Changing the eyes of a Blythe doll can be a straightforward process with the right tools and careful handling. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to change Blythe doll's eyes:
Note: Be sure to work in a clean and well-lit area, and handle the doll with care to avoid any damage.
- New set of Blythe doll eyes (can be purchased online or at doll supply stores).
- Small Phillips-head screwdriver.
- Soft cloth or towel.
Remove the Back Plate: Turn the doll's head around and look for a small screw at the back of the head, usually near the neck area. Use a small Phillips-head screwdriver to carefully loosen and remove the screw. Place the screw in a safe spot where it won't get lost.
Lift the Back Plate: With the screw removed, you can gently lift the back plate of the head. Be careful not to bend the eyelashes or damage the eyelids while doing this.
Remove the Old Eyes: The back plate will reveal the doll's eye mechanism, which includes eye chips with different eye designs. The eye chips are typically held in place by small plastic tabs or metal pieces. Gently push or unclip these tabs to release the old eye chips.
Insert the New Eyes: Take the new set of Blythe doll eyes and carefully insert them into the eye sockets. Make sure they sit properly and are aligned correctly.
Secure the Eye Chips: Once the new eyes are in place, use the tabs or metal pieces to secure the eye chips. Ensure that they are firmly held in position so they won't move or fall out.
Reassemble the Head: After securing the eye chips, carefully place the back plate of the head back into position. Align it properly, and press it down gently until it snaps back in place.
Reattach the Screw: Finally, insert the screw back into the hole on the back of the head and use the Phillips-head screwdriver to tighten it securely.
Check the Eyes: Once the head is reassembled, test the doll's eyes by pulling the eye-changing cord at the back of the head. Make sure the eyes move smoothly and change color as intended.
Congratulations! You have successfully changed the eyes of your Blythe doll. If you encounter any difficulties or are unsure about the process, it's a good idea to seek help from an experienced Blythe doll customizer or a professional doll repair service.