Mermaids intrigue me. Do they exist and do they lure lonely sailors to a watery but ecstatic death like in the Odyssey? Do they fall in love with humans like Ariel and the mermaid in the Splash film? The ones in Harry Potter were a particularly mean strain of merpeople.
I have seventeen fish-tailed lovelies in the art section and another five in other parts of the collection.
I’ll start with a particularly lovely joker and mermaid who just this week (11/20) joined us from eBay.
This next one hadn’t even arrived yet but I’ve paid for it on eBay:
This next one is definitely my favorite. Very 50s fantasy, reminds me of the old film South Pacific.
A two tailed joker? Must be time for a Starbucks coffee.
Very colorful and a full robust tail on this lovely. A full head of hair too.
Here are the mermaids that I've collected in one space.
There is one mermaid that appear to have human legs. hmmmm
Here is the Little Mermaid sculpture from the port of Amsterdam, created in honor of Hans Christian Anderson. She is in the mermaid section although, as a statue, I could have put her in the statue section (subsection of the Arsty section).
ARe there mermaids in other sections of the collection? Yes, there are. There are this pair of mer-people in the juggling section! Aren't they magnificent?
And in the cartoon section, there is the Sea Witch. Ursula!
Here's more mermaid jokers which could also have been in the musical category, wind section.
They are jokers by Nintendo. Note the Nintendo brand the restaurant promotion both below the creature and on the banner. Some are more fully customized than others.
And here’s a lot more Nintendo mermaid advertising jokers.
What type of jokers do you want to see next?