Barbie for big girls.

Fashion Royalty Classic

That is the name given the Fashion Royalty collection shared with WClub members this past Saturday in their second webinar of the year.  Vaughn Sawyer shared some of the inspiration for the name and collection stating that Jason Wu, captain of the Integrity Toys fashion doll design team, wanted to “ keep it classic but new”.  This years FR Classic collection,according to Vaughn, is an homage to the original classic FR styling.  He shared that they were trying to get back to the roots of FR..back to retro glam like the early FR dolls.  Vaughn also shared that this years classic collection was a chance for many of the newer characters to get a classic FR styling…and he wasn’t kidding…as you will see.

** Photos are property of Integrity Toys, Inc.**

FR Classic graphicNostalgia
Dania Zarr™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Suggested Retail Price: $130.00 US
Limited Edition Size: 600
Estimated Ship Date: Late June / Early July 2013   

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Nostalgia Dania Zarr 5

Nostalgia Dania Zarr 6

Are we feeling the nostalgia here?  Oh I think so!  I adore the beaded color on this simple 50’s inspired shirtwaist.  The makeup on all of these classic offerings are inspired  by the original Fashion Royalty dolls.  I am not a big fan of the lower lashes and no defining eyeliner on the bottom but I figure I can always have that added on after if it bugs me that much.

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Nostalgia Dania Zarr 5eyesredone copy

Splendid
Jordan™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Suggested Retail Price: $130.00 US
Limited Edition Size: 400
Estimated Ship Date: Late June / Early July 2013

Spendid Jordan 1

Spendid Jordan 2Spendid Jordan 3

Spendid Jordan 5

Spendid Jordan 6

mind blowing

Ummmmm…my mind is blown on this one!  Holy fashionista!  My first thought was..”and they only made 400 of this one??  Integrity!…you came in WAY too low on that number.”   I know that in reality the AA dolls don’t tend to sell as well but this offering is flying off the shelves in early sales.  From the tops of her auburn locks to the black tips of her olive/black spectators, she is class personified and aptly named with “Spendid”.  

Captivating
Anja™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Suggested Retail Price: $130.00 US
Limited Edition Size: 800
Estimated Ship Date: Late June / Early July 2013

Captivating Anja 1

Captivating Anja 2

Captivating Anja 3

Captivating Anja 4

Okay…smell those lilacs and roses??  That was a huge wave of femininity that just wafted in with these pictures.  The pictures of this doll flashed on the screen and all I could hear in my head was “ Come to me!”  This one is a complete no brainer for me and I am sure you are all shocked.  LOVE everything about her.  According to Vaughn, this lovely lady was a nod to Paradise Veronique…one of my first Fashion Royalty dolls.  Here is my money Integrity…I’m captivated.

Ambitious
Kesenia™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Suggested Retail Price: $130.00 US
Limited Edition Size: 700
Estimated Ship Date: Late June / Early July 2013

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Ambitious Kesenia 4

Ambitious Kesenia 5

If Anja was all about femininity, Kesenia is all about strength.  I love the coloring and styling on this one.  I adore the Veronica Lake hairstyle she is rocking too…with those red lips, dress and nails she establishes a sexy and stylish presence in this classic lineup.  How cool are these shoes and clutch I ask you??!! 

Polished
Korinne™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Suggested Retail Price: $130.00 US
Limited Edition Size: 700
Estimated Ship Date: Late June / Early July 2013

Polished Korrine 2

Polished Korrine 1Polished Korrine 3

Polished Korrine 4

Polished Korrine 5

Are you smelling those lilacs and roses again?  Yep, uber feminine is continued in this one.  Am I seeing this right?  Did they bring back “Dressing The Part” Agnes’s skirt?  I always loved that one and the coral pink top they put it with is divine!  I am enjoying the enamel jewelry she wears as well.

And…last but not least…the Integrity Toys WClub Event Doll.  This is a doll that is only available to the WClub and has to be ordered within 48 hours of the webinar.

