Barbie Dolphin Magic Transforming Mermaid Doll Review (Mattel)

Barbie Dolphin Magic Transforming Mermaid Doll
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What It Is

Barbie and her sisters are ready for another adventure, and this time they meet rainbow-colored dolphins and a new friend who is more than she seems. Recreate the adventure from the Barbie Dolphin Magic movie with the Barbie Dolphin Magic Transforming Mermaid Doll. This is based on the new character Isla, who can transform from human girl to mermaid. And that's what this doll is all about.

Isla comes packaged as a mermaid, but if you want to change her into a human, just lift up on the fabric mermaid tail, slip the doll's arms through the two holes, and fasten the Velcro tabs in the back. Now Isla is wearing a blue sleeveless dress with coral reef print on the skirt and a shimmery purple cape.

Do the steps in reverse to change Isla back into a mermaid. And as a mermaid, the doll's mermaid top will go from purple to blue in warm water.

The doll also comes with a sparkly orange dolphin water squirter and a comb, necklace, and flip flops.

Is It Fun?
Kids are really going to like recreating Isla's transformation from mermaid to human and back again just like in the movie. It's an easy feature for kids to manipulate, too. And they'll like playing out other favorite scenes from the movie, but even if kids haven't seen the new movie yet, this Barbie doll will still engage them in lots of imaginative play. It would also be a fun bathtime doll.
Who It’s For
The Barbie Dolphin Magic Transforming Mermaid Doll is for ages 3 and up. It's going to be fun for Barbie fans who are excited to play out a new Barbie adventure, whether or not they've seen the new Barbie movie.
What To Be Aware Of

A Barbie Dolphin Magic Snorkel Fun Friends doll set is also available and sold separately.

In the new movie, Barbie and her sisters visit Ken on his internship studying dolphins. While the sisters are out exploring, they discover rainbow-colored dolphins and a new friend named Isla who wants to save the coral reef. Isla needs the help of Barbie, her sisters, and the dolphins to save the day.

AT A GLANCE:
  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy