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13 people found this helpful
Fun to watch
on 27 December 2012
My two daughters aged 4 and 8 saw these advertised and pleaded for them for Christmas, they were a bit difficult to track down but the magic of amazon worked. We ordered a four pack so that they could have two each. They were met with squeals of delight on the day and it wasn't long before we were gathered in front of a bathroom sink filled with warm water to see what would happen. Getting into the mermaid package took a while as they are wrapped in an outer layer of coloured wrapping and an inner wrapping of clear plastic but this is to prevent the mermaid disintegrating should it get wet accidentally and so is a necessary evil.
As we placed the mermaid in the sink a great fizzing began which thrilled the onlookers and eventually once the fizzing had stopped a mermaid appeared, we were able to use the packing to identify which mermaid we had hatched and once we had watched the others hatch we held the mermaids under the cold tap and their tails did indeed change colour which also thrilled the girls. They did lose some interest in the mermaids once the initial excitement of the fizzing and colour changing tails had worn off and I am not sure how much they will be played with now and they are expensive for what they are. We did get four different mermaids but I think it is very much the luck of the draw, we ended up with two common mermaids, one rare one and one ultra rare and I have already been asked for more! If your kids really want these be prepared for them to end up in a drawer once the excitement has faded but great fun to watch fizz.
The seller sent the item as described, well packaged and in good time.