RuPaul announced on Instagram, just in time for Jason Wu's birthday, that the RuPaul doll’s are making a comeback! Then social media were buzzing with the news, and sure enough, the company email arrived. Integrity Toys, in collaboration with Jason Wu, is launching a new limited edition series of dolls based on the likeness of Ru Paul. The first series was released thirteen years ago, before RuPaul became a household name with Drag Race. It’s a bit surprising that the comeback took so long.
You can already pre-order the very first doll in the new series, named "Kitty Gurl Pink". The new doll was designed by Jason Wu himself. It has a new articulated body sculpt, uses the same sculpt that the original doll’s used, has two new hand sculpts made for this and has feet that match Fashion Royalty feet, so they can share shoes.
So, who is RuPaul? For those of you living under a rock, RuPaul is an American drag queen, singer and actor known for such TV shows as 'RuPaul's Drag Race' and 'RuPaul's Drag U'. He was born RuPaul Andre Charles on November 17, 1960, in San Diego, California. RuPaul eventually took his crossdressing persona to stages in Atlanta and New York with bands and as a dancer. In the early 1990s, he landed a record contract and released his first album, Supermodel of the World, while also starting a career in acting. On the strength of his TV shows, including RuPaul's Drag Race, and his oversized personality, RuPaul has become a pop culture icon. (Reference from Biography.com).
Click below to view the surprise video announcement featuring RuPaul himself announcing the return of everyone's favorite officially licensed collectible doll series made into his likeness.
Kitty Gurl Pink will retail at $145.00 + shipping for the general public (see link in a previous paragraph). A portion of the entire edition size (which is 1000 dol’s) has been reserved for W Club members and is being offered via a "right-to-buy" lottery at the special members-only price of $135.00 + shipping and handling (Lottery deadline is October 9th, noon ET). While the general public and W Club members alike may pre-order the doll starting immediately on a first-come, first-served basis (until that portion of the edition size sells out) using the link published on Integritytoys.com and social media, W Club members can enter and be randomly selected to win in the right-to-buy lottery in order to obtain the specially reduced, members-only pricing.
Item # 14102
Kitty Gurl Pink
The RUPAUL Doll™
Approx. Ship Date: Early November 2018
W Club Special Right-to-buy Lottery Pricing: $135.00 + Shipping
General Public Pricing:$145.00 + Shipping
This doll is expected to ship in early November 2018 (payment in full is expected at pre-order time since the doll will be shipping within, more or less, 30 days after the payment date).
Edition Size: 1000
Head Sculpt: RuPaul
Body Type: New Special Body Type
Foot Type: High-heeled (Compatible with FR Shoes)
Skin Tone: Light Honey
Hair Color: Snow White
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
- 12.5-inch/1:6 scale, fully articulated, vinyl collectible doll, rooted hair and delicately hand-applied eyelashes;
- Elaborate micro-sequined stage gown designed by Jason Wu;
- Opera glasses;
- Pair of hands with long manicured nails (New hand sculpt!);
- Alternate pair of grip hands (New hand sculpt!);
- Doll stand;
- Certificate of authenticity.
I preordered the doll the moment I got the email. I figured that, even though it is a large edition, the $10 difference is not that much to make me enter a lottery. I love both doll and outfit. The eyes look a bit different than the older release, but the doll still looks like RuPaul. And a Jason Wu dress! And opera glasses! Fabulous!
The doll pictured is a prototype. Final colors and textures may vary slightly in final production. For adult collectors ages 15 and up. All photos and information contained herein is copyrighted Integrity Toys, Inc. and Intercap Merchant Partners, LLC 2018and may not be reprinted or disseminated without express written permission.The RuPaul likeness and logo are designated trademarks of RuCo, Inc. ©2018 All rights reserved. Used with permission.The W Club is a trademark of Intercap Merchant Partners, LLC. All rights reserved.Doll Photography by Jayme Thornton. Layouts and graphics by Alain Tremblay, Marketing.