Integrity Toys 2018 reveal pt.1: THE INDUSTRY™ - The Lovesick Collection

Almost a month ago, W Club members had finally received information about the eagerly anticipated webinar presentation of Integrity Toys dolls. Four line were to be presented in the event, which was held on August 25th, with Carol Roth presiding and all designers present so that they could talk about their respective lines and also answer questions in the Q&A session at the end of the event. I am doing a separate post for each line and one for the event doll. I will give you all available information on the dolls plus my opinion on them, and welcome yours in the comments. Let’s kick off the posts then with the first line presented, THE INDUSTRY™: The Lovesick Collection, designed by David Buttry! The line also sets the overall tone for the Style Lab coming up in the convention. All these dolls are available to preorder through Integrity Toys dealers, which you can find here.

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My first overall impression: more daring and improved from the previous, debut collection. I’m taking a wild guess here, that the line debut did not go quite as expected and, along with the complaints about the demise of Dynamite Girls, it led to a mix of the two, hence the refreshment of the line up with familiar old sculpts, both DG and legacy ones like Janay. It also helps with the economic aspect. Price is up, all across the lines, which is an issue with many collectors. That, combined with the fact that the dolls will arrive shortly and the convention looming, surely affects spending this year. Oh, did I mention Tulabelle is getting a new sculpt? It will be unveiled at the convention. Weird to change a sculpt only a year after it premiered, I mean there was not a backlash against it like, say, Vanessa 2.0.

f Rufus’ return at the 2018 convention this Fall!

Item # 88010

Legacy

Janay® Doll

THE INDUSTRY ™: The Lovesick Collection

Approx. Ship Date: November

Suggested Retail: $130.00 US

Available Via Dealers

Edition Size: 725

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Head Sculpt: Janay 2.5

Body Type: THE INDUSTRY™

Foot Sculpt: High-heeled

Skin Tone: FR Black

Hair Color: Raven

Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied

Quickswitch: No

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Included:

  • 12-inch fully articulated fashion doll with rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes;
  • Brocade coat;
  • Satin jumpsuit;
  • Thigh-high stockings;
  • Tall lace-up boots;
  • "Pearl" choker necklace, ring, earrings and bracelet;
  • Doll stand;
  • Certificate of authenticity.
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Janay is the doll that started Integrity Toys, hence she has a special place in its history. I am happy that they found a place for her into regular collections and hope to see more of her in future releases. I love this one and preordered her. Both as an ensemble and separately the clothes and accessories (that pearl chocker!) have lots of potential and the doll is gorgeous. David said during the presentation that the top bun can come down and brushed back so I’ll probably do that at some point (says the guy who still has Style Renaissance Adéle untouched). Oh and Lovesick is the name of the new single that she releases with her new group. Janay 3.0 sculpt was used in JEM and ITBE releases, so it’s a bit weird that this is the 2.5 version. Or it’s probably a typo in the release email and the version is 3.5 just like the following doll, meaning the same face as 3.0 but a smaller head.

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Item # 88011

Color Clash

Alysa® Doll

THE INDUSTRY™:The Lovesick Collection

Approx. Ship Date: November

Suggested Retail: $130.00 US

Available Via Dealers

Edition Size: 725

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Head Sculpt: Alysa 3.5

Body Type: THE INDUSTRY™

Foot Sculpt: High-heeled

Skin Tone: New Hispanic

Hair Color: Light Blonde

Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied

Quickswitch: No

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Included:

  • 12-inch fully articulated fashion doll with rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes;
  • Metallic lamé dress;
  • Leopard print coat;
  • Orange tights;
  • Metallic blue loafers;
  • Handbag;
  • Barrette, earrings and ring;
  • Doll stand;
  • Certificate of authenticity.
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Alysa is another legacy sculpt from the early Integrity Toys lines. She is now a part f The Industry line like Janay and looks beautiful here. The whole collection is inspired by the work of Alessandro Michele at Gucci, with this outfit being the most emphatic example. 3.5 for the sculpt means she is the same as her previous appearance in ITBE 2015, but with a smaller head.

