The Scarlett Johansson celebrity doll depicts her as Natasha Romanoff (Black Widow superhero) character in the Marvel Comic Series, Avengers movie series, and the upcoming 2021 Marvel Studios movie Black Widow. The doll was made by Mattel in 2019 for what was supposed to be a May 2020 Black Widow movie release. Due the Covid-19 pandemic the movie has been delayed until May 2021 (delayed again by Marvel until July 9, 2021) and the Black Widow dolls were release on September 24, 2020 at the retail price of $50.00. There are two versions: an Amazon exclusive version in a black bodysuit and a Mattel Platinum version (limited 5000 doll edition) in a white bodysuit). The Mattel Platinum version is featured here and was designed by Bill Greening. The Celebrity Doll Museum also has the Amazon Exclusive Scarlett Johansson Barbie in the collection.
Barbie® captures the attitude of the Black Widow aka Natasha Romanoff. Armed with dual batons her electric Widow Bite gauntlets, Black Widow combines acrobatics with her expertise in various martial arts – including karate, kung fu, and judo – to accomplish her mission. Marvel’s Black Widow Barbie® doll reflects the unwavering bravery and unstoppable determination she uses in the fight to protect the world.
The Scarlett Johansson doll comes wearing a white collared bodysuit with gray markings with white plastic shoulder pads, silver and black wrist gauntlet launchers, a black plastic backpack to hold the batons, a black plastic with red painted buckle combination belt/thigh pistol holster.
On the feet are white plastic knee-high boots which are capable of balancing the doll to stand on its own. They have slits up the back for easy removal and to reveal the normal Barbie high heel feet. The hands pull off (so you can remove the wrist gauntlets) and are painted with white finger-less gloves and the fingers are curved to hold the black plastic batons. The two black plastic pistols are part of the holster which unfortunately cannot be separated from the holster. The backpack has two tacking stitches under the collar. All the clothing and gear is removable. The bodysuit is sewn shut and would require serious stretching to remove the body through the neck opening, perhaps snipping a few of the stitches down the front neckline seam would preserve the suit better.
The face has realistic pixelated painted green eyes, reddish painted eyebrows, and pink lips. On the doll’s left earlobe, there are three silver painted small hoop earrings. The waist length red rooted hair is soft and comb-able with a red braid coming down from the dolls left side of the part in the hair. It is secured with a small rubber band.
The doll has the new Mattel female superhero body which is articulated at the neck (twists and small up and down motion), shoulders and hips(ball joints), knees, elbows, and wrists. The torso/waist and the ankles are fixed. The doll can do both the side and front and back splits and the knees go up to 90 degrees before they swing wide. The doll can be posed in most martial arts poses that don’t require kicks higher that 90 degrees or any twist in the torso. The suit and holster are designed to move with the poses. The batons are poly-banded into the hands but they are removable and fit in the back pack.
A Platinum numbered Mattel Certificate of Authenticity (The museum’s doll is 3773 out of 5000.) and a standard Mattel clear plastic stand with a black base are also included.
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This Platinum Label Barbie doll is currently (October 3, 2020) still available at Mattel, but probably not for long. This Platinum Label Barbie doll has finally sold out at the Mattel website (March 25, 2021). Disney has announced the upcoming release of the movie Black Widow on the Disney Plus streaming service and in theaters for May 2021 (delayed again) July 9, 2021. It opened to rave reviews. I hope they release Black Widow Florence Pugh and Rachel Weisz dolls. Amazon still has the black suit version available at just below the $50 retail price. The museum gets a small commission for qualified purchase using the following links:
This YouTube video has a good synopsis of the Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow character.
This YouTube video has a good montage of Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow fight scenes. It’s about time she gets her own movie. I hope to see fight scenes in the white outfit.