Munchkin Dancing Girl (Item No. 51502/3): The third in the line of Mego Wizard of Oz Munchkins, this item recreates the character of the Munchkin Dancing Girl from the film. The figure's body is absolutely unique, and is made up of a pair of rubber flesh arms (bent at the elbows), a pair of rubber flesh legs (reinforced with internal wire) with ballet slippers painted in pink on the feet, and a hard plastic torso cast in pink. The figure's outfit is a skirt and oversized cowl, both made from a fine pink tulle with a white netted overlay.
Package Variants: The Dancing Girl came in only one style of package.
Figure Variants: There are no known figure variants for the Dancing Girl.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: The packaging for all four of the Munchkins is virtually identical. All four inserts are exactly the same, and the only difference in the outer packaging lies in the figure name and Item No., both on the front panel.
Caution Collectors: The Dancing Girl was manufactured around the time that Mego began using a lower grade of plastic for the heads of their figures. As a result, the Dancing Girl (as well as the other three Munchkins) is extremely susceptible to "graying" of the face, so try to keep her out of direct sunlight. Also, the rubber bands that hold the Dancing Girl to her insert are almost always broken or rotted away. Most collectors don't really care about the presence or absence of a couple of tiny rubber bands, and understand that time takes it toll on everything, even packaging elements; however, should you stumble across a specimen that still has its bands intact, kudos to you, as these are certainly more desirable. Additionally, when buying a mint-in-box Dancing Girl, be sure to check and make sure that she has her plastic "hair sleeve" on under her cowl (just because she's half-size, Mego didn't skimp on the hairdo accessories--and she isn't "complete" without it). Finally, be careful when displaying a loose Dancing Girl, as her rubber-like body material can melt after prolonged contact with the wrong kind of plastic (any Liddle Kiddle collector will readily attest to this unfortunate chemical reaction).
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Above is an example of a mint-in-box Dancing Girl.