It seems like there has been a Barbie created for almost any occasion. Of course, you will find Barbies to suit any holiday, from Christmas to Easter and even Chanukah. However, not all of the dolls created by Mattel have made as much sense. Every once in a while, a new Barbie comes along that seems to be a little far-fetched. We expect that most of these dolls were released solely for collectors because they certainly do not seem appropriate for children’s playthings!
Here are the top 8 weirdest Barbie dolls ever created.
There have been plenty of dolls based on movies, televisions shows, and video games in the past, but there seems to be something a little odd about this specific choice for a child’s toy. The doll itself is designed to look like the character of Melanie Daniels from Hitchcock’s horror film, “The Birds”. She wears a green suit styled straight from the movie and even comes with fake birds attacking her head and shoulders.
Plenty of dolls come with a pet, however, few delve this far into the responsibilities of pet-ownership. This Barbie includes a little pet dog named Tanner. The difference here is that Tanner has the ability to poop. The Barbie comes with a scooper that is magnetized to pick up Tanner’s waste and then throw it in the included trash can.
Not all odd Barbies are new. This one harks back to 1975 and is actually a Skipper doll, who is Barbie’s little sister. When you first buy this Skipper doll, she looks like a normal pre-pubescent eleven year-old. However, when her arm is twisted, she metamorphasizes into a teenager, growing voluptuous in the chest and gaining an inch in height.
The famous sketch in which comedian Carol Burnett parodied “Gone with the Wind” by creating a dress out of drapes, curtain rod and all, entertained a whole generation. It seems this scene was so popular that it caught the attention of Mattel, who soon released this Barbie, dressed a replica green velvet dress complete with curtain rod and all.
If Barbies could have ratings like movies, this one would definitely be a PG-13. Dressed all in pleather to replicate the leather chaps often seen straddling a Harley, this Barbie definitely comes across as more of a collectors’ item than a play toy.
This is another Barbie that is certainly not for children. Featuring a Goth style, she wears a short skirt and fishnet stockings. To complete the look, this Barbie comes with an electric guitar, and of course, who could miss her signature spider necklace?
It is no revolution to create dolls and action figures based on movies, but sci-fi characters are usually relegated to the world of action figures, not the sparkling universe of Barbie. However, when the revamped “Star Trek” was released, a new line of Barbies came out, including the characters of young Captain Kirk, Spock and Uhura.
Not so much a Barbie and more an accessory, this weird option does not seem kid friendly either. Including a traditional style RV and working hot tub to set up outside, this party bus leaves you asking where the keg is and when Ken will be bringing his friends over.
Barbie has been around for more than fifty years, so it is no surprise that there have been quite a few odd and interesting choices for new Barbie doll themes. These eight are just a few of the many bizarre dolls out there.