Rodarte designs for Barbie - but it’s not for sale

Designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy are the latest designers working with @BarbieStyle to create OOAK designs, inspired from their Spring 2018 collection. W magazine reported:

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"We were very excited as we have always loved Barbie," said Kate Mulleavy. Added Laura, "We always loved all of her accessories, especially her shoes. We played with the dolls [growing up] and made fashion collections for them all the time! We even created runway shows with our Barbie dolls."

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Rodarte used four designs from their spring 2018 collection that was shown in Paris in June 2017. Then they worked with the Mattel team to choose looks and fabrications that would translate in doll scale. The dolls modeling the outfits use different body types and skin colors.

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The designs, debuted Wednesday on @BarbieStyle's Instagram account. I love the attention to detail, even down to the miniature baby-breaths as used in the real runway. The dolls are one-of-a-kind and not available for purchase. Would you like to see them produced?

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I will add the detailed photos of the last outfit when @barbiestyle posts them. Here is the real dress.

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All doll photos by Mattel. Runway photos from Vogue Runway, Kim WestonArnold / Indigital.tv 

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Ru Paul dolls are back again! Shantey, you stay!

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.

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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. 

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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).

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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.

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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

Quickswitch: No

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 Includes:

  • 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;
  • Shoes;
  • Earrings;
  • 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.

The debut of Dancing Queen Kylie at the FR: Nippon™ Collection

Integrity Toys just introduced Kylie™, a Misaki friend from the FR: Nippon™ Collection. The new doll is limited to an edition size of 300 dolls only. Kylie is a 12-inch plastic fashion doll with rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes. She comes dressed with a dress and accessories include a purse, a ring, a bracelet, earrings and long platform boots. A doll stand is also included. Note: Kylie uses the Erin 1.0 head sculpt.

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As the Misaki line is part of FR: Nippon, pricing and other details will be handled through their distribution channels and dealers. Kylie will be sold directly through the two US partners listed below only; Integrity Toys will not be selling the doll directly.

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Azone is allowing priority pre-ordering from US and international customers through September 16th, 2018 at 10 PM Eastern time from either one of these sources:

Denise's Dolls

Fabric Friends Dolls

Note: After the September 16th deadline, remaining dolls will be offered on the Integrity Toys Japan website, maintained by Azone.

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She’s a cute doll and I like her Chanel style bag and gorgeous disc earrings. If I collected Misaki I’d be thrilled to get her. What do you think?

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Note: The doll pictured in the following images is a prototype. Final textures, fabrics and colors may vary slightly. Doll cannot stand alone, a doll stand is included. For adult collectors 15 years and up only.

All photos and information contained herein is copyrighted Integrity Toys, Inc. and Intercap Merchant Partners, LLC 2018 and may not be reprinted or disseminated without express written permission.

FASHION ROYALTY, POPPY PARKER, NU. FACE, EAST 59TH, THE INDUSTRY and all other character marks followed by ™ or ® are trademarks of Integrity Toys, Inc. Chesapeake City MD USA 21915. All rights reserved.

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

First W Club doll for 2018 is unveiled - and it’s twins!

The W Club year officially begun in March for 2018, so everything has been coming out later than usual. That includes the W Club dolls, exclusively made for its members, a total of five for the year. The first one was teased a few days ago to members, then was revealed to be the Nu Face twins, Lilith and Eden. They are designed, like the main Nu Face line, by Jessy Ayala, with a press/newsprint theme. I’m not that crazy about them. The fashions look half done and the doll’s are ok but don’t scream “buy me” to me. They are quite different in style both to the Nu Face main line and the upgrade Rayna, which is weird but not really a problem. Don’t ask dealers, these are W Club exclusives, so if you’re not a member, wait till they start arriving early next year to get them on the secondary market. They are not a giftset but sold individually, so any member can buy either one or both twins. At $135.00 per doll, that’s $270 for both, quite a jump from the $200.00 that last year’s twin set (see what I did there?), which was more elaborate, cost. 

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Item # 82104B

Unknown Source

Lilith Blair™ Dressed Doll

The NU. Face™ Collection

2018 W Club Exclusive

Edition Size: TBD

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Head Sculpt: Lilith & Eden

Body Type: NF 3.0

Foot Sculpt: Traditional

Skin Tone: Japan

Hair Color: Raven

Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied

Quickswitch: No

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Included:

  • 12.5" fully articulated doll with fully rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes;
  • Long button-down shirt with all-over newspaper print graphic;
  • Leather mini-skirt with fringe and stud detail;
  • Black sheer pantyhose with printed art on one leg;
  • Black cat-eye sunglasses;
  • Small bag with spike stud detail;
  • Twist nail ring in "silver" metal;
  • Hand-cuff hoop earrings;
  • Certificate of authenticity;
  • Doll stand.
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Lilith is easily the better of the twins, with her dark hair, pale skin and red lips. If her eye make up was more interesting, I might have caved in. I already have Rock Wedding Lilith and Smoke And Mirrors Lilith, so this one barely compares. 

