QOTW: Do You Like Kenners?

Written on September 28, 2015 at 6:00 pm by Michelle
Filed under: Question of the Week

It’s a bit of an odd question, isn’t it? Especially when you consider the fact that if Kenner Blythe dolls were never in existence, then the Blythe dolls that we know and love that were produced by Ashton-Drake Galleries and are still being produced today by Takara would not be around. But there are some people in the Blythe community who do not like Kenners. I am, obviously, not one of those people.


Kenners can be a bit of an acquired taste. There can be so many issues with them – cracks, missing hair plugs, cloudy eye chips, missing pull strings/pull rings/eyelashes, chewed fingers or toes, knees that won’t hold position, or legs that fall out. I can understand when people think out loud “Why would I spend $800 on a doll with so many issues?”. That’s a good question – $800USD can buy you a lot of other nicer, mintier, dolls, if you’re inclined to look for a new-in-box, or a translucent, or a customized Blythe with an amazing alpaca or mohair reroot.

But there’s something amazing about Kenners – but I am a little bit biased though.

Do you like Kenners? Do you own any? (If no, do you have any plans on getting a Kenner Blythe in the future?)

5 Responses to “QOTW: Do You Like Kenners?”

  1. Heidi Corley Barto says:

    I plan on getting a redhead named Bixby once I sell my Megoo Elastic Hulk doll. I have a boxy bag and a dress for her already.. Now I just need to sell Hulk!
    That is my plan!

  2. Olive says:

    I love and really want to own a Kenner. There’s something about the soft shine of the plastic face and the sound of the eye mech that’s really enchanting! One day!

  3. Gillian says:

    I love them. That soft pip, their glowy complexions – each one is unique. I read somewhere that they’re the only Blythe that looks right back at you. I like that!

  4. Susan says:

    Yes, yes, a thousand times yes. I love Kenners.

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