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.
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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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. Thank you Jenna and the boss, my new custom doll has a good home here and you will be the only name I will say for ordering Blythe.
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What Is A Blythe Doll?
Blythe is a collectible fashion doll with an oversized head and large eyes that change color up to four times with the pull of a string. 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 or 30 cm tall. Their enchanting eyes change both colors and gaze with the pull of a string to match a specific mood, personality, or outfit.
From the legacy of Barbie and Cabbage Patch Kids comes a new era of dolls, Blythe dolls. Like Barbie, Blythe dolls are fashion dolls that stand approximately 12 inches or 30 cm tall with an oversized head and eyes that change color by pulling a string. Depending on the body type and upgrade, they can come with moveable body parts for an additional charge. The unique charm and appeal of these dolls stem from the adorable characters that they portray.
The surprise of what you receive makes for an exciting reception. On the rare occasion that the particular style of the doll is not to your taste, you can also customize clothing to suit your taste with our variety of Blythe doll clothes. A doll can change the doll’s eyes to match a specific outfit or personality. A cord coming out of the back of the head will close the eyes and change them to another color. The direction of the eyes also changes in the process. You will be able to buy additional clothes, outfits, shoes, and, with some research, find patterns to sew your own clothing. These dolls are an art that ties at the heartstrings. Sentimental doll enthusiasts will complete their collection with these dolls and retain enjoyment for years to come.
They also have moveable body parts, and you can buy extra hands for a variety of gestures. You can adapt and customize any Blythe Dolls with an enormous choice of clothing and all kinds of accessories. You can also find patterns to sew your own outfits.
Visit our Products page or any category page you are interested in. This Is Blythe website currently has 75 different product categories to narrow down your options and serve you better and faster. We suggest you enjoy your doll shopping process on a laptop or personal computer (PC) to browse over 6000 products easier. Make sure to bookmark our website on your browser so you can come back to our site and track your orders or ask your question easily.
1) Custom Blythe doll
If this is your first time and simply picking up a gift for yourself or gift for loved ones, we recommend checking out our pre-designed custom Blythe dolls to save time. Once you choose your handmade custom Blythe doll by hair color, skin color, or face type, you will receive your new custom doll with one handmade outfit and a pair of premium doll shoes. In addition, it’s a great way to see and understand how we match dolls with accessories to create harmony and beauty.
2) Nude Blythe doll
If you have time to customize and dress up a nude Blythe doll that doesn’t come with doll clothes and shoes as our premium custom dolls do, we recommend you to check out our custom nude Blythe doll category which serves a lot of customizers to build their own package. This way, you can find more doll options and accessories which you will love and keep forever. Furthermore, creating your own package is quite a fun process that you will love because you are in complete control of unboxing and dressing your own dolly.
3) Build your own Blythe
If you are interested in building your own custom Blythe doll on only one page without having to navigate to other pages, you can now Build Your Own Blythe – for the first time in the world. On this product page, you can pick your new doll’s body type, hair color, hairstyle, and faceplate in a record time, and we will custom build this Blythe! It’s a great way to save time and still get a great nude doll you will love.
Ordering and processing
Once you choose a product you like, add it to the cart, and proceed to the checkout page, where you will fill out shipping and payment details. After you complete your payment, we will receive your order and get to crafting your beautiful doll. If you place more orders within the same day, we will automatically add these items into the same package for your convenience – no need to worry about different orders or contact us to combine your items. Our team also will double-check your address for typos and errors to eliminate any issues and help you if there are any mistakes during your order. We’re proud to be the only Blythe company to provide these free intuitive services so you can enjoy your new products without any hassles.
These adorable collectible dolls have unique charm and appeal.
The Story of Blythe Dolls
Allison Katzman created the first Blythe Doll in 1972. Blythes were then produced by the toy firm Kenner but gained and brought little popularity among children, and doll production was stopped after just one year though it was not the end of the road. As a result, the dolls made during this early spell gained a grown cult following and now sell for thousands of dollars.
Gina Garan, a photographer, and producer from New York, United States, is pivotal to the revival of Blythe Dolls. In the late 90s, she popularized the dolls globally, especially in Japan, after announcing the book This Is Blythe, along with later works, Blythe Style, Hello Blythe! and Susie Says. These showcased her dolls in a range of fashion shots with fascinating and creative backdrops.
Today, Blythe Dolls have a huge following globally. So whether you fancy sharing your ideas and artwork creations with an ever-growing community of collectors, or you want to improve your photography through your uncommon ideas and perspectives, Blythe Dolls make excellent models and inspirations, as well as wonderful gifts for the loved ones – family and friends.
What does Blythe mean?
The word “Blythe” or “Blithe” means carefree or nonchalant. Blythe means happy and joyful. It’s an energetic, modern, and contemporary word that many people think of with Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit — a fun, lively, elaborate little play. The spelling of the word “Blythe” actually combines all those good vibes into an elegant English surname. This is an uncommon yet stylish name. Please note that many people confuse Blythe with the City of Blythe, located in California, CA, United States.
What are the dolls with big eyes called?
“Big Eyes”: The Reincarnation of the Blythe Doll. Today, it is thought that the Kenner Toy Company introduced a unique doll design called Blythe in 1972 after being inspired by the “big eyes” trend in the silk-faced decorative dolls from Japan.
Who created Blythe dolls?
Designer Allison Katzman created the very first original Blythe doll in 1972. Back then, Blythes were only sold by the toy company called Kenner. However, her oversized head and eyes that changed colors with a pull string did not go over well with children, and the four original dolls were only sold for a year.
