Question of the Week: Petites or No Petites?

Written on August 22, 2011 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
Filed under: Question of the Week

June 20th - BlytheCon!

When I first started out in the Blythe community, I was fascinated by the big heads and those giant eyes that could change with the pull of a string. The magic of Blythe still revolves around the funny little mechanism inside of their heads. I knew of Petites, but I wasn’t fascinated by them the way that I was with the big Blythes. I mean, the Petites didn’t have the same charm. They lacked the changing eye colours, they lacked more of a change in expression. Of course, when I first started in the hobby there was no such thing as the Littlest Pet Shop Blythes – there was only the Takara Petites with their ‘sleepy’ eyes. They reminded me a lot of the dolls I used to have as a child that could go to ‘sleep’ as soon as the doll was horizontal.

It took until BlytheCon for me to ‘meet’ Petite Blythes. Suddenly I got why people had both the Neo-size dolls and the Petites. They had their own charm. Their heads might not be as large and they may have some of the tiniest doll bodies ever, but Petites have such a charm about them that they became interesting to me. They have a permanent wide-eyed expression that can either look slightly dopey to me or just doe-eyed.

Do you have any Petites? What drew you to them?

2 Responses to “Question of the Week: Petites or No Petites?”

  1. Lynn (natsukigirl) AKA @natsukigirl

    I have a few petites! the main draw for me was their portability. But above all else, all the SUPER KITCH ideas that Takara came up with, that were too zany for the big girls went to the petites. I LOVE super kitchy stuff!

  2. Heather AKA @claribari

    I have one, and she is an LPS Blythe. I had no desire to name her, or play with her…I might have to try a Takara and see if I get better results.

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