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Integrity Toys Announces Revamped Nu.Face Collection

On Saturday, Integrity Toys released the first capsule collection from it’s very popular Nu.Face line in roughly two years.  We had a little glimpse of the newly revamped line at the 2014 IT convention but that wasn’t nearly enough to satisfy the demand for this one.  The new and improved line has Vaughn Sawyer’s love for color and edginess all over it.  It appears that he and the team at Integrity went to the couture house of Balmain for inspiration and for the most part, it translated really well.  A number of comments from collectors would indicate concern that the young, urban chic vibe was missing from this collection and I would have to agree.  This collection while colorful and high fashion was not, in my humble opinion, street fashion.  You judge for yourself.  The edition sizes reflect the popularity of this line with a whopping 600-800 of each style.  Don’t let the large number fool you though, these babies will sell out…if they have not already.  To find an Integrity Dealer close to you go here.

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Voltage
Erin S.™ Dressed Doll
The Nu. Face™ Collection
Limited Edition Size of 800 Dolls
Retail Price: $135.00 + Shipping & Handling
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Late Fall/Early Winter 2015

Doll Tech Specs:
Head Sculpt: Erin 2.0
Body Type:  Nu.Face 2.0
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Strawberry Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

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Of all the offerings in this group, this one left me wanting.  The coat is nice and the accessories and shoes are TO DIE FOR.  May have to find someone willing to part with that purse and those shoes…yummmmm.

Polarity
Nadja R.™ Dressed Doll
The Nu. Face™ Collection
Limited Edition Size of 600 Dolls
Retail Price: $135.00 + Shipping & Handling
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Late Fall/Early Winter 2015

Doll Tech Specs:
Head Sculpt: Nadja 2.0 (New Sculpt!)
Body Type:  Nu.Face 2.0
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Dark A-Tone
Hair Color: Midnight Black
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

©2015 Integrity Toys

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MUST HAVE this orange bag!!  The Inspiration for this one is straight out of the 2014 Prefall Balmain showroom.Balmain Prefall 2014

source:  www.style.com

Edgy but certainly not youthful street chic.  This is an expensive New York trust fund baby wardrobe.

Power House
Ayumi N.™ Dressed Doll
The Nu. Face™ Collection
Limited Edition Size of 800 Dolls
Retail Price: $135.00 + Shipping & Handling
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Late Fall/Early Winter 2015

Doll Tech Specs:
Head Sculpt: Ayumi 3.0
Body Type:  Nu.Face 2.0
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

©2015 Integrity Toys

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The accessories and shoes are KILLING IT in this collection.  The dress is another example of Balmain inspiration from Prefall 2014.

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source: www.style.com

I must make this belt in 1/6 scale!!  ME NEEDS.

Electric Enthusiasm
Dominique Makeda™ Dressed Doll
The Nu. Face™ Collection
Limited Edition Size of 600 Dolls
Retail Price: $135.00 + Shipping & Handling
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Late Fall/Early Winter 2015

Doll Tech Specs:
Head Sculpt: Dominique Makeda 2.0
Body Type:  Nu.Face 2.0
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Light Honey
Hair Color: Luscious Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

©2015 Integrity Toys

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This one was my favorite…no question.  So chic.  The jacket is all Balmain but the dress looks very Hervé Leger to me.  LOVE. 

Balmain Prefall 2014 2

source: www.style.com

Energetic Presence
Giselle D.™ Dressed Doll
The Nu. Face™ Collection
Limited Edition Size of 1000 Dolls
Retail Price: $135.00 + Shipping & Handling
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Late Fall/Early Winter 2015

Doll Tech Specs:
Head Sculpt: Giselle D.
Body Type:  Nu.Face 2.0
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Brunette
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

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Wow!!  Once again, the designers went to Balmain for inspiration.  This time they used Prefall 2015 collection as a guide.

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source: www.style.com

I would believe this one is most likely already sold out at dealers.  Giselle is a very popular face mold and this one is sure to please Giselle collectors.  How did they do this top in 1/6 scale?!!  Unbelievable.

