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Integrity Toys 2015 Convention “Cinematic” Part II–Convention Exclusives

Let me start out by defining “convention exclusives”.  Convention exclusives are dolls or items that are available for purchase only to convention attendees.  These are not the freebies or gifts given to attendees these are simply items that were available for purchase to convention attendees.  I am not including the Grace Kelly Eugenia in this list because she was available to WClub members.   This was the first year that Integrity Toys gave this option ( and a good one in my opinion) so we have a whole other category of “convention exclusives available to WClub”.  The groups of dolls  that fall into this category are

1) I.T. Sales room exclusives

2) Centerpiece dolls

3) Workshop dolls

4) WClub luncheon and Welcome cocktail dolls

I.T. Sales Room Exclusives

Idol Worship Kyori Sato™ Dressed Doll
(Sales Room Exclusive)
Cinematic: The 2015 Integrity Toys Convention Collection
Limited Edition of 600 Dolls

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

Well hello Elizabeth Taylor!!  That was the general consensus of the inspiration for this beauty.  Perhaps one of her Butterfield 8 outfits was the clothing inspiration for this one.  That would be my guess as it has an obvious nod to a lingerie look.  Loved this look and the hairstyle on the Kyori is to die for.  The shoes on this one have a weird fit to them…as in they almost don’t fit.  As long as she is standing stationary, no problem but if you pick this one up and off the stand…look for the shoes on the floor.  Other than that, this ones fabulousElizabeth Taylor in Cat on a hot tin Roof

First Blush
Ayumi N.™ Dressed Doll (Sales Room Exclusive)
Cinematic: The 2015 Integrity Toys Convention Collection
Limited Edition of 600 Dolls

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

I am not sure of the “cinematic” tie in on this one other than it looks like something a current starlet would wear to a movie premier.  The shoes and accessories are to die for.  That purse!! This is a perfect look for the NuFace line.  Edgy, modern and chic.  Don’t know if I will be keeping the doll but I certainly have plans for the fashion and accessories. 

Evening Blossom
Dominique Makéda™ Dressed Doll (Sales Room Exclusive)
Cinematic: The 2015 Integrity Toys Convention Collection
Limited Edition of 600 Dolls

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

Grab your umbrella’s folks ( yes, I had the song playing as I type this) Miss Rihanna is in the HOUSE. 

©2014 W Magazine rihanna-kate-moss-mario-testino-magazine-v1

I am rapidly becoming a big fan of the Dominique face mold.  This one has absolute attitude and even though she does not fit in with what I normally collect…I purchased.  She is just so…well…bad ass.  The body suit will be sold or repurposed.  This Dominique is destined for a queen of the board room photo shoot.

Traveling Incognito
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll (Sales Room Exclusive)
Cinematic: The 2015 Integrity Toys Convention Collection
Limited Edition of 600 Dolls

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

Poppy stuck with Valley of the Dolls for this convention.  Not a bad place to be either.  This is a titian haired Poppy with an animal print coat.  Umm…no brainer…she was in my shopping cart with the Marilyn Monroe Vanessa ( another animal print couture item) first.  Thank you David!!

Come Live With Me
Nigel North™ Dressed Doll (Sales Room Exclusive)
Cinematic: The 2015 Integrity Toys Convention Collection
Limited Edition of 600 Dolls

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

Was not into this one.  Can’t give you any specific reason why but he just didn’t speak to me at convention and as I am looking at these pictures again…Nope…still not speaking to me.

 Centerpiece Dolls:

The convention has 2 evening meal events and one luncheon event plus an extra WClub luncheon if you purchase a ticket.  For each of these meal events there is a centerpiece doll.  Typically 5-7 people get the opportunity to purchase a centerpiece doll.  They are highly collectible because their issue numbers are very low.  Here are the centerpiece dolls for this year

Time and Again
Adèle Makéda® Dressed Doll (Thursday Dinner Centerpiece)
Cinematic: The 2015 Integrity Toys Convention Collection
Limited Edition of 450 Dolls

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

Some were thinking ( and I would include myself in this group) this did not have the “Wow” factor that many have come to expect from centerpiece dolls of the past.  I did not get a clear “cinematic” vibe from this one.  It was the first event centerpiece too so as far as pacing of the events, it gave off a ho hum feel.  You want to start the first event off with a bang…you know…get people excited about the convention.  This one didn’t do it in my opinion.  It made me feel like Chanel fashion club luncheon.  Don’t get me wrong, I love Chanel and I adored this fashion and doll…just not as a centerpiece.  I did purchase this one as my number was selected.  I am not sure if she is a keeper for me though.

Love and Let Love
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll (Centerpiece)
Cinematic: The 2015 Integrity Toys Convention Collection
Limited Edition of 450 Dolls

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

I never seem to win the right to purchase the Poppy parker centerpiece…it’s my lot in life and I accept it.  This year however, I had some dear friends who helped me out and I was able to purchase this beauty.  (Thank you Cynthia and Marcello {Hugs})

Stage Presence
Véronique Perrin® Dressed Doll (W Club Luncheon Centerpiece)
Cinematic: The 2015 Integrity Toys Convention Collection
Limited Edition of 450 Dolls

The WClub luncheon is a little different than other centerpieces.  For the past couple of years, the centerpiece at the WClub luncheon is available for everyone at the table to purchase.  I like this idea because it is a nice perk for the WClub members. 

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

Clearly we have an homage to the “Blonde bombshell” herself Jean Harlow. 

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Loved the classic platinum tresses, dramatic eyeliner and bold red lips on this one.  This centerpiece would also have been an amazing choice as the convention doll for this year.

