Wednesday, February 02, 2005

"Battle Barbie" Held Hostage

Some particularly dumb Islamic militants (is there any other kind?) are even as we speak evilly holding a Dragon Models, Ltd collectible soldier doll, model "Special Ops Cody," hostage.

Liam Cusack, the marketing coordinator for Dragon Models USA, said the figure pictured on the Web site is believed to be "Special Ops Cody," a military action figure the company manufactured in late 2003.

"It pretty much looks exactly like the same person," he said.

Cusack said he was contacted Tuesday morning by one of his retailers, who informed him that the alleged hostage appeared to be one of the company's action figures.

"I thought it was a joke at first," he said.

But after reading a report on a news Web site about a U.S. soldier allegedly being captured, "I looked at it and said, 'It does look like one of our action figures.'"

I should add for my readers who aren't familiar with the modeling world that "Battle Barbie" is a derisive term for collectible dolls, the same size and general appearance as the older full-size G.I. Joe figures, that are sold in a wide variety of both historical and contemporary uniforms for grown men to collect; Dragon have probably the largest range of figures (and are a well known maker of plastic models as well). Guess we have Islamofascists collecting them now too!

UPDATE: Islamofascists now threatening to behead "Special Ops Cody!" Will Mr. Bill put in an appearance?!

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