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Integrity Toys “The Premiere” Convention Day 3

And on the third day there was rest.  Well…kind of.  The hectic daily pattern that is convention slowed down on Saturday to basically two events.  The WClub luncheon and the final dinner.  I managed to get myself out of bed early enough to finish up the blog posts for the previous day and then all my good intentions of being on top of blogging went out the window.  I am now home and finishing up LOL!

The WClub Luncheon

The WClub luncheon is an event that you sign up for separately and have to be a member of the WClub for.  This year, it was announced that it would be a Victoire Roux event.  In years past it has been a FR2 event.  For this event, it is a sit wherever you want.  Our table of 10 quickly filled up with some great people that I was not able to see at some of the other events. 

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The centerpiece was STUNNING!  And…even better… we all had a chance to purchase her!

Story Of My Life
Victoire Roux™ Dressed Doll
2013 Convention Exclusive

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Photo source:  Integrity Toys, Inc.

We also received a Victoire outfit as a gift with our meal.

Night at Ciro’s
Victoire Roux™ Fashion
2013 Convention Exclusive

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Photo source:  Integrity Toys, Inc.

Chris Stoeckel talked about his love for 1950’s fashion and how it inspired his designs for Victoire.  He also shared a sneak peak photo of the next Victoire coming down the pipe.

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It says IT Direct so get ready for the possibility of a lottery people.

Once the luncheon was over, it was time to go upstairs, rest and attempt to start boxing up the insane amount of loot accumulating from this convention.  Integrity Toys really spoiled us this time around.

The Red Carpet Gala with Jason Wu

By this point in the convention many conventioneers realize “ Hey wait….we get a convention doll too!!”.  Somehow, I always get to Saturday afternoon and I realize that the big reveal is yet to come LOL!  It ALWAYS sneaks up on me then I spend the afternoon hours thinking “ I wonder who she will be?”  We were so overloaded with amazing swag at this point that anything was going to be complete gravy on a plate of steak, lobster and chocolate decadence.

We walked into the ball room and were hit with a very edgy Jason Wu designed dress on a beautiful Vanessa.  This one was a straight of the runway design by Jason. 

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Black Orchid
Vanessa Perrin™ Dressed Doll
2013 Convention Exclusive Centerpiece

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Black Orchid Vanessa 3

Photo source:  Integrity Toys, Inc.

We also received a completer outfit for our convention Monogram gift doll

Completist
FR: Monogram™ Accessory Pack Giveaway
2013 Convention Exclusive

Completist Monogram

Photo source:  Integrity Toys, Inc.

The competition winners were announced and the winner of the Advanced Design competition will have their design produced!  Congrats Lisa Ramsammy!!

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Jason Wu also made a special call out to my fellow blogger Shuga Shug .  It was very deserving recognition for an amazing and inspirational doll blog.  Shug, you rock it girlfriend…every post and every picture are an inspiration and I thank you.

Finally, the big moment of the evening had come and the convention doll was revealed.  It was another straight off the runway gown by Jason Wu and apparently a particular favorite of Jason’s.

Midnight Star
Elise Jolie Dressed Doll
2013 Official Convention Doll

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Midnight Star Elise

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Photo source:  Integrity Toys, Inc.

Holy Shitake mushrooms people!!!  Now THAT’S a convention doll. We filed out of the ballroom happy little campers with our loot and wonderful convention memories.  The real work began upon returning to our rooms….how the heck were we going to get all this convention swag home??!!!

 

Convention…The aftermath, and final thoughts coming up tomorrow Smile

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Integrity Toys “The Premiere” Convention Day 1 Part I

REGISTRATION

 

As many of you know who follow my convention reports, I always start out with a photo of command central.  This is where I spend a chunk of my time late each night and early every morning.

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This year since Hilda and I were selling at an event on the first day of convention, my reports are not as timely as I would have liked.  So…on to the first days festivities.

Registration ran smoothly…mostly.  What we experienced was that most conventioneers last names start with letters from A to K.  The A-K line was HUGE.  The K-Z line was a breeze!  Once we got there, we received our packet of information and an absolutely beautiful Monogram doll.

Interlude
FR: Monogram™ Welcome Doll
2013 Convention Exclusive

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Photo Source:  Integrity Toys Inc.

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I adore her!!  After registration, we headed over to pick up our workshop dolls. 

Victorious Glamour
Victoire Roux™ Workshop Doll
2013 Convention Exclusive

 

Victorious Glamour

Photo Source:  Integrity Toys Inc.

Poppy’s Makeup Makeover
Poppy Parker™ Workshop Doll
2013 Convention Collection Exclusive

Poppy's Makeup Makeover

Photo Source:  Integrity Toys Inc.

Shining Star
FR: Monogram™ Workshop Doll
2013 Convention Exclusive

Shining Star

Photo Source:  Integrity Toys Inc.

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The promo shots really do not do this one justice.  In person, she is gorgeous.  That’s why I included my crappy point and shoot shot to show you her face.  Gorgeous!

