Talk:Blythe (doll)

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popularity[edit]

question about how it got popular: i've always thought that it's Gina that made Blythe popular by photoshooting them... :/ could i be wrong ? Mint greentea 08:05, 14 Apr 2005 (UTC)


takara/cwc bias[edit]

I think that the article is really written with the bias on CWC/Takara blythes, assuming that they're THE blythe dolls when they're simply new versions. For example, under Bodies, "The bodies of blythes varies depending on the time of the release. Earlier releases uses the BL body, which has some disadvantages. For example, the legs do not bend as well as the later releases." Nowhere it is said that this is for CWC/Takara Blythes only. People not knowing about Blythes at all could think that the earlier releases would mean the 1972 Kenner blythes. /Helena (not registered, I am not good enough at editing wiki, as well as English language being my 3rd language. (but I wanted to bring up this so you could edit the entry) —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 83.254.42.68 (talk) 12:07, 1 February 2007 (UTC).

Blythe style dolls return 2007[edit]

Beauty Cuties, right down the the changing eyes!! by Mattel http://youtube.com/watch?v=IESPuImo5OY unicogirl

Biased Punctuation[edit]

First of all, the intro is longer than the rest of the article. Also, I noticed this: "One panelist asked if she could take a doll home!" Exclamation points? Really?65.254.200.19 22:19, 9 September 2007 (UTC)

Pronouns[edit]

"She" is an "it." It's creepy that the authors of this article use the former. (Momus 01:31, 14 November 2007 (UTC))

What are you crazy? The doll is modelled after the female image. Barbie was never an "it"! 122.107.171.30 (talk) 02:58, 28 December 2008 (UTC)

Details?[edit]

This sounds like it could be an interesting article... But where are the details? How do the eyes change colour? Why do people saw open their heads? What makes these dolls 'special' to collectors? This is just a fact dump at the moment; needs a lot more clarity and information to make it more interesting 123.2.92.233 (talk) 08:18, 18 December 2007 (UTC)

Measurements[edit]

The measurements of Blythe: 4.17-2.76-3.89 (in inches) or 106-70-99 (in mm). The measurements of Petit Blythe: 1.77-1.18-16.5 (in inches) or 45-30-42 (in mm).

This is incorrect. The full-sized Blythe is considerably taller than 4 inches, and the petite Blythe is considerably taller than two inches. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.179.160.123 (talk) 13:31, 30 December 2007 (UTC)

biased towards Takara/CWC[edit]

It is incorrect to say "There are two types of Blythe dolls: the 28cm (1/6th scale) "NEO" and the 11.2 cm "Petit Blythe." Only NEO Blythes have colour-changing eyes...". The next paragraph says "A smaller Kubrick version of Blythe also exists." So obviously there are three types of Blythe doll. But when you read closer, there are actually more types of Blythe doll because there is the Kenner and Ashton Drake Galleries versions as well.

There is no mention of the different brands they were produced as in 1972, Kenner, Tomy Ai-Ai, or Toltoys.

Anyway, I was hoping to find an explanation of the different Ashton Drake models and the history behind the ADG line. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Starfish73 (talkcontribs) 01:25, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

Moved from the article[edit]

Since a lot of the material does seem to be confirmed by the official site, I removed the unreferenced tag and replaced it with primarysources tag.

I attempted to summarize this long list of releases, most of which seems to be available on the official site linked in external links. For now I moved this to the talk page in case it's useful for someone else to make a better summary.


The above comments seem very contradictory - if it's not on the official site is can't be referenced, but then if it IS on the official site it's not worth putting her, just link to the official site..?! 122.107.171.30 (talk) 02:57, 28 December 2008 (UTC)

Sorry, I was unclear. The two comments refer to different things. The first one to a tag that was in the article tagging it as lacking any sources whatsoever. The second comment refers to the long list below. Siawase (talk) 03:18, 28 December 2008 (UTC)

Siawase (talk) 13:16, 8 July 2008 (UTC)

Information to add to the article[edit]

  • Blythe dolls are considered "special" to the owner because they are so versatile and have lots of character to them.
  • They were NOT modeled after Margaret Keane. Susie Sad Eyes, a doll completely unrelated to Blythe, was.
  • There are 3 types of Neo-Blythes: BL, Excellent, Superior.
  • Petite Blythes have nothing to do with those 3 types.
  • Also included are Ashton-Drake Blythes and Kenner Blythes.
  • Petite Blythes have nothing to do with those 2 types.
  • Above, someone asked why people saw their heads open. Correction: Not all Blythe heads need to be sawed open. Only Superior-type blythes.
  • Puchi Collective is a helpful source for other Blythe information.
  • I would much appreciate it if people on Wiki would stop referring Blythe as "ridiculous" or "non-economical." —Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.126.234.11 (talk) 17:52, 6 July 2009 (UTC)

CNN Article[edit]

This article has some history if an additional reference is needed. http://www.cnngo.com/bangkok/play/bangkok-blythe-doll-craze-no-passing-trend-743797 Tweisbach (talk) 04:55, 27 November 2009 (UTC)

Overly detailed information[edit]

This is the kind of detailed material that per WP:NOT is not so suitable to wikipedia and perhaps is more suitable on a collector site or fansite. I have attempted to summarize the above more succinctly in the article text. Siawase (talk) 20:15, 7 February 2010 (UTC)

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