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Meet You at East 59th!

Wow!!  Wow, Wow, Wow is all I can say of Integrity Toys newest product line.  For those of us who have been waiting for the return of our beloved Victoire Roux…the waiting just got a little sweeter.  While we did not get a new Victoire, we did receive some of her friends and this new world that IT has created looks to be amazing!  The director of this yumminess is the uber talented Chris Stoeckel.  While we did not get Victoire in this new release, we did get word that she is coming.  {That sound in the background is Rebecca squealing with happiness}.  The story behind this line is 1950’s Hollywood and a possible feud between competing divas..I’m thinking Joan Crawford/Betty Davis.  With all that drama, you need killer fashions and who better to do that than Chris.  We have loved his 1950s inspired couture in the Victoires of the past.  It looks like his future designs will take us to a whole other level.  Soooooo excited! 

© 2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.

© 2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.

Luxurious Leisure
Constance Madssen™ Dressed Doll
The East 59th™ Collection
Approximate Ship Date:   Summer 2017
Edition Size: 400 Dolls Worldwide
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00 US

Doll Tech Specs:
 
Head Sculpt: Constance Madssen (New Sculpt!)
Hair Color: Raven
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
Body Type: EAST 59th 1.0
Foot Sculpt: Traditional High-Heeled Feet
Quick Switch Feature: No 
Skin Tone: Cream

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc. - Luxurious Leisure Constance Madssen

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc. - Luxurious Leisure Constance Madssen

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc. - Luxurious Leisure Constance Madssen

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc. - Luxurious Leisure Constance Madssen

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc. - Luxurious Leisure Constance Madssen

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc. - Luxurious Leisure Constance Madssen

{FAINT!!!}  Oh…my…word.  I am traveling as I write this blog post and I was sitting at a restaurant yesterday morning when these pictures came into the WClub members inboxes.  I am absolutely sure I embarassed myself when I squealed with delight on this one.  Where to start with the love…..hmmmm.  Ok, first is the color combinations.  Adore this red and black with the raven hair.  New face sculpt on these characters and I love them.  I don’t advocate smoking ( Constance..you need to rethink that one) but the props are so appropriate for the 1950’s.  It’s the attention to detail and the playability that I love the most I think.  Chris has given us two separate looks on every doll.  Bonus!!!  Love it!!!

Classic Glamour
Evelyn Weaverton™ Dressed Doll
The East 59th™ Collection
Approximate Ship Date: Summer 2017
Edition Size: 400 Dolls Worldwide
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00 US

Doll Tech Specs:
 
Head Sculpt: Evelyn Weaverton™  (New Sculpt!)
Hair Color: Flame Red
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
Body Type: EAST 59th 1.0
Foot Sculpt: Traditional High-Heeled Feet
Quick Switch Feature: No 
Skin Tone: FR White

© 2017 Integrity Toys Inc. -Classic Glamour Evelyn Weaverton

© 2017 Integrity Toys Inc. -Classic Glamour Evelyn Weaverton

© 2017 Integrity Toys Inc. -Classic Glamour Evelyn Weaverton

© 2017 Integrity Toys Inc. -Classic Glamour Evelyn Weaverton

© 2017 Integrity Toys Inc. -Classic Glamour Evelyn Weaverton

{FAINT…AGAIN}.  Chris, next time give us collectors some warning before you unleash this kind of gorgeousness on us  My heart cant take it Winking smile

A redhead in electric blue!  Adore.  Love, love, love the silhouette on the gown.  Also love the embroidered pants look.  the accessories are spot on…except…for the plastic shoes.  Nope…no at this pricepoint people  I am hoping IT rethinks this one.  I and many collectors concur…this is a misplaced note in the middle of a beautiful symphony.  Apparently Evelyn likes the makeup because she comes with a full set.  Adorable!  Head to ankle gorgeous…plastic shoes need an upgrade.

Glittering Gala
Evelyn Weaverton™ Dressed Doll
The East 59th™ Collection
Approximate Ship Date: Summer 2017
Edition Size: 400 Dolls Worldwide
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00 US

Doll Tech Specs:
 
Head Sculpt: Evelyn Weaverton™  (New Sculpt!)
Hair Color: Brunette
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
Body Type: EAST 59th 1.0
Foot Sculpt: Traditional High-Heeled Feet
Quick Switch Feature: No 
Skin Tone: FR White

© 2017 Integrity Toy Inc.-Glittering Gala Evelyn Weaverton

© 2017 Integrity Toy Inc.-Glittering Gala Evelyn Weaverton

© 2017 Integrity Toy Inc.-Glittering Gala Evelyn Weaverton

© 2017 Integrity Toy Inc.-Glittering Gala Evelyn Weaverton

© 2017 Integrity Toy Inc.-Glittering Gala Evelyn Weaverton

© 2017 Integrity Toy Inc.-Glittering Gala Evelyn Weaverton

{Rebecca now has a concussion from fainting}

OK, so this might be my favorite.  The two separate looks are to die for..evening to day perfection.  The accessories are spot on.  I adore the floral headpiece.  The plastic shoes have to go but everything else is a huge thumbs up.  Also adore the facial screening on her. 

