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Picture of My Kenner Blythe Restoration
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Blythe was an iconic doll decades ago, and now she's back. Just as all fashions pass and revive themselves, there is a newly gained interest in the Blythe Doll.

Most people find it more affordable for them to pick up a newly produced version of this doll from Japan.  (I've seen them on ebay for $100-$600.)  But the true die-hards are the ones seeking out the 1972 Kenner version - the original.  These sell from $400 to $3,000.00 - lower end is for the dolls who are broken and need some TLC.  The higher end is for the dolls who never had any problems, and they are in great shape to this day.  My particular Blythe Doll is mid-range ($1,000.00 or more) because she is restored, and returned as close as possible to her best condition.  I've been passively selling her for a year or so, now.  As you can see - I don't mind if I end up holding on to her because they are so rare.  :)

Her story:  She came from my grandma's collection, I used to play with her when I went to visit and after my grandma passed away, she went to my mom, and then to me. At first I didn't think too highly of her because she was in pieces!  Her legs weren't attached, her butt fell off and she was a torso.  Not to mention - her hair was a rat's nest.  I did my research and I lucked into a technique to fix her hair - which you will soon read about! Everything else was trial and error, with a happy ending.

Her Stats: 1972 Kenner Blythe, torso fixed, legs are perfect, some orange spots on her head, eyes click perfectly, original pull string, restored/conditioned hair, missing less than 5 hair plugs, original thatching, perfect eyelashes, great eye shadow, faded cheeks, near perfect lips, original blue dress, no hair cuts.


 
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marionpixie7 months ago
so does this work on the disney princess...doll..things?
TimsProjects10 months ago
I thought Blythe dolls were littlest pet shop.
danlynne072 years ago
wow,the dolls eyes change color. cool.
Impressive! Do you think the hair restoration technique would work on a wig?
kristylynn84 (author)  SelkeyMoonbeam2 years ago
i would say so! that's a really good application! i will add that to the search words on here. :D i've heard of kanekalon wigs, and own some, which is a good quality synthetic fiber. i think it would be a good idea. :D