Friday, September 9, 2011

Holy Smokes! Over $900 For a Doll From the 70's? 1972 Blythe Doll



This Kenner doll Blythe sold for $923. Wow! I vaguely remember this doll from back then, but why the heck are they so expensive?

Here is another one, currently at $610.

Gee, I had similar doll, in fact, Mom bought me one about this time, a hippy doll similar to this, named Scooby Doo (I believe her name was, and not, not the cartoon dog with the same name), and for some reason, I lost her, so Mom got me another to replace her about 20 years ago. But I'm sure they don't go for this kind of crazy price!

Then again, I don't see any auctions for my doll on eBay either... Maybe she is worth hundreds too!

Things that make you go "hmmm"!

Have you seen items selling for crazy high prices that you didn't expect?


Happy Friday!
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21 comments:

  1. Ranchie! I have been hoping to stumble across a Blythe at a garage sale or thrift all summer. It still has not happened.. but a girl can dream right?
    The dolls have become insanely popular because alot of people use them for photography and props in sale ad listings. They are such unique dramatic dolls people are insane over them. Now that everyone is in a frenzy.. tons of places are making cheap knockoffs and look alikes. Some people may think they are buying a original and pay like $600 for it. And what they end up having is a doll that was made in Thailand just weeks earlier.

    I hope you have a good weekend. When I saw your post I thought you had found one and I was about to cry with jelousy. *lol*

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  2. I bought one form the Goodwill for 25cents in about 176 or so. wish I still had it! The original dolls were only made for a year or so, and are now quite rare (and very popular). There are modern remakes and Iam abound and determined to have one! Another old doll from our choldhood that is very rare and worth kepping an eye out for is a Hot Wheels Hot Shot...a tiny doll on wheels. Had one of those too...long gone now tho!

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  3. Wow I have the smartest bloggers!

    I had no clue about this doll, gee, I feel out of the loop lol.

    ok, so keep an eye out for Blythe dolls and Hot Wheels Hot Shot, OK, got it!

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  4. She's been popular for quite awhile as the first poster has said. People made her all sorts of funky clothes etc. I first saw her on Etsy and did a search on the doll as I had not heard of her before. That's quite awhile ago though...

    I had a Crissy doll. Never hear about them but of course I don't look either :).

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  5. what about the McCall's dolls? My sisters had those. I on the other hand had "Giggles" and loved "little Kiddles" Knew nothing about the Blythe dolls.

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  6. @Ranchie Don't feel out of the loop. You know about tons of things I don't have a clue about. If all of us were vintage walking dictionaries we would all be Geniuses! LOL

    P.S. The fact that I has to google how to spell the word Geniuses just goes to show that this is not the case. =P

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  7. Nupe, you're not the only one out of this loop! Never seen or heard of this odd little creature either - but I'll sure be watching out for her now! Holey mackerel, I'm learning so much these days! Have a great weekend! (& thanks for the info!)

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  8. Christine, Mom also made sure I had a Crissy doll, with the growing hair, right? I just got her out the other day and boxed her back up. I never was much of a doll person (Bless you Mom for trying to get me interested ha ha).

    I loved my Breyer horses too much for dolls!

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  9. Lynne, yeah I think I remember Little Kiddles. Or was it Polly Pocket dolls? Hmmm

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  10. Haha VC!! I have to spell check stuff allll day long!! You'd think by now I'd know everything! ha ha...

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  11. Hiya SC&C... Surprise to me!

    Very recently I've bought a few vintage composition dolls, and I adore them, but the newer dolls do nothing for me... Unless I can buy them cheap and sell for hundreds of dollars!

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  12. I'm out of the loop on this one too. She has a vaguely "Chucky in Drag" look, don't you think? Kinda scary! :)

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  13. I will definitely be looking out for this doll!!! Crazy!

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  14. OHGAWD Dana hit it right on the head! Chucky in drag! I was trying to be nice using "creature" but oh yes - Chucky for sure! (dying laughing here!)

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  15. Snap 'em up, ZSM! Wish I'd known all those times I went Thrifting!

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  16. Cool to see this post. I discovered Blythe dolls about 5 years ago and ended up purchasing 4 of them (new ones) over about a year period. Now they just sit in a box for my future daughter (someday). I personally was drawn to the bizarre look of them. I love big-eyed, weird, semi-creepy dolls.

    I mentioned the dolls to my sister in law who said "You know, I have mine from the 70's". She sold it for over $800 on Ebay! Crazy. Some things just catch on. Turns out there is a whole underground world dedicated to Blythes. They have meetings across the country and bring their dolls, etc. Strange huh?!

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  17. Wow glad you were able to get some of these, because if I wanted one myself, I doubt I'd give in seeing as how expensive that are. Even if it was a favorite childhood toy, I'm not sure I could bring myself to pay this much to "replace" any childhood toy.

    Well, I suppose Blythe meetings are harmless fun, so I'm all for them!

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  18. I guess this is the new 1959 #1 Barbie, but what's with the ginormous head? I'm with you--the Breyer horses were much more "me" even though I did have Barbie & Ken back in the day. Once horse fever hit me, though, it was buh-bye Barbie!

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  19. I've never seen these before, but they are pretty cool. I wouldn't pay that much money for one though! Emma x

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  20. Aargh, so behind on my commenting! I'm gonna keep an eye out for those dolls, although I'm not sure if we have them here. Re; your comment on mine, I too found there's bugger all on ebay atm, I had to look for ages to get the few pics I put up.

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