Integrity Toys just announced another goodie for collectors! As I have explained in previous blog posts, for the past couple of Integrity Toys conventions the advanced design competition winner gets to have their design produced by IT. It’s a really nice perk and what an incentive for the incredibly talented pool of IT collectors. This past year the advanced design competition was won by Salvador Lopez Arriaga.
Here are some images I took of his design entry at the convention:
Congratulations Salvador!! You made Karolin look stunning and many collectors are looking forward to adding your amazing work to their collection. Here is the finished Integrity Toys production doll.
Karolin Stone™ Dressed Doll
The NU. FACE™ Collection
2016 Design Competition Winner
Edition Size: TBD
Estimated Delivery: Spring 2018
W Club Only Retail Price: $135.00 US + Shipping and Handling
General Public Retail Price: $145.00 US + Shipping and Handling
Doll Tech Specs:
Head Sculpt: Karolin Stone™
Body: NF 3.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Platinum Champagne Mix
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
You have to give Integrity Toys an A+ for staying true to the original design. They faithfully reproduced it down to the doll Mr. Arriaga used! Feel free to follow Salvador on his Instagram account as he continues to share his design projects. I have followed him for over a year now and he never fails to inspire and amaze.
OK…so what do you need to know to order this doll? 1) If you are WClub member, use the link in the email that was sent to you by noon ET September 19, 2017 . 2) If you are not a WClub member, I am assuming this lovely will be available in their shop at The Integrity Toys website after September 19th. At the time of this posting, they have not given specific information other than it will be available to the general public. That could mean IT direct or through their dealers. I will post more information when I have it.
The first release from Integrity Toy’s 2017 Fashion Royalty La Femme collection has entered The Fashion Doll Studio! I really didn’t think I was going to be able to do any shots in the natural sunshine today as we have smoky haze( welcome to the Pacific Northwest and all of it’s summer forest fires) but it has turned the light this really cool pinkish red so I thought “ why not!” Keep in mind that these shots are done through a pinkish red filter which gives Jordan’s skin a rosier hue than normal.
Jordan Duval™ Dressed Doll
The 2017 Fashion Royalty® Collection
Edition Size: 725
Estimated Delivery: September 2017
Retail Price: $145.00 US
Head Sculpt: Jordan
Body: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: A-Tone
Hair Color: Sand Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Love this mocha skin tone and the honey blond tresses on this lady. One of the softest Jordan’s I have seen in a while. The clothing is on trend and the quality is good. the fabric is nice and supple as well as the pants. The bustier has a nice leather feel and fits well. The real stars of this show are the accessories though.
Gorgeous from head to toe! That purse though….oh…my…word!!! I am loving the details of this first release from the Fashion Royalty 2017 collection. Can’t wait for future releases!!
Hello all!! It seems like a year since my last blog post and in reality…it has been almost 2 months! Yikes. First and foremost, I need to send out a belated and public “Thank You!!” to my dear friend and fellow blogger Rogier from Dutch Fashion Doll World for taking over my blog and doing a wonderful job reporting for me while I was at the National Barbie Doll Collector Convention in Houston. I hope you all enjoyed the posts and images.
A little bit of an explanation for my absence. In the months preceding NBDCC, I am typically hyper busy producing miniatures to sell in the convention sales room. This year, I started extra early and produced about twice the amount I normally do thinking I would have a bunch left over afterwards so that I would have plenty to sell at Integrity Toys convention. The good part…I sold a LOT more than I expected to at Barbiecon…The bad part…I have had to turn around and start producing again for Integrity Toys. This has meant little to no time for blogging or photography. Sorry folks. Best laid plans and all that went out the window…but it was for a good reason. I am more pleased than I can say that my minis appeal to you guys. Thank you for your support. If I ever have a spare week free..I will set up my etsy site to sell to all. So far…not happening. Perhaps after IT convention. Fingers crossed.
Today, being a day of rest, I chose to have some fun with my camera and my relatively new “First Taste of Champagne” Poppy Parker came to mind. Hope you enjoy!
