Poppy Parker goes to Swinging London!

Poppy Parker fans and particularly W Club members, already knew that this season Poppy Parker would be traveling to jolly ol' England for a fashion trip like no other. On Friday 12th of May, Integrity Toys unveiled the Swinging London Collection to club members via email. This year, the Poppy Parker collection is split into two waves, so this is only the first wave, with a second one to follow later in the year. While most of the dolls will all be available through the network of Authorized Integrity Toys Dealers, this year, instead of a "lottery" doll, there is an event doll available for all W Club members to preorder . Remember that all,dolls except the last one (Misty Hollow) are available to preorder from Integrity Toys dealers. See a list here: 

http://www.integritytoys.com/authorized-dealers/

On Saturday, May 13th, the Poppy Parker designer, talented David Buttry, was available for online chat with W Club members. Things we found out about the line? Darla is on a little break. The 2nd wave, which will be part of the same collection, might feature Poppy's friends, but no male dolls. They use the big eye screening first seen on Coney Island Saturday Poppy. There will be another one doll gift set in the next wave. There will be no high heeled doll in this collection because the fashions of the period use either kitten heels or flats. No cream skin tone this year for Poppy, although he is considering it for the future. There are two waves to spread the release and help with the collectors' budgets. And the doll box, designed by Alain Trempley, will be with a front window and styled like the famous London red telephone booth. It was also announced that Poppy Parker will be the doll of the 2018 Italian Doll Convention! Now let's see the dolls and what I think about them!

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Item # PP116

Sign of the Times

Poppy Parker™ 2 Doll Gift Set
The Swinging London Collection
Edition Size: 825
Estimated Delivery: Mid to Late-Summer 2017
Suggested Retail Price: $180.00 US

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Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker
Body: Poppy 1.5 (Body disassembles and features newly improved joint stability)
Foot Sculpt: Traditional Poppy feet with articulated ankles

Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Brunette (Doll No.1) and Platinum Blonde (Doll No.2)
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

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Here you get not one, but two Poppy Parker dolls in the same collector friendly package, showing Poppy upon her arrival to London from Paris and then post her sleek Mod makeover. Each fully rooted and articulated doll features very distinctive looks, designed to illustrate Poppy's passage to a new evolution of her look as a "Mod"ern doll. For adult collectors ages 15 and up only. This doll cannot stand alone; a doll stand is included.

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The brunette has a new screening designed by Jessy Ayala. And she channels young Jackie Kennedy a bit. Love everything about her: her polka dot suit, her frilly shirt, hand bag and shopping bag, plus the ring! 

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Look at this gal. Gorgeous all over. She does channel Out Of This World Poppy from 2015, but that one had long hair and Japan skin. I love the dress and the earrings, we have seen the bangles before and the clutch is good. Two dolls for $180? Yes please.  No wonder the set is probably sold out by now.

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Item # PP113

Glad All Over
Poppy Parker™ Gift Set
The Swinging London Collection
Edition Size: 725
Estimated Delivery: Mid to Late-Summer 2017
Suggested Retail Price: $160.00 US

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Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker
Body: Poppy 1.5 (Body disassembles and features newly improved joint stability)
Foot Sculpt: Traditional Poppy feet with articulated ankles

Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Blonde

Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied

Quickswitch: No

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This gift set features a youthful rendition of Poppy Parker, which features fully rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes. Poppy comes with three colorful mini-dresses, three pairs of shoes and all sorts of little mix-and-match fashion accessories to create many looks. It comes in a brand new Mod-themed collector package (different than the telephone booth one I presume). The necktie featured on the blue dress is removable. For adult collectors ages 15 and up only. This doll cannot stand alone; a doll stand is included.

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Love this gift set too, although for this price, I'd expect at least one or two bags. Good thing is one can use bags and accessories from older mod collections, as the set is quite versatile. No wonder the set is very popular with collectors. 

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Check the photo below, from Carnaby Street, London, late 60s. David Buttry posted it on his Fb profile. You can see many elements from it in the three outfits of this gift set.

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Item # PP117

Sunny Slickers
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
The Swinging London Collection
Edition Size: 725
Estimated Delivery: Mid to Late-Summer 2017
Suggested Retail Price: $130.00 US

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Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker
Body: Poppy 1.5 (Body disassembles and features newly improved joint stability)
Foot Sculpt: Traditional Poppy feet with articulated ankles

Skin Tone: FR Black
Hair Color: Brunette Mix
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

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Dressed in super vibrant colors, Poppy comes in a groovy rendition of the traditional rain coat. Comes complete with clear vinyl boots and a fully functional clear vinyl miniature umbrella. For adult collectors ages 15 and up only. This doll cannot stand alone; a doll stand is included.

