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Recklessness in the Studio!

I received the lovely dolls I ordered from the “Reckless” collection from my fabulous Integrity Toy’s dealer  this past week and I have to say…I am not disappointed at all.  The facial screenings are delightful and the fashions and accessories exceed expectations on most levels.  My only complaint is that the choker necklaces on both Ayumi and Erin needed to have adjustments.  On mine at least the choker was too tight a fit and I ended up adding another bigger jump ring so it would close around the neck.  I know some people are just popping the heads off and putting the necklace on but that seemed like too much work to me given how often I redress these models…so the jump ring was a good solution for me. 

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The braids were a surprise to me and apparently a lot of other collectors.  They didn’t show these in the promo shots so I made sure to showcase them in these pictures.  Definitely a Moschino influence with the burned edge bow.

Photo: Yannis Vlamos / Indigital.tv

Moschino 2016 RTW

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Jessy Ayala did a marvelous job with the modern day “Clueless” inspired collection.  It’s young, its hip, it’s edgy and it also manages to be fun.  I am looking forward to photographing different looks.

I also ordered the Erin but did not get individual shots of her so I went ahead and did a group shot of the girls I did order.  I will be adding Lilith and hope upon all hope that I can add the Eden to.  Please shine down on me oh Lottery Gods.

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And…because, as Jessy explained to us at the last IT convention, this collection was inspired by the movie Clueless…I just had to do this.

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Poppy Goes to Paris–A Recap

This years theme for the Poppy Parker collection by David Buttry hit a chord with many collectors.  I know it hit this collector right in the wallet.  I absolutely adored it and can’t wait to see what David has in store for us Poppy collectors at the Integrity Toys convention in October.  While we wait for convention, I thought it would be fun to get a group shot of the Poppys we have enjoyed so far this year.  Since Poppy is in Paris, I drew inspiration from one of the most iconic Parisian fashion houses of all time…Dior.

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Ma Petite Fleur Poppy Parker – WClub 2016 Registration upgrade doll

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Powder Puff Poppy Parker – IT Direct Lottery doll

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Paris in the Springtime Poppy Parker – 2016 Poppy Parker The Bonbon Collection

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Night at the Ballet Poppy Parker – 2016 Poppy Parker The Bonbon Collection

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C’est Si Bon – 2016 Poppy Parker The Bonbon Collection

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Miss Amour Poppy Parker – IT Direct Lottery doll

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Magnifique Poppy Parker – 2016 Poppy Parker The Bonbon Collection

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Très Chic Boutique Poppy Parker – 2016 Poppy Parker The Bonbon Collection

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Ooh La La Poppy Parker – WClub Exclusive doll

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Bonjour Mademoiselle Poppy Parker – 2016 Poppy Parker The Bonbon Collection

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-Rebecca


Defiant Rayna

Ok, so each year at Integrity Toys convention there are design competitions.  The person who wins the judges award for the advanced design competition at the convention has the option of having their design actually produced.  Integrity Toys started doing this a couple of years ago as a perk to entering the design competition.  This past year, the winner of this award was Jason Kramer.  His design was a combination of street grunge and haute couture.  Not easy to do folks but he managed to meld it into a cohesive and stylish design.  Interesting to note…this was Jason’s first Integrity Toys convention.  This is not, however, his first foray into designing.  He is Artistic Director and Lead Designer at a costume design company that specializes in custom made dance wear.  Jason, we are so glad you came to your first convention!!  We hope you return!

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Rayna™ Dressed Doll
The NU. Face™ Collection
2015 Design Competition Award Doll by Jason Kramer
Limited Edition Size: TBA
Estimated Ship Date: January/February 2017
Special W Club Price: $135.00 + Shipping, Handling and Applicable Sales Tax*.
General Public Price: $145.00 + Shipping, Handling and Applicable Sales Tax.

Doll Tech Specs:
Head Sculpt: Rayna™
Body Type: NU. Face 2.0
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Hungarian
Hair Color: Golden Bronze
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

Note: Pictures of prototypes shown below; final production colors and textures may vary slightly.

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PRE-ORDER BEFORE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH, 2016 AT NOON EASTERN TIME!

-Rebecca


Magnifique is Fantastique

When I saw the name on this doll I kept singing the words from a song in “Devil Wears Prada”…”Supersonic, maginfique, tres tres cool and tres tres chic”. 

She is definitely tres, tres chic.  the hair color is vibrant and beautiful.  It needs to be trained a bit when you take it out of the hair net but not too bad (it was packed with hair off to the side so you will need to push it or train it down to sit down against the neck). 

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Magnifique
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
The Bonbon Collection
Approximate Ship Date: Late Summer/Early Fall
Limited Edition Size: 900 Dolls Worldwide
Suggested Retail Price: $120.00
 
Doll Tech Specs:
 
Body Type: Poppy Parker™
Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker™
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Luscious Red
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied

The promo shot shows her as this…

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What arrived was…I believe…better than the promos but with one caveat.

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She has a very sharp look to the left eye placement that frankly…borders on “wonky eye” for my taste.  I have photographed her at her best advantage but I had to work at it.  Not sure how I am feeling about that.  She is gorgeous.  Coloring and facial color screening is spot on.  Dress is beautiful and jewelry is beyond…really beyond.  But…that far to the left stare is looking slightly wrong for me.  Not sure what I am going to do yet.  Maybe it’s just mine so will be interested to hear what others are experiencing. 

-Rebecca


Naughty or Nice?

Ok, I have to explain the title a bit.  As you all know, I am a huge fan of Poppy Parker and her creator David Buttry.  For me, she was the gateway drug from Barbie to Integrity Toys.  I realize I need a 12 step program for my addiction but I’m not ready to commit to the program just yet. Winking smile

Recently, Integrity Toys held a lottery to purchase two beautiful Poppy Parkers and I was lucky and incredibly thrilled to be picked to purchase not just Miss Amour but the fabulous Powder Puff Poppy Parker as well.  I have to thank my daughter for the opportunity as it was her membership that won it and she willingly handed over the option to purchase.  Collectors are receiving these dolls and posting some amazing images.  This doll is so sweet.  Mostly she is portrayed as “nice” and I like it that way.

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For these images, however, I decided to portray her in a slightly different way.  David Buttry had mentioned in his webinar announcing the Bon Bon Collection that one of his inspirations for this particular doll was the movie “Valley of the Dolls”.  I decided to go a little more with that theme.  So Poppy comes off as a bit more on the naughty side in these pictures.  I want to point out however..that Chip has appeared to have “put a ring on it” at least.

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-Rebecca


Emerging Rebel Kyori – Will The Eyes Have It?

The first doll of Integrity Toys’ Fashion Royalty “A Delicate Bloom” Collection is starting to hit collectors’ doorsteps.   Her name is Emerging Rebel Kyori and true to her name she is entering the collecting world with some controversy.  The title of this blog post is kind of a play on words.  When you vote to pass a measure for something the verbiage is always, “Those in favor say ‘AYE’“ and if there are more yes’s than no’s the motion passes or “The Aye’s have it.”  There is a current issue being voted on by collectors of Integrity Toys and it’s all about the eyes.   

Let me explain:  Integrity Toys is trying out a new process with the eyes on some of their dolls.  Instead of painting the inner eyes (outline, white, iris, pupils and "catch light" dots)  they are using water decals.  Per IT, the reasoning for going to these decals was to offer more consistency in eye placement and facial screening.  (Too many “wonky eye” issues with the previously used methods.)  Some collectors are concerned about the durability and quality of these decals.  Given all the concerns, I was curious to see for myself if there were negative aspects to these decals from an aesthetic perspective as well as a photography perspective.  I was concerned as to whether or not these decals would make the eyes appear more “dead” in a photograph.  If something is too matte, it won’t reflect light effectively and gives off a dead appearance.  On the other side, if something is too shiny (especially the eyes) it can create too much of a reflection that you have to clean up in Photoshop afterwards… and… that is a big pain in the back side, believe me.  Who wants to spend hours in post-process just because of shiny eyes?  Not me.

So… I was curious to see what would happen when I photographed one of these dolls with these decal eyes.  What did I find?

1.  From an aesthetic aspect… just looking at her… I wasn’t noticing anything concerning.  Her screening is appealing and I think she is a pretty doll.  The eyes don’t stand out as odd or off in any way.  She does have a very far “to the side” eyeball placement and some are finding that fact unappealing.  I can understand this.  That doesn’t work for everyone.

2.  From a photography stand point… there are some differences.

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First and foremost, the eyeball is printed not painted so there are dots of color not continuous color.  Is this a problem?  Not normally in my opinion.  As you see this image on your computer screen or phone, you are seeing it as dots of color as well — they are just really, really small dots.  Let’s face it, most of us are not going to be looking at this doll under a microscope. 

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Can you see the dots in the picture above?  Maybe a little but not much.  Our eyes and brains are really good at melding those dots together to make it look like one cohesive color.

Secondly, I’m not going to lie — these decals catch the light differently, so when photographing, that needs to be factored in.  Is this a deal breaker?  For me, not really.  It’s just something different.  Now, as to whether these decals will hold up over time… only time will tell that one.  For now, I am willing to give them a chance.  For now, I’m voting “aye”.

Enough about the eyes — let’s talk about the accessories and dress!  I love this dress!!!  It is so elegant and fits her beautifully.  The lavender shoes are perfection and the grey glasses and oversized bag are refined and chic.  I don’t know who is taking over jewelry at IT but all I can say is, “Keep it going!!”  The earrings and bracelet are a new design and I adore them.

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Kyori’s hair color was described as medium brown in product write-ups.  Have we seen Kyori with these lighter brown tresses before?  I like it.

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-Rebecca


J’Adore Miss Amour

The title speaks for itself.  When I first saw this doll my reaction was this…

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And..that has not changed upon receiving her.  She is EVERYTHING I was hoping for and more.  David, I bow down! Bowing gif

Miss Amour
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
The Bonbon Collection
IT Direct Exclusive
Approximate Ship Date: Mid-Late Summer 2016
Limited Edition Size: 700 Dolls

Doll Tech Specs:
 
Body Type: Poppy Parker™
Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker™
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Ash Brown Mix
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied

Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker™

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©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - J'adore Miss Amour

This amazing creature is gorgeous.  The dress is beyond people…just…BEYOND.

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It’s inspired by Dior I and many believe, what is not to love about that.  Fashion inspiration image find goes to Nata-Leto on Flickr.  Big THANKS to Rogier Corbeau of Dutch Barbie World for letting me use this image.

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The jewelry is fabulous!

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Me likey!!….Me likey a lot!!!!

-Rebecca


A Picnic in Paris

Now that Integrity Toys has announced their collections and all of our collector wallets are sad and limping, I thought it was time to return to Paris for some fun.  If I was returning to Paris, Ms. Poppy was going to join me.  This new “Ooh La La” Poppy Parker is my current muse and I am loving the giftset mix and match options. 

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You have to love rement! 

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-Rebecca


2016 Integrity Toys – The <3 MLP™ Collection

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Yes indeedy.  Integrity Toys has obtained licensing through Hasbro to bring you a collection inspired by favorite My Little Pony characters.  Now…I am going to admit right off the bat… I was never a collector of my little pony.  They were after my time.  My daughter, however, was a huge fan.  Even though I may not be in the market to collect or purchase this collection, I can appreciate the time and though that went into it.  Jessy Ayala is a new designer with Integrity Toys and this is his first full collection with the company.  As I listened to the thought and attention he brought to each and every item, I was extremely impressed.  Well done Jessy!

Things you need to know if you want to buy:

1) This is IT direct product which means you go directly to Integrity Toys to purchase

2) Super limited edition sizes of 500 per doll.  WClubbers will have first dibs on these then they will be offered up to general public.  See each doll for approximate release date

HASBRO and its logo, MY LITTLE PONY and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro and used with permission.
© 2016 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved.

