Blythe Meet Fun

I went to a Blythe meet today! Blythe meets are awesome and I really recommend making it out to one if there’s a group in your area. You get to see and hold dolls that you may not ordinarily get to, and you have the opportunity to meet like-minded people who love the hobby and blythe dolls as much as you do or more even.

I got to hold a Kenner today for the first time ever! I was SUPER surprised when I held the doll to my ear to hear her eye mech when I pulled her string (I literally jumped a bit and made a loud gasp). That PIP! 😦 I too want to own a Kenner now.

Elsa the Kenner

I also got to see and hold Mrs. Retro Mama, Regina Erwen, and Parco! I was actually pleasantly surprised by Parco and how cute she is. I’m not sure if I’m explaining this correctly, but there’s something about how no-frills Parco is in her uncustomized form that I find very enchanting. Her features are simple and clean.

Parco

All in all, I had a great time ^^. And what’s more, my Nendoroid Kuma was delivered while I was out, and waiting for me at home!

My First Blythe Meetup

I went to my first Blythe meetup last weekend. It was held at a public park, filled with tourists, families, youths, and people on dates… And pulling out Finley was surprisingly  easy! It did help that the other ladies there weren’t self conscious at all about displaying their beautiful custom dollies. 

We managed to nab an empty table, and with our Blythe dolls laid out, we proceeded to talk about blythes for 2 straight hours. My coworker friend and I have never been to a Blythe meet, and we have never met a fellow Blythe doll enthusiast before that one day at work when I mentioned Blythe con. 

I learned a few things during that meet! 

  • I don’t have that many dolls (to my family and friends who will probably never read this – So there!)
  • I’m not alone (lol, I know I’m not alone. But I like knowing that Blythe lovers aren’t few and far between, because the only people I chat dolls with are states or countries away). 
  • I really like blythes on licca chan bodies! The Sweetiiger body is made of a harder, less pliable body than the stock body or the licca chan body. I liked how soft the licca chan hands are, and how willowy the body looks. I might put my new pink haired factory girl on a licca body ^^.
  • It seems like a buyer’s market nowadays when it comes to custom dolls. I am diligently looking at Dolly Adoptions for an affordable Blythe customized by Forty Winks (I can dream), Chinalilly (again… I can dream), Babycatface (do want), or Chantilly Lace. 
  • And lastly off the top of my head – small children have no concept of personal space

And now for some doll meet photos!