IFDC 2019 - Fabulous 40’s Felines doll’s unveiled!

The 2019 IFDC convention was held again in Las Vegas, organised by the amazing Jim Faraone. The theme this year was "Fabulous 40's Felines" and the event took place in the Orleans Hotel. Integrity Toys provided the convention dolls again, plus they offered an extra doll in the salesroom. This year, IT designer Vaughn Sawyers created a trio of 1940's inspired dolls just for the event, which were unveiled during dinner on Saturday. It has been a while since Vaughn did a retro inspired collection. If I’m not mistaken, his last one was the Fashion Royalty Classic collection back in 2013. And this year’s dolls have lots of similar elements to their 2013 sisters. All dolls, including the extra one, will be available through lottery to W Club members.

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But let’s get the proverbial cat out of the bag first. When the salesroom opened on Friday, people discovered that there was an extra Integrity Toys doll on sale: a make-up and violet hair colour variation of "Beyond This Planet" Violaine Perrin, part of the NU. FACE Counter Culture collection designed by Jessy Ayala.

Item #82100A

Beyond This Planet (Violet Variation)

Violaine Perrin™ Doll

NU. Face™: The Counter-Culture Collection

Ship Date: In-stock, will ship when lottery winners pay for their wins.

Special W Club Price: $140.00 US

Available Via Right-To-Buy Lottery

Edition Size: 800

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Head Sculpt: Violaine

Body Type: NU. Face 3.0

Foot Type: High-heeled

Skin Tone: FR White

Hair Color: Violet

Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied

Quickswitch: No

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Included:

  • 12.5-inch fully articulated doll with fully rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes;
  • Convertible cargo cropped denim pants;
  • Long sleeve top with drape/hood detail;
  • Iridescent scarab-colored paillette jacket;
  • Short metallic socks;
  • Royal blue faux-leather boots with light "gold" pierced detail,
  • Neon yellow "patent leather" purse with strap/harness detail;
  • Multiple bracelets and rings;
  • Neon yellow/aqua faux-leather choker with "gold" hardware;
  • Light "gold" star/moon earrings;
  • 2 tiny hoop earrings on top of right ear;
  • Nose ring, light "gold" hoop (removable);
  • Doll stand;
  • Certificate of authenticity.
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When you attend a convention with a theme, you usually expect all dolls officially on sale there to be inspired by it, even with a wide margin, when they are extra. So it was quite jarring to see the very opposite of a 40s glamour gal on sale by IT Direct. Even more so seeing a colour variation of a doll from last year’s NuFace collection, one that had cause quite a fuss with the problematic rooting of her hair. Were there extra Violaine dolls made and the company found a way to sell them? The sheer size of the edition is quite big for a convention-offered doll (800), quite close to the original one (850). People that shied away from the previous version due to her dark lips are surely going to try for this one (I suspect a lot of dolls will be available to the club lottery), even though the fantasy coloured hair might still be an issue. If the outfit was in different colours too, the doll would make a bit more sense, the irrelevance to the convention theme notwithstanding. Now she just smacks of opportunism - and don’t throw stories about fun variations at my face. Companies that sell product want to profit and take advantage of every opportunity to minimise loss, which is perfectly fine. Sugarcoating it makes it feel insincere though. And to make matters worse, look how much more interesting Jessy made her, by putting her in another outfit by Kyle (inthevalleyofthedolls)

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Item #75026

Glamour Puss

2019 IFDC IT Direct Exclusive Doll

Approx. Ship Date: In-stock, ships once the lottery winners have paid

Retail: $160.00 + Shipping

Edition Size: 500

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Head Sculpt: Alternate Monogram Sculpt

Body Type: E59

Foot Sculpt: High heel foot

Skin Tone: FR White

Hair Color: Black Velvet

Eyelashes: Yes, hand-applied

Quickswitch: No

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Included:

  • 12" fully articulated doll with fully rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes
  • Two-piece fitted suit, with contrasting, perfectly pleated draping detail on the front;
  • Faux-fur stole;
  • 1940's period inspired faux-leather handbag;
  • Perfectly matched faux-leather pumps;
  • "Pearl" choker necklace and matching earrings;
  • Intricately designed hat with tulle veil attached;
  • Alternate pair of hands;
  • Doll stand.
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    The three dolls by Vaughn are all beautiful and a perfect fit to the convention theme. They remind me a lot of his Classic FR collection, as I mentioned earlier, and this is a very good thing, as that one was gorgeous too. Using Monogram sculpts with East 59 body (the line everyone thought would be presented here) is a brilliant idea. The doll has a sultry, sexy style and the suit is right out of a 40’s Hollywood film. The shape, cut and execution of the suit are breathtaking. If I could afford it, I’d enter the lottery for this one too, but the high prices (and getting even higher, as you’ll see below) prevent me from doing so. The bag and shoes are very similar to the 2013 Splendid Jordan and share their colour. 

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    Item #75025

    Dish

    2019 IFDC Centerpiece Doll

    Approx. Ship Date: In-stock, ships once the lottery winners have paid

    Retail: $165.00 + Shipping

    Edition Size: 400

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    Head Sculpt: Alternate Monogram Sculpt

    Body Type: E59

    Foot Sculpt: High-heeled

    Skin Tone: Cream

    Hair Color: Copper Penny

    Eyelashes: Yes, hand-applied

    Quickswitch: No

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    Included:

    • 12" fully articulated doll with fully rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes
    • Intricately designed lingerie set;
    • Floor length, black chiffon robe;
    • Colorful enameled jewelry set, composed of a choker, earrings and matching cuff bracelet;
    • Black "leather" open-toe pumps;
    • Alternate pair of hands;
    • Doll stand.
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    Considering the convention theme, one of the dolls at least would certainly have been a lingerie one, and the centerpiece fills this part brilliantly. Dish is delicious (pun intended) and the combination of the transparent robe with the lace undies, red hair in a classic 40’s style and lush lips makes her irresistible. They should have included a miniature retro telephone with her. The +$10 price from the previous one is probably due to the more limited edition, but the difference is only 100 dolls. It’s a lingerie doll, she would be the cheaper one, she even has less accessories than the rest.

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    Grandstanding

    2019 IFDC Convention Doll

    Approx. Ship Date: In-stock, ships once the lottery winners have paid

    Retail: $175.00 + Shipping

    Edition Size: 500

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    Head Sculpt: Original Monogram Sculpt

    Body Type: E59

    Foot Sculpt: High-heeled

    Skin Tone: Japan

    Hair Color: Hollywood Platinum

    Eyelashes: Yes, hand-applied

    Quickswitch: No

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    Included:

    • 12" fully articulated doll with fully rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes
    • Long hot pink satin gown with bow and pleat details on the back, featuring contrasting lace cups at the bust;
    • Long, luxurious, faux-fur cape;
    • "Stone" encrusted "golden" necklace;
    • Matching earrings and ring;
    • Elaborate gold and iridescent pink open-toed pumps;
    • Alternate pair of hands;
    • Doll stand.
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    This is the best doll of the convention. Elaborate gown, incredible hair and face, magnificent jewellery and shoes. I’m not crazy about the fur, it does not look great in the photos, but she can live without that. I love the nails too. She looks a lot like a very good and dear friend of mine, so I’m entering to get her. Va va She also gives me vibes of Carmen Dell’ Orefice, the famous fashion model. Well done Vaughn, fantastic trio of beauties. 

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    The dolls pictured are prototypes. Final fabrics, colors and textures may vary slightly. For adult collectors ages 15 and up only. All photos and information contained herein is copyrighted Integrity Toys, Inc. and Intercap Merchant Partners, LLC 2019 and may not be reprinted or disseminated without express written permission. FR: Monogram 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 and graphics by Alain Tremblay, Marketing.