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Frequently Asked Questions

History

What is a Blythe doll?

Blythe dolls are fashion dolls that stand 11 inches or 30 cm tall with an oversized head and eyes that change color by a pull of a string. The unique charm and appeal of these dolls stem from the adorable characters that they portray.

What is the meaning of ‘Blythe’ In History?

Old English: ‘joyous’, ‘kind’, ‘cheerful’, ‘pleasant’

Proto-Germanic: ‘gentle’, ‘kind’

Old Saxon: ‘bright’, ‘happy’

Middle Dutch & Old Norse: ‘mild’, ‘gentle’

Old High German: ‘gay’, ‘friendly’

Gothic: ‘kind’, ‘friendly’, ‘merciful’

What is the meaning of the name Blythe?

The word Blythe means ‘carefree’ nowadays. The spelling ‘Blythe’ actually covers all those good vibes up into an elegant, sophisticated, yet lively English surname. ‘Blythe‘ is an uncommon and stylish name.

Where did the name Blythe come from?

“Blythe” is a name that originates from Middle English, Old English, and Proto-Germanic.

Products

What is a Blythe?

Blythe” is a fashion doll with an oversized head and large eyes that change color with the pull of a string. There are three (3) main types of Blythe dolls: NeoPetite, and Middie. Neo Blythe is 12 inches (30 cm) tall, Middie Blythe is 8 inches (20 cm) tall, and Petite Blythe is 4 inches (10 cm) tall.

What is that white tape on the doll’s forehead? Does it come off?

We safely wrap the head to protect the forehead and avoid messy hair during transportation. Nothing to worry about! Please remove it after unboxing your doll.

How do I know which Blythe has clothes on your website?

The specific Blythe product page will specify what color outfit a Blythe doll has. It’s usually encouraged to add some clothes and shoes for your new Blythe doll.

Our Premium Blythe Doll Full Set category has Blythe dolls that are fully clothed with premium quality dress and shoes – they are ready-to-play out-of-the-box!

I am very new with the Blythe dolls. How do I choose one?

That is awesome! Welcome to the exciting world of Blythe – it’s so much fun! Please visit our Premium Custom Blythe Dolls page for dolls that come as ready-to-display out of the box – no customization or makeup needed. The most popular Blythe category is our Neo Blythe Dolls section which mostly has nude dolls. If you decide to get a nude doll, you are recommended to combine it with premium Blythe clothes and shoes!

What are the choices of Blythe eye color?

Our custom Neo Blythe Doll eye colors vary from Brown, Blue, Purple, Green, Light Purple, Orange, and a few more unique colors. For a one-of-a-kind OOAK Custom Blythe Doll, eye colors will be as advertised on their photos.

What is a Nude Blythe Doll?

We have Nude Neo Blythe dolls for customizers and collectors who would like to customize their dolls on their own. These dolls do not come with any dress or shoes due, therefore, you are always encouraged to purchase some clothes and shoes for your new nude Blythe doll.

Blythe Types

How many Blythe types are there?

There are currently three kinds of Blythe dolls available: NeoPetite, and Middie.

How tall is a Middie Blythe doll?

A Middie Blythe is around 20 cm (8 inches) tall.

What is an OOAK Doll?

OOAK” stands for “One Of A Kind”. OOAK dolls are one piece only, usually with outfit and accessories which are selected or crafted by hand and not part of an assembly-line production process. Our one-of-a-kind OOAK Blythes are made by hand-picked professional Blythe customizers, and each doll may take up to one month to produce. An OOAK implies that there has been no same doll before and there will be no additional ones in the future.

How tall is a Neo Blythe doll?

Neo Blythe is around 30 cm (12 inches) tall, close to a standard Barbie doll which is 11.5 inches tall.

How tall is a Petite Blythe doll?

Petite Blythe is around 10 cm (4 inches) tall.

Purchasing

How much does a custom Blythe doll cost?

The price for a custom-made Blythe doll depends on the customizer’s skillset, experience, knowledge, and material-related costs. Please see our Custom OOAK Blythe Dolls page for prices around the world.

Also visit our Premium Custom Blythe Dolls

How can I order a Blythe doll?

Please visit our Products page. 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.

What is Buyer Protection?

Buyer Protection is a set of guarantees that enables buyers to shop with confidence on our website.

You are protected when:

  • The item you ordered did not arrive within the time promised by the seller.
  • The item you received was not as described.

Why was my payment declined?

