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Aristocratic Agnes

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I know I will get hate mail for this but Agnes is not my favorite face mold.  When I saw the promo shots for this one, I was on the fence.  I loved the dramatic eyebrows, almost platinum blond hair ( not mademoiselle Jolie platinum but close) and red, red lips so I decided to gamble and purchase.  Result: gambled and won!! 

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I love the dramatic eyeliner.


2015 Fashion Royalty Collection Revealed

This past Saturday, Integrity Toys revealed 4 separate doll collections to their WClub members through the increasingly popular webinar.  I wish I could say that things went well as years past but this year a few technical glitches meant that a portion of viewers did not get to see the webinar live.  I was one of the lucky ones who had good video and audio during the entire thing but the messages on the forums right after the webinar brought to light that many attendees did not have that experience.  Integrity Toys handled the situation about as well as anyone could.  They  acknowledged the issue, apologized for the problems and were very quick to get the recorded video out to those members who missed it within an hour after the webinar.   Not only that, they had recap emails with pictures in WClub members email boxes within minutes of the webinar ending.  Just goes to show, tech issues are not relegated to Mattel alone.  Integrity Toys handled their situation better in my opinion though.  People were still able to purchase product. 

First collection up for review on ITFDS is the 2015 Fashion Royalty Collection.    Vaughn Sawyer, senior designer with I.T. presented the line and explained that the direction from Jason Wu and inspiration for this years FR line was based on debutantes and socialites of the early 60’s.  Chic, elegant, sophisticated were some of the buzz words used.  I would also throw in subtle and understated in the mix to describe this collection.  All good words in my opinion and right in line with what I like to collect.  This collection is cohesive.  Some may call it too subtle and understated…I would not agree but see their point. 

Also, For those of you who are not WClub members and have not been in contact with dealers regarding these dolls, run don’t walk to your IT dealer and get on the list for anything you want.  The grapevine reports that many of these dolls are rapidly approaching sell outs.FR Logo

Style Notes
Isha™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Limited Edition Size of 700 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Late August 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00

Available through I.T. dealers

Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Isha
Body Type: FR 2013
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Latino
Hair Color: Dark Espresso
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

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Love that they are including gloved hands with some of these.  Also, it is amazing how little details just fill in the story.  What do I love most about this navy and cream herringbone sheath?  I love the little navy collar and the amazingly detailed designer belt in miniature.  Don’t even get me started on the adorable shoes and bag.  Also, this collection brings in a new set of sophisticated jewelry.  Thanks I.T.!!  Isha’s hair is braided according to Vaughn.

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Natalia Fatalé™ Dressed Doll

The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Limited Edition Size of 700 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Mid-July 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00

Available through I.T. dealers

Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Natalia 2.0
Body Type: FR 2013
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Latino
Hair Color: Walnut
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

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Do you love cloche hats?  If so, this was your collection.  It was definitely a highlighted accessory and shows up in multiple offerings.  Plaid also seems to be a favorite print.  Was plaid a 1960’s socialite/debutante staple??  Have no idea.  While I love Natalia and was overjoyed to see her in a different hairstyle ( no blond waves!!), this outfit left me kind of “meh”.  Then…they had to throw in the hot pink purse and shoes along with enamel earrings and silver ring.  The accessories were the tipping point.  I’m in. 

Decorum
Eugenia Perrin-Frost™ Dressed Doll

The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Limited Edition Size of 800 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Early August 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00

Available through I.T. dealers

Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Eugenia
Body Type: FR 2013
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Caramel Brown
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

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More cloche hats and plaid people.  I love the rose and khaki colors together.  To me, the previous Natalia and this Eugenia say “Ladies lunch”.  I adore the crossover ponytail that shows up multiple times I believe in this collection.  Perhaps an influence from Jason’s past runway shows.

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Hair from Jason Wu’s Fall 2013 runway show.  ( picture is hilarious as woman in front of model gives off a Kilroy was here vibe LOL!)

