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.