An action-man/GI Joe style doll of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler has gone on sale in the Ukraine, with saleswomen comparing the doll to Barbie . We wonder if they mean Klaus Barbie the chief of the Gestapo.
Supermarkets in the capital Kiev are stocking the 9 inch fuhrer which is smaller than other action figures, complete with jackboots, leather trench-coat and swastika armband.
The £100 figure has a spare head "with a kind expression on it," glasses and several changes of clothes.
It comes in a presentation box with the dates of Hitler's birth and death on it.
There are reports of increasing xenophobia and racism, and of some extremists supporting racism similar to that of Nazi Germany under Hitler and a time of growing right-wing political sentiment in Ukraine.
Critics believe a cult of Hitler could spring up among disaffected youths, too young to remember the ravages Nazism wreaked on the country.
Although Ukranian laws prohibit any form of fascism or propaganda, the dolls are already on sale and will be mass marketed this summer along with an animated cartoon 'Hitler and the masters of the Universe.'
One saleswoman said: "It is like Barbie. Kids can undress fuhrer, pin on medals and there's a spare head in the kit to give him a kinder expression on his face because a smiling egomaniac mass murdering vegetarian junkie is much more appealing to children .
"He has glasses that are round, in the manner of pacifist Jon Lennon". What a great comparison.
The doll will also come with accessories like a miniature Blondi, Hitler's faithful Alsatian who died alongside the Nazi in his bunker in Berlin in 1945.
No one mentions that Hitler himself tested his cyanide on the animal before he took his.
According to the saleswoman, should the demand be high, manufacturers will go further and launch a series of themed Third Reich toys, including interiors of Hitler's chancellery, toy concentration camps with barbed wire, barracks and operating models of gas chambers and crematoriums.
If you aren't sure what to get your children this year for Christmas the Hitler doll is a great idea. Its also lucky that Jews don't celebrate Christmas.