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Watch a fake 'Birdman' action figure commercial

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Now kids can get in on the fun of the story of washed-up actor Riggan Thompson through the action figure version of his alter-ego, Birdman. “Hey kids!” the ad announces. “You too can now defeat Birdman’s arch-nemesis The Condor with this spiffy Birdman Action Figure! Batteries not included.” 

Fox Searchlight posted the ’80s-style fake commercial for the toy on YouTube on Tuesday to celebrate Birdman‘s Oscar wins.

The film, in which actor Michael Keaton portrays actor Riggan Thomson (whose alter ego is Birdman), won Best Picture, Best Cinematography, and Best Screenplay. Director Alejandro González Iñárritu won Best Director at the 87th Academy Awards on Sunday.

Searchlight produced several real Birdman action figures to give to press earlier in the year. Though they may not have said “smells like balls,” as the one in the commercial does.