Bin Laden “Devil Doll” Put On Auction By CIA
An Osama bin Laden “devil doll” created a decade ago by the CIA has been put up for auction.
The agency came up with the idea of the action figurines to scare children away from him and counter his influence.
The CIA came up with the idea in 2005, when the terror mastermind was still America’s most wanted person.
The 30cm (12in) dolls has traditional clothing and had faces painted with dissolving material that would peel off and show a demon-like red complexion with black marks and green eyes.
Three dolls are believed to have been created before they abandoned the project.
One of the figurines is going under the hammer at Nate D Sanders auction house on 20 November. You can already bid online, if you wish.
The minimum bidding price was $2,500 (£1,500).
The dolls were created by the maker of the popular GI Joe toys, Donald Levine, according to The Washington Post.
The Washington Post stated that one source said some dolls were shipped to Karachi, Pakistan.