Wednesday, August 09, 2006

New Alexander Additions for 2006

New styles of the 10" Wicked Witch of the West and 10" Glinda. In the past they had a more storybook type of appearance and seemed loosely based on the MGM characters. This year they have the MGM costuming. Really beautiful dolls.

Wendy's Wicked Ways is an 8 inch salute to beautiful wickedness. The catalog photo shows Wendy in a brown outfit but the final product is burgundy.

First ever, Wicked Witch of the East doll! Again, the coloring of the costume is different than shown on the prototype. The cape has green in it and the skirt is purple.

Added to the mainline catalog this year is the Dorothy Wendykin Wood doll that was previously an exclusive to FAO Schwarz.

Off to Oz Dorothy is an 8 inch doll with plush Toto packaged in a decorated lunchbox.

**I am pleased that at least with the special Dorothys, Alexander has been making better Totos. I have been complaining for years about the chintzy little plastic black Toto that usually accompanies Dorothy. (As a matter of fact, this is a big peeve of mine with many doll companies) Toto was a very important part of The Wizard of Oz and she should be considered a little more than an accessory. Toto has also been in more films than people realize. Give the little dog her due! Make her pretty!!
*** End of rant***

Lastly, The Alexander Doll Company will have a display and will be making a presentation at the International Wizard of Oz Club's annual Munchkin Convention this month. They have made a special one-of-a-kind piece to be auctioned. Very exciting for those attending!