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, opened online and in theaters to rave reviews) 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 Barbie Signature version in a black bodysuit and a Mattel Platinum version (limited 5000 doll edition) in a white bodysuit). The Mattel Amazon exclusive version is featured here and was designed by Bill Greening. The Celebrity Doll Museum also has the white Mattel Platinum version in the collection.
BarbieÂ® 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 BarbieÂ® doll reflects the unwavering bravery and unstoppable determination she uses in the fight to protect the world.
The Scarlett Johansson doll comes wearing a black collared bodysuit with gray markings with shiny black and red plastic shoulder pads, gold and black wrist gauntlet launchers, a black plastic backpack to hold the batons, a black plastic with gold and red painted buckle combination belt/thigh pistol holster.
On the feet are black 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 are painted with black finger-less gloves and the fingers are curved to hold the black plastic batons. They can be pulled off to remove the wrist gauntlets. The two black plastic pistols are part of the holster which unfortunately cannot be separated from the holster. 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 neck 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 pony tailed red rooted hair is soft and comb-able with three red braid coming down from the doll pony tail holder band. The braid ends are secured with a small rubber bands.
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 poly-banded into the hands but they are removable and fit in the back pack.
An unnumbered Mattel Certificate of Authenticity and clear plastic stand with a black base are also included.
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.