There could be several different reasons you’re seeing a decline error message or your payment won’t go through.

If your debit or credit card was declined, check to see if:

Your card is expired or out of date—if the card is expired it will be declined.

You need to confirm your card—your card may need to go through a confirmation process.

Your credit card company or bank has more information—if the above steps don’t solve the issue, you can call your card company to identify the problem. If you can still use your card, please try your transaction again.

If your payment won’t process with your bank account or you’re still having problems with your card—try changing your payment method at checkout.

How does product search work?

Search for products by entering the product name or keyword into the Search Bar at the top of any page. Try to enter a broad description. The fewer keywords you use, the more products you will get on the results page. When you find a product you’re interested in, simply click on the product name or the product image for more details.

How can I get a free Blythe doll?

We announce free Blythe and prize giveaways via email list, chat, and social media. Make sure to Subscribe to our list, and Like UsFollow Us to hear about draws and deals. Check out our Giveaway page to see the current and previous giveaway announcements.

Is my purchase secure?

Your purchase is definitely safe and secure with us. This Is Blythe is certified, verified, and insured for your convenience. You may verify it here. We never store your credit card number or PIN number in our database or offline. Instead, we send it securely to Stripe or Paypal.

Do you have any coupon codes available? How can I redeem one?

To browse the most recent promo codes to save on Blythe dolls and accessories, visit our Coupons page.

To redeem a coupon code:

  1. Add items to your cart
  2. Proceed to the secure checkout page
  3. Enter your promo code in “Have a coupon?” box
  4. Click Apply to calculate your savings

Why is everything so expensive?

We actually provide wholesale prices to our dear customers, who are mostly Blythe customizers and collectors and would like to save money on dolls and accessories such as clothes and shoes. Please note that our prices include shipping, handling, and border fees – we make sure you are getting the best deal as possible. Please refer to our Blog article to learn more about the reason behind why Blythe dolls are expensive.

Tip: You can buy your own Blythe doll, customize it with Tools and Accessories, and resell it at a higher price on other marketplaces. Our customizer customers, travelers, and stay-at-home mothers currently make a lot of money by customizing a Neo doll and selling it. Preferred markup is a minimum of 400%. Let’s say a Nude Neo doll costs you $100 with full makeup and clothes, you can sell that custom Blythe doll for a minimum of $400 depending on how much resources and time went into that doll. Again, these prices will also depend on how fast a customizer would like to sell their custom Blythe dolls.

Shipping

Do you ship to my country?

Yes, we are proud to offer international shipping services that currently operate in over 200 countries and islands world wide. Nothing means more to us than providing our customers great value and service. We will continue to grow to meet the needs of all our customers, delivering a service beyond all expectations anywhere in the world …Yes, we ship anywhere in the world! The best part is: it’s completely free! We provide free processing, shipping and handling, and we usually pay any custom or border fees.

How long does it take for a parcel to arrive?

We work hard on 7/24 to process and ship your order. Shipping takes 5-28 days depending on your location and shipping method. You can also refer to our Shipping & Delivery page.

For rush orders and expedited shipment for a specific product, please choose “Expedited” on the checkout page.

Free Shipping: 11-28 days (ships out within three (3) business days)

Expedited Shipping: 5-21 days (usually ships the same or next day)

Does my coupon code include shipping?

Yes, your coupon code includes shipping. Since we provide free shipping and handling, you don’t have to worry about delivery charges.

How much is the shipping?

We provide Free Shipping on every order anywhere in the world. We make this happen by connecting with the best shipping and customs agents as well as working out bulk shipping deals with service providers so you can enjoy your Blythe without having to worry about shipping and delivery.

How do I track my order?

To track your order, please go to Tracking, enter your tracking number, and click on Search. Please note that it takes 3-10 days to update shipping information online. For expedited shipping, it takes 3-5 days to update online.

If you get the “Not Found” error on the Tracking page, please give it some time for tracking to update as your order is probably quite recent, and this is normal for Free Shipping orders. We process your orders on 7/24 including weekends and holidays, though the delivery procedure is up to the delivery company since they may not work or deliver on weekends.

How are shipping costs calculated?

We pay for your shipping, handling and border fees for all the products listed on ThisIsBlythe.com – so it’s completely free.

For expedited shipping, the costs are calculated based on the shipping method (air, sea, or land) and product weight/volume. To see the most up-to-date Expedited Shipping cost, please add your items to the cart and choose Expedited shipping on the checkout page to see the final shipping fee.

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