Thw Wicked Witch Barbie is to celebrate the seventy fifth anniversary of the Wizard of Oz. The new Wizard of Oz collection is modeled on the actors who played the characters in the original movie. The Wicked Witch of the West is sculpted in the vinyl lickness of Margaret Hamilton the actress who played the Wicked Witch of the West in the film. She is made from the Shani body type, used by Mattel for their Barbie dolls. This body type is in keeping with the era the Wizard of Oz was made. The skin tone is the "Wicked Green"and she has removable clothes and painted on eyelashes.
The doll is dressed in a classic black witches outfit with large black hat and broom. The hat also has a long veil which reaches the floor.
This is the fifth Wicked Witch of the West doll Mattel has made. The Wizard of Oz is a popular series and Mattel commonly designs new versions of the dolls for anniversary's of the film. The most recent doll prior to this was made in 2008 and was to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Wizard of Oz. The clothes and broom from the 2008 doll are very similar to the new 2013 doll, the face however is very different and is much similar to the film actress Margaret Hamilton.
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In the 1939 film version of the Wizard of Oz, Margaret Hamilton plays the Wicked Witch of the West as a stooped, green-skinned witch dressed in a long black dress with a black pointed hat. She does not wear an eyepatch like in the novel. This representation of the Wicked Witch has become a standard for what witches look like. While this relationship is not mentioned in Baum's books, in the movie, the Witch is the sister of the Wicked Witch of the East. Therefore, the Witch's role is made much more prominent than in the novel, as she seeks revenge against Dorothy for killing her sister, even though it was an "accident". She is more menacing than her literary counterpart, making Dorothy too afraid to ever lose her temper with the Witch.
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