Wednesday, August 09, 2006

you'd think I'd like this, but no

I just heard the BBC Film Cafe interview with the inventor of Bollywood Legends dolls so of course I had to find a picture. As a museum person, I really do understand the urge to have physical reminders of things you hold dear, but for whatever reason, probably because they don't really look very accurate, I find these really unappealing. What say the rest of you?

9 comments:

DJ said...

".... dolls are truly authentic & approved replica images of ....."

they are no where close to 'replica's.

if it were the 80s and 90s, we could have blamed the technology. who/what to blame now?? the nearly blind designers or the factory guy pressing the 'produce bollywood star doll' button while sleeping.

michael said...

but shahrukhs eyebrows looks real :D
i'd thought about one second buying one. then i found out the price and the pic *gg
but i would like to see minishahrukh and minihrithik in traditional clothing for any decision ;)
i like fanarticles *gg
but all that money i will spent in dvds i suppose. better investment.

babasko said...

don´t you think that the hrithik doll lokks like one of the baldwin brothers? and its totally unfair that only the male dolls come with a change of clothes. priyanka and kajol have to make do with only their traditional ones.

Beth said...

I am soooo relieved others are bothered and/or unimpressed.

DJ - yes, they are clearly crappy quality and that a lack of sensory input is the only explanation.

Michael - yes, the eyebrows are good. I would definitely give them top prize for Most Realistic and/or Sensible Thing about These Freaky Dolls. Second prize in that category goes to Hrithik's jeans, which are about as flared as things he often wears onscreen.

Babasko - yes! and yes! Troublesome issues re: women come to the fore even in unnerving plastic form!

Totally Basmatic said...

I'm not quite sure how Priyanka is qualified to be memorialized in plastic with legends like SRK, Hrithik, and Kajol. She looks like a doll, not gonna lie, but it seems like there are more appropriate choices out there - Madhuri, Juhi...

Anonymous said...

I like the idea, but the dolls don't look that great. Hopefully they can fix them!

However, if I saw them in a store on sale, I'd buy one. :P

- Rachel in NS

t.HYPE said...

Agreed. I was sorely disappointed with the dolls. You know I want nothing more than to take Hrithik home with me but--thank you for making the connection babasko--Baldwin fan I am not.

DJ said...

That is a very good point TB. how on earth did Priyanka get to be among the 'legends' of bollywood, hmmmm??

Beth said...

I wondered about that with Priyanka too, but I thought people might jump all over me becuase she's so pretty. But pretty does not a legend make, at least not by itself. I would definitely pay good money for a Sharmila Tagore doll, though. Or Dharmendra. That would be cool.