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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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©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Emerging Rebel Kyori-Will The Eyes have It?

-Rebecca


Integrity Toys 2012 Reveal…AMAZING!!!

The word in the headline says it all….AMAZING!!  One of the many reasons I enjoy being part of Integrity Toys WClub is the opportunity to join their webinar each year to see a presentation of what is to come for the entire year.  They do not have a booth at toy fair.  Instead they do a presentation for their dealers and collectors via the internet and I absolutely love that.    Integrity have done this webinar for the past two years and I think it is a brilliant move.  You don’t have to spend time and money to travel anywhere thus saving that money to instead buy product….smart business.  You can sit in the privacy of your own home, in your PJ’s if you want, and see all the wonderful products lined up for the year and hear about the inspiration that went into them from the designers.  You have to be a WClub member to attend .   I know…I know…you don’t want to hear about it…you want to see it.  Smile

If you want to see a jazzy version of the Fashion Royalty 2012 collection, I did a slideshow of all the photos set to music.  Here it is

If you want to see a jazzy version of the Poppy Parker 2012 collection, click below

*** All Photos are property of Integrity Toys***

Fashion Royalty®: The Style Directive Collection

Item #91296
Always On Her Mind
Dania Zarr™ Dressed Doll
Suggested Retail Price:  $110.00 US
Limited Edition Size:  450 Dolls Worldwide

Estimated Delivery date:  Early July 2012

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Item #91297
Trust Your Instincts
Jordan™ Dressed Doll
Suggested Retail Price:  $110.00 US
Limited Edition Size:  300 Dolls Worldwide

Estimated Delivery date:  Early July 2012

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Item #91298
Your Kind Of Model
Kesenia™ Dressed Doll
Suggested Retail Price:  $110.00 US
Limited Edition Size:  400 Dolls Worldwide

Estimated Delivery date:  Early July 2012

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Item #91299
World On A String
Eugenia Perrin Frost™ Dressed Doll
Suggested Retail Price:  $110.00 US
Limited Edition Size:  500 Dolls Worldwide

Estimated Delivery date:  Mid August 2012

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Item #91300
Main Attitude
Adèle Makéda® Dressed Doll
Suggested Retail Price:  $110.00 US
Limited Edition Size:  400 Dolls Worldwide

Estimated Delivery date:  Mid August 2012

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Item #91301
The Sweet Smell Of Success
Véronique Perrin® Dressed Doll
Suggested Retail Price:  $110.00 US
Limited Edition Size:  500 Dolls Worldwide

Estimated Delivery date:  Early August 2012

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Item #91303
…And Another Thing!
Kyori Sato™ Gift Set
Suggested Retail Price:  $150.00 US
Limited Edition Size:  400 Gift Sets Worldwide

Estimated Delivery date:  Early August 2012

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Nu.Face

Item #82043
Lead Singles
Lillith and Eden™ Two Doll Gift Set
Suggested Retail Price:  $199.00 US
Limited Edition Size:  450 Gift Sets Worldwide

Estimated Delivery date:  Early July 2012

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Item #82044
Live, Work, Play!
Giselle Diefendorf™ Mini Gift Set
Suggested Retail Price:  $125.00 US
Limited Edition Size:  600 Mini Gift Sets Worldwide

Estimated Delivery date:  Early August 2012

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Item #82046
Pop of Color
Annik™ Mini Gift Set
Suggested Retail Price:  $125.00 US
Limited Edition Size:  300 Mini Gift Sets Worldwide

Estimated Delivery date:  Mid August 2012

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FR. Homme

Item #91294
Strings Attached
Perry Marino™ Dressed Fashion Figure
FR:Homme™ Collection
Suggested Retail Price:  $110.00 US
Limited Edition Size:  400 Dolls Worldwide

Estimated Delivery Date:  Early August 2012

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Fashion Royalty Squared

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Item #57016
Nouveau Régime
Tatyana Alexandrova™ Dressed Doll
FR: Squared™ Collection
Suggested Retail Price:  $175.00 US
Limited Edition Size: 400 Dolls Worldwide

Estimated Delivery date:  Mid June 2012

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Item #57017
Opium
Ayumi N.™ Dressed Doll
FR: Squared™ Collection
Suggested Retail Price: $175.00 US
Limited Edition Size: 400 Dolls Worldwide

Estimated Delivery date: Mid July 2012

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Item#57018
Strict Elegance LuchiaZ.™Dressed Doll
FR: Squared™ Collection
Suggested Retail Price:$175.00US
Limited Edition Size: 400 Dolls Worldwide

Estimated Delivery date: Mid July 2012

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Poppy Parker

Item #PP036
Sunshine Games
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
Suggested Retail Price:  $79.00 US
Limited Edition Size:  500 Dolls Worldwide

Estimated Delivery date:  Mid July 2012

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Item #PP037
She’s Not There
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
Suggested Retail Price:  $99.00 US
Limited Edition Size:  600 Dolls Worldwide

Estimated Delivery date:  Mid June 2012

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Item #PP038
Day Tripper
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
Suggested Retail Price:  $99.00 US
Limited Edition Size:  500 Dolls Worldwide

Estimated Delivery date:  Mid July 2012

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Item #PP039
The Happening
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
Suggested Retail Price:  $89.00 US
Limited Edition Size:  600 Dolls Worldwide

Estimated Delivery date:  Mid July 2012

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Item #PP040
Colour My World
Darla Daley™ Dressed Doll
Suggested Retail Price:  $99.00 US
Limited Edition Size:  400 Dolls Worldwide

Estimated Delivery date:  Mid June 2012

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Item #PP041
Bus Stop Darla Daley™ Dressed Doll
Suggested Retail Price:  $89.00 US
Limited Edition Size:  400 Dolls Worldwide

Estimated Delivery date:  Mid July 2012

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Item #PP042
My Generation Chip Farnsworth III™ Dressed Doll
Suggested Retail Price:  $99.00 US
Limited Edition Size:  450 Dolls Worldwide

Estimated Delivery date:  Mid July 2012

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WClub Exclusive Event Doll

Item #91302
Truly Madly Deeply
Baroness Agnes Von Weiss™ Mini Gift Set
2012 Online Unveiling Event Exclusive
Limited Edition: TBA
Estimated Arrival: Early Summer 2012

Suggested Retail: $150.00 US

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Dynamite Girls will be in a post later in the day….Man are my fingers tired!!!!  What did I order you ask?  Too much!  This collection literally knocked my socks off.  If you are interested in purchasing any of this collection, contact your Integrity Toys dealer.  Sooner would be better on later on this collection….some items ( cough* Kyori* cough) will go fast.  To find and Integrity Toys dealer…go to www.integritytoys.com