Kenner Blythe

My Kenner Dolls 9-23 Kenner Blythe Dolls with Cases 9-23

The Kenner Blythe Doll was made to be an inexpensive Toy for a Child in 1972; 50+ years later it is an expensive, fragile, sought after Collector's Item.

Kenner Blythe Dolls are Grail Dolls for MANY Doll Collectors. I know they were for me. I am BLESSED to have these four now in my Collection (at this time).

The contents of this page for Kenner Blythe is still under construction. I am building some of the subjects here and on other pages, so scroll down before leaving the page, Thank you.

Please check back later and often, this is a BRAND NEW SITE and there is much work to be done on it.

There is so much more I plan to add to this page. More History on these dolls and more.

Kenner Blythes

Kenner Blythe Doll - from ad1000 to 1 Odds, YOU either OWN a Kenner, or WISH that you did. Most of us would not mind a Kenner Blythe that was played with and loved much... ie .... a "hot mess'. In fact, many of us, would rather have that 'hot mess' than a Kenner that has been restored.

The Original Makers of the Blythe Doll in 1972, and in fact you might be surprised hearing this and it might surprise a lot of people, especially those that LOVE the Blythe Dolls, the Original Blythe Dolls did NOT do well as a toy sold in 1972. The bottom line was, a lot of kids were scared by the doll.

much more to come

My First Kenner Blythe Doll

Kenner Blythe Doll 2023-02-02

This is my first Kenner Blythe Doll we bought in Chicago IL, while at Sherry and Gigi's Doll Store. How did I get in? My Dear Friend Dorie Troupis, who I met from Youtube, her Channel, Dorie's Dollies (seriously, if you have never seen her channel, YOU are missing out) who secured an appointment for us. The Store IS AMAZING!

Deron and I took a trip to Chicago, Dorie and her Husband Andrew showed us a MARVELOUS time, including but not limited to, going the Sherry' and Gigi's Doll Store, American Girl Store, Thrift Stores, Dinner, and a tour of Down Town Chicago!~ I could go on and on about the visit, but I guess I was talking about my Kenner Blythe.

I had not held a Kenner in my hands before this one. So I was excited to see her. I do watch auctions and sales on ebay, so I had an idea of about what this doll might sell for.

I REALLY need to get more photos of this beautiful doll.

This is a Video on my Youtube Channel showing my First 1972 Blythe Doll.

more to come

My Second Blythe Doll

My Second Kenner Doll WITH Case  2023-06-01

My Second Kenner Blythe Dolls. Man. I love a Red Head and THIS Doll in THIS Dress is iconic!~

As you can see in the photo, she also came with a Case. A 1972 Blythe Doll Case.

I had 'watched' her for over a week. I did not need to set an alarm to bid on her....I remembered.

Something really fun. Before the bid I told Dorie, YouTube Dorie's Dollies, that I was bidding, she went and looked the doll over, and we were texting just before and as I was bidding. So once again, Dorie was 'kinda there' when I bought this Kenner Blythe too.

I am so thrilled with this Doll and Case, both are in better shape than I expected. Plus they sent me an extra item.

My Third Kenner Blythe - 6 Lines

My 3rd Kenner Blythe 6 lines

This is a photo of my own Kenner Blythe Doll in the outfit I bought her in. I am so thrilled to have a Brunette now. Just THRILLED!

She is an Original and from early on when Kenner Blythe Dolls had 6 lines in their Branding, rather then the later dolls, with 7. The six lined dolls are the earlier Kenner Blythe Dolls. The prototype and early dolls.

Oh I am THRILLED!~ I will be changing her very soon, I bought a dress that is PERFECT for her.

more to come on this doll and on Kenner Blythes in general

My 4th Kenner Blythe Doll

My 4th Kenner 9/23 I will be honest, I can not believe I have ONE Kenner, not alone typing this about my 4th.

THIS one, was a thrill and surprise, ever to me. I had watched her one ebay. She had a "Make Offer", and I had wanted to, but. Let's be honest. THESE are not inexpensive dolls.

The Seller put her up for less than was listed before with a Bid. I wanted to bid, but again. It was not just a little money.

I was SHOCKED when she did not get a bid. As soon as she was relisted, with a "Make Offer", I made a lower offer. AND THEY EXCEPTED MY OFFER!

Unboxing my 4th Kenner Blythe Doll. Oh My Oh My! I still can not believe I have them!~

Kenner History and 50th Anniversary BytheCon

While I, at this time, I did not own a Kenner Blythe Doll. I did attend the 50th Birthday BlytheCon in Cincinnati Ohio where the Kenner Blythe was produced in 1972.

While I was at the Con, my husband Deron, took my Daisy Blythe and went down and video taped some of the History of the Kenner Blythe along with WHERE the dolls were made and shipped from.

I LOVE ALI BLYTHES (those made in China that some people call fakies), I OFTEN CALL THEM BLYTHE 202s. There is so much you can do with and to them, it is an endless and fun Hobby for sure.

more to come

Buying An Original Kenner Blythe

I know. With the cost of a Kenner Blythe Doll, it is scary to decide if you are getting your moneys worth or not.

I am blessed to have a good friend, Dorie, to help me. I have learned a LOT, and mostly from her. Yes, I read things on line. Yes, that really helped. But to have someone who KNOWS Dolls like Dorie KNOWS Blythe Dolls, a real comfort when spending that kind of money.

Where do you buy an Original Blythe Doll?
How do I know one bought on ebay will be what they said it is?
What does 6 Lines or 7 Lines mean?
What clothes did each Blythe come in when sold in 1972?
What if she does not have shoes?
How do I display her in my home?
much more to come

Hard To Find Items

Kenner Blythe Shoes Takara Good Smile Ashton Drakes My first Kenner Blythe came to me the way MOST Kenners come today...without Shoes and without a Doll Stand. You should also note, sometimes Kenner Blythes come without their original clothing, mine came with a 1972 Dress, but not the one she was sold in..

I had bought a Takara Blythe the same way, she no longer had her shoes.

Deron 3D Printed Shoes for my own dolls. The Takara Shoes also fit my Ashton Drake Blythes as well as my Kenner. I am thrilled with them. We started selling them in our own On Line Store here on this site. If you need a different color, contact me at

Deron is also in the process of designing a Kenner Blythe Doll Stand. Our Blythe Doll Stands, we have for sale now, will fit and work well for any Blythe Body Type. He is designing something a bit special coming soon.

-- The Whimsical Blythe Team
Wed, 14 Sep 2022 15:05:12 -0500

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