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Offline Mlp Sunsparkle

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Childhood toy ID (disney playset) Finally found it!
« on: October 06, 2017, 06:46:09 PM »
Hello everyone!
I was wondering if anyone has an idea of the name or anything at all about this toy that I had when I was little. The two images are the only things I could find on google of it. My set is somewhere in the loft so I'm not able to get it out to photograph it.

It is a castle from the little mermaid. The figures, Ariel, Eric, Sebastian and flounder are all on small bases, just like vintage polly pocket. It would've been purchased in the 2000s, probably 2004 onwards. I cannot find anything but these images. I also called it two names when I was little: undersea palace or undersea kingdom, and being very young I don't think I would've come up with those names on my own. I have since found these are names of sets, but none of them match this one.

It's been puzzling me as I've been able to identify my other two disney sets, but not this one.

If anyone has any info I would be so greatful!
Here are the pics I have found of it (not mine, found on google)
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/152465942@N05/
« Last Edit: January 03, 2018, 12:58:16 PM by Mlp Sunsparkle »



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Re: Childhood toy ID (disney playset)
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2017, 01:01:42 AM »
its definitely polly pocket, but not sure only time that picture shows up is when i put 1990's in the search bar
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Re: Childhood toy ID (disney playset)
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2017, 02:43:00 PM »
Could it possibly be something like the star castles line? I think they did a few disney ones.

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Re: Childhood toy ID (disney playset)
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2017, 03:04:27 PM »
Ooooh someone has been listing vintage Polly Pocket type stuff on  Ebay Canada recently. 
I can't post a link but search Ebay.ca for "Vintage 1992 Irwin Little Mermaid Polly Pocket Type Doll and Sea Shell Playset"  because it may be an Irwin product!!! 
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Re: Childhood toy ID (disney playset)
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2017, 08:44:11 AM »
I hope you find out more about your Little Mermaid castle. :) It could also be a Disney Store version. They have their own versions of Disney Polly Pocket dolls.  There are some listings on Ebay for Disney Tiny Collection that has figures on bases. but I don't see any Little Mermaid ones.


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Re: Childhood toy ID (disney playset)
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2017, 10:14:03 AM »
Thank you so much for all of your suggestions, it certainly seems to be some kind of disney polly pocket, my mum said she thought it was from a disney store so it may well be. The Irwin set also has a very similar style to it, and as soon as I saw star castles I thought it was one, but I haven't managed to find any that match it.

I did find two polly pocket style disney lines: tiny collection (seems to be 90's) and mini collection (early 2000's) I also found a playset called bubble fantasy, which has a similar style to it and it was called mini collection on the box. It's possible it could be something from that line, but I don't know any more on that.

BUT... good news! We are having a loft tidy up on Saturday so if it is still up there i will be able to take my own pics, and hopefully see a manufacturing date and company. Let's hope it's still up there  :)

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Re: Childhood toy ID (disney playset)
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2017, 04:30:56 PM »
I hope you solve your mystery!  :)
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Re: Childhood toy ID (disney playset) Update with pics!
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2017, 04:28:58 PM »
Good news everyone!! I found it in the loft!
It's so cute and much smaller than I remember (although I was a lot smaller too!)
I will try and add an image in but if it doesn't work I'll just link to my flikr so you can see it. It only says '(copyright) disney China'
Here goes the image attempt:



Front view


Back view


When open


There's a little wheel on the back, and when you turn it the shells and fish pop up


Here's the adorable accessories


The tiny figures (just realised Ariel's expression lol


The size of the castle compared to a g3


And the figures

It's definitely very polly pocket like and the two other disney sets are a very similar style to this one. The figures are all on the same colour bases and can fit in Each other's playsets, so maybe they're all part of the same line
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Re: Childhood toy ID (disney playset) Update with pics!
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2018, 12:57:51 PM »
I found it! It’s ariel’s secret palace and it is made by........
HASBRO!!!!!
There was one sold on eBay and on the instructions it had the “thank you for purchasing this (toyline) product” just like all the g3 sets!
Being Hasbro, I would’ve thought it would be marked, but it’s just Disney China!

Thank you to everyone for all your suggestions and help :)
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Re: Childhood toy ID (disney playset) Finally found it!
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2018, 03:01:57 PM »
so cool you found the answer!
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Re: Childhood toy ID (disney playset) Finally found it!
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2018, 12:35:11 AM »
That is really neat, I would never have guessed that.