Integrity Toys Luxe Life Convention 2018: Welcome Doll and Convention Collection

This year the most awaited Integrity Toys event takes place in Portland, on the west coast of the USA. Attendees and organisers travelled far to,reach the convention grounds and the party is just getting started. Social media started buzzing with the first photos from early arrivals yesterday and today, first official day of the event, we get the first full post. 

Convention registration started Wednesday for those arriving early and everyone was welcomed by receiving the "THE LOVE OF LUXE" Veronique doll in their welcome bag, along with a monogrammed acrylic chair accessory.

Item # 91457

The Love Of Luxe

Véronique Perrin® Welcome Doll

The 2018 Integrity Toys Convention: Luxe Life

Edition Size: 600

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If she had different colours in her make up, she’d look great. The outfit is boring and the accessories not anything to write home about. Not a great debut for a luxe themed event.

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I like the lucite chairs, especially those mimicking Philippe Starck’s Louis Ghost, but I’m not sure about the monogram treatment.

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We finally get to see the convention Upgrade doll that was available for pre-order when registration started. "A Fabulous Life" Rayna Ahmadi doll made her appearance and every W Club member, attending or not, could pre-order her last spring. 

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Item # 82108

A Fabulous Life

Rayna Ahmadi™ Convention Upgrade Doll

The 2018 Integrity Toys Convention: Luxe Life

Final Edition Size: 1400

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We had the chance to preorder her based on a sketch. The outfit is a copy of an Alexander McQueen Automn/Winter 2018 outfit:

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Having figured out the outfit from the initial Integrity sketch, I was excited and waited anxiously to see the final result. And while the doll is perfection (black hair, pale skin, red lips, Rayna sculpt, duh) and the execution looks great (draping and proportions seem exquisite), the main element of the dress is not red as in the original. Instead it is a pale violet/beige that makes the outfit flat and boring.

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Really guys? If it was a matter of possible trouble with copying, just make it another bright colour: emerald green, cobalt blue, saffron yellow. I’m very disappointed with this choice. Other than that, I’m glad I got her, she is the best doll revealed in the convention yet (and that includes the rest of the doll’s in this post).

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Next up is the 2018 Convention Collection: Dolls from the Fashion Royalty® Collection were designed by Jason Wu himself (Eugenia, Tatyana, Kyori, Vanessa), the NU. Face™ Collection by Jessy Ayala (Giselle), the East 59th® Collection by Chris Stoeckel (Victoire) and the Poppy Parker™ Collection by David Buttry.

Item # 91449

Subtle Affluence

Eugenia Perrin-Frost™ Dressed Doll

The 2018 Integrity Toys Convention: Luxe Life 

Convention Collection

Edition Size: 600 Dolls

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I like her face and hair, the outfit not that much. Glad to see convention doll’s with bags for a change. The shoes look like those worn by the Vero given at registration. The ensemble gives off an Yves Saint-Laurent vibe, from the old days. It just need some big gold and enamel cuffs to set it perfectly.

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Item # 91450

Gilded Oligarch

Tatyana Alexandrova™ Dressed Doll

The 2018 Integrity Toys Convention: Luxe Life

Convention Collection

Edition Size: 600 Dolls

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This one also reminds me of older Yves Saint Laurent collections. Ruffles, black and red, ribbons, fishnet stockings, bright make up. Just pile up the bangles and add a gold heart shaped brooch and Yves and Loulou would be proud. This will look great with the red, heart shaped coat from last year.

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Item # 82105

Optic Illusion

Giselle Diefendorf™ Dressed Doll

The 2018 Integrity Toys Convention: Luxe Life

Convention Collection

Edition Size: 600 Dolls

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And here’s your  basic Optic Verve Agnes clone. In a more youthful look, yes, it’s Giselle after all. I like the doll but not the dress. A beret with a mermaid gown? Not very luxe. And the transparent long skirts in gowns died a few years ago on the Met gala steps. But look at that face. Gorgeous.

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Item # PP142

Gold Snap

Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll

The 2018 Integrity Toys Convention: Luxe Life

Convention Collection

Edition Size: 600 Dolls

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This is the doll with the most buzz in social media so far in the convention. People are going gaga about her. For me, she’s ok but not better than Rayna or Kyori (my other favourite). Or the other Poppy that was unveiled today (more below). I think the hair colour is wrong for this outfit. But it’s just me. Love the necklace.

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Item # 73016

Divine Evening

Victoire Roux™ Dressed Doll

The 2018 Integrity Toys Convention: Luxe Life

Convention Collection

Edition Size: 600 Dolls

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The new Victoire sculpt makes its second appearance this year. And looks even better in this emerald concoction that reminds me of fashions worn by Gene Marshall. Beautiful doll and lovely gown. Her widow’s peak and skunk striped hair fit her perfectly. She has the new type gloves that look amazing with this kind of fashion. The necklace could be a green version of the one worn by Take The Picture Funny Face doll.

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And finally  the IT Direct Souvenir Shop Exclusives. It has almost become a given for the last few conventions that a few more surprise dolls are unveiled in the salesroom alongside the main collection and this year there are three of them.

