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Topic: Kenner Blythe Body Transplant  (Read 862 times)
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« on: June 26, 2018 12:32:45 PM »

Hi all!
This isn't a huge creation, but I recently slightly modified an old Kenner Blythe doll to give her a second chance.

She came to me like this:

(photo taken by previous owner)

I am not a huge fan of the torso crack-- I think a lot of people might just find a new set of legs, or replace the bottom half of the body, but I wanted to give her a new body altogether. I really like the Takara licca bodies, so I figured I'd give it a try.

I thought I could modify the neck to fit the kenner head, but I ended up accidentally carving straight through (I guess it's hollow, haha!), so I chopped it off and used a screw instead. Luckily there is a bit of plastic inside the hollow chest of the body; I was able to heat a screw and melt it through to the right height to fit the face plates.

Kenner body on the right; modified licca body on the right...

And how it nestles inside her head next to the eye mechanism...

She also came to me without a scalp, so I basically made a wig out of a mohair pelt and sewed it to a blank (coolcat) scalp to complete her.
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« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2018 06:26:30 PM »

great save for this beauty. i adore her hair!!!

« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2018 09:13:53 AM »

What a cutie. Great job on the revamp!

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« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2018 01:29:06 PM »

The screw was a nice fix for that broken neck--that sure won't be cracking anytime soon!  I love the purple mohair wig too; great job refurbishing your doll!

The only Blythes I have are some of the Hasbro Littlest Pet Shop mini ones and one of the newer revamped Littlest Pet Shop Blythes, none of the larger samples like yours.  I don't have any Licca-Chan's either, but I do own the first Nintendo DS Licca-chan game (that was renamed "Lovely Lisa" in the US) which, in addition to a bunch of mini games, features a fun 3D virtual Licca-Chan dress-up doll.

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« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2018 04:17:47 PM »

Nice!  I replaced one of my dolls with a jointed body (can't remember what brand), but it was too delicate for that huge noggin so while fun it wasn't an ideal fix.

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« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2018 04:44:12 PM »

Using the screw for the repair was a clever idea. She looks great!

« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2018 03:46:22 PM »

She looks lovely! What a great "rescue" Smiley
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