For sale: CIA’s prototype of creepy Osama bin Laden doll

SHARE For sale: CIA’s prototype of creepy Osama bin Laden doll
SHARE For sale: CIA’s prototype of creepy Osama bin Laden doll

If you’re looking for that extremely unusual and creepy gift to give that special someone in your life, you’re in luck. That’s because a CIA prototype of an Osama bin Laden doll is up for auction, and you have until Nov. 20 to pull the trigger.

The doll is up for auction by Nate D. Sanders Fine Autographs and Memorabilia and has an opening bid of $2,500. So far, there has been one taker.

The prototype was designed for the CIA in 2005 by Donald Levine, the creator of the G.I Joe doll. The intent was to use the doll in Arab countries to prevent children from idolizing the terrorist. It’s just one of three in existence, with the other two being held at the Pentagon.

Levine, who died in May, owned the prototype up for auction, which is now being sold by his estate.

From the auction listing:

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 12 inches tall and classified as being in “near fine” condition.

h/t: CBS News

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