This might be old news to some, but it’s new news to me. I just discovered Mattel released a Tippi Hedren as Melanie Daniels in The Birds (1963) Barbie doll in October complete with attacking birds and a mini reproduction of her fabulous green dress suit. The Birds terrified me when I first saw it as a child and I don’t suspect that a lot of little girls will be asking for a Melanie Daniels’ Barbie this Christmas, but it’s definitely on my holiday wish list!
I really wish Mattel would hire me to help them design other film-themed Barbies. I’m sure I’m not the only person in the world who wants a Meiko Kaji as Sasori doll.