Blythe has released the final design for the new CWC Exclusive Neo Blythe "Simply Bubble Boom". This doll, which uses their new 'Fairest' face mold, is scheduled to be released this month (June 2010). It's a limited edition of 1,500 dolls and should retail around ¥10,290 (about $113).
Is it a Blythe doll superhero? This is the final design for the collaboration doll with the live action movie Yatterman, Doronjo x Blythe (Doronjo meets Blythe). Her costume is based on Doronjo's costume from the movie. This is a limited edition Neo Blythe.
CWC International has announced a special exhibit featuring the work of Regina Heinlein and the Bilderklub artists at Ogilvy & Mather NY on May 8th from 5PM through 7PM.
Which Way is the Beach? will include a painted mural and other original artwork by Berlin illustrator Regina Heinlein, one of the newest artists to join the CWC International roster. Heavily influenced by nature and folk art, Regina frequently combines imagery of trees and women for work that is compelling both in its beauty and social statement.
A collection of prints by the acclaimed BILDERKLUB group of illustrators (bilderklub.de) will also be on exhibit.
Ogilvy & Mather
12th floor of the Worldwide Plaza
309 W 49th Street, NYC, NY
LILLIPUT ~ my little friends opened on April 10th to a steady crowd of eager Blythe fans, Japanese art aficionados, and the simply curious, all of whom were encouraged to climb into a bed at the center of the exhibit and experience the sensation of being approached by a multitude of wide-eyed dolls.
Japanese avant-garde art collective ALFORT will be customizing 80 Blythe dolls to create a dreamlike scene of little people who inhabit a landscape of unconscious memory.
Titled "Lilliput ~ my little friends", the exhibit will run April 10th until May 14th at gallery hanahou, with an opening reception on Thursday, April 10th from 6PM until 9PM. All of the dolls and artwork from the show will also be available online via galleryhanahou.com beginning April 16th.
611 Broadway, Suite 730
NYC, NY 10012
This is Plum and she loves everything that is purple. She is a quietly confident girl who looks best in summer gardens where the sun illuminates her face and her hair shines with rich colour. Her freckles give her that cutie girl-next-door look whilst her dramatic eye make-up lends a mischievously playful edge. She likes nothing more than to collect and press flowers (purple ones of course) and go faerie hunting in the nearby woods.
Last year's winner of the first Natural Beauty competition for
the "Blythe Beauty Contest", Team Sibley's doll became an official CWC
produced Limited edition Blythe doll.
Like the Grimm story of Hansel and Gretel, Gentle River lives in cottage in the forest and lives together with her favorite animals. Because River loves nature, her outfit is designed for outdoor play, but also very cute play!
Stay tuned for more news on the Team Sibley Petite Blythe "Lemon Butter!"
Lavender Love is a Petite Blythe wearing an apron just like the very
popular Alice series Marmalade Heart and Cherry Ash. Her straight
hair, eyes, and eyelids are all lavender color just like her name.
The set includes:
Doll (Tip Toe), apron, one-piece dress, hair accessory, bloomers, shoes, stand
The figure will only be available at the following:
April 22, 2007 (10AM) Kiddy Land Harajuku (100 dolls)
April 22, 2007 (12 Noon) CWC Shop "Junie Moon" (100 dolls)
The newest Petite Blythe figure - "Spanky Panky" - has been designed by Devilrobots. They're known for creating cute but edgy characters...and they've now brought that edge to Blythe.
The set includes:
Doll (Tip Toe), hat, jacket, dress, belt. leg warmers, shoes, Black Cat Tofu mascot, and stand.
Petite Blythe "Spanky Punky" collaboration with Devilrobots
Price: 3990 yen (about $34)
Date Available: Friday March 30th, 2007
Cross World Connections (CWC) is the company behind the popular Blythe doll. CWC, who works in conjunction with Hasbro, holds the Asian license rights for Blythe. Blythe is produced in several different sizes, from several different materials.
The Petite Blythe dolls we are reviewing are Treasure Hunt and Running Deer. Both figures were released this past summer in Japan.
The two figures differ in packaging. Since the Treasure Hunt Petite Blythe seems to be more of a “deluxe” set, she is packaged in a clear plastic box showing all of her assorted accessories.
On the other hand, Running Deer is packaged in a box with a window front. It’s probably not as impressive to display, in case you prefer keeping figures in their packaging.