Monday, June 22, 2015

Cherry Beach Sunset and Cool Pool Lemonade

Dear Sarah,

As I was preparing to post the worst Dolly Shelf Sunday post in existence, a photo which shall never see the light of the internet, I decided to check BlytheKingdom and see if there were any new releases.  I'm a year and a half behind on my reviews of each release, but they will be done!  I look forward to looking at what we've missed.

This month's release are the two anniversary girls, Dauphine Dream and Little Duchess Georgette, but I'm more excited for the July Neo and August Middie releases.  Are you ready?!  TAN GIRLS! 

I'm so excited!  Cherry Beach Sunset is the first release that I've wanted in a while (except for that blue haired beauty...Curly Blue Babe) and I'm especially excited since they have darker skin!  They're labeled as "tan" and come with bathing suits like they're usually pale little things but browned down for the summer.  I don't know why we can't have darker skin girls without them having to be tan, but it took Barbie 8 years to make the first black Barbie.  (And that was the 60s!)  But it's been 5 years since our last tan girl, Manuheali'i Paradise Girl, so it is exciting. 

I spent the whole day at the beach, collecting shells and reading in the tree shade.
The day had gone by so fast, I looked up to see that the sky was orange and pink, the perfect sunset colors!
My grandma makes some of the best cherry pies on this coast during this season, so I always can't wait for summer!

She wears her cherry pink pareo around her bikini, heart-shaped sunglasses and bracelets matching, listening to the waves crash on the beach, relaxing.
When it's time to go get some of grandma's famous pies, she changes back to her cherry patterned sea-blue dress, fixing her hair back with her ribboned hairband.

 Her hairstyle is permed and long with bangs. Her hair color is brown. Her eye shadow is brown, cheeks pink, and lips red. Her front facing eyes are a special emerald green. Her face type is Radiance+, and her face color is Mocha (sun tanned).

The illustration is a concept, and does not reflect the final product.

Release date: July 2015
Price: ¥14,900 ($120, £75)

I love how random her love of cherry pies are.  I would wear that dress.  I wish her hair was more curly kinky like mine, the "perm" they describe makes me think it'll be like Margo Unique Girl's.  Close, but they could be closer.

And then the Middie is Cool Pool Lemonade.  (Seriously, who comes up with these names?)  She seems like an exact miniature of the Neo, which I've noticed Takara has been doing recently.  I thought it was cute at first, but it would be nice to see Middies branch out on their own and have their own line and aesthetic.  And there's only about a ¥3100 ($25, £15) price difference so buying the Middie instead doesn't save you much.

On a hot day like this, nothing beats a tall glass of lemonade filled with crushed ice. Add a little passion fruit and mango and you have something special! 
I just want to be sitting in the shade, drinking juice all day. What a life! 

This freshly tanned Middie Blythe is so cute, no one can resist her! 
Two outfits, a swimsuit and a dress, have been readied for her so she can walk through the beach and the town. 

The swimsuit is light blue with a pink ribbon on the bikini top, light blue shorts, and a pareo with a pink and light blue ribbon on the rear. 
The youthful look is really becoming of the Middie Blythe design. 
The dress has a simple and refreshing lemon pattern, which is complimented by the ribbon hair band, heart shaped earrings, and yellow shoes. 

Her hairstyle is a lightly permed long with short bangs. Her hair color is brown. Her face color is mocha, with brown eye shadow, pink cheeks, and with orangish pink lips. Her eye color is emerald green. 

The illustration is a concept, and does not represent the final product. 

Release Date: August 2015 
MSRP: ¥11,800 ($95, £60)

Either way I'm excited for this release and might have to start saving up for one of them!

♥ Jillie

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Long Time, No See!

