Pros and Cons to a Local Blythe Group

Written on September 14, 2011 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
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Vancouver Blythe Meet - August 14 2011

Having a group of local people that also love Blythe is great! You can get together and chat about dolls with people who also care about Blythe. Here are some pros and cons to consider when putting together a local Blythe group.

Pros to a local Blythe group:

  • A group of like-minded people who also love Blythe
  • You get to see dolls that you may have thought about buying before and then decide that you don’t want to buy her (yay! money saved!)
  • Getting to chat (and chat and chat) about dolls. Your family and other friends get a break for a few hours!
  • Taking photos of Blythe in public is easier when you’re in a group (safety in numbers!)
  • There’s always someone with a plastic doll comb or an extra stand available when you forget yours
  • It’s easier to buy/sell/trade in person, or just spread the love of dolly clothing around
  • Getting to discuss crafting for dolls (like sewing, knitting, etc.) with other people to discuss ideas or techniques
  • Putting together fun meet-ups like picnics or just walking through a tourist location in your own city
  • Having more fun with the Blythe hobby! and just so much more.

Cons to a local Blythe group:

  • People are enablers – people in meets bring new dolls (yay!) but you can easily get persuaded into buying a new doll
  • Or you just fall in love with a doll you’ve seen before due to more exposure to the doll (eep)
  • Yeah, there’s no real cons…

Do you have a local Blythe group that you’re a part of?

9 Responses to “Pros and Cons to a Local Blythe Group”

  1. Nancy says:

    I wish! To see all those dolls in person…swoon.. All the dolly interaction I get is on the internet. Everyone that knows me personally thinks I’m a bit “odd” for being so obsessed with dolls at my age (mom with 2 kids) 🙁

    I can’t even imagine what it would be like to sit and talk with real live people who are just as bad as me (if not worse), lol.

  2. Bella says:

    I’m part of a Facebook group in Argentina called Café Blythe.
    We’re a bunch of girls distributed all across the country and, as collecting Blythes is not sooo popular here (yet), there’s not many of us.
    The group was created a few months ago and it’s a great place to find other people with the same interests and who don’t mind talking for ours about dollies 🙂 There are also some girls from Chile.
    It’s great!! We get information, solace, tips and also we encourage each other to buy dolls or to research more before buying!!

    I wish we can soon meet in person!

  3. Helen Naylor says:

    Im with you, Nancy. I’d love to meet other Blythe fans in Western Australia! Most of my friends think I’m nuts!

  4. SparkleFriday says:

    I love being a part of my Blythe Local Community….It makes me feel less crazy! 🙂 And if I have any questions about Blythe someone usually knows the answer.

  5. Lauren AKA @ciggy54

    Yes! It’s fun! and my group is in Western Australia oddly enough!

  6. Helen says:

    Thanks Lauren, I’ll definately have a look soon!

  7. Diana says:

    I just went to my first Blythe Meet in September. What an experience! We’re located in Kaohsiung, Taiwan!!

  8. Jenni says:

    Thanks Lauren, I have just joined WPWD, and I am also in Western Australia too!

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