Agnes of the Jungle

I can’t take credit for this title…that goes to my husband Jon.  He was my faithful reflector holder during this photo shoot and we both learned that a full size “human” reflector for these small shoots are  super HOT!  Had no idea how hot those things can get in full sun…to models all over the world…”I’m truly sorry you have to deal with this on a daily basis”  So I re-dressed Ms. Agnes in uptown haute couture last time so I needed to go a different way.  I went straight for the animal print and leather moto jacket.  **It is important to note here that I had to undo the seam between the legs in the bodysuit top to get it to fit the FR2 body**

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I dressed her in this outfit and all I could think of was a leopard laying on a tree branch.  Once the vision is there, I was compelled to find myself a tree branch and drape her over it for this shot.

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And since she is wearing animal print…had to do a Roberto Cavalli ad LOL!

©2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

** Note:  No rhododendron bushes were hurt during the filming of this blog post.  We may have inadvertently signaled a satellite in space with our reflector and for that we are truly sorry. **

Aristocratic Re-dress

Is it redress or re-dress??  Could not come up with a consensus so I just published anyway.  This Agnes is stunning!  The re-dressing ( again…not sure if I am using the right spelling) potential is high for this one.  She can go casual chic or uptown haute couture very easily.  She is very much the Baroness here.  I need to get her a little 1/6 Louis Vuitton passport cover .Smile

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Aristocratic Agnes

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I know I will get hate mail for this but Agnes is not my favorite face mold.  When I saw the promo shots for this one, I was on the fence.  I loved the dramatic eyebrows, almost platinum blond hair ( not mademoiselle Jolie platinum but close) and red, red lips so I decided to gamble and purchase.  Result: gambled and won!! 

©2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

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I love the dramatic eyeliner.

Making a Rare Appearance Dania

WClubbers waited an exorbitant 6 months for this one.  Yep, I checked the numbers…first deposit went in on this baby around December 3rd of 2014.  Was she worth the wait?  I honestly have to say…YES.  The promo shots on this doll had expectations levels extremely high so I was very skeptical on whether it would deliver.  I am happy to say Rare Appearance Dania delivers and then some.  This lady exudes chic upscale class. 

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I will say it again…this is one classy lady.  She comes with a pair of grey gloved hands which I adore.  Here jewelry is simple, classic and understated.  The handbag and shoes are TO DIE FOR.

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I had WAY too much fun shooting this one. 

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Oh yes…new favorite model has entered Inside The Fashion Doll Studio.Smile

Announcing The 2015 Katy Keene Collection

Integrity toys announced on Saturday that they have secured licensing for and have developed a collection of dolls based on the Archie Comic character Katy Keene.  Vaughn Sawyer was lead designer for this collection.  Keep in mind that these dolls are all on CI bodies which means their shoes will be larger and the clothing will fit slightly larger than FR2. 

©2015 Integrity Toys and Archie Commics

Winning Number
Lucki Red Lorelei™ Dressed Doll
Limited Edition Size of 425 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Late July 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $145.00 US

Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer

Doll Tech Specs:

Body Type: Color Infusion
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: B-Tone
Hair Color: Red
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

©2015 Integrity Toys and Archie Commics

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©2015 Integrity Toys and Archie Commics

the face sculpt used here is the Jem sculpt.

The Odds are Stacked
Gloria Grandbuilt™ Dressed Doll
Limited Edition Size of 500 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Early July 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $145.00 US

Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer

Doll Tech Specs:

Body Type: Color Infusion
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Pale Blonde
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

©2015 Integrity Toys and Archie Commics

©2015 Integrity Toys and Archie Commics

©2015 Integrity Toys and Archie Commics

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Face sculpt used is the Tilda Brisbie(CI) or Roxy mold

Blue Serenade
Katy Keene™ Dressed Doll
Limited Edition Size of 500 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Early July 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $145.00 US

Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer

Doll Tech Specs:

Body Type: Color Infusion
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Black
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

©2015 Integrity Toys and Archie Commics

©2015 Integrity Toys and Archie Commics

©2015 Integrity Toys and Archie Commics

©2015 Integrity Toys and Archie Commics

Face sculpt used is Darby Kenner (CI) or Rapture mold.  Of note here is that the gown design is taken directly from the original comic strip or paper dolls designed for the comic strip.

Shimmering Dynasty
Katy Keene™ Dressed Doll
Limited Edition Size of 500 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Early July 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $145.00 US

Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer

Doll Tech Specs:

Body Type: Color Infusion
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Black
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

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Face sculpt used Darby Kenner (CI) and Rapture.  Because the cartoon enjoyed a resurgence in the 80’s the designers felt they wanted an 80’s inspired gown for Katy.  Dynasty meets Katy Keene.

