Toy Observation – Josephine Lam

Toy Observation

Blythe Doll

The Blythe Doll was actually made in 1972 but was cut off the market after one year because of their oversized head that deemed too scary for children. It gained popularity in the 21st century when photographers started taking pictures of the doll and made it into a book. It is 28 cm tall , and I was most attracted to her big eyes that changes color when I pull on the string. Her hair is also very realistic. I bought this doll in Hong Kong a few years ago


Girls are most attracted to this doll because they remind them of their childhood. Although it does not do much, people enjoyed touching and playing with the texture of her hair. Some people move her arms around, take her clothes off, lay her down so that the eyes will close.

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