BETTER FINDS: Blythe Dolls

Found this pretty doll called Blythe through Pinterest. These dolls are just so adorable! Hope to know where to find them here in Manila. 


photo source: (above) doll1, doll2, doll3, (bottom) doll4, doll5, doll6
Blythe is very popular from her high fashion sense, which makes her become a presenter or model for many magazines or advertising. Women from all around the world love Blythe because Blythe fashion always reflects the fashion trend at the moment. There are 3 types of Blythe doll Neo, Petite, and Middie. Neo Blythe is 28.5cm tall, Petite Blythe is 11cm tall and Middie Blythe is 20cm tall. 

curly Blythe | photo source: (left) doll17, (right) doll8, doll9

Orignally manufactured by Kenner in 1972, the original Blythe (now known as “vintage”) was produced for only one year and then was retired because of poor sales.


30 years later, in 1999, Junko Wong, President and CEO of CWC saw Blythe snapshots at the CWC New York office opening party. She fell in love with Blythe and knew she would be an instant sensation in Japan. Then, in late 2000, Blythe made her comeback in Japan when CWC produced a charming TV commercial for Parco department store starring Blythe. After the TV spotlight she became an overnight sensation in Japan and Asia. Thus Neo Blythe was reborn, no longer as a child’s toy but as a fashion doll appealing to adult doll collectors.


photo source: http://www.blythedoll.com/


When you pull the string at the back of her head, her eye colors and eye direction will change and this changes her face expression totally. When her eye color and direction change, she looks almost like a different doll. 

Read more about Blythe's history via http://www.blythedoll.com/

photo source: http://www.blythedoll.com/
There's even a guide book in Japanese about this super fashionable doll, perfect for collector:  Blythe Collection Guide Book (3,150 JPY, published by CWC Books and sold by Graphic-Sha Ltd.) released in January 2012. 

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