There are quite a few blogs that will give you any information that you would like about Blythe. Also if you Google the name you will have many sites to choose from for information and photographs.
I get many questions about what furniture fits Blythe. I can tell you that these dolls are in the “fashion doll” size, or Barbie size, and you can easily find that size of furniture on eBay.
When I first started this blog I wasn’t planning on being a info site for Blythe. I am noticing that people have many questions about this doll, so I will share what bits I know with everyone.
Here are the links to what I feel is most informative.
I will begin with Blytheopia. This next link, The Blythe official website will keep you up to date with the new releases, and all sorts of things. This is a good one to keep in your bookmarks. There is also Blythe Kingdom which is a doll forum for Blythe.
Now that you have this information I will add on to it and suggest having a look at the pictures posted on Flickr, do a search for Blythe and you will have enough pictures to keep you happy for a long time. To buy clothes for Blythe I would suggest Etsy and eBay is another option. You could also just do a Google search to find the individuals that sell clothes from their blogs. The best places for shoes are definitely eBay and Etsy, again,just do a blythe shoe search and happy shopping.
I have been collecting the Blythe doll since September of 2008, and started posting pictures of them on Flickr about a month later.
My first Blythe was a Tea for Two Encore SBL, but if I had known about the EBL version I would have bought that one instead. I really cannot remember how I made the decision to buy the doll that I did, it most likely had something to do with her long, long hair. I do recall looking at hundreds of the Blythe dolls on eBay trying to decide which one I wanted.
I can still remember how it felt opening the box that she came in. I very slowly undid the wrappings, being very careful not to rip the stamps or packing slip that were on the box because I wanted to save them. When looking at my new doll for the first time I found her to be so beautiful, but in an interesting way, and I say that because of how she is made to be so different from any other doll, meaning the larger than life head and the color changing eyes.
After awhile I had a strong desire to try the customized look that so many people go for. Since I wanted her to have a slightly boggled look so I Googled various sites on how to customize your Blythe doll, and I found YouTube to be the best resource for that. I called upon my husband to do the surgery on my Blythe. He carefully took her apart and opened up her head, which on a SBL is no easy tack. Once apart her removed the eye mech and followed the YouTube instructions on how to boggle her (which means to have a more open eyed and upward gazing look)
In the below photo the rubber bands are to keep her scalp in place after being glued back on.
This is a photo of another of my Blythe dolls. She is an Ichigo Heaven, an RBL, and was customized by frankie darling. My husband bought her for me, and I am very grateful to him for doing so!
Her name is Pudding, no real reason for the name, other than it seemed to fit her. She is a moody, pensive girl and sees herself as a street urchin.
Then we have Mayday, she is a Fancy Pansy, an EBL face mold. I no longer have Mayday, she moved to Arizona in December of 2010
This next Blythe is Thomasina. She is a My Little Candy that has been customized by my Flickr friend blythesnob, and I did the mohair re-root on her. Her personality is so funny! She loves being involved in her any activity that is going on around her, is very assertive and can be quite demanding.
She moved away in 2011 and now lives with a friend of mine.
Sky Pilot is a Mod Molly that I bought in December of 2008. My husband and I customized her to look like a being from another world. Her body is a Sekiguchi, which is a type of Momoko doll. Sky Pilot is very curious about this place, and loves everything about the outdoors. She still has a difficult time with our language and so I have picked up a few of her words The little blue angel that is usually with her is named Wrenfro, and he came here with her to keep her safe.
This is my Mondrian bl, and her name is Goudrin Badru. She has also move away, she arrived in January 2009 and left December of 2010
I have had a few dolls come and go recently and here is a mosaic of who was with me in October of 2009, most of these dolls are now gone.
When I first got my Kenner Serafina, her eye mechanism was broken and one eye chip was lower that the other. My husband took her apart and was thankfully able to fix the problem. He found the information on how to open her up on a YouTube video, because the Kenner is very different from the other Blythe types.
The latest news for me regarding my Blythe collection is that I have traded my Kenner for a Goldie. The trade was done through the Blythe forum Blythe Kingdom and it was the first bit of actual doll trading that I had ever done.. It all worked out fine and now I have my Goldie. I am now down to seven Blythe dolls, two Simply Mango’s, two Simply Guava’s, Thomasina, my custom mohair My Little Candy and Pudding, my custom Ichigo Heaven..
Another update, I shall begin dating them.. March 25 2011..I have decided to sell my two Simply Mango’s and also the two Simply Guava’s.. I bought them all new and they are still stock, and since their selling price is so low I’m going to customize two of them before selling.
That leaves me with only three Blythe dolls left.. Thomasina, Pudding and Presley.. I may get one more eventually, but no idea of who that would be.
Update on my Blythe family December 6 2011. Thomasina left in the beginning of summer, and that left me with just two Blythe girls for a few months. It was pretty lonely for them and I was starting to miss having a larger family, so a few weeks ago I was doing a random eBay search and found one of my “wish list” Blythe dolls.
The Blythe that I bought is the Hollywood BL, which was released in 2001. I was lucky enough to find one that was new in the box, and had never been opened. She is very cute and I am so pleased that I bought this doll. Her name is Goose Lee
I am no longer updating this page with my Blythe doll count, instead I will do it on more recent pages.
Thank you for looking at this page and I hope you found it to be both informative and entertaining.