The Faces Of Adèle - the 4th W Club doll is one of the best ever!

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. 

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Item #91422

The Faces Of Adèle

Adèle Makéda® Dressed Doll Gift Set
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
2017 W Club Exclusive
Edition Size:TBA

Estimated Arrival: Late Spring - Early Summer 2018

Pricing: $200.00 US + S & H per Gift Set

(Limit of One Per W Club Membership)

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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)

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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.

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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:

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

Maticevski Spring 2015 Australia

Maticevski Spring 2015 Australia

Maticevski Fall 2017

Maticevski Fall 2017

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.

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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.

 

Integrity Toys Tropicalia Convention 2012: Final event - convention doll reveal

The Saturday night ballroom looked spectacular as guests entered for the final event of the Tropicalia convention. Anticipation was high as to who the official convention doll would be. But first there was another lovely surprise. The centrepiece doll was none other than Eugenia Perrin Frost in "High Profile". If guests had not purchased any of the other centrepiece dolls offered during the convention, they definitely wanted Eugenia to add to their collection.

Item #91307
High Profile
Eugenia Perrin Frost Dressed Doll
2012 Tropicalia Convention Exclusive Table Centrepiece 







I do not like the dress (lovely shoes though) but the doll is to die for. One of the most beautiful Eugenias to be released. I guess tan skin looks good on Eugenia, and her make up is perfect, as are her hair. I guess she will become another holy grail doll.

Attendees were surprised by a new updated version of Vanessa as an additional gift (who wouldn't love Vanessa as a gift?). This Vanessa looks very much like the original sculpt: open mouthed again. The photos below of High Point Vanessa have her modelling the fashion that guests were given on Thursday at registration. I guess she was given either nude or in a swimsuit. Now I wonder what her previous sculpt will be used as. She now reminds me a lot of Nicole Kidman in all her botoxed glory.




Raffle prizes were handed out and one lucky attendee each won the exclusive OOAK Fashion Royalty and OOAK 16 inch doll. After yet another fabulous meal, the moment that all had been waiting for had arrived. Most members had been guessing that Agnes would be the convention doll since it was her party, after all. But, it was Imogen who took the honours this year! Guests were thrilled to receive a fabulous gift set as this year's convention doll. The gift set is called "Fame by Frame" and was a wonderful mix and match set.

Item #82047
Fame by Frame
Imogen Dressed Doll Welcome Kit Gift Set 
2012 Tropicalia Convention Exclusive       












Another fabulous doll, the best Imogen ever in my opinion. I like her various outfits too, my favourite being the slashed red mini dress. Her accessories are lovely too but since it is a gift set  she should have another pair of shoes and a clutch bag as well. Plus as a convention doll I would have expected more glamorous jewellery.

Alain Trembley of Integrity Toys had one more surprise for all of the guests. He announced the location of the 2013 Integrity Toys convention: mark your calendars for the fall of 2013, October 31st to November 2nd, at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, California. Next year will be the 10th convention that Integrity Toys has presented, so this convention will be a very special event. More information about how to register will be announced in the Spring of 2013. 

**All text (with some modifications and my comments added) and information contained herein is copyrighted Integrity Toys, Inc. and Intercap Merchant Partners, LLC 2012 and may not be reprinted or disseminated without express written permission.**