Norman Bates POP! Vinyl is the fictional character created by Robert Bloch in his 1959 novel Psycho. Norman Bates is played by actor Anthony Perkins in the 1960 film of the same name, directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Norman suffers from severe emotional abuse from his childhood. He was told over and over again by his mother, who often preached to him, that all women were sinful. Norman never had any relationships. It was just him and his mother. Normans mother eventually remarried after his father died and this made Norman so jealous and angry that he murdered them both. He inherits his mothers house, where he keeps her corpse, and the family motel in a small town called Fairvale in California. This figure stands 3 3/4 inches tall and comes in a collector box.