In 1997, a United States, New York based photographer Gina Garan received an original Kenner Blythe as a gift and began working and using the vintage original Blythe doll to practice her Blythe photography skills along with other Americans. After taking thousands of photos of the doll, a toy producer in New York, United States of America, spotted Garan’s work. Together, they realized that this eccentric collectible doll would be popular in Japan and started seeking the right to reproduce Blythe Dolls again.
Where Are Blythe Dolls Made?
In 2000, the toy company decided to produce a TV commercial featuring a new and improved Blythe doll for Parco’s department store. These newly improved dolls became an enormous hit in Japan, surrounding areas, and more than 1000 dolls were produced to meet customer demand. The United States company, Ashton Drake Gallery, also began producing dolls for the United States market; however, they were not as popular as their Japanese counterparts. While Takara’s Neo Blythe Dolls were based loosely on the 1972 originals, Ashton Drake attempted to produce exact replicas.
Nowadays, This Is Blythe proudly provides every single kind of Blythe doll product and service to all customers around the world, including the United States (USA), Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, New Zealand, Netherlands, Norway, and Belgium with free shipping worldwide and free handling. Our collectible premium Custom Neo Blythes, which were redeveloped in 2021, are much more popular, and their prices can range from around $50 to $250 (United States Dollars) for limited edition premium releases. Buy your Premium Custom Blythe Doll now.
Are There Any Blythe Accessories?
There’s an entire world of Blythe products, Blythe doll clothes, doll shoes, outfits, extras, and additions: purses, hats, jewelry, socks, and more! Click on the link to visit our Blythe accessories shop. In addition, our general Blythe product category that also includes Blythe Accessories shop can be found by a click here.
How Much Is a Blythe Doll?
When searching, you may see nude regular Blythes starting from $49. Original release Blythes from 1972 start at $3500 because of their rarity. Any modern Custom Blythe Doll 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 record-breaking doll collectors on This Is Blythe have collected an incredible 2000 (and counting) dolls in the United States and Europe! They are a great investment opportunity whether you are a collector or a customizer.
What Size is a Blythe Doll?
If you are wondering what scale Blythe dolls are, there are 3 sizes of Blythes:
Our Blythe Dolls serve many purposes, including but not limited to:
Doll Customization Hobby
Movie & Animation Studios
Movies & Cartoons
Creative Hobbies for Women
Drawing & Painting
Children’s Birthday Gifts
Valentine & Girlfriend Gifts
Child Development Toys
Therapy Dolls for Hospitals
Toys for Anxiety & Depression Adults
Therapeutic Doll Making
Hobby and DIY Toys
Craft Hobbies for Ladies
BJD Hobby for Men
Top Hobbies for Women Professionals
Custom Doll Business
Residual & Passive Income
Flea Market Buy & Sell
Doll Conferences DollCon
Displays & Fairs
This Is Blythe Review
A 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 moneyshot when she sees it Knows when to say no 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
Blythe is every woman She’s all you need
Why Buy on This Is Blythe?
New customers come to us every day complaining that the Blythes they bought from other websites and shops smell bad and are made from cheap plastic. Since our Blythes are made with original parts using custom-patented limbs and joints, our dolls and other products do not have unpleasant odors. They do not smell of plastic or chemicals. Our high-quality doll hair is not dirty or faded, unlikely other doll wigs online. You are also getting quality handmade fiber doll hair that will last a lifetime when buying from us. Our doll hair cannot be mistaken for cheap, low-quality doll wigs online because each of our hair products goes through many processes to have the best life.
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, taxes, and difficulty receiving their packages. However, we always receive compliments on how we are the fastest and most responsive doll company compared to other Blythe shops. The latest this is blythe reviews show that there is a growing interest and huge demand in our products. You’ve made the right decision by visiting us and shopping Blythes with us. Thank you for your support and loyalty – we are working hard for this.
Tips for Buying Your 1st Blythe Doll
If you are new to the Blythe world, our Blythes as your first doll make sense because:
You can browse and see how much you’d like to invest in a collection
You can search for all varieties by using our extensive menu
If you buy your Blythe Doll and products on our website, you will avoid expensive, smelly, and broken dolls that are sold elsewhere
Each This Is Blythe customer gets a popular buyer protection for free
You get to experience fast, free & friendly customer service
We’re the world’s renowned Blythe company for the public and communities, as seen in the press and online
This Is Blythe is the only Blythe shop that offers a free $100k Shopper Identity Protection to our customers after every purchase
We’re available 24 hours if you need any service before, during, and after purchase
If you are unsure which Neo Blythe Doll to purchase, please check our Bestsellers section or contact us to help you find a gorgeous one that you will love and keep forever.
Our Blythes and products are crafted with love, fully tested, inspected & tried, then shipped every time.
That’s our guarantee.
This is us,
This Is Blythe
You need this!
Please note that we cannot be held responsible if you purchase your Blythe products elsewhere, such as big popular e-commerce sites and other online art craft stores. In addition, you will not get our award-winning product support and customer service elsewhere.
We ensure you that our mission & vision is to understand communities and customers needs, provide all people of the world, regardless of age and race, a committed customization service, and improve your experience by working hard every day and making you feel excited about your decision to work with us.
This Is Blythe is the largest custom Blythe doll maker in the world. Our company, which first started in 2000 as a Blythe photography book, now offers customers access to over 6,000 Blythe doll products and accessories. Our Blythe dolls and website have been featured in some of the world’s leading publications, including Forbes, BBC & The Guardian