I found this little gem in a random beach shop on the Jersey shore while on vacation this summer. My family vacations are usually bizarrely toy-focused because they tend to coincide with SDCC. I spend my evenings frantically trying to get an internet signal to see all the exciting reveals. With all my focus on the digital world, I never expect to find interesting toys in the surf shops. Well these figures certainly burst that bubble. Sure, they're cheaply made with sloppy paint, but at the same time I know that fully sculpted and articulated mermaid action figures are exceedingly rare. The first Sisters of the Sea figure I spotted was blonde with an orange tail. I'm still kicking myself for not grabbing her right away because she was gone in a few hours and all that was left was the requisite Ariel wannabes. Wild Republic is a company I'm well aware of from their animal replicas (one of my many other hobbies). You can easily find Wild Republic toys in museum gift shops and tourist areas. I know it's just a matter of time until I get all the color variations. Let's check out this cool mermaid figure below!
This redheaded mermaid with a green tail and blue shells comes with a large sea turtle.
She has four points of articulation: Arms, Head, and Tail.
I'm aware of three color variations in the Sisters of the Sea line. The most popular one seems to be the redhead with purple shells. She comes in a large playset with seven ocean animals. This is the set that you can find on Amazon and eBay with no problem.
Here is the actual figure I saw in the shop. I took a photo so I could Google the toy line later. I quickly found out that online information is practically nonexistent. The blonde figures come with a pink dolphin.
Here is a screenshot of the 2014 Wild Republic catalog.
Time for a Comparison Shot!