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How the real dolls look

How the real dolls look

How the real dolls look

COUNTERFEIT Frozen dolls worth up to €600,000 have been seized by Customs officers at Dublin Port

More than 20,000 fake versions of the must-have dolls were intercepted as part of a routine operation yesterday.

The toys were discovered in a container that originated from China and were destined for the Christmas market.

Parents have been battling to secure toys from the hit Disney movie Frozen in time for the big day. Last month gardai were called to a Swords toy store after reports of 'physical fights' breaking out in overnight queues for the singing Snow Glow Elsa doll.

One toy was placed on Adverts.ie for €500, with the ad viewed 10,000 times and 70 offers made on it.

A spokesman for Smyths toy stores told the Herald that "stocks on some items are limited" but that they still have "a great range of Frozen products".

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No arrests have yet been made in relation to the seizure. A Revenue spokesperson reminded the public that buying counterfeit goods harms legitimate businesses.

They also warned of "health and safety risks" to children by the toys that are unregulated.

rschiller@herald.ie


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