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Vanessa Perrin™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Limited Edition Size of 800 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Mid-July 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $145.00

Available through I.T. dealers

Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Vanessa 3.0
Body Type: FR 2013
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Ash Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

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To be honest, not a fan of the plaid coat but…am willing to go with it to get this chic black satin blouse with tone on tone black plaid pencil skirt.  The light blue purse with little aqua accents and silver accessories puts this well into “what I like” category.  I am hesitant on the lip color and am hoping it is not as purple in real life as it appears in photo.  If I am wrong, a lip repaint will be in her future.  Otherwise stunning face with beautiful eyes and gorgeous ash blond waves.

Fine Print
Elise Jolie™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Limited Edition Size of 800 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Early August 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $145.00

Available through I.T. dealers

Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Elise
Body Type: FR 2013
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Cream
Hair Color: Red Amber
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

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OK…first off…my favorite face mold is Elise.  One of my favorite coat fashions is a shawl collar camel coat.  This Elise is a redhead and she is carrying a cream color Birkin for pete’s sake.  Game over….had me at Elise.  The rest is just rich yummy gravy.  I could go on and on about the camel gloved hands too. This was my favorite of the collection and the one “must have” for me of all the released doll information on Saturday.  I believe Vaughn called this hairstyle a “tucked bob” in the webcast and this Elise is back to her original pale skin tone.

Fame Fable
Kyori Sato™ Dressed Doll

The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Limited Edition Size of 700 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Mid-July 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00

Available through I.T. dealers

Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Kyori 2.0
Body Type: FR 2013
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Bombshell Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

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Love the platinum blonde tresses on this version of Kyori.  While the previous ladies revealed could all be doing “ladies lunch” this lady is all about dinner.  She is all about dinner and perhaps an agenda after dinner.  The sexy plunging neckline and clean simple accessories spell CHIC.  The detail on that clutch is beyond amazing. 

Timeless
Adèle Makéda™ Dressed Doll

The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Limited Edition Size of 700 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Early August
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00

Available through I.T. dealers

Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Adèle 3.0
Body Type: FR 2013
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Dark A-Tone
Hair Color: Black
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

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If Kyori was chic and sophisticated dinner, this Adele would be frothy Cinderella princess gala evening.  My first though and that of many others in the WClub was this was a direct channeling of Lupita N’yongo and her blue Prada gown from the 2014 Oscars.  Indeed, all you would need to add is a silver headband to this Adele, and you would have Lupita ( well…you would need plunging neckline too).  ADORE this Adele.  Head to toe, a winner.  Vaughn shared that this dress is all one piece for you redressers out there.

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Perfect Reign
Tatyana Alexandrova™ Dressed Doll

The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Limited Edition Size of 700 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Late August 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00

Available through I.T. dealers

Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Tatyana 2.0
Body Type: FR 2013
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Honey Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

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Wowza!  If Adele is the Cinderella of the collection, this Tatyana would be the Anna Karenina.   No sweetness here…just sophistication and haughty Eastern European cheekbones LOL.  LOVE the face on this one.  Paired with this beautiful honey blond instead of black hair, she is a knockout.  The redress potential on this one I predict will be very high.  Can’t wait.

When IT does a webinar, they invariably offer up an event doll to club members.  As this is Integrity Toy’s, 20th year and the 10th anniversary of the WClub, a special giftset was offered to WClub members. 

Royal Treatment
Véronique Perrin™ Dressed Doll Gift Set

The Fashion Royalty® Collection
2015 Online Event Exclusive
Limited Edition Size: TBA (Edition Size Based on Orders Received)
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Fall 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $225.00 + Shipping and Handling

Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Véronique 2.0
Body Type: FR 2013
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Cream
Hair Color: Pale Blond (Pulled back into a low center parted ponytail with criss-cross detail).
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

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The reception of this giftset has been lukewarm at best.  Many are complaining of the high price point for this and I can see where they are coming from.  Frankly, the polka dot dress doesn’t live up to the sophisticated look of this line.  I much prefer the black and white polka dot gown we received on WClub luncheon Elise from 2012 Tropicalia convention.  This particular Veronique has a very different look to her. She has cream skin tone which has never been used on a Vero before. All this being said, I think this might be one of those sleeper dolls.  You know…the one that people pan at first then when it ships and people start photographing, people say “ Oh my word, I had no idea she could look that good!”.   Time will tell.

