Magic Merbabies :: Princess

"Create fun colours in you bath!"

Magic Merbabies were produced by Hasbro/Vivid Imaginations around 2001-04 (In Italy they were produced by Gigi). They were a series of small dolls with mermaid clothing and colourful hair, made for play in water. Each doll came with a packet of "Fizzy Tints" (also called "Bath Tints"), for colouring bath water. There were also a few playsets produced.

They were sold in parts of Europe under varying names:

  • France: Mes Jolies Petites Sirènes (My Pretty Little Mermaid)
  • Italy: Magiche Piccole Sirene (Magical Little Mermaid)
  • Germany: Zauberhafte Badenixen (Magical Mermaids)

Images on this page thanks to Georgia (as well as lots of information), mharas_world, Ina.fr, eBay sellers including Collezionandoroma, downtownmanhattan and Retropazzia, and GOTD Forum member vaughanh7!


Princess Merbabies

"Princess Merbabies come with a magical wand for girls to create their own trail. Each wand holds Tub Tints so girls can be like the Princess Merbabies."

There were three princess dolls sold with a large plastic wind-up sea creature and a brush. They were sold in two types of packages, one with "Fizzy Tints" (Euro) and one with "Tub Tints" (UK). The Tub Tints packaging had the dolls name written on it, where as the Fizzy Tints packaging did not. All these dolls had tiaras but no Mer-Pets. There was also a forth Princess doll sold with no large pet (see lower down for info).

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Princess Coral and Shellie the Turtle

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Princess Erika and Bubbles the Hippo

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Princes Tara and Flip the Dolphin

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Packaging and Publicity

This is from the UK back packaging, which also included illustrations of the six original dolls, these three plus a 10th exclusive offer doll called "Lily".

These sets also came with a free necklace when purchased from Argos in the UK during 2002/03. I don't know anything about the necklace itself.

Princess Bride Lillie

There was also a Princess Bride doll, who came with two flower girls, a packet of Fizzy Tints, a brush and colour change jewels on her dress (but no Mer-Pet). Like the princess dolls above, she came with a tiara.

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Magic Merbabies :: Princess

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