To Catch A Thief™ Barbie® Doll (Hitchcock Kitsch)

As a fan of Grace Kelly and Hitch this is a perfect combination – check out the To Catch A Thief™ Barbie® Doll.

Image Credit: Barbie® and Mattel©

This is definitely an improvement upon a previous Hitchcock/Barbie collaboration. My initial excitement concerning this piece of Hitchcock kitsch was almost immediately tempered by one cold hard fact – plainly stated, that “Birds” doll is rather creepy. I could not get past Barbie/Melanie staring (and smiling) blankly off into the horizon whilst being attacked by birds. EEWW

On a related matter, let me know what you think about movie related kitsch and tie-ins … do you own any:

  • Books
  • Dolls/Figurines/Toy Sets
  • Games
  • Clothing
  • Other sundry items


UPDATE *8/8/2011: Looks like Total Film covered this territory a couple of years ago with their feature 9 Surprising Moving Barbies. ENJOY!


  1. Wow, even though the doll is pretty, I think Grace Kelly is prettier still. She’s almost like a mannequin in this film as she’s so flawless.

    As to your question, hmmm I don’t think I own anything from movies, even as a kid. The only one stuffed animal I remember buying was Sebastian from Little Mermaid and one-eyed Mr. Wazowski from Monsters, Inc.

    • Hey Ruth. I think that growing up with so many toys and figurines (Star Wars) had an influence on me. When I was much younger I actually collected Barbie dolls so delving into this area would not be foreign territory for me. In fact in researching this I found that there are many Barbie dolls in circulation with Hollywood tie-ins.

  2. Jack Deth says:

    Hi, iluv and company:

    Interesting topic for a thread. My older sister was a collector of Barbies during the early to mid 1960s. Though I don’t remember ever seeing or hearing of a Grace Kelly or any other specialty Barbie.

    Looks like a true work of art. Elegant and flawless, just like lady herself.

    • Hi Jack. “Barbie world” has gotten very specialized over the past several years …. Getting a doll for my nieces has really changed since I was a little girl. Not really a cinematic point (more of a retail point) – but I think Mattel realized that there is a respectable enough market of collectors out there that they can cater to. A quick look at the offerings shows this. There seems to be a proclivity for the nostalgic.

  3. In doing a little more research I have updated my blog post with something I found on the TOTAL FILM website:

  4. Is this doll for real or some hoax? I’d love one for Grace Kelly’s character in Rear Windows. She was way hotter in that one.

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