Note: The dolls pictured in this release are prototypes. Final fabrics, colors and textures may vary slightly.

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Rainbow Dash™ Inspired Dressed Fashion Figure
The ❤ MLP™ Collection
Order Date: September 12th, 2016 (for W Club Members) and September 13th for the General Public
Limited Edition Size: 500
Suggested Retail Price: $130.00
 
***IT DIRECT EXCLUSIVE ONLY***

Doll Tech Specs:
 
Body Type: Homme Body
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Light Honey
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eyelashes: No

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Twilight Sparkle™ Inspired Dressed Doll
The ❤ MLP™ Collection
Order Date: September 12th, 2016 (for W Club Members) and September 13th for the General Public
Limited Edition Size: 500
Suggested Retail Price: $130.00
 
***IT DIRECT EXCLUSIVE ONLY***
 
Doll Tech Specs:
 
Body Type: The Industry (New body type!)
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Deep Navy with Hot Pink Streak
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied

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Rarity™ Inspired Dressed Fashion Figure
The ❤ MLP™ Collection
Approximate Relese Date: October 2016
Limited Edition Size: 500
Suggested Retail Price: $130.00
 
***IT DIRECT EXCLUSIVE ONLY***

Doll Tech Specs:
 
Body Type: Homme Body
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Bright Purple
Eyelashes: No

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Applejack™ Inspired Dressed Fashion Figure
The ❤ MLP™ Collection
Approximate Release Date: October 2016
Limited Edition Size: 500
Suggested Retail Price: $130.00
 
***IT DIRECT EXCLUSIVE ONLY***
 
Doll Tech Specs:
 
Body Type: Homme Body
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Hungarian
Hair Color: Blond
Eyelashes: No

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Fluttershy™ Inspired Dressed Doll
The ❤ MLP™ Collection
Approximate Release Date: November 2016
Limited Edition Size: 500
Suggested Retail Price: $130.00
 
***IT DIRECT EXCLUSIVE ONLY***
 
Doll Tech Specs:
 
Body Type: The Industry (New Body Type!)
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Sandy Blond W/ Pale Pink Streak
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied

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Pinkie Pie™ Inspired Dressed Fashion Figure
The ❤ MLP™ Collection
Approximate Release Date: November 2016
Limited Edition Size: 500
Suggested Retail Price: $130.00
 
***IT DIRECT EXCLUSIVE ONLY***
 
Doll Tech Specs:
 
Body Type: Homme Body
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Fuschia Pink
Eyelashes: No

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Now that is a colorful collection that embodies the fun of these ever popular toys.


2016 ITBE 16” – Capsule Collection

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Note: The dolls featured in these product pictures are prototypes. Final production may vary slightly.

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ITBE 16-Inch Capsule Collection
Limited Edition Size: 200 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: August 17th
Retail Price: $99.00 US + Shipping and Handling (and sales taxes for Maryland residents)

**THIS IS AN IT DIRECT PRODUCT NOT SOLD THROUGH IT DEALERS**

Doll Tech Specs:
Head Sculpt: Anais 1.0
Body Type: FR:16™
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Light Honey
Hair Color: Brown/Raspberry Mix
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

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ITBE 16-Inch Capsule Collection
Limited Edition Size: 200 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: August 17th
Retail Price: $99.00 US + Shipping and Handling (and sales taxes for Maryland residents)

**THIS IS AN IT DIRECT PRODUCT NOT SOLD THROUGH IT DEALERS**

Doll Tech Specs:
Head Sculpt: AG (Closed Mouth)
Body Type: FR:16™
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Light Honey
Hair Color: Black /Raven
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

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©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

I don’t collect this size of doll so I feel unqualified to offer up opinions on them.  That last one though..higher…yep…she is stunning!  These will be IT direct so WClub members will be given first chance then I believe these will be offered up to public.  Keep a watch on Integrity Toys FB page for information on when they are available to the general public.  If you are WClub member, look to your email for ordering links.