Poppy Parker collection up next in a minute.


It’s ITBE time for the WClub

If you are an Integrity Toys’ Basic Edition fan and a WClub member,  you are a happy camper right now.  Hopefully you are a lucky happy camper.  Integrity  announced a quartet of new additions to the ITBE line and they will be available only to the WClub members.  They will also be available via lottery only.  I have not wandered into the ITBE tidal pool….yet.  This time I may have to dip my toe in for one

Ok WClub members, you have until  Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 Noon ET (New York Time) to enter the lottery for these.

Second Skin
Basic Edition Dressed Doll
IT Direct Exclusive
Limited Edition of 300 Dolls
Suggested Retail Price: $75.00 USD
Estimated Ship Date: Once "right to buy" lottery ends (in-stock March 2014)

Body Type: Old FR Body with Larger Bust
Head Sculpt: Vanessa 1.0
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: A-Tone
Hair Color: Deep Brunette
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied

ITBE Second Skin

source:  www.intetritytoys.com

Morning Dove
Basic Edition Dressed Doll
IT Direct Exclusive
Limited Edition of 300 Dolls
Suggested Retail Price: $75.00 USD
Estimated Ship Date: Once "right to buy" lottery ends (in-stock March 2014)

Body Type: Old FR Body with Larger Bust
Head Sculpt: Kyori 1.0
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR Black
Hair Color: Raven
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied

ITBE Morning Dove

source:  www.integritytoys.com

Red Strike
Basic Edition Dressed Doll
IT Direct Exclusive
Limited Edition of 300 Dolls
Suggested Retail Price: $75.00 USD
Estimated Ship Date: Once "right to buy" lottery ends (in-stock March 2014)

Body Type: FR Monogram
Head Sculpt: Janay
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Miami
Hair Color: Shimmering Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied

ITBE Red Strike

source: http://www.Integritytoys.com

Night Strike
Basic Edition Dressed Doll
IT Direct Exclusive
Limited Edition of 300 Dolls
Suggested Retail Price: $75.00 USD
Estimated Ship Date: Once "right to buy" lottery ends (in-stock March 2014) 

Body Type: FR Monogram
Head Sculpt: FR Monogram
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Silver
Eyelashes: Yes

ITBE Night Strike

source:  www.Integritytoys.com

What can I say…I am a sucker for the monograms.  Even though Integrity has retired this line, it is great to see them pop up in another iteration from time to time.  Thank you Integrity Toys!


Evening in Montreal Victoire

I have to admit, I am a bit behind on reporting Integrity Toys(IT) news for the first part of this year.   A few weeks ago, The WClub announced a new IT direct lottery for the popular character Victoire Roux.

Evening in Montreal
Victoire Roux™ Dressed Doll
IT Direct Exclusive
Limited Edition of 600 Dolls

Body Type: IT/Victoire
Head Sculpt: Victoire Roux™
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Platinum
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied

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The Lottery was held today and I believe most all who wanted a chance to purchase her in the WClub were able to get her.  It is really nice when that happens.  It means IT is accurately gauging the demand of a product and providing an adequate supply.  Everybody walks away happy.  When I first saw this lady, I thought “ Oh man….not another black cocktail gown!.”  She is ,in fact, wearing chocolate brown.  That makes her more interesting.  Mostly, however, I like the facial screening with the platinum updo.  I was hoping to win the chance to purchase and am a happy camper with my fellow WClub members who  are all celebrating our chance to purchase her.  She is due to hit peoples doorsteps as early as next week.  Smile


2014 W Club Registration is Open!

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Registration opened this evening for the 2014 W Club. Registration closes 9:00 PM CST (Chicago Time) on January 21st, 2014.  If you like Integrity Toys dolls,  this club is a doll collecting MUST in my book.  Through this club, you receive exclusive information and access to products that you will not have if you don’t sign up.  I have been a member for the past 5 years and have never regretted a single year that I signed up.  There are multiple levels of memberships so feel free to read through the entire pamphlet on the different levels here:

http://www.integritytoys.com/wclubforum/2014club.pdf

**note..don’t freak out if all you see is a black screen when you download it…just scroll down until you hit the purple W**

If you are just interested in seeing the dolls Integrity is offering up to entice us all to join here you go….

Fashion Explorer
Vanessa Perrin® Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
2014 W Club Exclusive Deluxe Upgrade Doll

Doll Tech Specs:
Body Type: FR 2013
Head Sculpt: Vanessa 3.0
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Brunette
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

Fashion Explorer Vanessa composite

The Girl from I.N.T.E.G.R.I.T.Y.
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
2014 W Club Exclusive Upgrade Doll

Doll Tech Specs:
Body Type: Poppy Parker®
Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker®
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Caucasian / FR White
Hair Color: Raven
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

The Girl from I.N.T.E.G.R.I.T.Y

Countess Danielle Du Voisin™
Adult Collectable Doll
The JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS™ Collection
2014 W Club Exclusive Upgrade Doll

Doll Tech Specs:
Body Type: JEM / Color Infusion
Head Sculpt: Minx
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Caucasian / FR White
Hair Color: Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

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It will be interesting to see where Integrity Toys will take us next year.


WClub Exclusive Victoire Roux Revealed

If you love 1950’s fashion, you will have much to be happy about in this offering.   The team at Integrity is giving the WClub a green eyed,  titian haired Victoire with new facial screening.  She is described as having “FR Caucasian skin tone”, hand applied lashes and “Ultra-Rich Red, Fully Rooted Hair”.

Monte Carlo Victoire Roux™

2013 W Club Exclusive Dressed Doll

Limited Edition Size:  TBA

Special W Club Suggested Retail Price: $125.00

Estimated Shipping Date: Approximately Fall 2013

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According to the write-up from Integrity, the coat is a deep pink velvet and has the elegant moniker of "grand manteau de soirée".  Hey…this lady is my kind of gal.  She comes with her own cocktail!  Martini’s anyone?!

Photos by  Integrity Toys, Inc. (http://integritytoys.com/page/landing)

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My first thought was…”I’m not totally lovin’ it”  I love the hairstyle and the fact that she is a redhead.  I am not sure of the facial screening yet.  I think my main problem is the  thin eyebrows ( totally agree with you there Hilda!).  Did she over pluck them?  I’m thinking…yes.  However, now that I think about it, it is definitely more high fashion 1950’s ( think Dovima, enough said).    Moving on from the eyebrows, I LOVE the coat, hat and little martini glass.  I am not loving the massive amounts of ruffles on the dress.  It looks like she might be wearing one(or possibly two…I lost count) cocktail waitress apron(s) too many.  That being said, I am still ordering her.  I see potential.  I also see inspiration from 1950’s Dior…what’s not to like about that?!

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New packaging too!

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Keyyyyoooot!


Fashion Royalty Classic

That is the name given the Fashion Royalty collection shared with WClub members this past Saturday in their second webinar of the year.  Vaughn Sawyer shared some of the inspiration for the name and collection stating that Jason Wu, captain of the Integrity Toys fashion doll design team, wanted to “ keep it classic but new”.  This years FR Classic collection,according to Vaughn, is an homage to the original classic FR styling.  He shared that they were trying to get back to the roots of FR..back to retro glam like the early FR dolls.  Vaughn also shared that this years classic collection was a chance for many of the newer characters to get a classic FR styling…and he wasn’t kidding…as you will see.

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Dania Zarr™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Suggested Retail Price: $130.00 US
Limited Edition Size: 600
Estimated Ship Date: Late June / Early July 2013   

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Are we feeling the nostalgia here?  Oh I think so!  I adore the beaded color on this simple 50’s inspired shirtwaist.  The makeup on all of these classic offerings are inspired  by the original Fashion Royalty dolls.  I am not a big fan of the lower lashes and no defining eyeliner on the bottom but I figure I can always have that added on after if it bugs me that much.