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Second dark skinned Poppy means collectors going nuts about her. This was probably the first Poppy of this collection to sell out in dealers. I like everything about her except her hairstyle. She would have looked so much better with a short bob, with or without fringe. She would look so much better with a small cap and a bag. I hope to get her umbrella and clear boots at some point. 

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Item # PP120

Downtown
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
The Swinging London Collection
Edition Size: 725
Estimated Delivery: Mid to Late-Summer 2017
Suggested Retail Price: $130.00 US

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Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker
Body: Poppy 1.5 (Body disassembles and features newly improved joint stability)
Foot Sculpt: Traditional Poppy feet with articulated ankles

Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Light Auburn
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

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Poppy is an articulated doll with fully rooted hair and hand applied eyelashes. Clad in her modern pastel tweed suit, Poppy is also wearing a matching hat, pink bag and matching gloved hands. She also comes with a small camera. For adult collectors ages 15 and up only. This doll cannot stand alone; a doll stand is included.

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I like the outfit but not the doll. It's either the hairstyle or the fact that she reminds me of Hippy Dippy Poppy. The camera is to die for but I'd never buy a doll just for that.

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Item # PP115

Welcome to Misty Hollows
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
The Swinging London Collection
IT DIRECT EVENT EXCLUSIVE
Edition Size: TBA
Estimated Delivery: Late Summer 2017
Suggested Retail Price: $130.00 US

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THIS IS AN IT DIRECT EVENT EXCLUSIVE - DOLL NOT AVAILABLE AT DEALERS

 Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker
Body: Poppy 1.5 (Body disassembles and features newly improved joint stability)
Foot Sculpt: Traditional Poppy feet with articulated ankles

Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Silver Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

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 Poppy Parker is dressed in a Victorian inspired Mod velvet dress, complete with lace cravate (not detachable) and matching ribbon in her hair. Poppy also comes with a detailed miniature candle and holder. For adult collectors ages 15 and up only. This doll cannot stand alone; a doll stand is included. Note: The miniature candle does not light; the pictures have been digitally augmented.

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Gorgeous doll, she's probably the smash hit of the collection. I could not resist ordering her, even though Imalready have Out Of This World Poppy with same skin tone and hair colour. Love her. As she is a W Club exclusive, it will be difficult to get her if you are not a member.

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So, what do you think about this year's first dose of Poppy Parker dolls? Are you getting any and if yes, which ones? 

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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.

POPPY PARKER 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, Graphics and 3D renderings by Alain Tremblay,

Note: The dolls pictured in this release are prototypes. Final fabrics, colors and textures may vary slightly. Background props are not included.

 

Mattel releases new Moschino Barbie & Ken dolls

Once again Mattel releases a Moschino Barbie doll, this time with a Ken accompanying her. The set is based on the red carpet appearance of the Moschino label's designer Jeremy Scott and model Stella Maxwell at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards.


The giftset is priced at $200 at Barbie Collector and €250 at Moschino, which is quite steep for two non articulated Model Muse bodies and that Barbie face. Cannot comment about the clothing quality as I do not have the set available to check out, but you know, it's Mattel. The first photo is of the actual box with the dolls (from the Moschino website), below is the website photo of the set. Barbie looks a bit different.


It's no surprise it has not sold out. I'm guessing it will not. I like Ken's face and hair but the rest of the set is bland and too expensive. 


Below is a photo of Jeremy Scott and Stella Maxwell at the 2015 MTV VMA red carpet.


And the back of the box with all the details.



Body Type: ModelMuse™ Barbie® and ModelMuse™ Ken®
Facial sculpt: Collector-sized Millie and Harley Ken®
Fashion Sewn On: No
Accessories: Heels, loafers
Doll Stand: Yes
Package Dimensions (H/D/W): 17.0“x 4.75“ x 12.0“
© 2016 Moschino


The 2016 Integrity Toys Convention: Supermodels part VIII: The Welcome Gift Set is completed!

During the first two days, attendees got the remaining parts of the Industry/Tulabelle gift set. They had the chance to add a two-piece outfit that channels Tulabelle's grandmother Poppy Parker, with a Warhol inspired print of Poppy's face on a bright blue "A line" mini-dress, under a bright orange "fur" coat and a tweed jacket and shorts with thigh-high black socks.

Item # 88007 
You Better Werk!
Tulabelle™ / THE INDUSTRY Dressed Doll Gift Set
Official Convention Welcome Set
The 2016 Integrity Toys SUPERMODEL Convention
Limited Edition of 500 Gift Sets

Look No.2 (Outfit only)


While this would look great on Poppy, styled in a mod fashion, it looks weird on Tulabelle. Maybe with a different hairstyle she will rock it. My reference for this would be the green fur coat from the infamous 1971 Yves Saint Laurent collection...


Willy Van Rooy in Yves Saint Laurent Fur Coat, photographed by Hans Feurer for ELLE, Spring / Summer, 1971


...but it could equally well be Rihanna in Balmain.


