Monday, June 29, 2009

The Wonderful World of Blythe



It's amazing how this very Mod little doll was virtually unknown until 25 years after she was cancelled when it became a pop culture phenom thanks to the photography of Gina Garan. This is the Kenner catalog from 1972 and Blythe only gets a single page (click on it for a larger view) now she's a full blown icon.

Google the Blythe story one of these days, it's a good read.

6 comments:

lisa said...

I know, deep down, that I will someday find one of these at a garage sale for 25¢...

JFStan said...

This doll freaks me out with its huge eyes!

rob! said...

Its as if Tim Burton made a Bratz Dolls movie, and then they made a toy line of it.

Retro Hound said...

Never heard of her.

Big D said...

They look like Stepford Dolls. Very creepy!

blueroc85 said...

I agree that these dolls are creepy....my first impression of them was that they looked rather alien or possessed.

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