When you think of Blythe, you probably usually imagine the 12” tall Neo Blythe dolls. But did you know that there are smaller versions known as Petite Blythes? These stand at about a third of the height (4”) of a Neo Blythe, and also cost about a third of the price.
Petite Blythe dolls are manufactured by Takara for Cross World Connections (CWC) under license from Hasbro. I know that is a little confusing, but here’s how it breaks down. Hasbro originally created Blythe in 1971, so when CWC decided they wanted to create the dolls in Japan…they needed to get Hasbro’s OK.
Rather than having a pull-string in the back of the doll’s head, Petite Blythe has eyes that close when she is set on her back. So they will only have one set of eye colors.