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Author: Annie & Angelique

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Welcome La Dolly Dispatch! A lighthearted weekly chat between two good friends from Melbourne that have been collecting Blythe dolls for over 10 years. The Blythe Doll was created by Kenner in 1972. The doll was only in circulation for 12 months but her appeal has lasted 50 years, find out why this quirky retro doll has so much appeal to the collector, the curious and artistic subcultures. The girls will dispatch their knowledge and give you a first hand insight to the world of Blythe Dolls and collecting as they know it. Join them if you dare…..
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Season 4 has been bustling with activity as we've delved into rich history and engaged in delightful conversations with the most amazing members of our beloved Blythe doll community. As we wrap up this season, we're indulging in a casual chit chat about the latest in our dolly world and the buzz circulating within our community. Once you've caught up with this episode, we encourage you to peruse our archive and revisit any past episodes you may have missed out on.See you next season.Dolly hug...
Welcome back Dispatchees!!In 2012, we culminate the year with six delightful releases. Mid-year, we celebrate an amazing 11th anniversary girl, followed by a wave of charming surprises with our doll releases, reminding us of the greatness of the year. And as the year draws to a close, we unveil a truly fabulous release, complete with an interesting backstory. This week, we're excited to chat about the unveiling of the illustrations for this year's anniversary doll. Tune in to catch all ...
This week, join us on an exhilarating journey alongside Heydy from Little Silks.!Heydy, relatively new to the realm of Blythe, has been captivated by her charm. Blythe being a muse for numerous artists, Heydy has been inspired to delve into sewing and crafting remarkable costumes, and accessories for her. Yet, this is just one facet of Heydy's artistic endeavors; she dabbles in various other pursuits. Tune in to discover the myriad roles Heydy embraces in her vibrant and dynamic wo...
In this captivating episode, the enchanting saga of Middie unfolds further, painting a vivid picture of her delightful adventures!!From thrilling escapades to moments of pure joy, Middie's tales weave together a tapestry of Alice adventures, rock star performances, pretty princess and even mountain wondering sisters. Each anecdote offers a glimpse into Middie's unique identity and her boundless aspirations. So, kick back, relax, and immerse yourself in the continuing journey of Middie's...
Chitty Chat Catch Up!!

Chitty Chat Catch Up!!

2024-04-1534:58

Welcome back for another chitty chat catch up! Here at La Dolly Dispatch HQ, our usual chatter about all things Blythe takes an exciting turn this week as we weave in some fabulous Kenner stories. It's always a delight to explore how these dolls make their way into our lives. Our conversations extend beyond just this topic, so grab your favourite beverage or dive into your craft project and make yourself comfortable and listen in!!Some important links from this weeks episode-A little creative...
We're thrilled to have a special guest joining us this week: Sandra Coe from Motor City Dolly! During our interview, we delved into Sandra's bustling life and learned more about Detroit, Michigan. Sandra's passion for creating Blythe dolls shines through as she discusses her various projects, from crafting unique custom dolls to sewing intricate outfits and dolly carriers and designing futuristic goggles. Her enthusiasm for her craft is palpable as she shares stories of the hobby and the wond...
Happy Easter to all our dispatchers!!History class is now in session! In the year 2012, known as Red Delicious, Neo Blythe celebrated its 11th anniversary in Japan. It was also the year when Junko made the decision to extend Blythe's journey for another decade, a decision that brings us immense joy!Let's kick things off with the first batch of releases from the year, offering plenty to learn, reminisce about, and gush over. There is the old to chat about but there is also the new and th...
Add To Cart!!

Add To Cart!!

