- Disney and Hasbro are celebrating the 30th anniversary of “The Little Mermaid” in 2019.
- INSIDER can exclusively reveal four new doll sets coming this summer.
- The four sets include Ariel, all of her sisters, and Prince Eric. They’re all recommended for ages 3 and up.
2019 marks the 30th anniversary of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” and to celebrate Hasbro is releasing a new line of dolls inspired by the Oscar-winning movie.
Ahead of 2019’s New York Toy Fair, INSIDER is exclusively revealing Hasbro’s new line of “Little Mermaid” dolls, which will be released this summer. A new generation of children will be introduced to Prince Eric, Ariel, and her many sisters.
“We’re excited to join the celebration with the release of a completely new collection of Disney Princess dolls for endless fun under the sea to honour this exciting milestone,” Kristin Hamilton, Hasbro’s vice president of global brand strategy and marketing, told INSIDER. “Ariel is a beloved character in the Disney Princess world, and we’re looking forward to bringing more play experiences with Ariel (and her sisters) to current and new fans of ‘The Little Mermaid.'”
From June to August, Hasbro will release four “The Little Mermaid”-inspired playsets, three of which will be Target exclusives. Check out the dolls below.
June: Princess Ariel and her two sisters, Arista and Aquata will be available in one set
Price: $US29.99Ages: 3+
It’s great to have an Ariel princess doll, but what about her many sisters? This set unites the curious mermaid with Aquata, who has a blue tail, and Arista, the coral-tailed mermaid who has a pretty large role in the prequel film, “The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning.” The set also comes with a tiara for Ariel (or either of the other princesses) to wear.
The Disney Princess Ariel and sisters storytelling pack will be available June 2019 at most major retailers.
June: Ariel will be available in another set with all of her sisters.
Price: $US24.99Ages: 3+
If you want to see Ariel with more of her family, she’ll also be available with all six of her sisters in a complete set as well. A slightly smaller Ariel doll will come with Aquata, Arista, Andrina, Attina, Adella, and Alana. There’s also a tiara fit for Ariel.
The Disney princess Ariel and sisters doll set will be available exclusively at Target.
June: Ariel will come in her signature mermaid look and a pink dress to change into
Price: $US14.99Ages: 3+
If you’re just looking for a new Princess Ariel doll, Hasbro has one more coming in June which has her in her classic mermaid look. Just like in the animated movie, she’ll be able to transform into the pink dress she wears when she becomes human. Remove her fins and Ariel has a knee-length pink gown to change into and some shoes to stretch her sea legs. Just like the two other doll sets, this Ariel comes with a crown.
The Ariel doll with extra fashion will be available exclusively at Target.
August: Ariel and Prince Eric will come together in a 2-pack set
Price: $US24.99Ages: 3+
Ariel will also be available in her other iconic dress from “The Little Mermaid,” in which she goes out and explores with Prince Eric. Unlike her mermaid look, her hair is tied back in a bow. All they will need is the boat to recreate the iconic scene featuring “Kiss the Girl.”
The Disney Princess Ariel and Prince Eric 2-pack will be available exclusively at Target.