Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Toy Army Tuesday - Japan Blythe

Ok, so for anyone who has followed my blog longer than a minute - I am pretty sure you know I am obsessed with Blythe dolls. As soon as I learned that I was going to Japan, Blythe was on my brain. Needless to say as soon as I landed I was on - Mission: Blythe.

Instead of giving you a huge back story on Blythe (let's save that for a rainy day), I thought I would show you some of the places Blythe dolls popped up on my trip. For anyone considering traveling to Japan - this may or may not help you out. Either way - they look lovely as ever.

First night - Akihabara
Alright, so I may not have been specifically looking for Blythe dolls on this day - but they found me any way. I wish I could remember the name of the shop. The Blythe's were hidden in the corner of the Doll floor - yes this was a 7 story toy store! They all looked lovely but cost a fortune (no I don't have $500+ to drop on a doll) *sighhh.

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Hakuhinkan Toy Park, Club 67 - Ginza
While walking around Ginza we stumbled inside a toy store. Again - not looking for Blythe. However, once inside I noticed that there was a doll store in the basement...so I headed down.

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The store also had beautiful Pullips and Barbies.

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Everything was still out of my price range, but we were getting warmer. I had found some decently priced dolls at a Mandrake store online - so the next day we headed to Nakano.

Mandrake - Nakano
If you want a great deal on Blythe dolls - Mandrake is the place for you. This location is inside of a mall with multiple stories of toys. After searching around...there they were :] Sort of crammed in dimly lit cases. They even had 1972 Kenners!!

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I picked up a White Magic Night Blythe for a fraction of the cost. Although I had found the doll I wanted I still couldn't help but search for more.

Odaiba - Toys R Us
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This post has gotten far too long. I will save Junie Moon - the actual Blythe store for another day as well. Until next time - have a beautiful day!!

31 comments:

  1. So Jealous!!!! The ways in which I want my own Blythe are unending! Awesome post :) XO Lori

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    1. Haha, aww. Thanks! I hope you get one :]

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  2. AHHHH I am so jealous! They are all SO gorgeous! How fun!

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  3. These dolls are cute, but freak me out a bit at the same time! xx

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    1. Haha. I think that is why I love them so much.

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  4. How exciting, so much fun to be had in these stores.

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  5. noooo blythe!!! go for the ball jointed ones.. they look somuch prettier!!

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    1. Haha. They are really pretty. They look too life like!!

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  6. The cuteness is too much to handle, I've never actually seen a Blythe doll in real life and I hope to change that one day. I'm a sucker for dolls and toys, always have been, I was way into barbies/baby dolls as a child. I love the Alice in Wonderland one and the one with the ringlets in her hair, so pretty. Congrats on the new doll.

    <3Honeysuckelle

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    1. Their cuteness is really too much to handle. I was squealing around the store with excitement while my friend just rolled his eyes, haha. Thank you!

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  7. i love blythe dolls! i want one so bad but like you said...not in my price range :(

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    1. :-/ they sure are fun to look at though. Unfortunately, I am willing to dole out my money for overly priced toys.

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  8. love love this post! those dolls look so ah-mazing. i'm obsessed with these dolls. got a new doll from juniemoon and she just arrived yesterday. i can't wait to read your post about juniemoon as i haven't been to japan. it's always been my dream to visit there. :)

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    1. I just saw her and she is beautiful! Junie Moon was incredible :] I plan to write about it next Tuesday. I hope you get to Japan some day soon!

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  9. those dolls are so cute! but yaa they're a bit steep in terms of price, I totally want one dressed like a lolita though!

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    1. I do too. She was my favorite by far!

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  10. i love seeing these dolls on the blog rolala loves. They are slightly eery and cute at the same time. I love the big eyes and they have the cutest outfits.

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    1. She has the cutest doll collection :] I like their eery cute charm.

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  11. I love dolls in general! 7 stories?! Holy Moly.

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  12. oh my gosh! so many of them! and so many styles - and a 7 story toy store - i am jealous.

    ps. my first boss worked as a toy designer for kenner :) he used to bring the toys to work and let me play with them - like he made a friendship bracelet makers, some of the old star wars figures, and a few dolls.

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    1. It was toy heaven!!

      That is so awesome! I am jealous. I think I need to consider getting in to the world of toys some how.

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  13. I can't wait to see which doll you got!! And omg I had no idea they ran that much money. Geez! They are beautiful though!!

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    1. This is why I don't have cash for an awesome wardrobe like yours. I need to get my priorities straight!

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  14. Yay you fulfilled your wish to pick up a new Blythe! Penelope has a companion now :) Looking forward to meeting her! I totally loved this post and seeing all those pretty dollies. I don't know how you weren't tempted to just take them all home. One can dream right ;p Just catching up on your Japan posts now and your trip looks and sounds like it was absolutely amazing!

    rolala loves

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    1. I am so excited that Penelope has a buddy now. Thank you! I was tempted, but refrained. There was too much good shopping to be had in Japan.

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