Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Rambo Barbie meets 101 Dalmatians?

While hunting around etsy this morning I found this hilarious listing and couldn't resist posting it here:


Is it just me, or is this one of the oddest "fashion doll" sets you've ever seen? There are so many strange elements to this, where do I begin?

She looks pretty dangerous alright, with that oh-so-menacing grin, cowboy hat and, um… dalmatian. Since when are dalmatians considered hunting dogs? Perhaps she's meant to hunt the eagle AND the dog and then cook them up in a bean stew? Hope she brought along some bug spray - that halter top's not gonna cut it.

It's nice to see a doll branching outside the "dress me up in pretty clothes" category, however I'm not convinced Rambo Barbie is going to be a number one seller. If you're interested in purchasing this gem hop on over to Geopillow's etsy shop. (I'm tempted to just so I can add it to my freak collection!)

10 comments:

a said...

Oh, this cracks me up. Not just the Barbie, but your writing about it! Spot on.

I'm sure you've seen that documentary about Barbie culture. What a hoot!

Margaux Lange said...

NO! What documentary?! I MUST see that! Do you know the name?

Beth Cyr said...

ha ha! that is too funny. maybe she is using the eagle to hunt the dog??

Margaux Lange said...

wait… maybe SHE'S what's for dinner, and the dog and the eagle are hunting HER! ahahaha

Silly Barbie, she thinks she can avoid the eagle's eye with camo?

karen said...

Congratulations on the piece in the Metro this morning. I jumped on the bus to work this morning in Edinburgh & was met by a full page spread on your work!

Maggie said...

I own the Etsy shop wherein this bizarro doll resides. (Thanks for the nice note, Midge!)

I must say, I think my favorite weird thing about her is the Can of Beans included in the box. WTF?

Whatever... she's pretty strange.

...Maggie

Maggie said...

PS: just checked out your jewelry and love it. Must have a pair of those eye earrings...

Pirate Alice said...

I am shocked that this Barbie is hunting without shoes!

Carolyn Smalley said...

Oh, the Barbie has shoes - they're little green army boots! Actually, it isn't a real Barbie - but fun none the less.

I am the new owner of this wonderful doll and you can see silly pictures of her brandishing her weapons at www.flickr.com/photos/smalley :)

Carolyn Smalley said...

In fact, this is my favorite picture of her: http://flickr.com/photos/smalley/3094167070/

So cheerful, yet so dangerous ;)