Model and earrings: First Taste of Champagne Poppy Parker
Outfit: Spotlight on Broadway Barbie ( NBDCC 2015 Convention doll)
Models: First Taste of Champagne Poppy Parker and Baby It’s You Chip
Gown on Poppy: Rimdoll
Glorious Piano!!: Grand Pianist by Sega Toys
I have been wanting to get one of these pianos for AGES!! I finally found one used for a price that didn’t require a kidney. It actually plays people!!
Future reports may be sporadic as I get ready for IT convention in October.
Yesterday night it was time for the finale Gala Diner at the National Barbie Doll Collectors Convention in Houston. All tables were decorated with a gorgeous centerpiece doll made by Magia2000
At the end of the evening it was time for the convention doll designed by Bill Greening.
Her name is Golden Galaxy:
From a golden galaxy far away, Barbie appears, a futuristic vision in head-to-toe gold. A sleek metallic bodysuit wraps around her, reflecting light,while an edgy armored bodice and golden cape add drama. Glittered ankle boots and faux leather gauntlets heighten her cosmic look, as fierce spiked earrings and a glistening ponytail add even more shimmer. She is simply out of this world.
There is an AA ans CC version both are platinum editions and the edition size from the AA is no more then 330.
Next year convention will be held in Phoenix en the theme is On The Avenue With Barbie.
for more information and the registration from: http://www.barbieconvention.com
So today they held the Galactic Designer Fashion Show at Convention. Rebecca was preparing her presentation about blogging that started right after the show. So my dear friend Jim took some pictures for us to share.
THANK YOU JIM !!!!
I always love the fashion shows at convention. And also this one looks like a lot of fun.
So on Wednesday the Convention officially started with the Launch Party Welcome Reception.
I Love how some off the conventioneers dressed up in the theme of the convention.
During the reception they had a Silence auction. With some amazing Ooaks.
This official Mattel Ooak is designed by Zlatan Kusnoor and her name is Queen of the Cosmos.
The Doll by Magia2000 was inspired bij the movie Space 1999
And there were many more Gorgeous donations.
The dolls that were made for the Silence Auction were also on Display.
Hilda Westervelt & Maryann Roy
Judy Rennick O’Connell
Today at the salesroom from the National Barbie Doll Collectors Convention the new Barbie Fan Club “Barbie Signature” had a table with some Barbie sneaks.
One of the items they showed is the gift you get when you join the new club and become a Platinum member.
It’s an accessories pack with 10 pair off Barbie shoes.
And 3 new dolls by Mattel Designer Carlyle Nuera were on display.
The first doll is Blush Pink Fringe Gown Barbie. She is a platinum edition and a Fan Club exclusive.
She is inspired by Givenchy Couture.
Another new doll on display was the third doll in the Harlem Theater Collection called Selma DuPar James.
And since today she is also available on new Barbie.Mattel.com website.
The bold Harlem Theatre™ Collection represents the courageous women of an era who paved the way for future generations to freely and creatively express themselves. During the Harlem Renaissance era, patrons of the arts like Madam Lavinia™ would often commission artists to showcase their latest work. Up-and-coming artist Selma DuPar James™, was selected to hold her first solo exhibition in the Harlem Theatre salon. Her piece is a beautiful portrait of jazz singer Claudette. The third doll in the Harlem Theatre™ Collection, Selma DuPar James™ Barbie® doll is powerfully creative and powerfully stylish.
Body Type: Articulated
Facial sculpt: NEW, Selma sculpt
Fashion Sewn On: No
Accessories: Pearl necklace with pendant, gloves, shoes, painting with frame
Package Dimensions (H/D/W): 14“ x 3.5“x 7.5“
And the third new Barbie doll on display is the Sorcha Barbie. She is the 5th doll in the Global Gllamour Series. An Irish inspired beauty.
Another event at the National Barbie Doll Collectors Convention on Tuesday was the Collective Couture Event. At this event you could see and shop for amazing ooak dolls and fashions byRob Thompson of Robsdolls, Judy Rennick O’Connell of Aponi Designs, Patita Taylor of Taylor Made, and Pam Seeman of Paintbox Designs.
Mattel Designer Carlyle Nuera released pictures from the oak doll he made for the Life Auction in Houston. Her name is galaxy Barbie and wow she is quite spectacular.
She wears a gown with a galaxy print and the stars light up !!! And I lover her silver glow.
I am sure she will raise a lot off money for charity.