Barbie Rainbow Lights Mermaid Light-Up Princess Pool Toy

Last updated date: February 22, 2022

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9.3

Barbie Rainbow Lights Mermaid Light-Up Princess Pool Toy

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We looked at the top Princess Pool Toys and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Princess Pool Toy you should buy.

Update as February 22, 2022:
Checkout The Best Princess Pool Toys for a detailed review of all the top princess pool toys.

Overall Take

This is a pretty Barbie mermaid doll dressed in beautiful pastel colors for playtime. She also has something even more special: a sparkling, colorful, light-up tail that turns on and off when you push the button in her necklace.


In our analysis, the Barbie Barbie Rainbow Lights Mermaid Light-Up Princess Pool Toy placed 4th when we looked at the top 5 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Make a real splash with the Barbie Rainbow Lights Mermaid doll! Dip this Barbie doll into water to see her mermaid tail glimmer with colorful lights inspired by a sparkling rainbow. It’s a total wow moment! Simply press the button in Barbie doll’s necklace to switch her to “on” mode, and dip her into the tub or pool. The colorful light show starts automatically once she is activated by the water. Or bring the magic ashore -you can push the button in Barbie doll’s necklace to enjoy the light show without water. She then goes into “sleep” mode after 5 minutes of inactivity. Reactivate with another push of the necklace button for endless storytelling fun. Rainbow fins, a “pearl”-detailed belt, pink-streaked hair and a princess tiara complete the head-to-toe magical mermaid look. Tell all sorts of fantastic fairytales with this gorgeous mermaid doll. Includes Barbie mermaid doll with light-up feature. Doll cannot stand or swim alone. Colors and decorations may vary.

An Overview On Princess Pool Toys

When it comes to princess pool toys, mermaids are always a hit with kids and adults alike. Disney’s Ariel mermaid and her cohorts will always be favorite movie characters and toys for kids, and you can find themed dolls, blocks, dress-up sets, plush and waterproof toys and more in stores and online. Ariel and the gang are naturally compatible with swimming pools and bathtubs, but kids like playing with them everywhere.

You can find toys that sink to the bottom for young divers to find, those that wind up and swim and others with light-up tails. Some Little Mermaid toys even sing songs from the movie like “Part of Your World” or speak quotations. Some sing in different languages, too!

Not all the mermaid-themed toys you find are licensed Disney toys, even though they have the trademark red hair and big eyes. If your children don’t settle for anything less than the real Ariel, stick to that, and they won’t be disappointed.

Also, consider their age, and read the product descriptions, because toys need to be developmentally age-appropriate and safe. Toys intended for children 12 and under also have to be third-party tested and have children’s product certificates. It is also good to check for recent toy recalls; companies often recall toys for having small parts that children may choke on and other safety problems.

You don’t have to spend a lot of money on princess pool toys. They are not expensive, and if you like, you can buy extras so your children can share them when they play in the pool with their friends. If you’re sitting next to the tub when your little one is playing with princess pool toys, expect to get splashed! And don’t forget, you can join in on the fun; moms, dads and caregivers often enjoy playing Evil Ursula.

The Princess Pool Toy Buying Guide

  • If the princess toy is battery-operated, check to see if the battery is included. When it is, you might want to buy extras.
  • Avoid buying any toys with small parts for children under the age of three.
  • Always supervise children closely while they are in the pool or playing nearby.
  • Get more challenging toys that encourage interactivity for older kids. Dive-down toys, mermaid-themed LEGO sets and Play-Doh are good choices.