Barbie Color Magic Mermaid Review (Mattel)

What It Is

Kids can change the color of Barbie's hair and mermaid tail with the Barbie Color Magic Mermaid doll. Icy cold water deepens the color of the doll's pink, purple, and blue hair streaks. The pink tail and fin also turn a dark purple. Warm water lightens the hair streaks and tail. The doll returns to its original colors when dry. The doll features elaborate, oversized fins and a bendable tail so that kids can create lots of mermaid moves and poses. The doll also comes with a teal seahorse water squirter and a pink brush. The doll is also available in a brunette version, which is sold separately.

Is It Fun?

We love the poseability of this mermaid doll. Barbie's tail bends at three spots so that kids can make the tail move in a realistic way. (Or as realistic as mermaids get.) Kids will also like the "magic" of changing Barbie's hair and tail color. This is a very pretty doll that will engage kids in lots of imaginative underwater play.

Who It’s For

Barbie Color Magic Mermaid is for ages 3 and up.

What To Be Aware Of

The color-change feature with the icy cold water is not as dramatic as the packaging would have you believe.

Because this toy involves the use of water, make sure you're playing in an area where it's okay to get wet.

To avoid burns, do not use water that is too hot, above 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Do not expose the color-change fin to intense heat or direct sunlight.

  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy