Fashion Fairytale: Integrity Toys 2017 Convention part 7 - final gala and convention doll

The final gala of the convention took place on Saturday evening, with everyone present. The table centerpiece was an Adèle Makéda doll, standing amidst a set of acrylic mountains and channeling the Snow Queen. Attendees also received the final component to complete the "Build-a-Giftset" Nadja Rhymes; a pink little dress.

The winners of the convention design competition were announced:

Diorama Design Competition:

People's Choice: Jeanette Howard

Judge's Choice: Kelly Rinaldi

Doll Design Challenge:

People's Choice: Dal Lowenbein

Judge's Choice: Dal Lowenbein

 Dal Lowenbein winning doll, photo Dal, hair realization by Dennis Allen Beltrán

Dal Lowenbein winning doll, photo Dal, hair realization by Dennis Allen Beltrán

 Dal Lowenbein winning doll, photo by Dennis Allen Beltrán

Dal Lowenbein winning doll, photo by Dennis Allen Beltrán

Congratulations to all winners! Unfortunately Dal’s doll will not go into production next year, even though it is a very imaginative take on the White Rabitt from Alice In Wonderland. The doll that will will be the one winning the international design competition through the W Club.

Then, the winners of the OOAK dolls designed by Integrity Toys design team for the raffle room were picked. The dolls, not all inspired from actual fairytales, were (photos by super talented Ginny Liezert):

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- #82097 Rayna Ahmadi Sirena (The Little Mermaid) designed by Jessy Ayala

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- Constance & Constance Wicked Duet (Cinderella Sisters) designed by Chris Stoeckel 

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- Misaki Just Right (Goldilocks) designed by Mark Tinkey

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- Agnes & Elise Feast For The Eyes (Lil Miss Muffet and the Spider from the nursery rhyme) designed by Vaughn Sawyers 

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- Poppy Parker A Midsummer Dream (Titania, Shakespeare’s Queen Of Faery) designed by David Buttry

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- Nadja Bow Down (Queen of the Damned from the Anne Rice Vampire Chronicles novel of the same name) designed by Jessy Ayala

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- AA Eugenia Sweet Pea (Princess and the pea) designed by Vaughn Sawyers 

 

Most of these dolls were gorgeous, with the best being Nadja, giving off a strong Rihanna vibe. After that, the host city of next year's convention was unveiled, which will be Portland, Oregon, meaning the convention going west coast after many years.
Finally, special guest designer Jason Wu came on stage to unveil the eagerly awaited convention doll, Elyse Jolie channeling Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty. 

 

Item # 91430

Frosted Glamour

Adèle Makéda® Dressed Doll

The Fashion Royalty® Collection

The 2017 Integrity Toys Convention: Fashion Fairytale

Gala Dinner Event Centerpiece Doll

Edition Size: 420 Dolls

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A gorgeous silver haired Adèle as the Snow Queen! I would have preferred to have seen her as the Convention Doll though, it is about time that a company that prides itself on diversity in its product has an AA doll as the main star, no? From photos of attendees, her shoes are silver glittery sandals. A great doll. Of course the dress is similar to the one worn by Tilda Swinton as the White Witch in The Chronicles Of Narnia first film.

 Tilda Swinton In costume as The White Witch Of Narnia. Photographed by Annie Leibovitz for Vogue magazine  

Tilda Swinton In costume as The White Witch Of Narnia. Photographed by Annie Leibovitz for Vogue magazine  

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Item # 82090C

Sweet Dreams Welcome Multi-Part Giftset

Nadja Rhymes™ Dressed Doll

The NU. FACE Collection

The 2017 Integrity Toys Convention: Fashion Fairytale

Build-a-Giftset Part C (Outfit)

Edition Size: 600 Outfits

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This is the last piece of the puzzle that was the Sleeping Beauty Nadja gift set. A pink short dress to compliment the blue one she arrived with. I did expect a gown as the second outfit though. 

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Item # 91429

Malefique

Elyse Jolie™ Dressed Doll

The Fashion Royalty® Collection

The 2017 Integrity Toys Convention: Fashion Fairytale

 Official Convention Doll

Edition Size: 600 Dolls

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Yet another Elyse this year. I know the anniversary ones are really rare but it does seem too many anyway. This one looks like a mishmash of many things: we have seen a really similar gown in a previous convention Giselle. Her green eyes and fuchsia lips remind me of the workshop Elyse of years ago and her hair channels Midnight Star Elyse. The jewellery are similar to Versailles Veronique’s. All this plus the purple hair leaves me a bit cold, even though I love the sculpt. I still think Adèle should have been the convention doll, either as Maleficent or as the Snow Queen. 

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Overall, for me, this was not a top notch convention dollwise, as was for example last year’s Supermodel one. I expected more imaginative interpretations of fairytale characters. The fact that most were derived from Disney versions of them only lessened the effect. Original fairytales make up a fantastic world that has a lot to offer and here we saw only a glimpse of them, with occasional flashes of great inspiration. It did not help of course that earlier in the year the company had showed such a strong group of collections on its main lines. Which is exactly the opposite of what happened last year. Let me know what you think in the comments.


Note: all dolls pictured in these photos are prototypes; final colors and textures may vary slightly. All photos and information contained herein is copyrighted Integrity Toys, Inc. and Intercap Merchant Partners, LLC 2017 and may not be reprinted or disseminated without express written permission. The W Club is a trademark of Intercap Merchant Partners, LLC. All rights reserved. Doll Photography by Jayme Thornton and/or Alain Tremblay, unless otherwise stated. Layouts, Graphics and 3D renderings by Alain Tremblay, Marketing.