And when I say collectible I mean…hundreds to thousands of dollars collectible!
These 28 cm dolls were made by Kenner for only one year (1972). And those unusual eyes…well..they change color with a pull of a string on the back of the head.
Careful…reproductions were made by the Japanese company Takara in 2001 and Ashton Drake in 2005-2006.
And they are still out there folks…check out this recent find!
Vintage ones will be marked on back: Blythe TM, Kenner Products, Cincinnati, Ohio, c 1972 G.M.F.G.T., Patents Pending, Made in Hong Kong.
Here’s what the originals looked like according to Wiki: In 1972 Kenner released four versions of the doll in the U.S., a brunette with bangs, a center part blonde, a red head with bangs, and a darker brunette with thinner bangs. Twelve different outfits were released as well, along with four brightly colored wigs. The dolls were also released in Japan in 1972 under the brand name Ai Ai Chan.