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Item # 88012

Feelin' Extra

Jade®Doll

THE INDUSTRY™:The Lovesick Collection

Approx. Ship Date: November

Suggested Retail: $130.00 US

Available Via Dealers

Edition Size: 725

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Head Sculpt: Jade 3.0

Body Type: THE INDUSTRY™

Foot Sculpt: High-heeled

Skin Tone: FR White

Hair Color: Brown Mix

Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied

Quickswitch: No

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Included:

  • 12-inch fully articulated fashion doll with rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes;
  • Bomber jacket;
  • T-shirt
  • Pleather mini skirt;
  • Calf-length lace-up boots;
  • Purse;
  • Head band;
  • Earrings, ring and choker collar;
  • Sunglasses;
  • Doll stand;
  • Certificate of authenticity.
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Jade is another legacy sculpt of Integrity Toys, the third in this lineup. All these old faces have been redone to make the heads smaller, in order to match the rest of the heads in The Industry. Jade used to be the Asian sculpt but she looks more Latino here. The outfit looks very Gucci again, with the tee logo and the head band the most obvious references.

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Item # 88013

Hot to the Touch

Bellamy Blue™ Fashion Figure

THE INDUSTRY™:The Lovesick Collection

Approx. Ship Date: November 2018

Retail: $130.00 US

Available Via Dealers

Edition Size: 725

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Head Sculpt: Bellamy Blue

Body Type: Homme 1.5 (With Disassembling Joints)

Skin Tone: FR White

Hair Color: Silver

Eyelashes: No

Quickswitch: No

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Included:

  • 12.75-inch fully articulated fashion figure with rooted and flocked hair;
  • Parka;
  • Printed t-shirt
  • Button-down embroidered shirt;
  • Jeans;
  • Combat boots;
  • Ring;
  • Wrist watch;
  • Eyeglasses;
  • Tote bag;
  • Doll stand;
  • Certificate of authenticity.
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At the beginning of the presentation, David and Carol mentioned that one of the DG sculpts coming over to The Industry is Rufus Blue, which is a collector’s favourite. Imagine the surprise when the doll that opened the show was a new male doll, Bellamy Blue, who is Rufus’ brother. Everyone drooled over this gorgeous doll (referred to in the stats as Fashion figure), and with good reason. He is handsome, gorgeously dressed (amazing parka, fantastically embroidered shirt, printed t-shirt) and has great accessories (the bag, the glasses, the frat ring, the boots). What’s not to like? With the new Hommes collection just around the corner, it’s good to see that more great male dolls are part of the other collections as well. I preordered him and will be happy to add him to my collection. The Gucci bag is the icing of this very tasty cake. 

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So what do you think of the new Industry dolls? Are you getting any and if yes, which ones?

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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 2018 and may not be reprinted or disseminated without express written permission.

FASHION ROYALTY, POPPY PARKER, NU. FACE, EAST 59TH, THE INDUSTRY 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

Integrity Toys February 2014 release: Dynamite Girls - Love Revolution Collection

As was expected, February is the month that the first reveal from Integrity Toys took place, on the 12th. Members of the W Club had been duly notified about the date but, apart from some sneek peeks that kept everybody guessing, no other mention was made about which lines would be presented. A series of e-mails announced the new releases, so let's start seeing what's in store this years - for starters. First up was the Dynamite Girls™. This year's collection is composed of a mix of fan favorite characters and features the return of Susie, as well as the introduction of a brand new girl: Tooka (who has the Sookie sculpt). The collection is named Love Revolution. It is definitely 1970s inspired, particularly the centennial celebrations of that decade in the US, hence all the Americana references. Five dolls are part of the regular collection and one is a dealer exclusive. More details below.




Item # 66093
Free Spirit Jett™
Dressed Doll
Dynamite Girls™ "Love Revolution" Collection
Limited Edition of 400 Dolls Worldwide
Approximate Ship Date: Early May 2014
Suggested Retail Price: $70.00 US 
Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer


Doll Tech Specs:
Body Type: DG
Head Sculpt: Jett 
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: B-Tone
Hair Color: Sunkissed Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Rooted


Jett is a fully articulated 12" doll with rooted hair and eyelashes. A doll stand is included. For adult collectors ages 14 and up. The details of the outfit are great and the accessories rock. Excellent value for money.