Yes, it is She's Not There Poppy on the dress. Edie Sedgwick or Twiggy?


Look No.3 (Outfit only)


This looks like Moschino resort 2016:


So she could wear it with the pink pumps as well, pity she does not have the black bag too. Oh wait, a convention doll with a bag! 


Note: The pictures contained in this email show the prototypes and the final dolls may vary slightly. All doll photos and information contained herein is copyrighted Integrity Toys, Inc. and Intercap Merchant Partners, LLC 2016 and may not be reprinted or disseminated without express written permission.

The 2016 Integrity Toys Convention: Supermodels part IV: Nu Face and a certain Mademoiselle!

It would not have been a complete collection without any Nu Face dolls. And sure enough, there are two to fill in the spots. To complete the team, there was a sales room exclusive doll available, a lovely giftset with Mademoiselle Jolie.

Item # 91412
Kiss You in Paris
Mademoiselle Jolie™ Dressed Doll Gift Set
Sales Room Exclusive
The 2016 Integrity Toys SUPERMODEL Convention
Limited Edition of 500 Dolls


Doll Specs:
Head Sculpt: Isha / Mademoiselle Jolie
Body Type: FR2013
Skin Tone: Cream
Hair Color: Lux Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No


Anyone getting tired of giftsets with underwear as the bonus outfit? I know I am. I'd much rather have her with a second outfit. As for her faux leather dress, it looks like Thierry Mugler again. or Saint Laurent? As for la Jolie, she reminds me a bit of Nadja Auermann. The doll's name is a reference to the lyric from Madonna's "Justify My Love" (I want to kiss you in Paris) so it should be her. Cannot find a dress like this worn by Madonna though.


Item # 82077
Editorial Edge
Lilith™ / NU. Face Dressed Doll
Convention Collection Exclusive
The 2016 Integrity Toys SUPERMODEL Convention
Limited Edition of 500 Dolls


Doll Specs:
Head Sculpt: Lilith / Eden
Body Type: NU. Face 2.0
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Brunette
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
Quickswitch: No


This looks like Chanel Haute Couture again, this time from Spring Summer 2013, check it out below on Rita Ora. Love the boots, they look a lot like the ones my friend Maria of Habilis Dolls is making.


Rita Ora in Chanel Haute Couture S/S 2016. for Elle, May 2013, photo by James Whiteside

 As for the model? Stella Tennant? Christy? Stephanie? Conside me confused.


Item # 82078
Fashion Force
Imogen™ / NU. Face Dressed Doll
Convention Collection Exclusive
The 2016 Integrity Toys SUPERMODEL Convention
Limited Edition of 500 Dolls


Doll Specs:
Head Sculpt: Imogen
Body Type: NU. Face 2.0
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
Quickswitch: No


She looks a lot like the upgrade Imogen we got at the beginning of the year, this time in a lighter skin tone. Must say that the side glance worries me a bit, I saw one photo on line where one eye looked upwards! Gorgeous dress and make up. Again I am stumped as to which model she could be. Heidi Klum maybe?


 And the outfit is Chanel Haute Couture Autumn/Winter 2015, worn on the runway by Fei Fei Sun.


Photo from Vogue Runway, by Yannis Vlamos / Indigitalimages.com

Note: The pictures contained in this email show the prototypes and the final dolls may vary slightly. All doll photos and information contained herein is copyrighted Integrity Toys, Inc. and Intercap Merchant Partners, LLC 2016 and may not be reprinted or disseminated without express written permission.

The 2016 Integrity Toys Convention: Supermodels part I - Welcome Gift Set

Yes, it's this time of the year: the Integrity Toys convention is taking place in Chicago and I will be posting all news related to it and the avalanche of new dolls coming our way. Wednesday is the early arrival and registration day, so we get the chance to see the welcome gift set. It is back again, as in previous years there was only a doll and some time it was only part of an early registration event. Integrity Toys picked the new Industry series for it, and here's Tulabelle. Attendees will be getting more outfits and accessories for her during the convention to complete the gift set.


Item # 88007 
You Better Werk!
Tulabelle™ / THE INDUSTRY Dressed Doll Gift Set
Official Convention Welcome Set
The 2016 Integrity Toys SUPERMODEL Convention
Limited Edition of 500 Gift Sets


Doll Specs:
Head Sculpt: Tulabelle (12")
Body Type: The Industry
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
Quickswitch: No


Tulabelle is a 12-inch fully articulated fashion doll with thick, luscious rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes. A doll stand is included in the set. For adult collectors ages 15 and up.


Wonder which super model she is supposed to be. The fashion is very late 80s - early 90s in style, as are most of them from a few photos that have popped up online. What I noticed in some photos of this doll from people that got her, is that her head and body skin colour do not match, a problem that the first Industry doll had as well and was recalled/delayed because of it. She looks a lot like Hanne Erikson in miniature.