The character of Adèle Makéda was one of the first two Fashion Royalty dolls and has been a mainstay of the lineup ever since. She has gone through three sculpt revisions and has been coveted in most of her incarnations, resulting in holy grail status dolls like The Muse. Uncharacteristically for a company that prides itself on diversity, Integrity Toys has never before made Adèle a W Club doll (or even an event doll), a fact that has repeatedly been intensely discussed on various forums. So it was an incredibly satisfying surprise to see her as the fourth W Club doll this year, in the final Dolly Days email. "The Faces of Adèle" gift set, designed by Jessy Ayala, gives Club members a unique opportunity to have all three versions of her in one go. Instead of using the typical head-switch feature so that we can interchange sculpts on one body, Integrity Toys includes two interchangeable busts in two different sizes (1 extra FR bust and 1 extra NU. Face bust) that also feature delicately blushed nipples for the first time, easily allowing us to switch either one of Adèle's sculpts on her lower body. Not only that, the company also offers a package of two extra lower bodies in a special price, for those of us who want to have three complete dolls (I guess all of us?). W Club members have until the 13th of December to preorder the set.
The Faces Of Adèle
Adèle Makéda® Dressed Doll Gift Set
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
2017 W Club Exclusive
Estimated Arrival: Late Spring - Early Summer 2018
Pricing: $200.00 US + S & H per Gift Set
(Limit of One Per W Club Membership)
Doll Tech Specs:
Head Sculpts:Adèle 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0 (All Three Included!)
Body: One FR 6.0 Complete Body + 1 FR 6.0 Bust + 1 NU. Face 3.0 Bust
Foot Sculpt: Traditional High-Heeled Feet
Skin Tone: A-Tone
Hair Color:Raven (V. 1.0), Blond (V. 2.0) and Dark Brunette (V. 3.0)
Eyelashes:Yes, Hand-applied (on All Three Sculpts)
Quickswitch:Yes (Switchable at the Torso Level, Not the Neck Knob)
Adèle Makéda is a 12.5-inch fully articulated fashion doll that comes with three different sculpts that encompass the various incarnations of the character through the years. Each head features hand-applied eyelashes and has either fully rooted or velvety soft flocked hair (on Adèle version 1.0) depending on the case. As the bodies feature removable parts, you can swap out Adèle's look by removing her bust (instead of having to remove the head, solely).A gorgeous electric pink gown, an intricately designed daytime dress that features modern graphic embroideries and a lingerie set that includes two different bras to better display the busts on the newly developed "Museum Podium" stand are also included with this set. This set also includes her accessories - long boots, two pairs of shoes and two complete jewelry sets. For adult collectors ages 15 and up only. A W Club members-only exclusive.
As mentioned in the description above, this set includes a newly developed doll stand that allows you to display not only the complete doll on her telescoping "saddle stand", but also display the other included portraits "museum style", on stylish acrylic podiums. The busts insert perfectly on a peg at the top of each podium, creating a showcase for any of your favorite characters. Here's a 3D Rendering of the stand:
Another amazing W Club doll from Integrity Toys. I love all her incarnations as they are in this set, from the sublime 1.0 with the flocked hair and high fashion style, somewhere between a young Grace Jones and Lupita Nyongo, to the always sassy and sexy 2.0, the child of Naomi Campbell and Beyoncé, to the 3.0 with her more mature and defined look, reminiscent of Kerry Washington or Diahann Caroll. 2017 is turning out to be the year of Adéle Makeda.
The sculpts are not the only thing making this gift set incredible. The three outfits are gorgeously rendered too. The fuchsia asymmetrical gown, with the draping and the open back and matching shoes is divine. The white dress with the minimalistic linear embroidery and asymmetrical hemline looks gorgeous. The lingerie is always a bit boring to me if they do not have an intricate corset to go, but that’s just me.
The painted nipples are a nice touch for those who want to display her naked or make some great photos, but other than that, serve no purpose. If you go down the more realistic path, you start asking why not proper genitals? And that’s opening a can of worms.
So so what is the inspiration behind the outfits? Both dresses seem to come from the work of a very talented Australian fashion designer, Toni Maticevski. Not so sure about the gown, but the dress is spot on.
And, as mentioned before, there’s the chance to get a pack of two lower bodies to match those two busts, cause surely everyone wants to have three complete dolls from this set. The package is $35 for the two lower bodies together, again to preorder by December 13th.
Please note that the doll and various portraits, clothes and accessories pictured in the photo are prototypes and as always, final production colors and textures may vary slightly. 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. Fashion Royalty, NU. FACE 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, Layouts, Graphics and 3D renderings by Alain Tremblay, Marketing.