Integrity Toys 2018 reveal pt.2: Nu Face - The Counter - Culture Collection

Next up in the webinar was the eagerly anticipated Nu Face line. Jessy Ayala designed this again and was invited by Carol Roth to present the concept. It seems that the Nu Face agency ladies take part in an edgy video clip, designed to cause controversy. The appearance of Lukas Maverick, along with a line up of characters not used for quite a while, plus an old sculpt as a new character is one part of the equation. The other is edgy, outré fashions and styling, neon colour details and S&M details that made lots of collectors happy but also left many in the cold. Let’s check what all the fuss is about. Have in mind that the price of each doll in this line is now $150.00 and they are all available from Integrity Toys dealers except one, that you will see at the end of the post.

Item # 82099

Tantric

Lukas Maverik™ Fashion Figure

NU. Face™:The Counter-Culture Collection

Approx. Ship Date: September

Suggested Retail: $150.00 US

Available Via Dealers

Edition Size: 725

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Head Sculpt: Lukas Maverick

Body Type: Homme 1.5 (With Disassembling Joints)

Skin Tone: Latino

Hair Color: "Buzzed Hair" Effect (Transparent Black)

Eyelashes: No

Quickswitch: No

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Included:

  • 12.75-inch fully articulated fashion figure;
  • Black faux-leather biker hat with neon green trim detail;
  • Black jersey asymmetric draped T-shirt;
  • Electric blue shorts with eyeball design;
  • Black socks;
  • Black faux-leather men's sock garters;
  • Shiny black faux-leather shoes with contrasting soles;
  • Black and neon yellow fetish faux-leather bracelet;
  • Black and neon yellow fitted boxer brief underwear;
  • Henna tattoo on left forearm;
  • Painted on gloved hands;
  • Alternate pair of hands with henna tattoo design on right hand;
  • Silver septum nose ring;
  • Doll stand;
  • Certificate of authenticity.
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Lukas makes a surprise appearance here, as most people were expecting him to be included in the new Hommes line to be presented this fall in Convention. He still has the old Homme body, just like the Industry guys. His styling is quite daring for IT standards, reminding many a Tom Of Finland guy (Jessy admitted it was one of the influences). I wonder what exactly makes an otherwise very interesting doll cost $150.00 wearing a pretty basic outfit without any accessories to make it so expensive. Is it the tattoo? I seriously doubt it. Is it the painted hairstyle and facial hair? Is it the septum ring? IT knows Lukas will sell out no matter what (as he did, soon after the presentation). I did preorder him, he’s gorgeous, even though the outfit looks half done. And I mean the bottom half. Yes, those shorts are an eyesore (pun intended). Pet peeve: sandals with socks and garters. German tourists rejoice. A Perfecto style boot with metallic tip would have been so much better.

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Item # 82100

Beyond This Planet

Violaine Perrin™ Doll

NU. Face™:The Counter-Culture Collection

Approx. Ship Date: December

Suggested Retail: $150.00 US

Available Via Dealers

Edition Size: 850

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Head Sculpt: Violaine 1.0 (Formerly Vanessa 2.0) New Character!

Body Type: NU. Face 3.0

Foot Sculpt: High-heeled

Skin Tone: FR White

Hair Color: Platinum Blonde

Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied

Quickswitch: No

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Included:

  • 12.5-inch fully articulated doll with fully rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes;
  • Convertible cargo cropped denim pants;
  • Long sleeve top with drape/hood detail;
  • Iridescent scarab-colored paillette jacket;
  • Short metallic socks;
  • Royal blue faux-leather boots with light gold pierced detail,
  • Neon yellow "patent leather" purse with strap/harness detail;
  • Multiple bracelets and rings;
  • Neon yellow/aqua faux-leather choker with "gold" hardware;
  • Light "gold" star/moon earrings;
  • 2 tiny hoop earrings on top of right ear;
  • Nose ring, light "gold" hoop (removable);
  • Doll stand;
  • Certificate of authenticity.
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Yes, Integrity Toys heard people calling for the Vanessa 2.0 sculpt comeback as a different character and here she is. Violaine is the younger Perrin sister and she rocks! Great styling and make up, with lots of piercings, even a nose ring that is removable. I love the stacked bangles, they remind me of someone completely different: Millicent Rogers, the early 20th century socialite, wore lots of stacked bangles, just as Loulou De La Falaise did much later. Violaine is a variant of Violette (remember that the Perrins are French and all daughters have names that begin with a V) and also a 1996 single by Cocteau Twins, whom I adore. Some people did not like the dark blue lipstick but I think it fits her perfectly. That and her eyeliner are reminiscent of Aerodynamic Vanessa Perrin from 2009. The jeans are definitely like the ones by Balenciaga in their Spring 2018 collection. They are convertible, meaning that each piece is detachable - they have hooks to attach to each other. I am thinking that maybe I can recreate the Versace denim JLo boots that looked like drooping pants. I love the asymmetrical top and the paillete parka. The bag is a miniature wonder and yellow, just perfect. So,is the chocker. And the peacock ring is amazing. Her boots look plain by comparison. Glad to say that she’s coming home.

