How to open the blythe doll head?

Opening a Blythe doll's head requires careful handling to avoid damaging the doll. Here's a step-by-step guide to safely open a Blythe doll's head:


  1. Gather Supplies: You'll need a small Phillips-head screwdriver, a clean and soft cloth or towel, and a smooth, flat surface to work on.

  2. Locate the Screw: Turn the doll's head around and look for a small screw at the back of the head. It's usually located at the base of the neck or near the edge of the head cap.

  3. Loosen the Screw: Carefully insert the Phillips-head screwdriver into the screw and gently turn it counterclockwise. Be gentle to avoid stripping the screw head. Loosen the screw until it feels loose but don't remove it completely just yet.

  4. Warm the Head: If the head feels tight or difficult to open, you can warm it slightly to soften the vinyl. Fill a basin or sink with warm (not hot) water and submerge the doll's head, making sure not to get the body wet. Let it sit for a minute or two to allow the vinyl to become more pliable.

  5. Remove the Screw: After warming the head, carefully remove the screw completely with the screwdriver. Place the screw in a safe spot where it won't get lost.

  6. Gently Open the Head: Hold the doll's head with one hand and place the other hand on the front of the face. Slowly and gently, press the front of the face downward while lifting the back of the head cap. This should separate the head cap from the faceplate.

  7. Be Cautious: As you lift the head cap, be cautious not to pull too hard or bend the eyelashes, as they are delicate.

  8. Inspect the Inside: Once the head cap is removed, you can access the eye mechanism and other inner parts of the head for customization or repairs.

  9. Reassembling: To reassemble the doll's head, place the head cap back on the faceplate, aligning it properly. Press down gently to secure it in place. Then, insert the screw back into the hole and tighten it by turning the screwdriver clockwise.

Remember to handle the doll with care throughout the process, and avoid using excessive force. If you're unsure about opening the head yourself, it's best to seek help from an experienced Blythe doll customizer or a professional doll repair service.

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