Captivating Cocktails
Constance Madssen™ Dressed Doll
The East 59th™ Collection
Approximate Ship Date: Summer 2017
Edition Size: 400 Dolls Worldwide
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00 US

Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Constance Madssen™  (New Sculpt!)
Hair Color: Luxe Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
Body Type: EAST 59th 1.0
Foot Sculpt: Traditional High-Heeled Feet
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Cream

© Integrity Toys Inc. - Captivating Cocktails Constance Madssen© Integrity Toys Inc. - Captivating Cocktails Constance Madssen
© Integrity Toys Inc. - Captivating Cocktails Constance Madssen

© Integrity Toys Inc. - Captivating Cocktails Constance Madssen

© Integrity Toys Inc. - Captivating Cocktails Constance Madssen

© Integrity Toys Inc. - Captivating Cocktails Constance Madssen

{Rebecca is now on her way to hospital…too many faints and now has concussion}

Cocktails indeed!  I know I will need a few after this collection to lament my poor, poor wallet.  I have a think for well tailored suits.  This one is perfection  I love both sets of gloves with these looks  The driving gloves in particular!  Simple jewelry is perfect here as the suit s the star.  The shoes..oh why oh why with the plastic.  I’m sound like a broken record…I know.  The facial screening on her is my least favorite of this collection but not a deal breaker.  I’m still buying. 

The big questions from me and many collectors is…what is the body on this lady?  Is it FR2, Victoire…enquiring minds want to know.  I am sure we will get answers soon.  At the time this goes to print there will be a live chat with the designer Chris Stoeckel.  I am sure he will give us this info. 

I hate the write and run but I am on he road driving a bunch of orchestra instruments and luggage back from L.A.  Will hopefully have more information to share with you tomorrow.

If you want to purchase these beauties find your local Integrity Toys Authorized Dealer  I would run not walk as many of these have already sold out to WClub members.

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17 responses

  1. Marsha Stone

    I agree with all your comments, Rebecca. And yes, I wish the shoes weren’t plastic, and would even have paid a couple dollars more per doll for them. I imagine the cost, with including two outfit options and multiple accessories was an issue. And, yes, I adore Victoire, and am anxiously anticipating her return! Thank you for your wonderful, positive blogging!

    April 8, 2017 at 9:31 am

    • Awww! Thank you Marsha! I am sure you are right about the cost issue. At the end of the day, believe me, I’m not complaining. These dolls are a hit out of the park for me. Now we can eagerly anticipate Victoire together.

      April 9, 2017 at 7:07 am

  2. MissC

    I totally agree with you.
    This is the first collection in YEARS that I have been completely excited about. And I pre-ordered them all. I don’t remember the last time that I have done that.
    The dolls are very nice, but it is the clothes and accessories that really made them a must have for me.
    There is one thing that I really love (and I’m probably alone on this one) plastic shoes.
    I like the fabric shoes with the formed soles. But I have had to throw away so many because they just completely fell apart or in some cases attempt to repair them. I just can’t take it anymore.
    At least Barbie/Silkstone shoes haven’t had that issue…
    As to the body, I inquiring minds need to know!
    I’m guessing that it is an older FR tall body type. That is obvious from the arms and the feet/shoes.

    April 8, 2017 at 9:51 am

    • I completely agree with you too Miss C ;-). And..you are not alone about the shoes. Apparently Chris Stoeckel agrees with you too. I totally hear you about the durability of plastic vs. fabric shoes.

      April 9, 2017 at 7:06 am

  3. bevey99

    I KNEW YOU WOULD LOVE THEM. ;-] Thought of you the moment I saw them. I only ordered 3. They are fabulous.

    April 8, 2017 at 9:56 am

    • Mwah! You know me so well ;-). I will be counting the minutes until these arrive. So glad you ordered some too.

      April 9, 2017 at 7:03 am

  4. Lisa D.

    In total agreement with your review. Swooning when I first saw the collection, check. In love with the new sculpts and yummy hair and fashion color choices, check. Fawning over the 50’s style fashions and accessories (especially the tailoring on the final suit), check. REALLY wishing the shoes weren’t plastic, check (I would trade some of the extra accessories to have nicer shoes, I agree it kind of takes away from the overall fabulousness). Ordered the entire collection, check (this is becoming a dangerous trend this year, IT, lol)!!

    April 8, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    • I knew you would be as in love with these as I am ;-). We have some fun times ahead photographing these ladies.

      April 9, 2017 at 7:02 am

  5. I’m so excited for Chris and those of us that have been waiting to see what he’s been up to. He certainly didn’t disappoint! The tailoring, fabrics and details are just wonderful 🙂

    April 8, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    • I know right?!! I add my voice to your sentiments. I am so excited for Chris and all he has and is doing in this line.

      April 9, 2017 at 7:01 am

  6. Ditto all of the above, I love them all, and I don’t even want to think about the cost. Shoes can easily be replaced later.

    April 8, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    • I am with you Julie. It’s so funny because I was emailing my dealer before I even looked at the price too. That shows a good product I think LOL! My wallet would strongly disagree however.

      April 9, 2017 at 7:00 am

  7. Kein

    They are all amazing but I am on Team Constance! Love a bad girl!

    April 9, 2017 at 2:25 am

    • Heehee! The story lines with these ladies certainly raises the excitement level. I can’t wait to see where these stories lead.

      April 9, 2017 at 6:59 am

      • Kevin

        Yes and to get the leading Man in this doll line. Chris said he was coming this year!

        I saw the body for the dolls too on the chat thread and i really like it. Great all around

        April 9, 2017 at 7:34 pm

  8. So gorgeous on all levels, ordered Glittering Gala for sure!!

    April 9, 2017 at 6:35 am

    • Isn’t she yummy?!!! Your gorgeous creations will look stunning on these ladies my dear 🙂

      April 9, 2017 at 6:58 am

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