Item # 91448

Prosperous Complexity

Kyori Sato™ Dressed Doll

The 2018 Integrity Toys Convention: Luxe Life

Salesroom Exclusive

Edition Size: 600 Dolls

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What a gorgeous Kyori. Great face and hair and a dress that reminds me of the McQueen copy dress from the Heist convention. 

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Item # 91451

Opulence For The Bold

Vanessa Perrin™ Dressed Doll

The 2018 Integrity Toys Convention: Luxe Life

Convention Collection

Edition Size: 600 Dolls

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Same hairstyle as Kyori but in a fierce Titian red for Vanessa. Vibes of Obsidian Society combined with Cruise Control.  

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Item # PP143

Chiller Thriller

Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll

The 2018 Integrity Toys Convention: Luxe Life

Convention Collection

Edition Size: 600 Dolls

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Fantastic looking Poppy Parker doll, in ice blue and silver. Hair styling is like Misty Hollows Poppy, while elements of the ensemble bring to mind Out Of Thos World Poppy.  She has a bag (fluffy!) and a suitcase!

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 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 2018 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.Layouts and graphics by Alain Tremblay, Marketing

Integrity Toys Summer 2017 reveal: Nu Face Heirloom collection

The W Club members were eagerly waiting for Saturday the 24th of June for the promised unveil of the two main Integrity Toys collections, Nu Face and Fashion Royalty. After the success of the Reckless collection, the company let the talented Jesse Ayala work his magic again for the new one. And he did not disappoint.
Named "The Heirloom Collection" it is dedicated to all of those little items we own in our personal closets that make our looks so special. Each doll in this series comes with one special item that is true and dear to her. Maybe it's a special pair of earrings, a delicate brush or a fabulous mirror, but it's definitely cherished for generation after generation. Jesse said he was in a romantic mood, with a haunted mansion as his setting, imagining the Nu Face ladies had used it as a set for their fashion shoot. Luckily he did not present a goth rehash but instead his vision is that of a very modern, updated and - dare I say - minimal Victorian aesthetic. It also looks like a successor to Reckless, evolving it forward. The body is Nu Face 3.0 which means no waist articulation and pop out joints.

The dolls are more expensive this year. There was the usual,talk of raised costs in China and paying for quality and fully accessorised dressed dolls. In the case it is backed by a brilliant collection, which will help sales despite the price raise. So run to the authorized dealers as some dolls are already sold out - the W Club members having had 48 hours advance warning. You will find them here: http://www.integritytoys.com/authorized-dealers/

Item # 82084
Charmed Life
Imogen Lennox Dressed Doll
The Heirloom Collection
The 2017 NU. Face™ Collection
Edition Size: 725
Estimated Delivery: Fall/Winter 2017
Retail Price: $140.00 US

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Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Imogen
Body: NF 3.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled

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

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Imogen is a fully articulated 12.5 inch fashion doll with fully rooted hair. Her look is composed of a bouffant satin skirt over a 3/4 sleeved brocade bodysuit, which sports an elaborate lacing detail at the back. She completes this look with a metallic-finish purse, short lacy gloves and over-sized chunky boots. Her screening also features soft freckles. For adult collectors ages 15 and up only. This doll cannot stand alone; a doll stand is included.

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Gorgeous version of Imogen. With her red hair amd pale skin and freckles she is very different from all her previous incarnations. The outfit looks nice as well, with the contrasting textures and colours. The brooch is her heirloom, used in a variety of ways: as a hair or clothing ornament. I have a very limited budget this year so she was the one to cut from my want list. I hope to get her in the future though. Her screening is based on the Going Public Eugenia one, which is a firm favourite not only of Jesse but of most Integrity Toys collectors. 

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Oh, do not let the flat looking boots deceive you. Her feet are the usual high heeled ones.  They are using a design that looks flat but accommodates the high heel.

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 Item # 82085

Heiress
Erin Salston Dressed DollThe Heirloom Collection
The 2017 NU. Face Collection
Edition Size: 725
Estimated Delivery: Fall/Winter 2017
Retail Price: $140.00 US

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Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Erin 2.0
Body: NF 3.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled

Skin Tone: Latino
Hair Color: Amber Brown
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

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Erin Salston is a 12.5 inch fully articulated fashion doll with rooted hair. Erin is wearing the a designer jacket, matched with a shiny lurex skirt with a black net overlay. Erin completes the look with high-heeled lace-up booties, mesh stockings and her mini-case. For adult collectors ages 15 and up only. This doll cannot stand alone; a doll stand is included.

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For me, this is the most uninteresting doll of the collection, and this says a lot. She's very beautiful in the Latino skin tone, with a very detailed outfit and lovely accessories (heirloom mini case anyone? Spider ring!) but she is no match for the rest. I love the bishop sleeves.

