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==Lalaloopsy Sew Magical Doll Coral Sea Shells.==
Lalaloopsy dolls are rag dolls that magically came to life once their last stitch was sewn . The are made by M.G.M entertainment. There are now over 80 different dolls , each doll has his or her own personality and pet .
This particular doll is called Coral Sea Shells, she was the 1st mermaid release by Lalaloopsy. This is what her personality says about her .
Coral Sea Shells was sewn from a swimmer's bathing suit. She's super imaginative and loves to pretend she's a mermaid. Her favourite hobbies are swimming with the fish and eating seaweed salad . She has a pet blowfish.
The large Lalaloopsy dolls are available from Amazon, Toys R Us, Smyths and The Entertainer and average in price between £20 and £30 the mermaid doll is usually at the higher end due to it extra feature . We bought ours at the full £30 price as my daughter was being treated by her grandma, and as soon as she saw it she had to have it .
All the large Lalaloopsy dolls come in large house shaped boxes .They are very sturdy and have a cardboard back with see through plastic front. You can see exactly what you are getting as everything is clearly visible . At the top of the box is a lovely handle , strong and made of plastic it features the same button detail like the Lalaloopsy eyes.
The handle is slightly unnecessary as nice as it is , as there isn't much you can do with it afterwards , we don't tend to keep the boxes are they take up too much room .
==Coral Sea Shells. ==
Coral is a hard plastic doll measuring 30 cms . She has a large head and is top heavy .She has large black button eyes , pink cheeks and bright pink plastic hair . Her body is a lot thinner than her head , her hands are mitten shaped. [ as in a thumb and a larger finger shape] Her legs are skinny too and the feet have no shape to them as such , as the leg ends the feet come out and go out a different angle. Don't sound that nice , but they are fine and make putting the shoes on a lot easier. She comes with a small hole in the back of her head to release any water .
Coral comes dressed in a frilly swimsuit , the suit is pink with white polka dots and has a turquoise ribbon to tie around her neck . The suit is made from the same material swimsuits are made from .
==Mermaid Costume. ==
Also in the box comes Coral's mermaid costume , this is a lovely thick material in a bright shiny turquoise blue colour . Coral fits into the costume very easily pop her legs in and pull it up over her arms ,she fixes with velco at the back. My daughter couldn't do this at 3 years old but can now managed it now she is 5 .
Coral's pet is a blowfish, she is a orange, yellow colour and measures approx 8 cms in diameter . She collects water through her nose and then you can squeeze it out for that real blowfish effect.
In each large Lalaloopsy box comes a poster ,with a picture of the Lalaloopsy you have bought on side and a group Lalaloopsy picture on the other side.
So what's so special about Coral ? well she has magic colour changing hair . At normal temperatures her hair is a bright pink colour, but when immersed in water it changes to purple . The instructions say cold water , but we use it in the bath and it still works with warm water.
Coral lives in our bathroom and is played with every bath time . Her hair changes colour exactly how it should and is still fully working nearly 2 years after purchase. She is easy to empty [when she fills with water in the bath] as there is a small hole at the back, with a squeeze of her face [ sorry Coral] and a wiggle of the head , the water comes out easy enough . Her pet is just as easy to empty .
I think Coral Sea Shells is one of the better large Lalaloopsy dolls due the extra feature of the colour changing hair , and even though there are no shoes with this doll you do get 2 outfits , so a nice starter doll if you daughter likes changing their clothes all the time . They are a little pricey when not on special offer , and due to them being top heavy not as easy to carry for smaller children .
We have 6 or 7 of the large dolls now , this is the one we have had most use out of as we use it as a bath toy and she stays in the bathroom rather than with the other Lalaloospy dolls.
4 out of 5 , great quality as always from Lalaloopsy ,and makes a great bath toy .Would be a 5 but the price is a little high especially if you were to collect all 80+ dolls !!!