: “Using forensic photographs, written historical accounts, and techniques used for creating horror effects in film, special attention is given to the details of the injuries sustained during the final moments of each character’s life. All of the eyes are glazed over to produce the lack-luster stare of the dead. Torn flesh and deep gashes are shown in all their gory details and for decapitations the severed muscle tissue and bone is visible in the wound.
These dolls are for display purposes only and are certainly not intended for children. Because these dolls were originally obtained from second-hand sources, slight imperfections are normal and often add to the doll’s character considering the nature of these reworkings. We are not affiliated with any doll manufacturer. Headless Historicals are created by artists Garith Pettibone and Shiva Rodriguez.” Awesome.
Lady Jane Grey, Severed Head Included, Sells for $169.99
Jailbreak Toys has announced a pair of new variants of their Obama Action Figure. The HOPEEdition, designed by Nelson Asencio, is a tribute to Shepard Fairey’s iconic poster, and the Inaugural Edition was designed by Jailbreak’s own J*Rock as a way to celebrate what’s about to become the biggest Inauguration Party of all time. Set to be released on January 12th, 2009, each figure will be part of a numbered limited edition of 3,000 pieces.
I found this on Geekologie a few minutes ago and had to share.
“The Alfred Hitchcock The Birds doll is a genuine Barbie, manufactured by Mattel and everything. It’s not just a doll that somebody modded in their basement (although by all means feel free to do that yourself).” Here’s a description of the doll courtesy of Barbie Collector:
“Dressed in a re-creation of the stylish green skirt-suit worn by the film’s ill-fated heroine in an iconic scene, Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds” Barbie® Doll celebrates the 45th anniversary of the acclaimed film. From the doll’s classic ensemble to the perfectly painted expression to the accompanying black birds, every aspect captures the film’s infamous appeal.”
And I certainly cannot do better than the Geekologie writer’s own fun commentary: “They run about $40 and are the perfect gift for a daughter that has no idea who the hell Alfred Hitchcock is. Also, I’m a little disappointed there’s no Psycho Barbie. What better way to teach our nation’s youth about diversity and acceptance than a knife wielding Barbie dressed as a man? Well, a man cross-dressed as his dead mother and about to get all stabby on some chick in the shower? I certainly can’t think of any.”