Why our customers love us

J******m
Absolutely stunning! The hair is so soft and thick and the eye colors are gorgeous. No unpleasant smell. Quality is better than expected. I will definitely buy more Blythes to add to my collection!

Why our customers love us

R******a
To sound cliche, I can’t say enough good things about this merchant. If I could give a twenty star rating, I would. Jenna made sure I got everything I wanted and more, especially quality and phenomenal customer service. I’m new to Blythe and Jenna helped me through from the start, never getting tired of my incessant questions. She figured out exactly what I was looking for and made it happen. There is definitely another Blythe doll in mine and my sister’s future. Thank you Jenna and the boss, Sadie has a good home here and you will be the only name I will say for ordering Blythe.

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K***t
Absolutely gorgeous doll, I’m so happy with her! I just can't believe how cool she is. The photo does not convey her beauty. Thank you so much for the doll, came just for my daughter’s birthday. I definitely recommend This Is Blythe to everyone.
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Blythe Doll

The Story of Blythe Dolls

The first Blythe Dolls were created by Allison Katzman in 1972. They were then produced by the toy firm, Kenner, but gained little popularity among children and production was stopped after just one year. As a result, the dolls made during this early spell gained a cult following and now sell for thousands of dollars.

Gina Garan, a photographer and producer from New York, is central to the revival of Blythe Dolls. In the late 90s, she popularized the dolls globally, particularly in Japan, after publishing the book This Is Bltyhe, along with later works, Blythe Style, Hello Blythe! and Susie Says. These showcased her dolls in a range of fashion shots with exotic and artistic backdrops.

Today, Blythe Dolls have a huge following worldwide. Whether you want to share your ideas and creations with an ever growing community of collectors, or you want to develop your photography through your unique ideas and designs, Blythe Dolls make the perfect models and muses, as well as wonderful gifts for family and friends.

 

What Is A Blythe Doll?

Blythe Dolls are a stylish generation of fashionable, high quality and highly individualized dolls. Characterized by oversized heads and great big eyes, these waif-like figures stand 12 inches (30cm) tall. Their enchanting eyes change both colour and gaze with the pull of a string to match a specific mood, personality or outfit.

They also have moveable body parts and you can buy extra hands for a variety of gestures. You can adapt and customize Blythe Dolls with an enormous choice of clothing and all kinds of accessories. You can also find patterns to sew your own outfits.

These adorable dolls have unique charm and appeal.

Sizes

There are 3 types of Blythe Dolls:

Neo —12 inches (30cm) tall

Middie — 8 inches (20cm) tall

Petite — 4 inches (10cm) tall  

Accessories

There’s an entire world of Blythe additions: bags, hats, shoes, jewelry. Take a look here.

How to Customize a Blythe Doll

Regular Neo Blythe Dolls are great if you plan to modify the stock look, or if you want to purchase your own accessories and clothes for them. In this way, it does not take away from the collector’s resale value and reduces some of the stress for those who are new to doll modification.

Here are some types of advanced customization:

  • Sanding, removing the glossy outer coat of face and makeup, repainting
  • Purchasing various eye chips
  • Adding additional pull cords so that one closes the eyes (called a sleeping pull cord) and the other changes them
  • Carving using Dremels to change the shape of the face and lips or using Sculpey to change the esthetic of the face
  • Rerooting Blythe’s hair

 

There are times when Blythe customization can get complicated — they can take days to customize in some cases. Don’t have time to customize one? Visit our Custom Blythe Doll section to browse custom Blythe Dolls and see if you like one. Each custom doll listed on our page is completely unique.

Evolution Timeline of Blythe Dolls

1972    Kenner – 70s’ look dolls
2000    TBL Factory – parts that employees took and reassembled
2001    BL – Neo Blythe posable eyes and legs, boggled eyes, some matte faces
2002    EBL – Excellent Blythe – posable legs, no longer with boggled eyes – softer eye gaze
2004    SBL – Superior sparklier eyes and based on original Kenner design
2006    BBL – Radiance Blythe – more childlike face and modified head
2009    FBL – Fairest Blythe – fuller cheeks, semi-matte skin, larger eye pupils
2013    RBL – Radiance Blythe Plus – slight modifications to face and thinner plastic
2014    FG – Factory Girl model – modern factory version
2019    PBL – Premium Blythe Dolls Full Set – improved quality new dolls, some with carved lips and sleepy eyes feature 

How Much Is A Blythe Doll?

When searching, you may see nude regular Blythe dolls starting from $49. Original release Blythe dolls from 1972 start at $3500 because of their rarity. Modern Custom Blythe Dolls range from $180-$6500 depending on the artist and level of customization.

If you buy a Blythe Doll today, it will most likely triple in value in a few years. Some of our dedicated doll collectors on This Is Blythe have collected an incredible 2000 dolls! They are a great investment opportunity whether you are a collector or a customizer.

Blythe Dolls are Ideal for:

  • Gifts
  • Doll photography
  • House-warming presents
  • Movie & animation studios
  • Anime companies
  • Movies
  • Art studios
  • Drawing & painting
  • Self-gifting
  • Customizing purposes
  • Christmas gifts
  • Children’s birthday gifts
  • Doll conferences
  • Displays & fairs


Tips for Newbies Buying Their First Blythe Doll

If you are new to the Blythe world, our dolls make sense because:

  • They’re available at right price point
  • You can browse and see how much you’d like to invest in a collection
  • If you buy your Blythe Doll and products on our website, you will avoid expensive, smelly and broken dolls that are sold elsewhere.

Every day, new customers come to us complaining that the dolls they bought from other websites and shops smell bad and are made from cheap plastic. Our dolls and products do not have unpleasant odors. They do not smell of plastic or chemicals. And our high quality doll hair is not dirty or faded. When buying from us, you are also buying a quality handmade fiber hair wig that will last a lifetime.

Customers also tell us that some companies did not ship their dolls at all. We also received complaints that there were hidden fees, high customs charges and taxes, as well as difficulty receiving their packages.

Our products are fully tested and tried, then shipped.

That’s our guarantee.

This is us,

This Is Blythe

Please note that we cannot be held responsible if you purchase your Blythe products elsewhere such as big e-commerce sites and other online handmade stores.

Buy Your Blythe Doll Here

 
Updated November 2019

Blythe Poem

Believes there is no fear in love
Says that when her legs are black and blue it’s time to take a holiday
Likes to put sugar on her avocados

Looks at life thru news lenses – one blue, one pink
Will hold a buttercup under your chin
Never misses an episode of “Will and Grace”

Wears flowers in her hair
Knows a good money shot when she sees it
Knows when to say no SSL Certificate

Bases her entire existence on the number 3
Will never EVER fall asleep with her makeup on
Believes that when you love someone it’ll be for all time satisfaction guaranteed

Blythe is every woman
She’s all you need

By Gina Garan

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