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Sold-out Frozen dolls are offered on eBay for PS250.

Byline: Catherine Lillington Staff Reporter catherine.lillington@trinitymirror.com

SOLD-OUT Disney Frozen dolls costing PS72 are being offered on eBay for a spine-chilling PS250!

Sellers are trying to cash in on massive demand for the musthave collector's items, which were snapped up in minutes at Disney's Bullring store yesterday morning.

One seller asking PS250 for an Elsa doll advertised: "Disney Frozen - Elsa Limited Edition Doll Sold Out."

A second eBay user advertised three dolls, Anna, Elsa and Kristoff, for starting bids of PS499.99 before the auction ended with no bids made.

The high prices are likely to spark anger among parents who queued for hours in the hope of snapping up one of the dolls in Birmingham.

The Frozen dolls were the third series released by Disney in the wake of the Oscar-winning film - one of the highestgrossing movies of all time. Staff at the Bullring store arrived at work to find a queue of desperate parents, all eager to land one of the sought-after dolls.

One member of staff said: "We were kept in the dark about the dolls until they were delivered late last night.

"We think some people started queuing from 10pm on Monday.

"The interest was huge."

Staff were called in early and counted down the queue at 6am, handing out tickets to the lucky few.

"We gave out tickets to the people queuing so they would know if they would get a doll or not," said a store spokesman.

"The Elsa ones went very quickly, although we had a few of the others left."

Some fans had hoped the new collectable dolls - big business in the UK and US - might offer a sneak peek at a movie sequel.

But Elsa is depicted in the purple gown she wore when she said farewell to her parents.

Anna wears the outfit she wore at the end of the movie but with a new hairstyle.

Last year limited edition Elsa dolls made specially for Harrods retailed at PS500 a time but were soon being offered on eBay for three times that amount - and still finding buyers.

A set which included two versions of each Elsa and Anna doll, a DVD and lithographs, was being sold for close on PS6,000.

In the US fans have started a petition, calling on Disney to reduce the price of the dolls, blaming the popularity of Frozen for the sky-high prices.

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