Monday, September 15, 2014
It seems that most people that find them end up selling them for way more than what they found them for. I remember telling one of my best friends about the doll and they actually had one they found at a thrift shop. Not surprising that they listed them less than a week later and won enough for a new patio table set. It really amazes me when people do that because they are probably unable to see all the beauty in these plastic little cuties, I guess? Oh well at least another kenner will be on the market soon! Thanks to those lucky people who don't really care for Blythe dolls like we do I was able to buy my lovely dolls from them!! I have to start hitting the estate sales and dolly shows again. I remember going to one in 2002 and there was an entire room filled with dolls from floor to ceiling. They had almost every sort of doll you could imagine too! Well... except for Blythe dolls. Maybe one day? I hope so! I just remembered that an actual blythe doll collector found a vintage recently in Nova Scotia for 50 CENTS! It was a real minty blushy red head too. It's nice to see that you can still find them for amazing prices and if you feel that you could not buy them for that low pull a Jordan, as in Toy Hunter, and tell the seller what they are worth because you can always pay what you and the seller feel is fair. If you go for the amazing deal sometimes it's best to keep that info to yourself if you are keeping the doll imo because a few people in the dolly community frown down on that sort of thing and even will talk crap too unfortunately. Same with fakes and customs? Anyways, I am definitely not one of those people. I am the to each their own type unless you are a crook or a cyber bully troll. Love, Anna xo BigEyedBuys.com
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
There is nothing like finding a kenner off the bay for a good deal but it sucks when you do but the price is even more than what they usually go for on the bay! I found 3 today but the lady wanted $750 CND for a really played with blonde one that had melt marks on the side of the face? She also had 2 brunettes and wanted even more? She wanted $850 CND each! She said both the dolls hairs are super frizzy and it needed to be smoothed out first to check back in about 2 weeks. If the dolls are minty maybe she will get that or more but who knows? Some people will pay that just because it's so convenient to pick them up without the shipping hassle, custom fees and wait. Out of my budget so I will pass.
In the early 2000 I found my first KB for $15 US plus shipping thanks to a local online paper. I simply called a lady who placed an ad for dolls for sale and asked if she had a Kenner Blythe doll and she said yes! She told me what she wanted me to pay, I did not argue and paid right away. She sent me a red head doll with chunky bangs that needed TLC but the transformation was incredible. Then I placed an ad searching for a 1972 Kenner Blythe doll, found another red head side part without legs in original green dress for $10 US plus shipping. I found 2 more in my area that way for $300 US for both, a dark brunette wispy bangs and a red head with bangs . Then I found another one for $250 US in 2004 a dark brunette with a medium length bob. I had no blondes so I sold one of my 3 red heads for one I won on eBay for $316 US plus shipping. Then I found 2 great condition KBs for $650 US each plus shipping for a BIN (Buy It Now) on eBay and they agreed. I asked the first seller how much they wanted and they set the price. The second I offered the same thing. It was a fair price imho. I have had the same kenner blythe collection since February 2005.
I have been very lucky to find my vintage blythe dolls for great to fair prices for my very own collection. I am no dealer so if someone sells me a kb for a great deal I won't question it. I am always in the market for adorable and affordable dolls. Now maybe you can still even probably find a good deal on blythe dolls on eBay too. I have and also for my other blythe reproductions, fakes and accessories too. It's all a matter of looking I think. I love the hunt so just looking sometimes increases your odds I believe.
Love, Anna xo BigEyedBuys.com
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Actual Picture of My Favorite Neo, Middie and Petite CWC Hasbro Blythe dolls! Live Scale Pic of 3 Different Sized Blythe Dolls.
My Neo is my Veronica which is a Lounging Lovely Blythe doll with the Superior Face Mold aka SBL.
My Middie is my Midge which is a Lydia Green Middie Blythe doll. Now the eyes do not change color with these but the head tilts. I may get a few more hair colors if the prices come down. That middie was only $138 US including shipping on BigEyedBuys.com because you can use that site to compare shop the organized auctions and find the best deal! It does work in my opinion and it does save you time.
Last but certainly not least is my Cassandra Black Petite Blythe doll. The eyes also do not change color but they are sleepy eyes.
Well that's it for now. I took my new Middie Midge to the beach and got some great pics of my new dolly. I am also in the midst of updating my site so I will post some pics there when it's up.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Canada's Very First Blythe Doll Meet In Toronto 2004 & Behind Blythe Canada's First International Blythe Official CWC Event At Magic Pony Blythe Doll Exhibition in Toronto 2005 - Lots Of Photos Too!
We had a few more fab meets since then and then the most incredible thing happened in 2005. Junko Wong of CWC and Gina Garan, the fab photographer that put together the gorgeous book This is Blythe, was having a huge official CWC Blythe event Behind Blythe at Magic Pony on Queens Street West right here in Toronto! Canada's first international Blythe dolly event open to anyone from around the globe to go! I of course RSVP'd with Gina and she emailed me this gorgeous post card invite!
Some of my dolly friends that live near Toronto or that visit a lot have asked me to help them get a Blythe Convention together for 2016. I can not help but will promote it if they can hopefully get something amazing together for anyone that wants to attend. I will post updates if they can get things going. Fingers crossed!
In case the Behind Blythe Link doesn't work here is a copy of the Japan Beat text:
The latest on Blythe from our friends in Asia
Friday, July 18, 2014
Today on the group I posted about all of this and I also asked what other doll shoes would be able to fit Middie. Other fab members informed us that Puki Puki doll shoes and Kelly doll shoes would fit and I just went on the bay and they seem like a good match! I am already spending next months dolly budget in my head before the new month even starts lol Jemgirl also makes shoes specifically for Middie too and I believe she has an Etsy shop. Yes she does! I just added the link too!!
Well that's it for now guys! I hope you all have a fabulous weekend :)