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Item # 82104A

Reliable Source

Eden Blair™ Dressed Doll

The NU. Face™ Collection

2018 W Club Exclusive

Edition Size: TBD

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Head Sculpt: Lilith & Eden

Body Type: NF 3.0

Foot Sculpt: Traditional

Skin Tone: Japan

Hair Color: Pale Blond

Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied

Quickswitch: No

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Included:

  • 12.5" fully articulated doll with fully rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes;
  • Black t-shirt with newspaper graphic art;
  • Fitted "suede" pants with newspaper print contrast inset panels;
  • Black faux-leather baseball hat;
  • Tiny "silver" hoop earrings with spike details;
  • Intertwined "silver" bracelet;
  • High-heel shoes with “studded” detail;
  • Black "patent leather" “croc” bag;
  • Certificate of authenticity;
  • Doll stand.
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I have a blonde Eden, Elements Of Surprise, so I’m not in a hurry to get another one. The freckles are too cutesy for my liking and her outfit looks like Barbie turned goth. I love the t-shirt though. 

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Pricing : $135.00 USD + S & H per doll (SOLD SEPARATELY).

($20 NRD deposit per doll due now, balance of $115.00 + S & H per doll due approximately January 2019).

Final Edition Size: To be determined, will be based on all pre-orders received.

Shipping Timing: Approximately late-January 2019.

 

Final fabrics, colors and textures may vary slightly. For adult collectors ages 15 and up only.

 **All photos and information contained herein is copyrighted Integrity Toys, Inc. and Intercap Merchant Partners, LLC 2018 and may not be reprinted or disseminated without express written permission.

FASHION ROYALTY, POPPY PARKER, NU. FACE, EAST 59TH, THE INDUSTRY and all other character marks followed by ™ or ® are trademarks of Integrity Toys, Inc. Chesapeake City MD USA 21915. All rights reserved.

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

Integrity Toys 2018 reveal pt.5: the event doll - Devotion Agnes Von Weiss

Every event has a doll dedicated to it and this year's Integrity Toys webinar was no exception. My haw literally dropped when the first photo of the incredible Agnes Von Weiss doll appeared on the screen, easily surpassing everything I had seen on the screen for the previous hour or so. She's a tour de force, a version of Agnes that is totally original but also has references to older ones, like High Gloss or Optic Verve. She's fierce and majestic, with her Gaultier Haute Couture Automn 2017 inspired ensemble (see it at the very end of the post). I'm happy she has the new sculpted glove hands. Her head jewellery can be worn as a necklace too! Preordered already! She's exclusive to the W Club members.

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Item # 91440
Devotion
Agnes Von Weiss® Doll
Fashion Royalty®:
The Sacred Lotus Collection
Approx. Ship Date: Winter 2018-19
Price: $155.00 US
2018 W Club Event Exclusive
Edition Size: TBD

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Head Sculpt: Agnes Von Weiss
Body Type: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Cream
Hair Color: Auburn
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

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Included:

12.5-inch fully articulated doll with rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes;
Tuxedo jacket inspired asymmetric drape over dress;
Long black metallic strapless dress;
Black "patent leather" purse with "gold" chain/charm detail;
Strappy high-heels made out of thin black ribbons;
"Gold" earrings w/ attached hair jewel with black inset "stones";
Multiple "gold" bracelets with black inset "stones";
"Gold" statement ring with black "stone";
Long black faux-leather gloves (featuring molded gloved hand);
Traditional henna tattooed forearms and matching alternate tattooed hands;
Doll stand;
Certificate of authenticity.

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Final fabrics, colors and textures to be announced. For adult collectors ages 15 and up only. All text and information contained herein is copyrighted Integrity Toys, Inc. and Intercap Merchant Partners, LLC 2018 and may not be reprinted or disseminated without express written permission. 
FASHION ROYALTY, POPPY PARKER, NU. FACE, EAST 59TH, THE INDUSTRY and all other character marks followed by ™ or ® are trademarks of Integrity Toys, Inc. Chesapeake City MD USA 21915. All rights reserved.
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

 Gaultier Couture Automn 2017 - Photo: Yannis Vlamos / Indigital.tv

Gaultier Couture Automn 2017 - Photo: Yannis Vlamos / Indigital.tv