Thursday, February 05, 2009

Mattel Barbie 2009

Mattel acknowledges two milestones this year. The 50th anniversary of Barbie and the 70th anniversary of the Wizard of Oz. The 2007 Barbies have been repackaged with sound clips from the movie. The packaging is beautiful and you can enjoy the clips without ruining the box, but I am very disappointed they chose to use the same dolls. They have wonderful sculptors at Mattel and I would have preferred vinyl likenesses of the movie characters. They are at select WalMarts right now for around $37.00 and should be hitting other retailers in the next month. That said, a big surprise was in my email box this morning. Coming Fall 2009: Barbie as the Wicked Witch of the East. This doll is going to be snatched up by the Oz, witch, Barbie, and Halloween collectors. Thanks to Jim Whitcomb for this amazing tidbit!!