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Offline Lon

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/l0n/4382125345/

I used to have a site thing the info on the doll. Here's the text:


"When I was little, I had a doll I called "Lavender" who was a mermaid. Even after she lost an arm, I still had alot of fun with her. At some point in time Lavender went missing and by now has probably been thrown away. Now, years later, I am looking for information on who made Lavender and the other dolls like her but unfortunatly I recieved her during the 80's when quite a few mermaid dolls were produced.

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Name: Lavender (Probably not her original name)
Purchased: By my mother, sometime during the late 80's but before 1990.
Physical Description: Pudgey, toddler-like build. Mermaid. Round face with a round nose and a :D type open mouth. Long blue and purple hair in a high pony tail, shimmery blue (purple?) tail.


Variations Found:
*Green hair, Green Tail  
*Blue hair with Purple streaks, Pink Tail
*Blond, Golden tail

Dead Ends:
*Sea Wees by Kenner: Smaller, no noses, body in a different position
*My Pretty Mermaid by Hasbro/Playskool: Smaller, jointed tail fin, magic symbol
*Sweet Sea by TOMY: Body in a different position, curly hair, mouth closed
* Mermaid Princess by TNT: Similar in build and position but not the same. No shimmery tail, thinner, closed mouth."

Also, I am Canadian.
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Offline mlpMerriweather

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Re: Toddler-style Mermaids (Picture!)
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 14 March 2010, 09:32 pm »
I had one of these in California, and I had never been to Canada. I think I might have got it at a drugstore or a small toy store on a visit with my grandmother, or after a doctor visit. I am not sure if I have it anymore, but I wish I could be of more help. I can't remember much about it, either. Mine was blond, I think, with a blue tail.

Offline EricaVee

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Re: Toddler-style Mermaids (Picture!)
« Reply #2 on: Friday 19 March 2010, 11:16 am »
I found this little baby mermaid on eBay that looks like it might go with your mermaids. It has the same shimmery tail and it's in the same pose:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-Mermaid-Baby-for-Nursery-or-Fish-Aquarium-CUTE!_W0QQitemZ370344957072QQcmdZViewItemQQimsxZ20100308?IMSfp=TL100308159014r399

The poster says they're made by Galoob.
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Offline mlpMerriweather

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Re: Toddler-style Mermaids (Picture!)
« Reply #3 on: Monday 22 March 2010, 12:34 am »
Hmm, it looks different to me. Different pose, and smaller. I am still on the lookout for the original dolls, but I think they might be difficult to find.

Offline Ghost Of The Doll

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Re: Toddler-style Mermaids (Picture!)
« Reply #4 on: Monday 22 March 2010, 11:45 am »
The eBay sale link to the Galoob mermaid is a Magic Diapers Merbaby, a different toy from the mermaids Lon is looking for unfortunately.
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Offline EricaVee

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Re: Toddler-style Mermaids (Picture!)
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 23 March 2010, 04:05 am »
Shoot, I thought that maybe your dolls might have come with little mer-babies like so many of the other mermaid toys from the 80's did but I guess not. The only other one I've seen like yours end up being the TNT ones, but I'll continue to keep an eye out.
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Offline Lon

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Re: Toddler-style Mermaids (Picture!)
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 10 April 2010, 11:58 am »
(Sorry guys, I forgot to keep checking back)

Yeah, I had some of the Magic Diaper Merbabies too. They fit in the palm of your hand whereas the one I've looking for was larger. It's hard to tell exactly since you don't always remember sizes correctly from childhood but I'm pretty sure she was about the same size as the TNT one.

Thanks anyway though, Erica!

Offline BattySparkles

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Re: Toddler-style Mermaids (Picture!)
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 11 April 2010, 10:40 am »
I know it is no help in IDing, but there's one for sale in a lot on ebay right now. If anyone here buys it I'd be interested in the Japanese book if they might want to resell just that book to me..
http://cgi.ebay.com/Various-Mermaid-Toy-Collection-Little-and-Many-Others_W0QQitemZ180490910085QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item2a0618b985

Offline jenniferf82

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Re: Toddler-style Mermaids (Picture!)
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 14 April 2010, 07:04 pm »
I found the blond one of this mermaid today and she is marked TNT on the back of the head.


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Re: Toddler-style Mermaids (Picture!)
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 14 April 2010, 09:24 pm »
TNT produced the Mermaid Princess dolls as featured in this post:

http://ghostofthedoll.co.uk/Forum/index.php?topic=193.0

Looking at the eBay link above the dolls appear to be more or less the same size but don't look like they are from the same series:


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Offline BattySparkles

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Re: Toddler-style Mermaids (Picture!)
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 09 June 2010, 06:07 am »
Again, I'm not actually helping to ID these dolls, but I did come across an auction of a blue hair/tail version of these dolls.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Aqua-Hair-Aqua-Tail-Mermaid-Doll-/110543914071?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19bcee4457

Offline Yaisha

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Re: Toddler-style Mermaids (Picture!)
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 19 June 2010, 06:27 pm »
TNT produced the Mermaid Princess dolls as featured in this post:

http://ghostofthedoll.co.uk/Forum/index.php?topic=193.0

Looking at the eBay link above the dolls appear to be more or less the same size but don't look like they are from the same series:




I guess this doesn't really relate to the dolls in the topic but the first two dolls in this picture are part of the same series.  I had one exactly like them as a kid but she had a pink fin and pink hair.  I always wondered what they were.  I'm pretty sure it was the 80's when I got her for Xmas.

Offline DarkAnjel77

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Re: Toddler-style Mermaids (Picture!)
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 26 June 2010, 04:11 am »
I found this auction.  It matches the ones in the first post.
They are called "Sea Tails"
Here is the link
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220625035224&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

Offline BattySparkles

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Re: Toddler-style Mermaids (Picture!)
« Reply #13 on: Saturday 26 June 2010, 04:32 am »
Hooray! They're finally ID'd! Good job Darky!

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Re: [ID: Sea Tails] Toddler-style Mermaids (Picture!)
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 27 June 2010, 03:13 am »
Thanks!

Glad I could help on this one  :D

 

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