 

W Cosmetics Hair Care
Fashion Royalty® Workshop Doll
2013 Convention Exclusive

W Cosmetics Hair Care

Photo Source:  Integrity Toys Inc.

She has the Elise face sculpt and her green eyes are absolutely incredible.  Score one for Rebecca getting this one.  I was really on the fence getting this one because all we were told was that it would be an Fashion Royalty doll.  She is stunning! 

 

Day 1:  The Convention Collection coming up in a few hours Smile


Integrity Toys Wows With Funny Face Collection

Integrity Toys gave collectors a glimpse into 2013 Saturday with photos of four of its collector doll lines for 2013.  They showed WClub members photos from Wave 2 of Jem and The Holograms, Dynamite Girls, Tulabelle and Funny Face.  Carole Roth, Vaughn Sawyers, David Buttry and Chris Stoekel, also shared some of the thoughts and design inspirations behind these four lines.  I have always been a fan of these webinars by Integrity.  I think it’s brilliant because you can get all the information while sitting in the privacy of your own home instead of having to spend money to go to a venue like Toy Fair or IDEX.  I have said this before and will reiterate.   I believe it is a brilliant business move by IT because now collectors don’t have to spend the money on expensive travel and hotel rooms.  That money can instead go towards dolls.  It is more money in Integrity’s pockets and happier collectors….win, win.    Case in point…here is how I spent my Saturday morning gathering info for this blog post.

2013 IT Spring collection

…Yes….my daughter and I enjoying the Webinar…in PJ’s with my ever present cup of java. Smile

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I did a previous post about Integrity Toys and Paramount teaming up to do a Funny Face Collection.  I had a number of guesses about what would be produced. You can find the original blog post here http://insidethefashiondollstudio.com/2013/01/08/integrity-toys-is-putting-on-its-funny-face/

When I jump on my speculation train with these doll lines, I don’t often see my guesswork realized and then taken up about two more notches.  That is what Integrity Toys has done with their Funny Face collection.  They did everything I was hoping they would do….and then they did what I only dreamed they would do.  HOLY COW!!!!  The inventiveness and sheer magnitude in this line is leaving me speechless here…..speechless and penniless.  Chris Stoekel, talented new designer with Integrity Toys and part of the team responsible for this collection, introduced and talked us through the the Funny Face lineup for the webinar.  Phenomenal job Mr. Stoekel and Integrity Toys design team.  I tip my hat and open my wallet to you.

** All photos are courtesy of Integrity Toys**

Item # 14011
Take The Picture!
Dressed Doll
The Funny Face Collection
Limited Edition of 400 Dolls
Suggested Retail Price: US $150.00
Estimated Delivery Date: Week of February 11th, 2013

She has the original Vanessa head sculpt on a Poppy Parker body (with the kitten heel feet).

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**Please note that the photos are of prototype dolls and subject to changes and modifications.

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Not to toot my own horn (Oh come on Rebecca, you know you have to….toot that horn!), but I even nailed the name on this baby in my previous blog post.  We all knew this outfit would have to be one of the ones produced.  I adore the jewelry on her.  It is the most detailed on a reproduction of this iconic outfit that I have seen to date.  STUNNING!

Item # 14012
Think Pink
Dressed Doll Mini-Gift Set
The Funny Face Collection
Limited Edition of 400 Dolls
Suggested Retail Price: US $150.00
Estimated Delivery Date: Week of February 11th, 2013

She has the Imogen head sculpt on Monogram body (with Victoire legs).

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**Please note that the photos are of prototype dolls and subject to changes and modifications.

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Think Pink

SQUEEEEEEELLLLLLLL!  Okay…a little background for you guys.  My signin name for all of the doll boards that I post on is Think_Pink.  I came up with that name because of THIS song in THIS movie.  Let’s just say it resonates with me big time.  When this baby flashed up on the screen I had an honest to God full circle out of body experience.  I believe my words to my dealer later were “I don’t know who you will have to kill to get me this gift set….but do it.” 

All kidding aside (no…I won’t kill for a doll…I am not that far gone…yet), I have to give the Integrity Toys design team a big round of applause.  I was all prepared to see dolls with Jo Stockton costumes.  I never even considered they would produce some iconic fashions from other characters or musical numbers from the movie.  This is just so creative and downright delightful.  It’s like a free amuse bouche at the beginning of a meal in a fancy restaurant…that unexpected treat that opens up your palate for more…and I was so ready for more after they showed this one.  Well played sir….Well played.

Item # 14013
The Quality Woman
Dressed Doll Gift Set
The Funny Face Collection
Limited Edition of 400 Dolls
Suggested Retail Price: US $199.00
Estimated Delivery Date: Week of February 11th, 2013

She has the Katy Perry face sculpt on a Victoire body.

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**Please note that the photos are of prototype dolls and subject to changes and modifications.

