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Mattel Launches Commemorative Gone With The Wind Dolls

Holy cow!! Gone with the Wind is 75 years old?!  Seriously?!  In commemoration, Mattel has launched a trio of dolls.  Rhett and two versions of Scarlett.  The face mold looks really accurate for Vivian Leigh. 

Photo source:  Barbiecollector.com

GONE WITH THE WIND™ SCARLETT O’HARA™ Doll

Designed by: Monica LaValle

Release Date: 5/20/2014

Retail:  $80.00

Goen with the Wind Scarlet OHara doll 1

Goen with the Wind Scarlet OHara doll 2

 

GONE WITH THE WIND™ SCARLETT O’HARA™ Doll

Designed by: Monica LaValle

Release Date: 5/20/2014

Retail:  $34.95

Gone with the wind Scarlet in scarlet dress doll 1

Gone with the wind Scarlet in scarlet dress doll 2

 

GONE WITH THE WIND™ RHETT BUTLER™ Doll

Designed by: Monica LaValle

Release Date: 5/20/2014

Retail:  $34.95

Gone with the wind Rhett Buttler doll 1

Gone with the wind Rhett Buttler doll 2

I adore the red gowned Scarlett.  I wonder though… why the huge price difference between the white gowned Scarlett and the red one?  Are there $45.00 worth of extra flounces on that white gown?  If there is a 1/6 scale historic replica hoop skirt under there then they may have a point.  If they don’t, commemorative or not, “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a ….” .    You fill in the blank.

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19 responses

  1. OMG I MUST HAVE. Budget obstacles. LOVE her arched eyebrow! OMG. I LOVE her hair and the white dress. The red dress which Rhett forced her to wear to Melanie’s birthday is too divine! Rhett looks like Gable. Swooning here.

    BUT why is his hair molded and painted? Not real doll hair? Huh? Their fingers aren’t separated either?

    Whether or not one is worth more than other, IF I had the funds, I’d scoop them all up in and start singing Dixie. Considering I’m a LA gal with no love for the South’s role in the Civil War, I’d still wish I were in Dixie with Rhett and Scarlett!

    Thank you for sharing. I read Gone with the Wind when I was 12, way better than the movie, but the movie is one of my all time top faves. Seen it countless time and always fascinates me.

    But still, what’s with Rhett’s hair and their fingers? Is this typical? I’ve tons of Barbies and Kens, including Rhett in his cape and Scarlett in her gorgeous green party dress. They’ve got hair and separated fingers. Wassup with that? Any ideas Rebecca?

    May 20, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    • Well…two words really…budget constraints. At least that is my thinking. Details are definitely starting to slide more and more with Mattel. It does not bode well for the future. If I collected this genre, I would be all over these dolls as well. I adore the red gowned scarlet and the face paint is really quite good.

      June 11, 2014 at 4:30 pm

  2. PS I think Scarlett looks more like Vivien Leigh in the red velvet. Nothing like her in the white dress. IF that’s important to anyone.

    May 20, 2014 at 11:03 pm

  3. Lori

    Actually the white dress Scarlett is $80.00 and the red dress is $34.95 @ barbiecollector.com. (FYI)

    May 21, 2014 at 1:31 am

    • Yep…? Did I misquote something?

      June 11, 2014 at 4:31 pm

  4. Tracy

    I love GWTW, it’s my all time favorite movie. I have to agree the white dress doll looks nothing like Scarlet, the doll is too innocent looking. They should have made the green and white barbeque dress and the green velvet dress for Scarlet also.

    May 21, 2014 at 8:17 am

    • I would have preferred the green patterned barbeque dress as well Tracy.

      June 11, 2014 at 4:32 pm

  5. The Scarlett doll in white dress will be produced in no more than 6000 units around the world this is the reason why she is more expensive then the one in red dress.

    May 22, 2014 at 2:23 am

    • Ah yes…supply and demand. This consumer won’t be buying at $80.00 but I am happy for those who want her.

      June 11, 2014 at 4:33 pm

  6. Mattel said it was because of the Dobby cotton used on the White Dress and the lacing on the six layers of her dress. That is what Sheree found out for us on BarbieCollector.

    May 22, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    • Thank you Heather! Yes, I did see Sheree comment on that on the BFC after this post. So…$45 for finer quality cotton and lace.

      June 11, 2014 at 4:35 pm

  7. Rebecca Veuillet Pouteau

    I also read on miss vinyl that the one in white will be produced in silkstone? I wonder…

    May 23, 2014 at 3:37 am

  8. Rebecca Veuillet Pouteau

    It was her mistake. Vinyl, not plastic. Though limited to 6000 units. I love the ones they produced about 10 years ago, don’t you?

    May 23, 2014 at 7:47 am

    • I do like the look of the earlier ones and the face paint on these new offerings.

      June 11, 2014 at 4:36 pm

  9. Rebecca Veuillet-Pouteau

    I meant, not silkstone!!!

    May 23, 2014 at 9:26 am

  10. Will definitely get Rhett………….I’m on the fence about the girls although I like the youthful face paint on the pricier doll………….

    May 25, 2014 at 7:48 am

    • Rhett will make a fabulous addition to your wonderful collection Peter. Can’t wait to see the pictures :-)

      June 11, 2014 at 4:37 pm

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