Everything’s Keene
Katy Keene™ Dressed Doll Gift Set
Limited Edition Size of 500 Gift Sets
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Late July 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $185.00

Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer

Doll Tech Specs:

Body Type: Color Infusion
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Cream
Hair Color: Black
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

©2015 Integrity Toys and Archie Commics

©2015 Integrity Toys and Archie Commics

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©2015 Integrity Toys and Archie Commics

©2015 Integrity Toys and Archie Commics

Very Dita Von Teese like.  Face Sculpt is again Darby Kenner or Rapture.

2015 FR16 Collection Revealed

Vaughn Sawyer, senior design team member was on hand Saturday to walk collectors through the 2015 FR16 lineup.  Here is the information he shared.

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Super Natural
Anais McKnight™ Dressed Doll
The FR:16™ Collection
Limited Edition Size of 400 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Late August 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $175.00

Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer

Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Anais
Body Type: FR:16™
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Light Honey
Hair Color: Bronze
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

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Incognito
Elsa Lin™ Dressed Doll
The FR:16™ Collection
Limited Edition Size of 400 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Late August 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $175.00

Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer

Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Elsa
Body Type: FR:16™
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Chocolate Brown
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

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Fall Phenomenon
Elsa Lin™ Dressed Doll
The FR:16™ Collection
Limited Edition Size of 400 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Late August 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $175.00

Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer

Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Elsa
Body Type: FR:16™
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Black
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

©2015 Integrity Toys

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Shades of Grey
Hanne Erickson™ Dressed Doll
The FR:16™ Collection
Limited Edition Size of 400 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Late August 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $175.00

Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer

Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Hanne
Body Type: FR:16™
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Black
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

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Shades of Grey Hanne Erickson 2

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Exuberance
Hanne Erickson™ Dressed Doll
The FR:16™ Collection
Limited Edition Size of 400 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Late August 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $200.00

Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer

Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Hanne
Body Type: FR:16™
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Titanium Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

©2015 Integrity Toys

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New licensed product for 2015 announcement up next in a minute

2015 Poppy Parker Collection Revealed

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David Buttry walked collectors through the new offerings for 2015 in the Poppy Parker collection.  This doll line is an increasingly popular line for Integrity Toys and David Buttry brings a wonderful vision to his designs and this collection.  He stated in the webinar that his inspiration for this collection started with a documentary about Diana Vreeland, legendary fashion icon and editor of both Harpers Bazaar and US Vogue. The 1960’s will come alive again through Poppy Parker this year.

For those of you who are not WClub members and have not been in contact with dealers regarding these dolls, run don’t walk to your IT dealer and get on the list for anything you want.  The grapevine reports that many of these Poppy’s are already sold out.

Go See!
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
The Model Scene Collection
Limited Edition Size of 750 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately First Week of June
Suggested Retail Price: $120.00

Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer

Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker™
Body Type: Poppy Parker™
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Light Brown
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

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The name of this girl says it all.  She is all suited up and accessorized  for a modeling “Go see”.  The little blue portfolio with pictures is a nice touch.  She is adorable and for those collectors that are happy to enter into and stay in the 60’s for a while, this collection will be right up your alley.  I am still a fan of the 1950’s Poppy so most of this line is a pass for me.  I am happy for those collectors who do favor this time period. 

Spring Song
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
The Model Scene Collection
Limited Edition Size of 800 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Mid-June 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $120.00

Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer

Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker™
Body Type: Poppy Parker™
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Pale Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

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Awwww!  David said this was an ode to the Breck Ad girls of the 60’s.  I totally feel that.  Adorably sweet.  Humming “Everyone knows it’s Windy”. 

The Camera Loves Her
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
The Model Scene Collection
Limited Edition Size of 800 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Mid-July 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $120.00

Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer

Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker™
Body Type: Poppy Parker™
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Hungarian
Hair Color: Silver Ash
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

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Whoa!  You have to give it to a designer when they really take themselves outside of the box and go with it.  While the 60’s is not my favorite fashion era, you have to love the full out no holds barred drama and fun of this look.  This is total 1960’s Verushka Vogue.  This is also, according to David,one of his favorites from the collection.  Far out!  I am shocked this wasn’t one of the centerpiece dolls for upcoming Cinematic convention.

Verushka 1960's Vogue

Peace, Love and Soul
Darla Daley™ Dressed Doll
The Model Scene Collection
Limited Edition Size of 500 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Early July 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $120.00

Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer

Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Darla Daley™
Body Type: Poppy Parker™
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR Black
Hair Color: Black
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

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My first response to these photos was “Hello, Foxy Brown!”  Poppy is headed full steam into the 60’s and so is her friend Darla.  Now I am humming “age of Aquarius.”

Pam Grier as Foxy Brown—gorgeous!

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Hot Shot
Nigel North™ Dressed Doll
The Model Scene Collection
Limited Edition Size of 600 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Early August 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $120.00

Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer

Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Nigel North™ (NEW CHARACTER!)
Body Type: FR Homme
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Blond Mix
Eyelashes: No

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“Yeah Baby”.  Nigel seems to have a little Austin Powers going on. OK…now I am hearing Soul Bossa Nova by Quincy Jones ( Austin Powers theme song).  How can you not hear that theme with this groovy guy.  This is a new face sculpt and screening according to David.  Love that he has a camera. 

The Midas Touch
Poppy Parker™ (AA) Dressed Doll

The Model Scene Collection
Limited Edition Size of 600 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately First Week of July
Suggested Retail Price: $120.00

Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer

Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker™
Body Type: Poppy Parker™
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR Black
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

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YES!!  Collectors request for an AA Poppy have been answered.  Thank you David and I.T.!!  This is one from this 60’s themed line that I am hoping to get.  David called her a 60’s Beyonce.  Nailed it.  You will see her skin tone is FR Black which is the same color as Adele.  Can’t wait to see this lady in real life.

Wedding Belle
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll

The Model Scene Collection
Limited Edition Size of 900 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Early August 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $120.00

Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer

Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker™
Body Type: Poppy Parker™
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Hungarian
Hair Color: Brown
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

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Squeeeeeeaaaal!  A bride Poppy.  Doesn’t get any better.

Out of This World
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll

The Model Scene Collection
Limited Edition Size of 900 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Mid-July 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $120.00

Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer

Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker™
Body Type: Poppy Parker™
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Pale Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

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Poppy channels Barbarella!  Love the frosty ice queen screening on this one.

It also looks like a Poppy Lottery item will be coming our way later on this summer.

Hippie Dippy
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
The Model Scene Collection
Limited Edition Size of 700 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Mid to Late July 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $130.00

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Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker™
Body Type: Poppy Parker™
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Titian
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

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All in all a HUGE Poppy lineup for 2015. There is something to offer a broad range of fashion tastes. David, our hats are off to you and…I would guess many wallets are open to you too .Winking smile

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2015 FR16 collection up next in a minutes

2015 Fashion Royalty Collection Revealed

This past Saturday, Integrity Toys revealed 4 separate doll collections to their WClub members through the increasingly popular webinar.  I wish I could say that things went well as years past but this year a few technical glitches meant that a portion of viewers did not get to see the webinar live.  I was one of the lucky ones who had good video and audio during the entire thing but the messages on the forums right after the webinar brought to light that many attendees did not have that experience.  Integrity Toys handled the situation about as well as anyone could.  They  acknowledged the issue, apologized for the problems and were very quick to get the recorded video out to those members who missed it within an hour after the webinar.   Not only that, they had recap emails with pictures in WClub members email boxes within minutes of the webinar ending.  Just goes to show, tech issues are not relegated to Mattel alone.  Integrity Toys handled their situation better in my opinion though.  People were still able to purchase product. 

First collection up for review on ITFDS is the 2015 Fashion Royalty Collection.    Vaughn Sawyer, senior designer with I.T. presented the line and explained that the direction from Jason Wu and inspiration for this years FR line was based on debutantes and socialites of the early 60’s.  Chic, elegant, sophisticated were some of the buzz words used.  I would also throw in subtle and understated in the mix to describe this collection.  All good words in my opinion and right in line with what I like to collect.  This collection is cohesive.  Some may call it too subtle and understated…I would not agree but see their point. 

Also, For those of you who are not WClub members and have not been in contact with dealers regarding these dolls, run don’t walk to your IT dealer and get on the list for anything you want.  The grapevine reports that many of these dolls are rapidly approaching sell outs.FR Logo

Style Notes
Isha™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Limited Edition Size of 700 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Late August 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00

Available through I.T. dealers

Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Isha
Body Type: FR 2013
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Latino
Hair Color: Dark Espresso
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

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Love that they are including gloved hands with some of these.  Also, it is amazing how little details just fill in the story.  What do I love most about this navy and cream herringbone sheath?  I love the little navy collar and the amazingly detailed designer belt in miniature.  Don’t even get me started on the adorable shoes and bag.  Also, this collection brings in a new set of sophisticated jewelry.  Thanks I.T.!!  Isha’s hair is braided according to Vaughn.

Prestige
Natalia Fatalé™ Dressed Doll

The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Limited Edition Size of 700 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Mid-July 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00

Available through I.T. dealers

Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Natalia 2.0
Body Type: FR 2013
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Latino
Hair Color: Walnut
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

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Do you love cloche hats?  If so, this was your collection.  It was definitely a highlighted accessory and shows up in multiple offerings.  Plaid also seems to be a favorite print.  Was plaid a 1960’s socialite/debutante staple??  Have no idea.  While I love Natalia and was overjoyed to see her in a different hairstyle ( no blond waves!!), this outfit left me kind of “meh”.  Then…they had to throw in the hot pink purse and shoes along with enamel earrings and silver ring.  The accessories were the tipping point.  I’m in. 

Decorum
Eugenia Perrin-Frost™ Dressed Doll

The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Limited Edition Size of 800 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Early August 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00

Available through I.T. dealers

Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Eugenia
Body Type: FR 2013
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Caramel Brown
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

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More cloche hats and plaid people.  I love the rose and khaki colors together.  To me, the previous Natalia and this Eugenia say “Ladies lunch”.  I adore the crossover ponytail that shows up multiple times I believe in this collection.  Perhaps an influence from Jason’s past runway shows.

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Hair from Jason Wu’s Fall 2013 runway show.  ( picture is hilarious as woman in front of model gives off a Kilroy was here vibe LOL!)

Refinement
Vanessa Perrin™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Limited Edition Size of 800 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Mid-July 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $145.00

Available through I.T. dealers

Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Vanessa 3.0
Body Type: FR 2013
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Ash Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

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To be honest, not a fan of the plaid coat but…am willing to go with it to get this chic black satin blouse with tone on tone black plaid pencil skirt.  The light blue purse with little aqua accents and silver accessories puts this well into “what I like” category.  I am hesitant on the lip color and am hoping it is not as purple in real life as it appears in photo.  If I am wrong, a lip repaint will be in her future.  Otherwise stunning face with beautiful eyes and gorgeous ash blond waves.

Fine Print
Elise Jolie™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Limited Edition Size of 800 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Early August 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $145.00

Available through I.T. dealers

Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Elise
Body Type: FR 2013
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Cream
Hair Color: Red Amber
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

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OK…first off…my favorite face mold is Elise.  One of my favorite coat fashions is a shawl collar camel coat.  This Elise is a redhead and she is carrying a cream color Birkin for pete’s sake.  Game over….had me at Elise.  The rest is just rich yummy gravy.  I could go on and on about the camel gloved hands too. This was my favorite of the collection and the one “must have” for me of all the released doll information on Saturday.  I believe Vaughn called this hairstyle a “tucked bob” in the webcast and this Elise is back to her original pale skin tone.

Fame Fable
Kyori Sato™ Dressed Doll

The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Limited Edition Size of 700 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Mid-July 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00

Available through I.T. dealers

Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Kyori 2.0
Body Type: FR 2013
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Bombshell Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

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Love the platinum blonde tresses on this version of Kyori.  While the previous ladies revealed could all be doing “ladies lunch” this lady is all about dinner.  She is all about dinner and perhaps an agenda after dinner.  The sexy plunging neckline and clean simple accessories spell CHIC.  The detail on that clutch is beyond amazing. 

Timeless
Adèle Makéda™ Dressed Doll

The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Limited Edition Size of 700 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Early August
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00

Available through I.T. dealers

Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Adèle 3.0
Body Type: FR 2013
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Dark A-Tone
Hair Color: Black
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

If Kyori was chic and sophisticated dinner, this Adele would be frothy Cinderella princess gala evening.  My first though and that of many others in the WClub was this was a direct channeling of Lupita N’yongo and her blue Prada gown from the 2014 Oscars.  Indeed, all you would need to add is a silver headband to this Adele, and you would have Lupita ( well…you would need plunging neckline too).  ADORE this Adele.  Head to toe, a winner.  Vaughn shared that this dress is all one piece for you redressers out there.

