Monday, August 10, 2009

Wicked Witch of the Trek?


Here's my customised Gaila the green Orion figure, from the recent "Star Trek" movie, made via a simple clothes swap between a Mattel's Barbie as the Wicked Witch of the West ("The Wizard of Oz") and Barbie as Uhura (JJ Abram's "Star Trek").

Obsessing over this idea for several weeks now, from when I first saw the Oz figure in a collectibles shop, with her green complexion, arching eyebrows and tufts of curly hair under her pointy black hat, I realised she seemed to be the shortpacked figure in a range of Ken & Barbie "The Wizard of Oz" dolls.

Gaila the Orion
Gaila the Orion.

I then lucked across a cheap(er), spare Barbie Uhura, but now the Target toy sale catalogue was featuring the "Oz" Barbies even cheaper (but sold out). I did a fairly good eBay deal, but hadn't anticipated that the witch Barbie might not have been green all over. So, there's a little more work to be done.

There are plans afoot for the spare (now near-nude) Uhura.

Uhura and Witch

Star Trek Barbies 4
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chunky B said...

Nice custom, I wonder why playmates didn't release a Gaila figure?

Sandi said...

The Uhura dolly will have the borrow the witch dress for now just so she has something to wear.

Tara O'Shea said...

I saw that Oz doll and made a custom Gaila with her, too!

roneyii said...

Wait, she isn't green all over?

So the myth is true; you can brag about being with one by knowing where the green stops.

Therin of Andor said...

Turns out she is a pale green, but I'm colorblind, so it looks flesh to me.