Munchkin Flower Girl (Item No. 51502/4): The fourth in the line of Mego Wizard of Oz Munchkins, this item recreates the character of the Munchkin Flower Girl from the film. The figure's outfit is represented mostly by molded-on or painted-on detailing to the body. The figure has red pants, red shoes, red arms (with the hands painted flesh), and a red, nondescript torso. The ensemble is completed by three cloth articles: a pink, fleece hat (with white pom-pom-and-lace trim on the front and an elastic band to secure it under the chin), a pink, fleece skirt (with a white, cotton panel down the center of the front), and a white "clown collar" tied at the back.
Package Variants: The Flower Girl came in only one style of package.
Figure Variants: There are no known figure variants for the Flower 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. Also, the Flower Girl, Mayor, and General all have the same legs and feet (again molded in different colors).
Caution Collectors: The Flower 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 Flower 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 Flower 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, the elastic band on the Flower Girl's hat can become easily stretched out, so be careful not to strain it unduly. Finally, when buying a mint-in-box Flower Girl, be sure to check and make sure that she has her plastic "hair sleeve" on under her hat (just because she's half-size, Mego didn't skimp on the hairdo accessories--and she isn't "complete" without it).
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Above is an example of a mint-in-box Flower Girl.