08 February 2009

Angela Merkel honoured as Barbie doll


It is Barbie’s 50th birthday this year and thanks to plastic surgery (or should that be injection mould technology?) she does not look as if she has aged a day. Strangely (or perhaps not, I don’t know) as part of the celebrations manufacturer, Mattel have seen fit to honour German Chancellor Angela Merkel by turning her into a Barbie doll. (Der Spiegel report here)

The Angela Merkel Barbie Doll made its debut at the 60th annual International Toy Fair in Nuremberg on Thursday. While the hair colour and cut are spot on, as is her respectable black wool crepe trouser suit, complete with pink lining that's pretty much where the similarities end. The Merkel Barbie apparently has a figure closer to that sported by Heidi Klum and perhaps it does not quite do justice to Merkel’s other attributes.....


That said it is far more flattering than her transformation into a caganer, a pooping figurine found in Catalan nativity scenes.


I bet the other EU leaders are jealous of Merkel. I can imagine Sarkozy and Brown would b delighted to be portrayed as Ken. Berlusconi on the other hand has probably had one of his tv stations make a show where he is portrayed as a superhero with a gigantic member....

18 comments:

Forever Foster said...

The caganer took me by surprise. I'd much rather be a Barbie! MOL!

Silent Hunter said...

I've seen worse- who remembers the Sarah Palin action figure from last year?

CherryPie said...

I am not sure which of the two is worse...

jams o donnell said...

I doubt I would ever get to be a caganer but they are funny foster!

and the Hilary nutcracker too hunter. They can't beat the William Hague cat toy I had. I used to love seeing my cats maul him!

A hard one Cherie!

Sean Jeating said...

Err ... no comment.

[Voicing under his breath with lots of asterisks: Can't I not even have a Merkel-free Sunday afternoon in the blogosphere?!]

jams o donnell said...

Ha I couldn't let you have that Sean!

Claude said...

I enjoy every ridiculous posture anyone can give to a so-called VIP, anywhere in the world. Better laugh than cry when I read their antics. It is sad that so few of them are worthy of respect...

jams o donnell said...

I love to see them sent up too!

RobW said...

I think Brown would want to be Action Man.

jams o donnell said...

Or a superhero with the power of endogenous growth thoery!

The Lone Beader® said...

Hahaha. The Barbie is funny!

jams o donnell said...

It's good eh!

Anonymous said...

Funny

James Higham said...

Isn't that sweet? And what a cleavage.

Steve Bates said...

Do they also offer a GeeDubya/Ken doll to grab the Merkel/Barbie's shoulders from behind, as the real GeeDubya did to the real Angela at that G8 meeting? (I think it was G8...)

jams o donnell said...

It is asight to behold James!

The DubyaKen that gets an elbowin the nuts I hope Steve!

Ardent said...

I am happy to see a Merkel barbie doll rather than a Condie Rice or a Tzipi Livni Barbie Doll.

I wonder if the Merkel Doll will be popular with the young girls? Some how I do not anticipate 'Toys R Us' placing big orders for the doll.
:)

jams o donnell said...

I doubt it would be a big seller among young girls... If they got teh cleavage right then perhaps a big seller among men!