The Little Mermaid- Disney

The Little Mermaid was adapted from a famous Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale and the 1989  film from Disney is considered a classic Disney movie.

The action figure toy line was released in 1989 by Tyco and ran until 1993. Its long lasting appeal was helped by the animated TV series “Ariel’s Undersea Adventures” that ran about the same time.

The first release in 1989 was based on the popular Disney movie but a second series was released in 1992 base on the TV series.

The second series as a result, had more variety and characters than the original series of dolls and action figures.

A series of outfits was also released between 1990 and 1992 for these dolls/figures as well as two extra-large 18-inch Ariel dolls in 1992.

The basic dolls/action figures were 9 ½ inches tall and were packaged in decorative window boxes.The initial release consisted of various versions of Ariel and Eric. The Eric dolls/figures were taller than the Ariel dolls measuring 12-inches rather than 9 1/2.

These dolls are still readily available on eBay and other online stores such as Amazon and generally (at the time of writing) range from $5-$30 for the basic figures and outfits; and up to $50 for the Deluxe dolls and play sets.

As well as the vintage Tyco dolls Disney released a series of The Little Mermaid dolls in 1997 that were exclusive to the Disney store and more recently Mattel released a line of Little Mermaid dolls in 2014.

Tyco Little Mermaids Checklist 1989

window box, with clothes

  • Ariel The Little Mermaid thin box, with pink seashell
  • Holiday Ariel with Holiday Flounder ornament
  • Ariel and Her Friends with Flounder, Sebastian, and Scuttle
  • Ariel The Beautiful Bride
  • Eric (the Sailor)
  • Eric casual attire, thin box
  • Eric in uniform, thin box with pink seashell
  • Ariel's Sister Arista
  • Undersea Party Ariel  with accessories
  • Eric The Handsome Prince
  • Tropical Ariel with Sebastian
  • Ariel Dressed to Tour the Kingdom
  • Royal Princess Ariel  with fur stole and crown
  • Princess Ariel and Prince Eric  Wedding Couple and cake 
  • Calypso Beautiful Hair Ariel
  • Springtime Ariel
Holiday ArielHoliday Ariel
Ariel and Her FriendsAriel and Her Friends
Ariel The Beautiful BrideAriel The Beautiful Bride
Ariel's Sister AristaAriel's Sister Arista
Undersea Party ArielUndersea Party Ariel
Tropical Ariel with SebastianTropical Ariel with Sebastian
Ariel Dressed to Tour the KingdomAriel Dressed to Tour the Kingdom
Calypso Beautiful Hair ArielCalypso Beautiful Hair Ariel
Springtime ArielSpringtime Ariel
Eric in uniformEric in uniform
Eric (the Sailor)Eric (the Sailor)
Royal Princess ArielRoyal Princess Ariel

18-inch dolls

  • Talking Ariel
  • Singing Ariel with underwater magic

Accessories

  • Dinner at Eric’s Palace  dinner gown place settings, "snarfblatt" pipe and Sebastian
  • Ariel's Under-the-Sea Treasures sparkling fin and top, treasure chest, jewels, etc, and Flounder
  • Ariel's Bedtime at the Palace nightgown, beadsheet and pillow, slippers, etc, and Sebastian
  • Ariel fashion fin and bikini top outfits, 7 different,
  • Eric Funtime Outfit bermuda shorts, shirt and hat
Dinner at Eric’s PalaceDinner at Eric’s Palace
Ariel's Bedtime at the Palace nightgownAriel's Bedtime at the Palace nightgown
Eric Funtime OutfitEric Funtime Outfit

Ariel The Little Mermaid series 1993

  • Prince Eric
  • Sea Fashion Ariel
  • Whale of a Tale Ariel with Friend Spot
  • Cool Teen Ariel
  • Cool Teen Pearl  
  • Cool Teen Shelly
  • MerBabysitter Ariel
  • Beautiful Hair Ariel  
Sea Fashion ArielSea Fashion Ariel
Whale of a Tale ArielWhale of a Tale Ariel
MerBabysitter ArielMerBabysitter Ariel
Beautiful Hair ArielBeautiful Hair Ariel
Cool Teen ArielCool Teen Ariel
Cool Teen PearlCool Teen Pearl
Cool Teen ShellyCool Teen Shelly
Prince EricPrince Eric

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