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Splendid
Jordan™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Suggested Retail Price: $130.00 US
Limited Edition Size: 400
Estimated Ship Date: Late June / Early July 2013

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Ummmmm…my mind is blown on this one!  Holy fashionista!  My first thought was..”and they only made 400 of this one??  Integrity!…you came in WAY too low on that number.”   I know that in reality the AA dolls don’t tend to sell as well but this offering is flying off the shelves in early sales.  From the tops of her auburn locks to the black tips of her olive/black spectators, she is class personified and aptly named with “Spendid”.  

Captivating
Anja™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Suggested Retail Price: $130.00 US
Limited Edition Size: 800
Estimated Ship Date: Late June / Early July 2013

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Okay…smell those lilacs and roses??  That was a huge wave of femininity that just wafted in with these pictures.  The pictures of this doll flashed on the screen and all I could hear in my head was “ Come to me!”  This one is a complete no brainer for me and I am sure you are all shocked.  LOVE everything about her.  According to Vaughn, this lovely lady was a nod to Paradise Veronique…one of my first Fashion Royalty dolls.  Here is my money Integrity…I’m captivated.

Ambitious
Kesenia™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Suggested Retail Price: $130.00 US
Limited Edition Size: 700
Estimated Ship Date: Late June / Early July 2013

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If Anja was all about femininity, Kesenia is all about strength.  I love the coloring and styling on this one.  I adore the Veronica Lake hairstyle she is rocking too…with those red lips, dress and nails she establishes a sexy and stylish presence in this classic lineup.  How cool are these shoes and clutch I ask you??!! 

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Korinne™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Suggested Retail Price: $130.00 US
Limited Edition Size: 700
Estimated Ship Date: Late June / Early July 2013

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Are you smelling those lilacs and roses again?  Yep, uber feminine is continued in this one.  Am I seeing this right?  Did they bring back “Dressing The Part” Agnes’s skirt?  I always loved that one and the coral pink top they put it with is divine!  I am enjoying the enamel jewelry she wears as well.

And…last but not least…the Integrity Toys WClub Event Doll.  This is a doll that is only available to the WClub and has to be ordered within 48 hours of the webinar.

Irresistible
Dania Zarr™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
2013 W Club Online Event Doll
Suggested Retail Price: $130.00 US
Limited Edition Size: TBA
Estimated Ship Date: Mid to Late Summer 2013

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I am not sure how to feel about this one.  I think I really like the tan and platinum doll but the outfit is just not doing it for me on this doll.  I think this may be another one of those separate it into pieces and look at it that way kind of experiences.  I adore the doll and accessories.  The jacket has potential…just not feeling it on this doll.  Will have to see when I have her in hand.  Many were surprised that we have two blond Dania’s in this Classic lineup and I have to say…I’m a bit surprised as well but by no means upset.  I love these bite sized morsels Integrity is handing to us this year with the smaller, multiple webinars.  I particularly love the increased production sizes so hopefully all who want this product can get it.  Also, all of these dolls in the classic line are on the standard Fashion Royalty body.

Many collectors were left after this webinar asking “ Where are Veronique, Vanessa, Kyori..ect”.  The response from Integrity was essentially ”Keep watching, much more in store as the year plays out.”

One last note for those of us concerned about the skin tone issues turning up on many of the tanned dolls.  Namely..their hands are turning a different color than the body.  I experienced this with a couple of my Poppys this past year see pics here http://www.flickr.com/photos/42498300@N07/8273380052/in/set-72157623521603942

According to Vaughn, they have worked with their engineers in China and believe they have fixed the problem.  Yippeee!   Thank you for addressing the issue and putting the effort forth to come up with a solution!!

** as of the time of this posting, Kesenia, Anja and Korinne still available at www.windycitydolls.com**


WClub 2013 Registration Now Open!!