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Again…they give us a character other than Jo Stockton from the movie.  Who could forget the indomitable Maggie Prescott, fashion editor.  She was the Anna Wintour of that movie…and the actress who played her is one of the most fascinating people in 1940-1950’s Hollywood.  If you have a moment, read about Kay Thompson.  This is perhaps the least glamorous of all the Funny Face offerings but I appreciate the sense of completeness this gives to the collection.  This character was very important in the movie and it feels so very right to have her represented in the group.

Item # 14014
On How To Be Lovely
Dressed Doll Gift Set
The Funny Face Collection
Limited Edition of 400 Dolls
Suggested Retail Price: US $199.00
Estimated Delivery Date: Week of February 11th, 2013

She has the new Veronique face sculpt on a Poppy Parker body.

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**Please note that the photos are of prototype dolls and subject to changes and modifications.

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Holy shitake mushrooms people!!  I know I was hoping for the pink princess gown but I was preparing myself for disappointment.  I was so very thrilled to see she was being produced and THEN….the same gift set has the bridal outfit too.  SQUEEEEEEEEELLLLLLL!  I am not sure where the yellow outfit is in the movie???  Will have to watch the movie again just to find it.  This one is using the new Veronique head sculpt.  Can I just say how flippin’ cool it is that they are using a variety of different head sculpts for the Jo Stockton character.  Each one has a different nuance and gives me a reason to feel better about buying yet another Funny Face gift set.  Smart business…it is how Disney does it…gets you in there and makes you happy and gives you a reason to justify spending money…Brilliant.

Now, I would have been happy if they just stopped the line here.  In the gift sets above, they had already produced most of the outfits I wanted to see done and I would have spent my money and walked away a happy camper.  After this point in the webinar – and I am going in the order of how they were revealed to us – Integrity gave us a ginzu cutting knife infomercial moment….”But wait, there’s more……..” and proceeded to blow the doors off of my speculation train.

Item # 14015
Bonjour, Paris!
Dressed Doll Gift Set
The Funny Face Collection
Limited Edition of 400 Dolls
Suggested Retail Price: US $199.00
Estimated Delivery Date: Week of February 11th, 2013

She has the original Veronique head sculpt with Poppy Parker body.

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**Please note that the photos are of prototype dolls and subject to changes and modifications.

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HOLY….I’m running out of expletives here people.  I think I may have just laid down on the floor at this point..I don’t know..my memory was kind of hazy because I thought I was dreaming this up.  AAACCCCKKK!  How cool is this gift set?!!!  The attention to detail speaks directly to the care IT took with this project.  As a huge fan of the movie, I just want to cry with gratitude  {{sniff, sniff..just take my money already would ya..sniff, sniff}}

And now….for the pièce de résistance or the proverbial “home run” from this collection.

Item # 14018
A Woman Who Thinks
Dressed Doll Mini-Gift Set
The Funny Face Collection
Limited Edition of 400 dolls
Suggested Retail Price: US $150.00
Estimated Delivery Date: Week of February 11th, 2013

She has the Anja face sculpt on the Monogram body (with Victoire legs).

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**Please note that the photos are of prototype dolls and subject to changes and modifications.

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“We apologize for the interruption in this blog post.  Our author has just fainted.”

In a million years I would have never guessed this one and I am kicking myself because I should have guessed…I mean come on!  Dovima is definitely an iconic figure not just from the movie but of that time too.  The only thing missing from this gift set is the “Minute Men from Mars” magazine.  In the full course meal of this collection, Integrity moved us from a palate teasing amuse bouche to a rich, decadent chocolaty dessert.  Yummmmmm!

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All of the dolls shown in this blog post above are only available through the authorized Integrity Toys dealers.  If you want any of these, I would call now. 

If you made the wise decision to sign up for the  WClub this year, you also had the opportunity to enter a lottery for yet another gift set.

Available by lottery only to WClub members

Item #14016
Let’s Kiss And Make Up
Dressed Doll Gift Set
The Funny Face Collection
2013 W Club Exclusive Lottery Doll
Suggested Retail Price: US $199.00 US
Limited Edition of 400 Dolls
Estimated Delivery Date: Week of February 11th, 2013

She is closed mouth 2nd edition Vanessa on Poppy Parker body

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Two outfits that I didn’t even consider that they would produce..AND THE FLOWER SHOP DRESS!!  Oh mighty lottery gods please be kind to me.  If I don’t win the right to purchase, I will be sulking in a corner for weeks on this one folks.

Of this entire group, many are asking “Who is your favorite?”  Chris Stoeckel shared in the webinar that Dovima and “Think Pink” were his favorites.  Those are two of my favorites as well.  I would also have to add “On How to be Lovely”. 

I will not be doing a blog post on Wave 2 Jem and The Holograms or Tulabelle.  Feel free to head over to Shuga’s blog where I am sure she will have a very comprehensive and fun writeup on these lines.  I will post info on the Dynamite Girls tomorrow.


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