Irresistible
Dania Zarr™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
2013 W Club Online Event Doll
Suggested Retail Price: $130.00 US
Limited Edition Size: TBA
Estimated Ship Date: Mid to Late Summer 2013

Irresistable Dania Zarr 1

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Irresistable Dania Zarr 5

Irresistable Dania Zarr 6

I am not sure how to feel about this one.  I think I really like the tan and platinum doll but the outfit is just not doing it for me on this doll.  I think this may be another one of those separate it into pieces and look at it that way kind of experiences.  I adore the doll and accessories.  The jacket has potential…just not feeling it on this doll.  Will have to see when I have her in hand.  Many were surprised that we have two blond Dania’s in this Classic lineup and I have to say…I’m a bit surprised as well but by no means upset.  I love these bite sized morsels Integrity is handing to us this year with the smaller, multiple webinars.  I particularly love the increased production sizes so hopefully all who want this product can get it.  Also, all of these dolls in the classic line are on the standard Fashion Royalty body.

Many collectors were left after this webinar asking “ Where are Veronique, Vanessa, Kyori..ect”.  The response from Integrity was essentially ”Keep watching, much more in store as the year plays out.”

One last note for those of us concerned about the skin tone issues turning up on many of the tanned dolls.  Namely..their hands are turning a different color than the body.  I experienced this with a couple of my Poppys this past year see pics here http://www.flickr.com/photos/42498300@N07/8273380052/in/set-72157623521603942

According to Vaughn, they have worked with their engineers in China and believe they have fixed the problem.  Yippeee!   Thank you for addressing the issue and putting the effort forth to come up with a solution!!

** as of the time of this posting, Kesenia, Anja and Korinne still available at www.windycitydolls.com**

10 responses

  1. NylonBleu

    thank you soooooo very much for all those pictures… I could not wait to see the new dolls.
    But, is it possible there is NO fr2 ??? And sooo many Poppy ???
    Nevertheless my preferate doll is Dania Zarr Nostalgia, and my favorite outif the blue dress of Anja…….

    April 1, 2013 at 9:23 am

    • lyne

      I ALSO WOULD LIKE TO KWOW ABOUT THE FR2 LINE. UNLESS INTEGRITY WILL RELEASE THEM ON THE IDEX 2013 ORLANDO SHOW? WHAT TO YOU THINK…AND I TOO LOVE YOUR BLOG!

      April 1, 2013 at 9:41 am

      • Thank you Lyne! Glad you love the blog. For more info, see the response I gave to Isabelle above. FR2 info will most likely be coming out later in the year. Unlikely it will be released at IDEX as I don’t believe Integrity will be there this year. I could totally be wrong on that though. We will have to see.

        April 1, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    • Thank you NylonBleu! FR2 will be coming..hopefully…later this year. Integrity Toys is releasing information different this year. It used to be that they would release information about all the dolls for a year in one big event. This year they are doing multiple events throughout the year and doing smaller releases with each event. We don’t have all the information on all the lines yet. Word is there will be 1 or 2 more webinars released more information about upcoming dolls.

      I loved Dania as well and Anja was my favorite of the Classic line. 🙂

      April 1, 2013 at 1:04 pm

  2. Captivating is so you ! I’m so glad that I restrict myself to Silkstone because otherwise I would be broke this year 😉 THey are al so beautiful. First the Funny Face line and now these. Also the beading on the dress of Nostalgia is so nice.

    April 1, 2013 at 11:07 am

    • You know Captivating is coming home to the doll room right? 🙂 She was an instant buy for me. I really liked Nostalgia Dania as well. You are right Rogier…I am totally broke already 🙂

      April 1, 2013 at 1:08 pm

  3. luiz

    I want to imagine that the fact that these are all new characters in the “Classic” FR and that they pointed out they are on the regular tall FR body, will probably mean that there is going to be a “not” classic collection with the old characters in “new” bodies? Or im just crazy

    April 2, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    • I don’t know about the new bodies…although that is an interesting idea…hope you are right! I do believe they will be coming out with all the classic characters ( Veronique, Vanessa, Agnes ect..) later this year.

      April 8, 2013 at 7:50 am

  4. Thank you Rebecca for your post. I was watching the webinar online but It’s always interesting to read your comments 🙂 I loved the overall look of this collection – the fashions, the hairstyle, the screening and especially the jewellery! But I missed some other characters (especially Agnes) and the FR2 of course 🙂 So I’m saving my money for the next events 🙂

    April 4, 2013 at 3:15 am

    • You have more power than me Andreja to hold on and save for future releases. 🙂 Yes, I can’t wait to see what is in store for the FR2 line. Exciting times!

      April 8, 2013 at 7:51 am

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