You might be familiar with the full-sized Neo Blythe dolls, but there are actually a few other lines that Blythe fans clamor about. Petite Blythe and Blythe Belle both use the same Blythe girl look, but are a smaller version of the big dolls.
As you can tell from the name, Petite Blythe is a smaller version of the larger Blythe doll. At a quarter of the size, the one main difference is the doll’s eyes. The Petite Blythe only has one set of eyes, which close when she is set on her back.
Blythe Belle is a series of small figures based on several of Cross World Connections (the company behind Blythe) past designs.
The “Bunny Black” Petite Blythe is enclosed in a clear plastic package. You could leave the figure within the box, but that wouldn’t be fun. One thing you will encounter is a lot of tape and thread that holds all of the Petite Blythe’s accessories in place.
“Tick Tock Rabbit” Blythe Belle comes enclosed in a collector’s tin. The artwork on the tin is specific to the enclosed character.
“Bunny Black” is one of the newest, limited Petite Blythe dolls
available. The concept behind this character is that she is a rabbit
by day and a concert cellist by night. The figure is loaded with
accessories: cello, bow, rabbit suit, glasses, vest, hat, etc.
“Tick Tock Rabbit” is a solid, plastic statuette-like figure. It is a
CWC exclusive. Included in the collector’s tin is an artist sticker.
This character is the only one that comes with a tin box and sticker.
The “Bunny Black” Petite Blythe is loaded with accessories…and we all
love those. This character has more than the average Petite Blythe.
If you can’t shell out the $100 for a full-sized Blythe, you can pick
up the smaller Blythe dolls off of a site like ebay in the $10-20 range
(with some of the more rare ones getting up near $100).
The “Tick Tock Rabbit” Blythe Belle is an interesting spin on the 12”
Blythe doll. It's obviously been inspired by Alice in Wonderland. They do a good job bringing out the Blythe-like eyes by the use of paint...as opposed to separate pieces. The Blythe Belle line seems to be targeted more towards
collectors, as they are not typically what a child would play with.
It’s nice to see the fans get some of their favorite designs
miniaturized in plastic form. You can find the Blythe Belle figures on
ebay in the $5-10 range.
Bunny Black Grades:
Fun Factor: 9/10
Tick Tock Rabbit Grades:
Fun Factor: 7/10