Hi Jill! Wow, been a while since I was active on here - I'm so sorry for being away so long, but I'm back now *thumbs up!* So, how have your dolly dealings been going? I'm still collecting like mad - I think I now have about 27 girls?! I think it's become an addiction lol! I still have my Etsy shop, Eriko's Emporium, and am still selling the usual Punky Monkey Hats and Baby Fangsters too. I also sell a few new hats and jumpers too - the jumpers I make with my Mum :P

Actually, at the moment I'm having a Baby Fangster sale you might be interested in - all Neo Blythe BF hats are £5 each, for a limited time! The reason behind the sale is I recently had a yarn buying binge in Great Yarmouth and got WAY to much yarn, so have been making little hats from all the new pretty skeins :P

Also today I got a delivery of TBL girls, ready for customising! I am lucky enough to have a stall again at this years BCUK in London, and hope to have a few custom girlies available for sale there, along with hats, of course hehe! I wish you could come over to London for the 'con!! Would be so much fun! Anyways, I think that's all for now. Keep me posted on all your dolly activity!! And I promise to blog more often!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Did you say EssHippo Blythes was back?!

Yes I did!  Myka can't believe it either, but the amazing duo has decided to come back to this little slice of internet!  We look forward to sharing more Blythe musings with you all! 

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Dolly Shelf Sunday

Happy Dolly Shelf Sunday!

Prudence, Myka, Sparrow Bennie, Coral, Ciel, Quinn, Lola, and Lydia

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Ashley Has No Secrets

Hello!  Seems like a missed a bit since the last post, and quite a bit in general since I left Blythe.  But I'm happy to be back and get on with this blog and talk about new releases and other Blythe-y things.

I missed the release but am very happy to see Mandy Cotton Candy and Yellow Marshmallow!

"Let's eat junk food, go on the roller-coaster, throw up, then eat more!"

I like the way Takara has recently began creating a Neo and Middie to go together, emphasizing the story that Middie is Neo's little sister.  (We had Lorshek Molseh and Lydia Green, and we'll have two dolls for the 13th anniversary.)

I'm excited for fantasy hair, especially two-toned fantasy hair!  I wonder if Mandy's 'mint green' hair is easier to see in real life, as I can barely tell here.  The hoods are great (yet another time when Takara should just sell stock) and I love those fluffy bloomers, but they're a one piece with the t-shirt.  Looks like there's no bloomers for the OPH Gang.

The upcoming release for May is Ashley Secrets


She's nothing too special; not much to talk about. A blonde with a perm, and a wardrobe that reminds me of Simply Love Me. In fact, they not only have similar hair styles they're doing the same pose: 


I am really glad she doesn't have the brassy, neon, highlighter yellow hair of Hi! Ho! Marine! Just noticing in these two pictures, there's a big difference between moulds. I've never been able to tell until now, but Simply Love Me has a more Kenner-esque, sweet face with the rosy cheeks. It may just be the picture. 

Anyway, I digress.  What is Ashley's Secret?  Does she have lacy knickers?  Is she a spy, and Lorshek Morleh's Moriarty?  Is she actually made from the melted down pieces of dolls she found unworthy?! 

Everyone has a special secret. 
Ashley is just the girl to tell your secrets. 
She'll keep it private and give you good advice. 
She is so very trust worthy, but very sweet. 

Oh.  Well...that's not too... Ok, next.

Ashley's fashion is girly and chic. 
Her one piece dress is made of silver lame, and is accented with black satin ribbons. 
The high, empire waist is flattering on Blythe'S frame. 
Her sharp jacket is printed with a clean silver accent. 
She has dark grey, knee high socks that look great with her black boots. 

She has long permed hair, parted at the side. 
She has a thick black headband to tie it all back. Her hair color is a warm yellow. 
She wears dark brown eyeshadow, and pink cheeks and lips. 

She has special light blue, front facing eyecups. 
She has Radiance + face type with fair skin.

Like my special eyecups?

I will admit, I do like her dress.  And here with her special eyecups she looks quite cute, but she doesn't have that "buy me!" factor, I look for.  And the RBL+ face mould, comparing her to Simply Love Me, she looks really different.  She looks more like a TBL than a Kenner.  (I've never seen a Kenner in person, but I was looking at my TBL a few minutes ago.)

Either way, I'm excited to see what people do to her. they customise her.  

Happy Blytheing! 

Sunday, March 23, 2014



We're back! But things are a bit different.

First, there is no more EssHippo.  We don't have a shop anymore, but that's alright!

Sarah/EssHaych has created a new shop: Eriko's Emporium!  Go, check it out, buy, and post items in her group!  (Hopefully she'll make an appearance or two on here to tell you more about it.)

So I/OnePinkHippo have decided to keep the blog and update it with Blythe-y goodness.

Stay tuned!