In case you didn’t know, Another Blythe is a team of 3 guys working from Thailand. They are doing amazing work. Each doll is really unique: hairstyle, makeup, and clothing, all get together to create a real fashion doll.
Don’t stop believing in your dreams and trying to learn new things.Yuth, Boo and Michael Lo / Another Blythe
DollyCustom posed 12 questions to Another Blythe about their history as a customizing team, their process, and techniques. Here are those questions:
Can you tell me a little about yourselves?
Another Blythe is a team of 3 people:
When and how did you discover Blythe dolls?
At Thailand’s capital (Bangkok) there’s a place called Siam that is the center of the town with a large shopping area. I (Michael) was walking through the streets and saw a Blythe doll on display of a clothing store.
How long did it take for your style to emerge?
We are always trying to create a new style. Year after year we try to improve the details and do our best to achieve a new look.
Do you do this as a hobby or professionally?
As a hobby.
What is your creative process like? Do you plan your custom dolls from start to finish or just go with the flow?
Yes, we have a plan before doing anything on the doll. Yuth will go and look through fashion show video clips, art pictures or sometimes goes out to check the department stores to see what’s hot or not and then merge with his style on the girls’ makeup.
What is your favorite part of this process and your least favorite?
Personally, I like the makeup part the most, but there’s nothing that I don’t like.
How long does it take you to customize one doll? Do you do one at a time or multiple?
It depends on my mood lol, but it’s roughly a 2 days process. We’re creating the girls during the weekend, so you’d see a new one on the listings every week.
Where do you work on your dolls? Do you have a dedicated workplace?
Home. The work desk was actually in the living room, and we have a storage room to keep the clothes, wigs, bodies, and spraying tool. On the desk, we have a little drawer set to keep the carving and makeup tools.
How would you characterize your style?
I work in the fashion industry, so that influenced a lot the work I do with the dolls.
We can’t define our style, but we try to give each girl some particular characteristic before doing the makeup. Some girls may look like a child, other more grown-up or even more ghost-like.
What are your favorite tools? What is your favorite Blythe mold to customize?
A knife cutter that use to do the carving because it is very smooth.
As for mold, I would definitely prefer the RBL because they are easier to open.
How did you develop the pricing model for your dolls?
For the pricing, we calculate it from the cost of the tool and materials and the work itself (changing the body, eyechips).
We raised the price as we compared our work to other shops. We try not to make them expensive so you would see we still have the same price range.
For the beginner customizer, what advice would you give them?
Don’t stop believing in your dreams and trying to learn new things.
I came across Another Blythe dolls on Etsy, where they sell their dolls exclusively. Back then, these dolls caught my eye with their edgy looks and urban clothes. Personally, it’s one of my favorite styles and I know many collectors prefer the sweet or more child-like dolls.
These dolls look fierce. Their piercings, their makeup sometimes with neon colors, a very distinctive carving, and overall style give them a specific look that doesn’t get unnoticed.
Another peculiarity is their amazing photos. And as far as I can recall, they created the style to tag a sold doll with a photo of them posing with their eyes shut, like pictured above.
So, I hope you enjoyed getting to know more about this great team and these fantastic dolls. Check their profile page to follow Another Blythe on social media.
- Dolls: 150-200
- Started: 2008-2009
- How to Purchase: Another Blythe’s Etsy Shop
- Favorite Customizers: Tiina Vanhatupa / Erin Deir