Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Wild Republic's SISTERS OF THE SEA!

Sisters of the Sea: Mermaids - 6" Action Playsets - Wild Republic 2014

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!




Cheers!




1 comment:

  1. Goodness, this one is too much!! So atrocious!! but thanx for review. Puts a smile on mah face.

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