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Disney The Little Mermaid Soft Toy
Member Name: karalouk
Disney The Little Mermaid Soft Toy
Advantages: Pretty, Nice Size, Soft, Good quality/Durable
Disadvantages: A bit overpriced
Among my daughters hoard of soft toys is a Little Mermaid doll. She's had this doll for a couple of years and it was bought from The Disney Store. Being from The Disney Store means it's a 'Disney Store Exclusive' and cannot be bought anywhere else (there is a patch sewn on the top of her tail which reads 'Disney Store Exclusive').
My daughter is a big fan of the 1989 Disney film 'The Little Mermaid' and also loves all of the Disney Princesses. I loved The Little Mermaid as a child too, so I often end up buying her Little Mermaid merchandise for her enjoyment and my childhood nostalgia!
This doll isn't a Barbie type doll and isn't made of plastic. It's a soft plush doll, made mostly of a fleecy polyester material. This makes a nice change because my daughter has lots of soft teddies/animals and lots of plastic dolls, but not many soft dolls. It's suitable for children of all ages and there aren't any small parts or potential hazards. The doll is soft on the outside and squishy on the inside - perfect for cuddles! My daughter often takes her Little Mermaid to bed with her. The doll measures 52cm long, which I think is a real generous size. She is just 15cm wide and is lightweight. The fact she is long and thin (and lightweight) means she is the perfect size for little ones to get their arms around and also means that she doesn't take up much room in bed. She's also a suitable size for taking out and about (in buggies, in the car etc). She looks just like you would expect and is instantly recognisable. Little Mermaid fans are certain to love this doll. She wears a purple shiny shell 'bra' and has green shiny tail. The tail has silver flecks in it, so it looks quite fish like! She wears a purple netted 'skirt' over the top of her tail and the bottom of her tail is made from a crinkly material (the different textures are sure to captivate all young children). She has a sewn on necklace and earrings, and a shiny tiara on top of her soft puffy orange hair. She also has beautiful big blue eyes and pink lips stitched on to her face. She has lots of nice detail and seems like very good quality.
Although the doll is pretty, it's also very basic. It doesn't do anything and her clothes cannot be removed. It doesn't stand up by itself either. This means that my daughter is quite limited when playing with her Little Mermaid doll and has to use her imagination to make up games and stories with her. She quite often gets her other dolls and Little Mermaid characters and makes them 'swim' and talk with each other!
We've had this doll for a couple of years and there's still no sign of wear and tear. She's in perfect condition, so I can happily confirm that this doll is very durable and robust.
The Little Mermaid Soft Doll costs £16.00 which I personally think is a little overpriced for a doll that doesn't do anything. However she looks lovely, is a nice size, my daughter likes her and she's very durable so I would be happy to recommend.
Summary: A nice doll for Little Mermaid fans.
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