It is always a treat to see what Integrity Toys has lined up for a new club year and 2013 doesn’t disappoint.  Current club members received sneak peaks about a week ago and today, full information and registration links were disclosed.  Here is a taste of what 2013 will bring WClub members. 

Fashion Royalty Upgrade Doll

Love That One Kyori Sato

 

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Poppy Parker Upgrade Doll

To The Fair! Poppy Parker

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“And More Perks…

You’ll get access to  MEMBERS-ONLY exclusive online events where the IT design team unveil their latest creations. The first online event will take place in approximately late January right when the 2013 W Club officially starts for the year! Everyone loves these online events and you won’t want to miss this one!

For 2013, every member will have an opportunity (in addition to the upgrade dolls) to pre-order two Club-exclusive Fashion Royalty dolls, one exclusive Poppy Parker doll and one exclusive Victoire Roux doll! “ 

Okay, Okay I.T…you had me at Victoire Roux doll….you had me at Victoire Roux doll. Smile

 

“All 2013 W Club members will be guaranteed the ability to purchase a Club-only exclusive JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS™* doll! In addition to this exclusive JEM Club doll, members will also receive first to know JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS™* dolls updates!

And there will be more lotteries, more exclusives and more surprises during the year!”

 

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There are more perks as well.  For more information on the WClub and what it’s all about, click on the photo below and read the brochure(pdf file). NOTE*** Registration has a firm deadline of 9PM CST, January 16th, 2013. If you are at all interested, look for links at the bottom of this post for more information and registration process. Once registration is closed, there are no more opportunities to sign up until December of next year***

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Not a WClub member??  Want to be one??  Just click on the picture below to go directly to the registration page.

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I am sooooo signing up for this again.  I have been a member for 5 years and have never been disappointed. 


Integrity Toys Offers to “Out Sass” the WClub

Integrity Toys announces their second and final  Fashion Royalty 12 inch WClub exclusive for 2012.  There is still one more 16 inch exclusive doll to unveil but this is the final 12 inch Fashion Royalty offering for the year.  If you are member of the 2012 WClub, you have the option to purchase one of these beauties.

Out Sass
Vanessa Perrin Dressed Doll
Fall 2012 FR W Club Exclusive
Suggested Retail Price: $125

Limited Edition: TBA

Special W Club Member Pricing: $125.00

Approximate Ship Date: Late Winter/Early Spring 2013

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

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Okay….so typically I adhere to the philosophy that the total is the sum of it’s parts.  In the case of this doll…I think it’s worth thinking about the individual parts instead of the sum it is showing here.  Am I justifying the purchase of this doll???  Most likely…. but stay with me here:

1) Purple fur?  Not feeling it with this outfit unless she is planning a late night walking kind of profession but partner that fur with a black evening dress and then we might have something.

2) Green Jacket with rose colored skirt and purple belt….not feeling that either.  However, put that jacket with another dress or skirt and we will have a winner.  Same thing with the skirt.  Purple belt?…will need to keep thinking on that.

3) Boots and purse….not feeling those with this outfit but on their own with something else…oh yeah.

4) The hat.  Not feeling it with this outfit but can always use another black hat.

5) Fishnets:  Works with the edgy outfit concept so another keeper item.

6) The Doll.  A redheaded Vanessa 3.0  Don’t really need to justify anything else…I’m buying.

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7) Lace overlay top has potential as well.  That is actually something that works with that skirt in my opinion.

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W Club Giselle Exclusive!

Wow!  Integrity Toys is really pulling out all the stops this year.  I have been a W Club member for the last four years and have never seen so many amazing things coming from Integrity this early in the year.  We received a plethora of information on new dolls from IDEX a few short weeks ago and now the W Club members have the chance to win the opportunity to buy a limited exclusive raven haired Giselle.  She has a hat…so that means I want her LOL!  To be honest…I know there are a few devoted Giselle face mold collectors out there and I really hope you guys get her first…that is only fair.  If this lady were a Poppy, FR2 or a Monogram…I know you all would wish the same for me.

