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Mimi
"Mimi would like to teach the world to sing!"
By Euphrates
Mimi Mimi was a blonde, Crissy-sized singing doll made by Remco in 1973. Mimi was packaged with small records that you insert in her back, along with a AA battery, enabling her to sing "I'd Like to Teach The World to Sing!" in 8 different languages; English, French, German, Greek, Polish, Hebrew, Spanish, and Italian.

Remco also made 8 world-fashion accessory sets for Mimi. Each set came with the appropriate clothing, records and lyric sheets for that country. The record would feature a song that Remco deemed representative of that country and a song in English. For example: the Italian set contains "O Sole Mio" and "He's Got The Whole World In His Hands". The Spanish set's songs are "Oh Susanna" and "Toreador".

Mimi's strongest feature is also her most volatile - her voice. It's common to find Mimis with broken record players or missing needles, and if she does happen to come with a record or two, they are quite frequently scratched badly. Still, a Mimi in nice condition and with all of her functioning singing tools can be had for well under $50.

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