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The Treasure Chest of Terrible Toys: The Adolph Hitler Doll (Historic Yet Awful Repost)

24 Aug

August 25, 2013

Summer is nearing an end, so you know what that means. Hitler!

from January 5, 2013

HITLER DOLL HEADER

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This doll is made, I fervently hope, not for children but for the collector’s market. The totally messed-up and psychologically screwy collector’s market. The Adolph Hitler doll is a part of the War Ciminals of the 2oth Century series. Other dolls in the set include Himmler and Castro.

Here are a few comments from around the web:

From Graveyardrecords.com:

This doll was made by In The Past Toys of Staten Island, New York in 2000 and became 1 of the hardest dolls of Adolf Hitler to every be made, it is also the best looking doll to ever be made. The likeness is dead on and looks just as Adolf did at the height of his power..

This doll stands about 12″ tall and the box is in Near Mint condition with only minor self wear.

Please keep in mind that Graveyard Records & Movie Maniacs is only selling this doll due to it’s historic / collector purpose and is not intended to glorify, nor exploit the horrors and atrocities of war.

From vice.com:

“All the GI Joe collectors I used to meet would say how lousy figures were these days,” Deborah says from her studio in Staten Island. “They would go on about how nobody was making figures that collectors really wanted to see. I decided the best one to make would be Hitler.

“At first I had one or two people complaining, but the overall response to the figure has been amazing.

Obviously not one to be held back in her commercial ambitions by taste or decency, Deborah’s soon launching a set of serial killer dolls including Charles Manson, the Hillside Strangler, David Berkowitz aka the Son Of Sam, “Hannibal the Cannibal, and the Chainsaw Massacre guy.”

Even better, she’s about to create a line of “Middle Eastern Agitators,” which will feature 12-inch, detailed-to-the-max dolls of Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden.

Who’s next? Quaddafi? The Ayatollah?

“I can’t tell you our secrets, but there’s going to be 15-20 new figures out this year. Don’t rule anything out.”

Seriously, who wants these dolls? Who is clamoring for a Charles Manson doll?

If you need a Hitler doll, keep it to yourself.

I just don’t get it. I would not play with this, I would not display this, I would not let any hint escape that I own this.

Never mind registration for guns, I want registration for Hitler doll owners.

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The Saturday Comics: Hitler (Seriously, Hitler)

15 Oct

October 15, 2011

While Hitler never had his own comic strip or series (at least not in this country, and if there is a German Hitler comic I DO NOT want to know) he was on several comic book covers during World War Two.

Hitler and the Nazis (not to be confused with Benny and the Jets) remain the only real go-to bad guys in pulp fiction, including comic books and B-movies. Even Osama Bin Laden didn’t rise to their level.

In the 1940’s it was easy to put Hitler on a comic book cover, preferably getting punched out by the titular hero, and be sure of sales. And it didn’t matter if he never appeared in the comic. It was common for comic covers to not reflect the contents, but a Hitler cover was an attention-getter.

Even an episode of Doctor Who this very season got in on the act in the episode named “Let’s Kill Hitler.” Spoiler- they didn’t.

 

The most patriotically named of all heroes, Captain America, may have the most covers featuring Hitler, but everyone from Superman to Captain Marvel got in on the Nazi bashing. 

Enjoy the slideshow below of ten comic covers of the Good Guys bashing Hitler.

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