November 2014 Auction Ends Thursday, November 20th, 5pm Pacific
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 11/20/2014
Scarce and nearly unbelievable prototype of Osama Bin Laden doll intended for use in Arab countries in order to dissuade children from idolizing the terror leader. This prototype was covertly designed for the C.I.A by Donald Levine (the creator of the iconic G.I. Joe doll) in 2005 for an ''influence operation'', intended to strategically distribute a scary depiction of Bin Laden to children, ideally to prevent them from joining a terrorist group such as Al Qaeda. The project was discontinued after the prototypes were developed, with this prototype being one of just three in existence. The other two remain either at C.I.A. headquarters or the Pentagon. The doll's permanent head is a look-alike representation of Bin Laden, and comes with a removable head featuring a depiction of Bin Laden as a ''demon''. The removable head is a frightening representation of Bin Laden, with his face painted bright red with black facial features and bright green eyes. The doll wears traditional Islamic garb, a white removable five button robe over a four button white tunic with a mock collar, with off-white cloth pants and a pair of black mock velcro boots. The doll is affixed to a silver and white metal stand, with a clasp to the doll's midsection allowing the doll to be displayed standing up. Measures 12'' tall. One small glue stain to the right bottom of the robe, and to the back of the removable head. Near fine condition. From the estate of G.I. Joe creator Donald Levine and with a COA from his son.
Incredible Osama Bin Laden Doll Prototype Sanctioned by The CIA -- Bin Laden Doll Was Intended for Distribution to Civilians in Afghanistan & Pakistan -- One of Three in Existence
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