The clone collecting niche is a very underrated, but super fun community of people that love and collect the so called “clone dolls”. At first, people were interested in vintage and mod clones, but now more and more collectors of new and current clones are starting to emerge.
I am an admirer of these dolls. I have a few of them in my collection, but I try to refrain myself from buying more because I simply don’t have room for them. That, nonetheless, doesn’t stop me from continuing to read about these dolls.
Today I found this lovely siren (mermaid) doll in one of the best Mexican doll collecting Facebook groups: Barbie Collector Mexico 2.5 ( Compras , ventas cambios y consejos). Mario Menchaca Guzmàn, one of the most active collectors there, posted this lovely doll that is exclusively sold in Coppel stores across Mexico.
What I find intriguing about this doll is her face. Usually these clones are copies of Barbie faces, but this one is so unique. And quite charming. Her body looks like a clone Barbie body, but that is super common with other dolls such as Betty that is widely available here.
Here is a close-up IRL image of her face.
Don’t know about you, but I kind of want this doll.