Friday, February 19, 2010

Vintage Barbie Assortment Toy Fair Photos

Mattel expands the Barbie Wizard of Oz 70th Anniversary line with four new engaging additions for fall 2010. The retro fabulous Wizard of Oz Vintage Assortment made their debut at Toy Fair. This collection bears the archetypal face sculpt that set the doll world afire in 1959. Their charming attire is reminiscent of Barbie’s debut era, yet still maintains a contemporary edge. Please enlarge the photos to better view Mattel’s excellence in detail including the Wicked Witch’s brooch, Toto and poppy appliqu├ęs on Dorothy’s skirt, and Glinda’s glittering butterflies and sparkling crown tipped coquettishly askew.

All photos courtesy of Michael Williams, photographer and correspondent for Haute Doll Magazine. Haute Doll is devoted to modern and vintage fashion dolls. The June 2006 issue ran a wonderful two part Wizard of Oz feature about Oz costume designer Adrian and the Wizard of Oz dolls from the Tonner Doll Company. To see more 2010 Barbie dolls please visit New York International Toy Fair

Wizard of Oz
retailer extraordinaire, Karen Owens, will be carrying the new Barbie line. Watch her new site for ordering info.

The trendy Barbie Dorothy was not shown at Toy Fair but can be seen in this previous entry.

Photos by Michael Williams/ for Haute Doll Magazine/