Thursday, April 24, 2008

Ukreanian Hitler Doll: Two headed, fascist goodness for $200

Recently, the media has been up in arms about this new Hitler doll being sold in Kiev. It's not a new concept, as Hitler action figures have been around for some time now. While they tend not to show up at Toys R Us, they aren't meant for children in the first place.
The Daily Mail says this:
An action-man style doll of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler has gone on sale in the Ukraine, with saleswomen comparing the doll to Barbie.

Supermarkets in the capital Kiev are stocking the 40 centimetre high figure of the fuhrer, complete with jackboots, leather trench-coat and swastika armband.

The £100 figure has a spare head "with a kind expression on it," glasses and several changes of clothes.

So, for $200, anyone can have a 12" dictator.

1 comment:

Taras said...

The source information upon which this article is based is false, anti-Ukrainian propaganda.

Who is this unnamed toy manufacturer? If these serious allegations are true, why are they not being named? The reason is that they don't exist. This doll is actually produced in Taiwan by the DID Corporation. The BBC have now publicly acknowledged that this story was false: http://www.khpg.org/en/index.php?id=1210550372

This doll has been on sale in the UK and the USA for some time already:

UK http://www.modellersloft.co.uk/showitem.ihtml?id=22831
USA http://www.pzg.biz/figure_hitler.htm


There is detailed information about how this story came to be twisted into a slander against Ukraine, one posted by the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group (http://www.khpg.org/en/index.php?id=1209570049) and a more detailed analysis by the Ukrainian Archive (http://www.ukar.ca/shevchenko/buzyna/hitler.html).

Further reading:
http://www.khpg.org.ua/en/index.php?id=1209570049
http://www.khpg.org.ua/en/index.php?id=1209570673
http://unian.net/eng/news/news-249363.html
http://thetrumpet.com/index.php?q=5109.3384.0.0
http://www.mister-info.com/?cmd=displaystory&story_id=10568&format=html
http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Hitler_doll_story_found_to_be_hoaxed