2024-03-2549:59

As the episode title implies, our conversation revolves around shopping, but it's not just about acquiring any item. Instead, it focuses on acquiring an authentic, untouched Blythe doll along with everything you desire for her wardrobe!We delve into topics such as the recommended official websites for purchasing, maximising the value of your money, ensuring the safe delivery of your purchase, and many other valuable insights. Enjoy the episode and happy dolly shopping!Handy links to help you ...
This week, we're excited to introduce a special guest!Jessica, the creative behind Dear Girl Face, graciously allows us a glimpse into her world. Starting from her begginnings in graphic design to her work in the fashion realm and her dedication to crafting and customising for Blythe dolls, Jessica embodies a truly dynamic creator.We not only discuss creativity but also hear the intriguing story of how Blythe became a part of Jessica's life, and more importantly, the captivating tales o...
Welcome to the second part of the 2011 Blythe releases!!Although this year saw fewer releases compared to previous ones, it more than compensated with exceptional quality of dolls. In this episode, we delve into the final four releases of the year, each brimming with fantastical stories, distinctive style, grace, and individuality. Hold onto your hats!!We share our thoughts and opinions on the initial photos of the upcoming UR4ME release and discuss the renovation of the Jun...
Our ongoing Middle adventure unfolds this week! Join us as we continue to delve into their delightful tales, fabulous fashion choices, and the endearing friendships shared among the Neo and Petite Blythes in this episode. Were both love chatting about these little lasses and hope it inspires you to take look back them in a new light!Dolly hugsAnnie & Angelique xxDon't forget if you love the podcast and would like to help us with a coffee, here is the link- buymeacoff.ee/l...
This week our journey takes us to Vlissingen, Netherlands, where we get to know the vibrant personality of Nicky Next!Nicky is not only an avid Blythe collector, photographer and maker, what's even more exciting is that Nicky and her mother are currently gearing up to host a premier event in their home town. The venue is a splendid old church, in a picturesque town with 300 enthusiastic dolly...
Returning to our historical exploration this week, let's revisit the year 2011. A decade has passed since the debut of the new Blythe dolls, and 2011 is affectionately dubbed 'The Year of 10 Happy Memories.' While it may not be characterised by numerous releases, the dolls that grace us for collecting during this year are undeniably stylish. The quirky videos continue to be released and watching them is a delight! . Here is the 10th Anniversary girl , 10 Happy memories video...
In this week's episode, we're delighted to feature the fabulous and industrious Jen O'Connor!You might recognize her from her roles at Wonderland of Play, Earth Angel Studios, Blythcon NY, or perhaps from her earlier days in the magazine industry. Jen is a multifaceted individual, wearing various hats, and her schedule is constantly buzzing with activity. Jen invests a considerable amount of time in the world of antiquing, immersing herself in the joy of playing with all her...
Let's revisit the topic of the girl in the middle! The delightful history of Middie continues to unfolds in this episode , revealing all the details we crave. Their tales encompass adventure, joyful moments, fashion, baking, stargazing, and even making friends bonds with bears, dont be worried they are friendly bears! All of these elements provide valuable insights into the identity and aspirations of this delightful young lass.Relax and enjoy the continuing histo...
New Year Chit Chat!!

New Year Chit Chat!!

2024-01-2944:22

Happy New Year to all our dispatchees!!We're excited to announce that we are back after a refreshing break, ready to kick off another season of Dolly Chit Chat! Get ready for engaging interviews with delightful doll collectors, talented makers, event organizers, and much more.In our comeback episode, we'll be sharing our holiday highlights, discussing the festive surprises under our Christmas tree, and giving you a sneak peek into our New Year celebrations. Join us as we unveil our New Year r...
Christmas Wrap Up!!

Christmas Wrap Up!!

2023-12-0436:18

As we reach the conclusion of another exciting season, filled with 16 episodes of delightful chatter, engaging catch-ups, and fabulous interviews, we can't help but reflect on the highlights!In this season finale episode, join us for a casual catch-up where we share a glimpse of our Christmas festivities, discuss the Blythe Bazaar, and express our gratitude for the fantastic guests who dedicated their time to join us on the podcast. We also touch on the latest release, Pleasant Surprise...
This week on our special guest list is Jose Huet Gonzalez! You may know him for his special custom dolls but there is so much more that goes on in the world of Jose. He is an artist who has worked in many different mediums. With this artistic experience and creative flair it has enabled him to devote all his time to Blythe in the capacity of a full time job. Lucky him!The Blythe community loves what Joes creates and we loved speaking with him, happy listening!!Find Jos...
Special Guest-BCUK Team!!

Special Guest-BCUK Team!!

2023-11-2001:17:15

Today we are talking with the organisers of Blythe Con UK. Jess & Laura Kate give us the low down of how they organise this wonderful event from year to year. They walk us through the running of the day, the meet & greets that happen before and after the big day. We get the goss on it all!!We also get to hear about Jess and Laura -Kate's activity in the Blythe community. We learn about how they discovered our beloved Blythe, their collecting styles, and experiences in the ...
We continue on with the history lessons this week!!The mega year 2010 unfolds further as we delve into the second half of the year in this episode. Picking up from where we left off, we explore the 9th-anniversary release, featuring not only Marabelle Melody but also three sidekicks and a petite companion. If fortune smiled upon you, managing to acquire the entire ensemble was quite the achievement.As the year unfolds, a diverse array of releases graces the scene. Notable among them is ...
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