Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Wicked Barbie

I still haven't got my Elektra Barbie, although it seems to have become less "collectible" and more "remaindered" and can be found for less than its original retail price in many places, while other comics related Barbies (in costumes that are so cheap and nasty looking that I'd never remove them from the box not so much to keep them collectible as to avoid looking at the ugly things) manage to multiply their value as they get older.

Anyway, I noticed today that they've done another one I am tempted by: a Wicked Witch of the West Barbie.

Except, wait a minute. I don't think this doll is finished.

I mean, doesn't she look awfully pretty to you?

And smiley?

Couldn't they at least have given her a hooked nose? I mean if they can make a doll look like Cher, how come the WWotW looks like a fashion model under disco lights? I realise it's supposed to be Barbie playing the WWotW, but is she such a primadonna that she'd refuse to do the makeup?

Ah well. Knowing me if I did get her I'd just dress her in spandex and call her She-Hulk Barbie.


Jayunderscorezero said...

Isn't it supposed to be the "Wicked" Barbie? As in, tying in to the stage show, where the WWotW doesn't look so stereotypically witch-like, or am I wrong?

Anonymous said...

Yep, you're wrong. It's a rather late movie tie-in. It's labeled the "Wizard of Oz" series and all the dolls are wearing costumes based on the movie versions. The male characters' faces are a lot closer to the movie version, but for some reason all Barbies have to be pretty even when they are ugly.

kalinara said...

Well, Barbie IS a Prima Donna. :-)

I love the doll, honestly. I know she's not ugly enough for the role, but I've never seen such a lovely strong face on a Barbie before.

Most of the dolls' faces are all horribly cute. Turned up nose, dainty features, placid expressions.

This doll has attitude.

Also she's green. And I've wanted a green doll since I was six. So I'm terribly biased. :-)

Marionette said...

Hmm. I guess you could make her a Jade doll.