Blythe Today – Modern Blythe Dolls
Today, Blythe has been revived by the combination of Gina Garan, Junko Wong with CWC and Takara, Ashton Drake Galleries, and Hasbro.
Gina Garan published a book of photos of Kenner Blythe dolls called This is Blythe. After seeing the book, Junko Wong was interested in Blythe and worked to make modern versions of the doll. These dolls are not reproductions but modern versions of Blythe. Takara currently makes Blythe in three sizes: Neo, Middie, & Petite.
Ashton Drake Galleries has also produced their own line of Blythe dolls. These dolls are reproductions of the original Kenner dolls and outfits. These dolls feature wonderful reproduction outfits and boxes that are nearly the size and colors used for the original Kenner Blythe dolls in 1972.
Hasbro also briefly created a line of petite sized Blythe dolls for their Littlest Pet Shop line. Hasbro produced 4 seasons, 104 episodes, of the Littlest Pet Shop TV series, with the main character named Blythe Baxter. The series debuted on November 10, 2010 and the finale aired on June 4, 2016. The show made a few references to the original Kenner dolls, such as Blythe’s address: 72 Oak St., alluding to the year original year Blythe was produced. A Littlest Pet Shop comic series was also produced by IDW Publishing.
For further information about Gina Garan, please see this fantastic interview: Eyes on the Blythe
*Please note that Garan’s previous website, This is Blythe website is now run by a new administrator and is not run by Gina Garan. The site has changed vastly and is no longer the old This is Blythe site that many collectors may refer to.
For further information about the current Takara dolls, please visit the Official Blythe Site: BlytheDoll.com
For further information about the Ashton Drake Galleries Blythe dolls: Blythopia’s ADG Page
For further information about the Hasbro Littlest Pet Shop TV series and comics, please visit: Littlest Pet Shop (2012 TV Series) Wikipedia Page
For some Blythe Baxter trivia, including other references to the original Kenner dolls, please visit: Blythe Baxter (Character Wikia Page)
New to Blythe and confused by the acronyms?
Try the handy, dandy Blythopia! I highly recommend this for any Blythe fan.
Mademoiselle Blythe also has a fantastic article about Blythe acronyms titled, Do you speak Blythe?
The ABC’s of Blythe, run by Creative Blythe, is not longer updated but another great resource for some of the modern Blythe related acronyms.
For further links and information about upcoming Blythe events, please visit the Links page.