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They’re cute, they’re portable and they’re tiny.
Extra bonus points for being readily available in North America.
I am, of course, referring to the Littlest Pet Shop Blythes, otherwise referred to LPS Blythe or LPS Petites.
I think that they’re cute! They’re also quite affordable. In Canada, they go on sale at approximately $8, non-sale price is around $11-13 for just the doll without a pet or other additional accessories. They seem to be doing quite well under Hasbro’s advertising campaigns (I may still occasionally watch shows that are geared towards children and thus I occasionally see LPS Blythe adverts). On the other hand (just to play devil’s advocate), they’re still the petite version of Blythe. If you want a Blythe (pullring, 4 sets of eyechips and all that), having the cheaper version of the little sister is just not going to cut it (and if you have a collection of 12+ LPS Blythes, you’ve probably spent the equivalent amount of money as a regular release Simply Neo Blythe costs) – so keep that in mind if you think buying LPS Blythes (no matter how cute they are!) is going to stop you from getting a full-size Neo.
There’s a lot of pros and cons to LPS Blythe (and for those who think that they’re identical to the Takara Petite Blythes, please keep in mind that the Takara Petites can ‘sleep’ when you lay them down – the LPS Blythes do not close their eyes at all and I’ve been told that the LPS heads are a smidge larger than the Takara Petites), all of which just boils down to your own personal preferences.
Do you like the Littlest Pet Shop Blythes?