Blythe Dolls

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“Blythe is a doll created in 1972 by designer Allison Katzman. Her most unique and notable feature were blinkable eyes that changed color with the pull of a string attached to the back of her head. Blythe dolls were only sold for one year in the U.S. during 1972. She was not very popular and faded from store shelves quickly.

Thirty years after her first release date, Blythe regained popularity thanks to video producer Gina Garan []” Wikipedia

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When I first saw their huge faces and glass eyes I though those dolls were the scariest thing I had ever seen. Then I told myself there should have been a reason for an entire dedicated shop to stand in the middle of one of Tokyo’s most famous districts, and here’s the solving of the mystery : Blythe Dolls are the new fashionable trend in collectibles. They’re not plain dolls : they have their own personalities, styles (they can be rockers, cuties, punk or retro style girls), moods and pose for clothes collection and fashion photosets. Trends usually start in this side of the globe…then don’t go around saying I didn’t tell you!

Official site (japanese) : Blythedoll.com

A fansite (english) : ThisIsBlythe.com

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