This is  being called a “European Exclusive” and is going through LaureBelle Couture(http://www.laurebellecouture.com/)…. but don’t try to contact them to get this exclusive…it’s lottery only…through the W Club.   Not quite sure why it is being touted as a “European Exclusive” .  To me this looks just like a W Club lottery .  The doll is beautiful and she comes with a variety of shoes and accessories.  This gets her labeled as a  “Giftset”.

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Item # 82038

Glam Addict
Giselle D. Dressed Doll
Laurebelle Couture Exclusive
Suggest Retail Price: $150.00 US
Limited Edition of 300 Dolls Worldwide

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If you are a W Club member, you have until February 14th 10:00AM CST to enter the lottery.


WClub 2012 registration ends January 18th

Just a reminder.  If you have been loving all the Poppy spam these last couple of days, you may want to check out the WClub.  I have been a member for the past 3 years and have never regretted. it.  This year there are three exclusive WClub registration dolls and one is a Poppy.  Can’t wait to get my hot little hands on her. Gorgeous!

For more info on this go to my original blog post here https://insidethefashiondollstudio.com/2011/12/23/the-2012-wclub-registration-is-now-open/

Or visit the WClub by clicking on the pictures below.

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The 2012 WClub Registration is Now Open

Integrity toys announced yesterday morning that the 2012 WClub was open for business.  Registration will be open from now until January 18th, 2012 at 10:00AM CST ( Central Standard Time)  Yipeee!  Purchasing a membership is only offered for this small window of time.  Once it closes, you have to wait until next year to join.  If you love Integrity Toys, I would recommend checking into this.  I have been a member for the past three years and have never regretted it.  Not only are there club exclusive dolls and lotteries for even more exclusive dolls but there is a very active collecting forum and perks and discounts given by various doll dealers…but you have to be a member.  This year there will be two Fashion Royalty club exclusive dolls, one Poppy Parker doll and one FR16 doll offered to WClub members.  Integrity Toys released information and photos on two of the club exclusive dolls.  **  photos are property of Integrity Toys **

Item # 91258

Ready to Dare

Natalia Fatalé™ Dressed Doll

2012 W Club Exclusive Upgrade

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Dream Teen

Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll

2012 W Club Exclusive Upgrade

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For more information on WClub Membership and how to sign up go to WClub registration


Renegade Dasha!

Integrity Toys has a new doll in their Fashion Royalty Squared line and she is drop dead gorgeous. She just screams old style Hollywood glamour to me.   She has an issue size of 300 and will only be available to the lucky people who win the chance to purchase her in a W Club lottery.  Yes, I purchased a lottery ticket and YES I hope to win the chance to purchase her.  I love everything about this lovely lady but I particularly love the fashion and accessories.  Lucky winners will be selected on or around Monday, March 28th.  I will be sitting on pins and needles with many others that day.  My luck at lotteries has been really bad as of late.  My philosophy has been and continues to be that if a doll is meant to be in my collection, it will be.  If it is not meant to be…well…then it just isn’t.  Win or lose..she is a winner for being just so gorgeous!

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ILHYLM Poppy will be on her way here soon!

I was not one of the lucky ones to win her in the W Club lottery and was one of the ones who tried and failed to purchase one of the 50 or so sets available through  Dolls Magazine.  Yes….I survived that day which has become known as “Poppygate”.  For those of you who don’t know the story, let it suffice to say that there was a huge demand and very little supply…never makes for a good ending.  With great anticipation, the offering started…with great dissappointment and massive system failure due to overwhelming demand…the offering ended.  Those who were quick enough to email Dolls Magazine were rewarded with the highly sought after sets.  I am thrilled to see that Poppy Parker has such a fan base.  That means that she will be around a while and David Butry, the Integrity designer responsible for her, will  hopefully be afforded the opportunity to continue designing this adorable character.  I have loved this girl since her first iteration and I continue to love the designs coming out.

All that being said, I had given up hope that I would be able to find this very sought after set for an affordable price.   Through the help of another collector, I was able to find one today and am so excited to photograph her!  She should be arriving in a couple of weeks.

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