Although by far the most famous, Blythe isn’t the only retro doll out there. Puchi Collective is a fansite dedicated to the whole spectrum of alternative dolls and they are now selling related merchandise. This includes the marvellously titled ‘Why Isn’t My Baby Gaining Weight’ cutting board.
It is hard-wearing enough to be used as a hot plate, serving tray or bench-saver but its real appeal is in the delightful picture. The board depicts a scene of domestic bliss, featuring an Osyalle doll (a recreation of vintage ‘pose’ dolls) alongside her baby (a vintage jointed doll from the 1950s), in their well-equipped kitchen.
It is available in two sizes, priced from $29 (approximately £15) to buy online from Puchi Collective.