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Bye Bye FR:Monograms

Integrity Toys announced this past week in a post they called “An exciting evolution!” that they would be discontinuing their FR:Monogram line in a move to help focus and unify the other lines.  Per the email from Integrity, the final Monograms will make an appearance at convention and then will forever “Requiescat in pace” R.I.P.   The FR: FR2 line will be merged with the FR classic line and a new updated FR/FR2 body will be introduced and used for all future Fashion Royalty offerings.  Nu.Face and FR: Homme will get an update in 2014.  Exciting news for sure.

My guess is that the classic styling that was the bread and butter of the Monogram line will now be serviced by their Victoire product.  Not surprising.  Many in the collecting community were expecting this but it still makes me sad.  The Monograms were a particular favorite of mine and some of my personal favorite photos were produced with this line.  That being the case, I thought I would do a little retrospective with this fabulous line.  I am happy to have these dolls in my collection and don’t plan on selling them.  It is also interesting to see how my photography has changed over the past couple of years Smile

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Exaggeration art copy

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The Monogram Exaggeration

Right off the bat, I have to say that the color palette on this offering from Integrity Toys is beautiful.  The coral in the skirt and hat and the insane green of the gloves, shoes and bag are just way out cool.  These”exaggerated” colors are not typically ones that are going to excite me and certainly not together but I love them on this doll.  I like the fact that we have a soft color block dress paired with a solid navy structured jacket.  I love that the outfit is punctuated with the frilly hat like an exclamation point at the end of this fashion sentence.  The hat/feather fascinator looks different here than in the promos….I did some restyling and had to curl some feathers.  I like the fuller look but it may not appeal to everyone.  The whole package screams refinement and fun energy to me.  This lady looks like she is stylish and strong.  Let’s face it…it takes a strong fashionista to wear coral and acid green together…….

Exaggeration art copy

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IDEX Integrity Toys Reveal–Monograms

I love collecting this line of dolls from Integrity Toys.  I just adore the high fashion haughty faces and the uber chic and stylish clothing.  It looks like 2012 will be off and running with Monograms and I will be jumping on that train.  And even better…these lovely lady’s now have applied lashes.  Diggin’ it!

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

Item#93023
Echelon
FR: Monogram™ Dressed Doll

Suggested Retail Price:$160.00US
Limited Edition Size: 350 Dolls Worldwide

Estimated Delivery date: Late February 2012

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I wish we had a view of the back of her head.  The hairstyle looks intricate. Not sure about the mini balloon skirt here but Oh my word that purse and shoes!  LOVE!

Item #93027

Inspiration

FR:Monogram™Dressed Doll
Suggested Retail Price:$160.00US
Limited Edition Size:350 Dolls Worldwide
Estimated Delivery date: Late February 2012

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Dreamy!!  Love, love, love the soft color here.

Item#93028
Exaggeration
FR: Monogram™ Dressed Doll

Suggested Retail Price:$160.00US
Limited Edition Size: 350 Dolls Worldwide

Estimated Delivery date: Late February 2012

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Aaaaaack!!  You had me at the accessories….you had me at the accessories.

Item#93029
Admiration
FR: Monogram™ Dressed Doll

Suggested Retail Price:$160.00US
Limited Edition Size: 350 Dolls Worldwide

Estimated Delivery date: Late February 2012

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Okay…THUD!!  That’s me hitting the floor with this one.  Of course I still kept one hand on the computer as I emailed my dealer in all caps…NEED!

–She will be mine…oh yes…she will be mine.

Item#93030
Allure
FR: Monogram™ Dressed Doll

Suggested Retail Price:$160.00US
Limited Edition Size:350 Dolls Worldwide
Estimated Delivery date: Late February 2012

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Well hello Ms. Monroe!!  Definitely getting the Marilyn vibe with this one and this haute couture coat  TO DIE FOR.

More to come from IDEX Integrity Toys Reveal……