Integrity Toys W Club members get some exclusive dolls each year. One of them is always a Jem line doll, since they got the license, partnering with Hasbro. So the W Club introduced their fourth 2014 doll yesterday and it's Techrat from the Jem And The Holograms series.It is the very first time in the brand's history that this character is being made into a doll. It features a newly developed version of the QuickSwitch system designed to work with the Homme body, so Techrat comes with not one, but two heads: his signature, screen accurate "shaved head" look and a basic long haired look that will give every fan more versatility - and entice people outside the Jem fandom to get the doll, since it features the Declan sculpt, until now only available in conventions as part of the Colour Infusion collections.
Item # 14063
Dressed Fashion Figure
The JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS™ Collection
Official 2014 W Club Exclusive
Limited Edition Size: TBA
Special W Club Suggested Retail Price: $130.00
Estimated Shipping Date: Approximately Spring 2015
Doll Tech Specs:
Scale: 12.5-inch / 1:6 Scale
Head Sculpt: Declan X2 (partially rooted and fully rooted)
Body Sculpt: FR: Homme
Skin Tone: FR White
Quick Switch Feature: Yes
Techrat is a fully articulated 12.5-inch vinyl fashion figure with fully rooted hair. He comes dressed in his layered 80's look with sport shoes. He also comes with his period accurate personal computer. As a bonus item, the doll also includes a second long-haired head that can easily be swapped using the Homme version of the QuickSwitch system. Doll stand is included. For adult collectors ages 15 and up. **Clear computer stand not included.
Hmmm. I do not collect Jem, so the doll is outside my scope. Declan is the most coveted sculpt from the male Colour Infusion dolls, but here he does not look as sexy or hip as he does in that collection. In fact, if the informative email from Integrity did not mention it was this particular sculpt, I would not have believed it is the same one. What a different hairline and styling can do! I bet it will be popular with the non-Jem collection pack, as they covet the sculpt, hence the second head (the normal pricing also will play a part as the CI male dolls go for mucho mullah). Some Jem fans complain about how the pants and shoes are quite not like the 80s styled look he has in the series, They also mention his hair part starts lower on the left side of his head (i.e. smaller bald area). In any case, this is still a prototype we are seeing and the final doll could be tweaked.
**IMPORTANT NOTE: Prototype shown, colours may differ depending on your computer monitor. Clear computer stand not included. All photos and information contained herein is copyrighted Integrity Toys, Inc. and Intercap Merchant Partners, LLC 2014 and may not be reprinted or disseminated without express written permission.**