Starlet Elyse Jolie™ Dressed Doll (Gala Dinner Centerpiece)
Cinematic: The 2015 Integrity Toys Convention Collection
Limited Edition of 450 Dolls

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

Is it Elyse or Elise???  Lets make up our minds.  I have yet to see a designer or movie influence for this one.  I guess you could say that the hairstyle is reminiscent of The Coneheads.  Seriously!!  This is the mother of all bitch bumps for Integrity Toy’s hairstyles.  Not sure how to tone it down even a little.  I think I may have to just take this one down.  I’m all for a great updo but come on people.  This went past “updo” and went straight to hydrocephalic.  On the positive, I like the pockets on this gown.   This is also my favorite face mold and my number was called.  Had to buy her.

Workshop dolls:

Lash Out!
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll (Workshop Kit)
Cinematic: The 2015 Integrity Toys Convention Collection
Limited Edition of 450 Dolls

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

Loved the minty fresh greenness of this platinum Poppy.  Nice work David!! Sadly, I had to miss the amazing lash workshop offered by Matt Sutton due to sales room setup.   

Up All Night
Lillith™ Dressed Doll (Workshop Doll)
Cinematic: The 2015 Integrity Toys Convention Collection
Limited Edition of 450 Dolls

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

A workshop doll?!!!!  Are you kidding me?!!!  This could have easily been a convention exclusive doll and it would have sold out the first day.  She is Edgy enough for Nu.Face and classy enough for F.R.  Complete package head to toe and the fact that she is one of the twins didn’t hurt either.  Super glad I decided to purchase the doll for this one.  Nice work Integrity! 

Director’s Cut
Ace McFly Dressed Figure (Workshop Doll)
Cinematic: The 2015 Integrity Toys Convention Collection
Limited Edition of 450 Fashion Figures

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

LOTS of platinum hair going on for this convention.  He is super cute though and love the white leather bomber jacket.

WClub Luncheon and Welcome Cocktail Party Dolls:

Last but not least…the WClub luncheon doll.  This was a doll that you purchased with the price of your lunch.  The ticket for lunch cost $125.00 therefore, I take exception to the description “giveaway souvenir”.  Souvenir certainly…giveaway…not even close.  And lest my grasp of the English language is not as secure as I thought it was, I consulted Webster on this one too.

give·a·way

[ˈɡivəˌwā]

NOUN

a thing that is given free, especially for promotional purposes:

Again I state…giveaway???  not even close.

Sneak Peek Eden™ Dressed Doll (Giveaway Souvenir)
Cinematic: The 2015 Integrity Toys Convention Collection
Limited Edition of 600 Dolls

©2015 Integrity Toys
©2015 Integrity Toys

So…what do I think of our “souvenir”?  First of all I also take exception to the description “dressed doll”.  She is an Eden so I am inclined to love her.  My first thought when I saw her though was…AND?  As in, And…where are her clothes?  It isn’t as if I don’t have a gazillion things to put her in but still, a little wrap dress?, swim suit cover up?, sarong?…hell, I would have settled for a Bjork like swan dress….SOMETHING ( and it would have satisfied the whole cinematic theme as she work that to the Oscars LOL).  I am not upset by her per se…just thinking a better descriptor would have been “lingerie doll”. 

As an addendum to this this years convention exclusives, attendees had the option of also purchasing a special “early bird” cocktail party ticket. The ticket included a doll.   There were two versions available and you had to sign up ahead of time for the version you wanted.  Of course, as with all things, one version was WAY more popular than the other and she became the hot ticket of the convention.

High Frequency
Welcome Cocktail Dressed Doll A
The ITBE Collection
Limited Edition of 215 Dolls

Head Sculpt: Kumi
Body Type: Monogram
Skin Tone: Miami
Applied Eyelashes: Yes
Quickswitch: No
Hair Color: Sandy Blond

©2015 Integrity Toys

 

©2015 Integrity Toys

Poor Natalia was trampled in everyone’s haste to get the desired Kumi.

Heart Stopper
Welcome Cocktail Dressed Doll B
The ITBE Collection
Limited Edition of 215 Dolls

Head Sculpt: Natalia Fatalé 1.0
Body Type: Monogram
Skin Tone: Miami
Applied Eyelashes: Yes
Quickswitch: No
Hair Color: Chocolate Brown

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

Natalia may still be available on the website as they put all extras up for sale a couple weeks after convention. 

Next up will be Color Infusion and OOAK Lottery dolls

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5 responses

  1. HelloI’d say the Ayumi doll looks very James-Bond-girly, and more particularly, she reminds me of Bérénice Marlowe in Skyfall; ;-)Thanks for all the amazing pics and news!Valérie (from France)

    Date: Sat, 21 Nov 2015 02:00:18 +0000
    To: valeriefoulquier@hotmail.com

    November 21, 2015 at 7:14 am

  2. ken laughran

    LOVE all of your updates and research !! I thought it was another stellar convention, with the last three, setting the bar pretty high 😉
    Thanks for your wonderful thoughts to keep us, non convention go-ers, in the loop !!
    XX

    November 21, 2015 at 8:51 am

  3. Spot on as usual 🙂 But I have to say you are hilarious!! I was laughing so much reading your comments. It was like you were inside my head cause I thought the same things. Tell it like it is Sister 🙂

    November 21, 2015 at 12:40 pm

  4. I always love your reviews.

    I think she is a tribute to the ‘Bride of Frankenstein’.
    Starlet Elyse Jolie™ Dressed Doll (Gala Dinner Centerpiece)
    Cinematic: The 2015 Integrity Toys Convention Collection
    Limited Edition of 450 Dolls

    November 30, 2015 at 6:17 pm

  5. Pingback: Ending the Year with a WClub BANG!! | Inside the Fashion Doll Studio

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