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Item # 82083

Neo-Romantic
Rayna Ahmadi Dressed Doll
The Heirloom Collection
The 2017 NU. Face™ Collection
Edition Size: 775
Estimated Delivery: Fall/Winter 2017
Retail Price: $140.00 US

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Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Rayna

Body: NF 3.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled

Skin Tone: Latino
Hair Color: Dark Espresso
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

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Rayna is a 12.5 inch articulated doll with fully rooted hair. Rayna wears a fitted knitted turtleneck bodysuit with oversized drop-shoulder sleeves under a pair of daringly low, ultra-fitted motocross pants. For adult collectors ages 15 and up only. This doll cannot stand alone; a doll stand is included.

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Rauna is in Latino skin tone here, with dark hair, which brings her origins to the fore. Strangely enough she did not click with me. It could be the pInk lipstick, which, combine with the grey blue pants and tassel earrings give an 80s vibe. Her heirloom, the cuff/ring, is gorgeous, although I would have like it more oriental looking. It is a heirloom after all. Doesn't she remind you of Gigi or Bella Hadid?

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 Item # 82086

Vanity & Glamour
Nadja Rhymes Close-Up Doll
The Heirloom Collection
The 2017 NU. Face Collection
Edition Size: 725
Estimated Delivery: Fall/Winter 2017
Retail Price: $120.00 US

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Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Nadja 2.0
Body: NF 3.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled

Skin Tone: A-Tone
Hair Color: Sterling Silver
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

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 Nadja Rhymes is a 12.5 articulated doll with fully rooted hair. She wears a lingerie set composed of a delicately constructed black shrug embelished in black petals over her bustier and panties. It also includes shoes, stockings jewelry and her vintage chrome handheld mirror. For adult collectors ages 15 and up only. This doll cannot stand alone; a doll stand is included.

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Nadja is the smash hit of the collection - second time in a row. Her silver hair, gorgeous face and sexy outfit combine into perfection. I was lucky to preorder her but the dealers who were accepting preorders are sold out. Maybe you can get her from those opening store today. Good luck!  She is a close up doll, meaning a lingerie basic edition, hence the lower price. She does have a ring and a mirror, which is great. I love the shrug!

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Item # 82087

Hauntingly Lovely
Ayumi Nakamura Close-Up Doll
The Heirloom Collection
The 2017 NU. Face Collection
Edition Size: 825
Estimated Delivery: Fall/Winter 2017
Retail Price: $120.00 US

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Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Ayumi 3.0
Body: NF 3.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled

Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Baby Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

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Ayumi is a 12.5 inch articulated fashion doll with rooted hair. She comes dressed in a lingerie set, coupled with a knitted cardigan that features petals all over the sleeves. Ayumi comes complete with her mother's cameo ring and heirloom silver plated hand-held brush and leather shoes. For adult collectors ages 15 and up only. This doll cannot stand alone; a doll stand is included.

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Lovely version of Ayumi, but not a match to her Reckless one. Again a close up doll, but she has a cameo ring and the brush (heirloom, Jesse said it has real bristles). Her screening was inspired by Ginza Kyori. Her stockings have a fake patterned leather style that looks gorgeous.

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Item # 82082

Poetic Beauty

Lilith and Eden Blair Twin-Doll Gift Set
The Heirloom Collection
The 2017 NU. Face Collection
Edition Size: 925
Estimated Delivery: September 2017
Retail Price: $199.00 US

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*** THIS GIFT SET WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE VIA INTEGRITY TOYS DEALERS!***THIS WILL BE OFFERED VIA A W CLUB EXCLUSIVE RIGHT-TO-BUY LOTTERY FROM IT DIRECT LATER THIS YEAR.

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Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Lilith and Eden
Body: NF 3.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled

Skin Tone: Cream
Hair Color: Mahogany (Lilith) and Pale Honey (Eden)
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

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LIlith and Eden are 12.5 inch articulated dolls with rooted hair. Each doll comes dressed in a look composed of multiple pieces that overlay to create modern urban ensembles. Each doll in the set comes with retro-inspired handbags, lace-up high-heeled boots, and tassel earrings. For adult collectors ages 15 and up only. The dolls cannot stand alone; doll stands included.

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Another twin gift set. Is it me or are they becoming too ubiquitous? I love bits and pieces from each ensemble but the accessories not so much. Compared to their Reckless versions, here the sisters are tame and casual. Still gorgeous though. They will be available through a lottery from IT DIRECT later this year.  Jesse said that the zipper on Lilith's top is functional and can go all the way down, making it look like a dress. Note that in the poll that followed the presentation, the twins were overwhelmingly  the most popular, Nadia second with less than half the votes, while Ayumi was the least popular choice. As far as how they pick which dolls will be available through lotteries, like the twins now, they said it is quite often a matter of getting a doll to the public in a lower cost than doing it the usual way - I.e through dealers - would entail.

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So what do you think about the Heirloom collection? Love it or not? Better than Reckless? Which dolls are you getting? Let me know in the comments. And you should also read the brilliant review Marcela wrote in Kotori Couture for the line, elaborating on so many issues beyond mere fashion commentary. Oh, and she also gives you all,the inspiration behind each outfit- so much Louis Vuitton!

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

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. NU. Face and all related characters are trademarks of Integrity Toys, Inc. ©2017 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, Marketing.