You know I had a birthday in the beginning of May and when I got the opportunity to buy a Blythe doll from a woman in a Facebook group I took the chance in a heartbeat.. Maybe a little too quickly.. But I thought it would make a perfect birthday gift for myself =)
The woman I bought it from bought it from Japan, were they said it was a second quality doll. Her eyes had a hard time staying up. I unscrewed the head and my husband and I saw that there was missing a spring. And the eye mechanism doesn't work like a charm... You have to really pull hard and at a different direction than it should. She is also missing the ring to the pull string. And her body most be a copie, it's not marked Takara, and it has a screw on top... But the head is marked Takara, but it might be parts in it that's not.
This most be one of these. I was a bit disappointed, I had no idea such things existed. Especially since it's missing parts and have a stiff unbendable body. But I did get it to a better price and I knew there was something wrong with the eyes.
Like I said my friend Anna bought a Blythe herself a few days ago, and she gave me a link and now I was very close to buying another one, at Aliexpress they are really cheep, but they are most certainly factory dolls too, but they look like they have all parts and a better body, and when you know before you buy that they can be "fake" you wont (at least I think so) get disappointed with the doll when it arrives. So I might want another one ;) I think I'm getting hooked already.... But I have to remember we have no space for them and I have a LOT (too many) Barbie dolls already. But I am a doll lover =)
I had a great friend, she was even a member of my family, she loved Blythe dolls. But she died, and never get to own one herself. Every time I see a Blythe doll I think of her. And when I saw this one, I knew I had to have it =) It's not like she looks just like her, but still there is something about her that really makes me think of her. I think its the hair, maybe the lips too. So this doll will be my memory of a fantastic person who died way too early!!
I would have loved it if the doll had all parts, but I hope to fix her and I really like her anyway =) So over all it was a great deal that I'm happy I made.
You want to see my doll? =) Well she is still unscrewed, but here you go:
I like these blue eyes the best =)
At last, yellow eyes
I hope to work on her soon and attach the head again =) But right now I'm busy with my Fantasy roombox =) Hope to show more of that soon.
I also found this mini Blythe boxes to print yourself, so now my dollhouse has a Blythe doll in a box =)