I hate you, Bratz. Your skanky heals and your giant lips. But… why do you torment me with -this-? I love this model. armored mermaids? YES PLEASE. They turn into ballet skirts? HOORAY. And now I have to go to the store. Bleh.
Cute Lalaloopsy doll Marina Anchors is likely my favorite of the bunch. Of course, I grew up at the sea, so I’m a little biased. She’s so hard to find, and she’s from one of the older runs. On ebay, her price is already crawling towards three digits (and in some cases, they already have). Her large size was originally $21.99 at retail, and I managed to find on in a holiday toy shipment to Wal Mart during one of my toy searches the other day. It tends to happen at Christmas, where the warehouse just ships out whatever they have left in bulk, and occasionally that includes old stock from old runs. She comes packaged with her little whale companion and his fancy hat!
Marina has a little brother named Matey Anchors. He’s so cute! He wasn’t high on my list, but since I’m picking up Marina and he only runs about $9.99 at retail, I might snag him, too.
Here mini-figure has several variations. The hardest to find (and most expensive) of them is the one on the left, with her bathing suit and colorful inner-tube. That set came complete with a bathtub that resembles a sailboat, as well as a sink and vanity.