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Perfect Reign
Tatyana Alexandrova™ Dressed Doll

The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Limited Edition Size of 700 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Late August 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00

Available through I.T. dealers

Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Tatyana 2.0
Body Type: FR 2013
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Honey Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

Wowza!  If Adele is the Cinderella of the collection, this Tatyana would be the Anna Karenina.   No sweetness here…just sophistication and haughty Eastern European cheekbones LOL.  LOVE the face on this one.  Paired with this beautiful honey blond instead of black hair, she is a knockout.  The redress potential on this one I predict will be very high.  Can’t wait.

When IT does a webinar, they invariably offer up an event doll to club members.  As this is Integrity Toy’s, 20th year and the 10th anniversary of the WClub, a special giftset was offered to WClub members. 

Royal Treatment
Véronique Perrin™ Dressed Doll Gift Set

The Fashion Royalty® Collection
2015 Online Event Exclusive
Limited Edition Size: TBA (Edition Size Based on Orders Received)
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Fall 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $225.00 + Shipping and Handling

Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Véronique 2.0
Body Type: FR 2013
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Cream
Hair Color: Pale Blond (Pulled back into a low center parted ponytail with criss-cross detail).
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

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The reception of this giftset has been lukewarm at best.  Many are complaining of the high price point for this and I can see where they are coming from.  Frankly, the polka dot dress doesn’t live up to the sophisticated look of this line.  I much prefer the black and white polka dot gown we received on WClub luncheon Elise from 2012 Tropicalia convention.  This particular Veronique has a very different look to her. She has cream skin tone which has never been used on a Vero before. All this being said, I think this might be one of those sleeper dolls.  You know…the one that people pan at first then when it ships and people start photographing, people say “ Oh my word, I had no idea she could look that good!”.   Time will tell.

Poppy Parker collection up next in a minute.

Valium Wasn’t Enough

Nope…Can’t touch this

Classic Evening Gown Barbie® Doll

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Apparently even Valium wasn’t enough to carry the day for Mattel’s latest scheduled platinum sale.  According to Mattel, a server error before the sale even started was enough to cancel the entire thing for that day and no date has been named for its release as of this posting.  I have experienced Mattel and Barbiecollector system issues for years (YEARS!) before this hence my previous blog post “Get your Valium Ready” but even I did not anticipate a complete customer fail.

Customer Fail = to fall short of success or achievement in something expected, attempted, desired, or approved. 

What?!!!  This begs the question, if one server error was enough to bring this sale down, exactly how many servers were allotted to this event?  I am thinking….2.    Come on people.  It is a platinum sale.  You hold it once a year.  You know…I can believe that weird system things happen.  Believe me, I have experienced just such a thing.  The system issues that Mattel and BC experience at these platinum sales are consistent not just a “one-off” thing.  To come in two minutes before kick-off and say “We are sorry, but we have a system problem”, just comes off as poor planning to me. 

Don’t want to arm chair quarterback here but, if you don’t have the server capacity or you have had problems previously with the capacity, one would think you would have a back up plan…perhaps RENT some additional server space or start to question the ability of your system to handle  the load you place on it during these high volume sales.  There are companies like Amazon and Microsoft that offer up services to handle and solve such issues each and every day.  If you can’t diagnose and treat the issue, perhaps it is time to seek outside help.  Just a thought.  In the meantime, Mattel and the BFC have left their most avid and loyal collector customers with a decidedly sour taste in their mouths.  I have no idea if it is the IT staff at Barbie collector who plan poorly or Mattel Inc. itself that simply has not allocated the funding and resources necessary to handle these sales.  It is entirely possible that Mattel has told Barbie Collector and its IT staff they must make bricks with no straw on this one.  If that is the case, I feel for them.  Either way, it leaves the collectors questioning whether they want to purchase the product or not.  Not a positive customer experience.  Not a good day for Mattel and the BarbieCollector brand.

Thumbs down

As of this posting, no available date of sale has been given by Mattel or Barbiecollector for this doll.

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