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'Devil Eyes' Osama bin Laden doll sells for $12,000 at auction
QMI Agency
First posted: Sunday, November 23, 2014 01:36 PM EST | Updated: Sunday, November 23, 2014 01:54 PM EST
A prototype of an Osama bin Laden doll with a removable head was snapped up for $12,000 at an auction Friday.
The 12-inch doll, code-named "Devil Eyes" because one head features the terrorist with a red and black face and green eyes, was one of three created by the CIA, according to the auction description .
On its site, auctioneers Nate D. Sanders say the figure 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 company says the other two dolls remain either at CIA headquarters or at the Pentagon.
The doll is described as wearing "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 successful bidder, who lives in the U.S., chose to remain anonymous. The bid was more than four times the reserve price of $2,500.
An Osama Bin Laden doll, designed for the CIA, was snapped up for $12,000 at an auction Friday. ( Nate D. Sanders auctioneers photo )

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nice stocking stuffer.