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Barbie in a Mermaid Tale 2 Merliah Review (Mattel)

What It Is

In Barbie in a Mermaid Tale 2 (Mattel's latest direct-to-DVD Barbie movie release), Barbie again stars as Merliah, a champion surfer from Malibu who is secretly a mermaid princess. The Merliah doll transforms from human surfer to mermaid princess just like in the movie. The doll's mermaid tail slides off to reveal the doll's legs. Pull the string so the fins are completely hidden and turn the tail over for a surfboard with foot holders so Merliah can ride. The doll also features color-change effects. Use icy cold water to make a streak of Merliah's hair turn pink and to make the body art on the doll's stomach appear. (Apply warm water to undo the color-change effects.)

Is It Fun?

The doll's transformation really helps girls bring the character and the adventure from the movie to life in their own play. Girls can recreate moments from the movie or go on new mermaid adventures (in the water or out of the water) with the Merliah doll.

Who It’s For

The Barbie in a Mermaid Tale 2 Merliah doll is for ages 3 and up.

What To Be Aware Of

Adult assembly is required. Younger children may need parental assistance working the transformation feature, at least the first couple of times until they get the hang of it.

The doll does not stand or swim on its own.

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