Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Barbie Wednesday


In 1995 Mattel released the first set of dolls that were designed after a movie. The Gone With The Wind collection was an amazing collection of dolls! I remember standing at Wal Mart looking at the lit glass case filled with those dolls. My favorite of course was the beautiful Scarlet O'Hara in her red velvet dress.





Since then Mattel has come out with many film Barbies. It was a wonderful idea for Mattel as both Barbie and non Barbie fans want to collect these lovely dolls. Here is a Lord of the Rings Barbie and Ken set.



I always liked the James Bond gift set. One of these days it will find it's way into my collection along with the LOTR collection pictured above! Hehehe!!!!!




I believe Mattel's most popular collection ever would have to be The Wizard Of Oz collection. Mattel released the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion, the Scarecrow, Glinda the Good Witch and Dorothy. There is a 1995 and 1996 version of Dorothy. The 1995 version is worth more due to the slight changes in costume and the wording on the box.

New this year to the collection is the Wicked Witch of the East Barbie! Love her striped socks!!!


In 2006 Mattel came out with an updated version of the dolls adding the Witch's Guard and flying monkey.






Also new to the collection was the Wicked Witch of the West! I am planning to add her to my collection soon!!!!!! I think she is beautiful.




Here are pictures of the 2006 collection.






I will be getting my collection out for the upcoming Wonderful Wizard Of OZ Gala!!!!






Just recently announced is the newest dolls added to the collection of film inspired dolls,
these AWESOME TWILIGHT DOLLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am a HUGE Twilight fan so this is really exciting for me!! They are to be released around the time the next movie comes out. Which is November 20th.




Thank you for visiting us today! Sign ups are still open for The Wonderful Wizard Of OZ Gala!!! Just let us know and we will add you to the list!!!!!
Lindsey

36 comments:

KatCollects said...

Hi Lindsey,
I'm really liking the witch Barbie, so fun. I hope you have a good week.
Hugs,
Kathy

April said...

You've seen my GWTW Barbies, I also have a set of Wizard of Oz Kellys which I will blog as part of the gala.

I have Legolas and Galadriel from LOTR too

April xx

Florence and Mary said...

When I started collecting Barbies I tried to stick with the film ones and Dorothy and Glinda at one point.

I've still kept my GWTW Scarlett (in the green dress) but it is the one without Barbie's face.

I've told my friend about the Twilight dolls as she collects Barbies and like you loves Twilight.

Victoria xx

Holly said...

Wow! They captured Robert's likeness pretty well! I'll send you an email about my latest Twlight adventures! ☺

queen-of-nostalgia said...

The Wicked Witch dolls are awesome! I LOVE them! I am blown away by the Twilight dolls - how cool. Did they do Titanic dolls? That would be cool... Harry Potter? I would think that would be lovely too!

Queenie said...

I just love seeing all of the different Barbies! My favorite would have to be the Scarlett O' Hara in the middle with the green and white dress...It's really amazing how many different barbies have been made...what fun!
Hope you have a great day!
Big Hugs,
Queenie~

For the love of a teddy bear said...

Hi Lindsey! I didn't know they made twilight dolls! I don't have any of those barbies but i do like the witch for 2009, she has some great colors in her costume. I should have bought the scarlett dolls....maybe I'll look on ebay for them....Have a fantastic day! Hugs, Jennifer

Lori said...

i didn't know they made any of those dolls...LOL...i never do any shopping for girls at wal~mart or elsewhere, so i was oblivious...i can't believe how mush the dolls look like the real characters...amazing...thanks for sharing!!!

Lori said...

mush=much

sheesh!!!

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Lindsey
I just love the Twilight dolls and Jesscia will love to see The Wicked Witch of The West doll as she is a great fan of Wicked The Musical.
Great post.
Lindsay
x

TattingChic said...

Those barbies are ALL absolutely fabulous! I'm awestruck by the detail on the flying monkeys and witch's guard! I don't even like them, LOL! They scared the CRAP outta me when I was a little kid, LOL! That has got to be the prettiest witch I've ever seen. Did you know that the lady who played the "Wicked Witch of the West" in the "Wizard of Oz" was actually a beautiful woman!? I had seen a news excerpt done on her and the photos of her were gorgeous. Unfortunately, her very unique features were unmistakable associated with that role and it ruined her future film career. Too bad they didn't have royalties back then the way they do now, that woman would've been wealthy!

starry-writer said...

Oh I just Love Barbie Wednesday!
I'm such a huge fan. What a great post. I started collecting Barbies when I was 8 years old. so I guess we still all love her.....ummm who couldn't she is just so darn charming with all her clothes, shoes, and stuff....

Shannon

Mary said...

Hello, Thank you for stopping by:)
We have the Wizard of Oz dolls, and I think several of the little people. I have not been shopping for dolls in a while,daughter grew up:) We still have all hers pack away. She teaches and love to scrap book. But I have a niece that is 3yrs. so will be getting some later for her.Have a great week Mary:)

Anonymous said...

These dolls are all so unique. I LOVE GWTW and I don't know how I missed those when they came out.I always loved Scarlett in the green dress made from her mother's drapes ( I think Mammy called them 'Portieres').
Blessings, Sarita

bekimarie said...

They're all gorgeous!
My Mum's fave film is Gone with the Wind so I think i'll have to get her the Scarlet one and the 'Twilight' ones may find their way under the Christmas tree this year for my daughter. We like to share things 'hehe'!
((hugs))
Beki xxx

Shelley said...

Hi Lindsey,I love coming to visit and seeing your wonderful Barbies. You have quite an impressive collection.I prefer the vintage but it's always fun seeing them all...

Blessings

Shelley said...

Me again,I wanted to direct you to a friends blog I think you might enjoy. Jackie would love you to visit her....


http://jacquelinesland.blogspot.co/

Heidi Ann said...

I love them all - thanks so much for sharing the pictures with us!

creative breathing said...

Twyla, No fan fare or fuss, there is something in the mail to you. Elizabeth

TattingChic said...

Hi ladies! I came back over to visit because I wanted to let you know that I'm having a giveaway! Be sure to come on over and join in!

TattingChic said...

Ha ha! Here I am again! I'm the "revolving door" commenter, LOL! I just came back over AGAIN to say thank you for entering my giveaway! Good luck to you!

Jessica at Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

Barbies are really so intricate and beautifully detailed, aren't they? My little ones are starting their Barbie collection, and currently all I see are Disney princesses. :)

Chandra said...

oh.my.goodness! I looovvveee your blogsite! I just stumbled across it and I am now your newest follower! Your site has "kindred spirit" written all over it! Love the Barbies, Barbie ornaments, everything...and Wizard of Oz too! I might be joining your party :)

Bella Crafts said...

Wow! What great fun to look at your Barbie collection, which is very amazing to say the least! It was a treat, so thanks for sharing :)

Chandra said...

OK...Can I still sign up for the Wizard of Oz gala?! I have a little scottie dog that I have been wanting to make and would love to have an excuse to do so!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hello..Thanks for the visit to my blog and leaving a comment! I see you are a big Barbie fan....I got my first Barbie in 1960. Great childhood memories!
~Patti

goldenbird said...

Oh, I didn't know about the Twilight dolls! Wow, how fun. I love Twilight.

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

What a saucy Witch!

Sweetina said...

Oh I love all these Barbies!!!
I think I love the witch best also!
Love your blog as always and so glad you both are having a wonderful Summer!
Hugsxx
Tina

CJ said...

i have the red dress scarlet!! so happy!

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