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Item # 82101

The Awakening

Annik Vandale™ Doll

NU. Face™:The Counter-Culture Collection

Approx. Ship Date: December

Suggested Retail: $150.00 US

Available Via Dealers

Edition Size: 950

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Head Sculpt: Annik

Body Type: NU. Face 3.0

Foot Sculpt: High-heeled

Skin Tone: Dark A-tone

Hair Color: Raven

Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied

Quickswitch: No

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Included:

  • 12.5-inch fully articulated doll with fully rooted micro-braids and hand-applied eyelashes;
  • Faux-leather biker hat with neon trim detail;
  • Oversized sweater dress with contrasting neon art;
  • Neon painted fingerless gloves (neon yellow and pink);
  • Black thigh-high organza boots;
  • "Silver" large hoop earrings;
  • "Silver" third eye ring;
  • Doll stand;
  • Certificate of authenticity.


Important Note: The jewel on Annik's face is not-removable. Removing the jewel will damage the doll permanently and void the warranty.

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After a prolonged absence, Annik returns again, with a last name (Vandale), wild styling and a prominent place in the Nu Face collection. She has the same police/bondage hat as Lukas, a beautiful small bag with lots of details, a face ring that cannot be removed (it will leave a dent and void the warranty) and a pair of semi transparent boots made of organza that, according to what Jessy said, has a holographic effect. 

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Item # 82103

Nirvana

Dominique Makeda™ Doll

NU. Face™:The Counter-Culture Collection

Approx. Ship Date: December

Retail: $150.00 US

Available Via Dealers

Edition Size: 950

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Head Sculpt: Dominique 2.0

Body Type: NU. Face 3.0

Foot Sculpt: High-heeled

Skin Tone: FR Black

Hair Color: Dark Caramel

Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied

Quickswitch: No

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Included:

  • 12.5-inch fully articulated doll with fully rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes;
  • Long over-sized puffy coat (dark berry color);
  • Satin top with neon colored -digital print art;
  • Dark jean pants with attached neon green leather corset, sileeve wrap detail and pierced sleeve detail;
  • Short "patent leather" boots with glitter detail;
  • Star/moon/third eye jewelry (asymmetric earrings, layered bracelets with stars/moons);
  • Bright pink slim sunglasses;
  • Pale violet purse with spike stud detail;
  • Doll stand;
  • Certificate of authenticity.
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Dominique is back but in Nu Face instead of her usual Fashion Royalty position. She gives off a JLo vibe and her multimix fashion is quite interesting. The violet lipstick looks quite good on her but could be problematic for redressing. Her eyeglasses look a bit weird on her. I think a pair styled like those worn by the band Devo would have looked much better.

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Item # 82102

Supernova

Colette Duranger™ Doll

NU. Face™:The Counter-Culture Collection

Approx. Ship Date: November

Suggested Retail: $150.00 US

Available Via IT Direct - NOT AVAILABLE THROUGH DEALERS 

Right-to-buy Lottery

Edition Size: 1200

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Head Sculpt: Colette 1.0

Body Type: NU. Face 3.0

Foot Sculpt: High-heeled

Skin Tone: Sunkissed

Hair Color: Pale Honey Blonde

Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied

Quickswitch: No

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Included:

  • 12.5-inch fully articulated doll with fully rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes;
  • Bright pink fur coat with multi-color metallic tinsel woven in;
  • Long sleeve fishnet/sequined top;
  • Hot pink faux-leather mini skirt with "silver" piercings;
  • Neon orange faux-leather purse with "silver" hardware;
  • Pale violet metallic thigh-high boots;
  • "Silver" toned, "third-eye" hair jewel;
  • Hot pink/neon orange choker with "silver" metal hardware;
  • Multiple neon/"silver" bracelets;
  • "Silver" toned Moon/star earrings;
  • 2 "silver" toned rings;
  • Regular pair of hands;
  • Alternate pair of henna tattooed hands;
  • Doll stand;
  • Certificate of authenticity.
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This is the lottery doll, so do not ask dealers for this one. Colette 1.0 returns - last we saw her she was part of the W Club wedding trio. She’s dark again, which is cool, and her fashion is the most Indian inspired from the whole collection. Her fashion is Gucci styled again, with lots of colours and textures mixing, much in the style Alessandro Michele has being using in the Gucci collections these past few years. Her boots remind me of the ones worn by this year’s upgrade Eugenia. Love the bag.

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So did you like the Counter Culture Collection? Did you get any of the dolls? Let me know in the comments.

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