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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.

2015 NUface logo

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

©2015 Integrity Toys

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©2015 Integrity Toys

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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©2015 Integrity Toys

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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©2015 Integrity Toys

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

Balmain Prefall 2014 3

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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©2015 Integrity Toys

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

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

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

Balmain Prefall 2015 1

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.

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7 responses

  1. Wow !! I do love these girls, especially Ayumi & Giselle, but especially love your keen eye to pick up the Balmain inspiration. As a fashion lover, this even makes them more FABULOUS to me !!! Thanks for an amazing post 😍😍😍😍😛

    June 29, 2015 at 4:02 am

  2. Brigitt

    Thank you for the wonderful post. I think that the fashions are very Urban Chic, and I am glad they don’t have the Street fashion appeal that some people may be looking for. If someone wants the youthful, unmatching and sloppy look of street fashion, they can purchase the Fashionista Barbies at Toys are Us. These dolls reflect true fashion of our modern times. Isn’t that what we are looking for in a fashion doll, young or old? I think they are great.

    June 29, 2015 at 5:26 am

  3. Stormy

    Wow, I love all of them!!

    June 29, 2015 at 6:30 am

  4. I went for Dominique and Nadja in this line. Although I have 2 Giselle dolls and would like more, I couldn’t find a way to like this one. I think the grey shadow is too washed out for her with the warm brown hair and her lips are not scowling. To me, it leaves the lips looking like they are painted for a different mouth than she has. I may regret my choice if the real doll is painted differently. I impressed that you knew the designer who inspired the line.

    June 29, 2015 at 6:56 am

  5. Lisa G

    I really enjoyed your blog post. It was great to learn about the designer inspiration behind this latest Nu Face line. I think Vaughn did a pretty good interpretation though I would have liked to see some more embellishment in Ayumi’s outfit. I have to agree with you Erin too. She looked a bit milquetoast.

    June 29, 2015 at 1:34 pm

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