Item # 66094
Own The Moment 
Aria™ Dressed Doll
Dynamite Girls™ "Love Revolution" Collection
Limited Edition of 400 Dolls Worldwide
Approximate Ship Date: Early May 2014
Suggested Retail Price: $70.00 US 
Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer


Doll Tech Specs:
Body Type: DG
Head Sculpt: Aria 
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Hungarian
Hair Color: Radiant Brunette
Eyelashes: Yes, Rooted 


Aria is a fully articulated 12" doll with rooted hair and eyelashes. A doll stand is included. For adult collectors ages 14 and up. Again a great outfit (look at that pleating on the bust) and amazing accessories. I hope the hat is not plastic though.


Item # 66095
Natural Beauty Tooka™
Dressed Doll
Dynamite Girls™ "Love Revolution" Collection 
Limited Edition of 300 Dolls Worldwide
Approximate Ship Date: Early May 2014 
Suggested Retail Price: $70.00 US 
Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer


Doll Tech Specs:
Body Type: DG 
Head Sculpt: Sooki 
Quick Switch Feature: No 
Skin Tone: A-Tone
Hair Color: Raven
Eyelashes: Yes, Rooted


Tooka is a fully articulated 12" doll with rooted hair and eyelashes. A doll stand is included. For adult collectors ages 14 and up. She is a new character but uses the Sookie sculpt, re-incarnated as an African American. She looks great and ready to go for some serious groovy dancing! Her outfit and accessories though are not a match for the two previous ones, apart from the great denim jacket.


Item # 66096
All American Auden™
Dressed Fashion Figure
Dynamite Girls™ "Love Revolution" Collection
Limited Edition of 750 Dolls Worldwide
Approximate Ship Date: Early May 2014
Suggested Retail Price: $70.00 US
Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer


Doll Tech Specs:
Body Type: Homme
Head Sculpt: Auden
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Light Blond
Eyelashes: No


Auden is a fully articulated 12.5" fashion figure with rooted and flocked hair. A doll stand is included. For adult collectors ages 14 and up. Of course this character would not be missing from the line-up, as he is the top-favourite of every collector from this line. If I did not already have a blonde Auden, I would definitely try to get this one. Love the watch and shoes. He looks like Jean Paul-Gaultier dressed him! Which is perfectly good for me, but he does not give me a 70s vibe at all. *Note: The tattoo on Auden's right arm is permanently applied.


Item # 66097
Take It Easy Cruz™
Dressed Fashion Figure
Dynamite Girls™ "Love Revolution" Collection
Limited Edition of 750 Dolls Worldwide
Approximate Ship Date: Early May 2014
Suggested Retail Price: $70.00 US
Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer


Doll Tech Specs:
Body Type: Homme
Head Sculpt: Auden
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Latino
Hair Color: Light Brown with dark blond streaks
Eyelashes: No


Cruz is a fully articulated 12.5" fashion figure with long, rooted hair. A doll stand is included. For adult collectors ages 14 and up. He defintely has the 70's vibe, with the hair, the sandals and the bicentennial t-shirt (it's short-sleeved). I love the plaid shirt with the red accents.


Item # 66098
Sweet Freedom Susie™
Dressed Doll 
Dynamite Girls™ "Love Revolution" Collection
R&D Collectibles and IT Direct Joint Exclusive
Limited Edition of 300 Dolls
Approximate Ship Date: Early May 2014
Suggested Retail Price: $70.00 US

This doll will be available for pre-order from R&D Collectibles and IT Direct only.
THIS DOLL IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM ALL IT DEALERS! 


Doll Tech Specs:
Body Type: DG
Head Sculpt: Susie
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Raven
Eyelashes: Yes, Rooted


Susie is a fully articulated 12" doll with rooted hair and eyelashes. A doll stand is included. For adult collectors ages 14 and up. R & D Collectibles and IT Direct joint Exclusive! Sweet Freedom Susie™ is a joint exclusive and is only available from R & D Collectibles (located in Taiwan) and IT Direct. If you wish to pre-order Susie from R&D Collectibles, you may do so immediately (please visit www.rnddolls.blogspot.com). I love the red jacket but not anything else on this one.


**Please note that the photos are of prototype dolls and subject to changes and modifications. 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.**

Integrity Toys releases a mini Dynamite Girls collection for Halloween

Integrity Toys released a mini DG collection with a Halloween theme and yes, there's a new Spooky Sooki doll in it. The collection comprises of three dolls, one (Spooky Sooki) available only from IT Direct until supplies last and the other two (a girl and a boy) available through Integrity dealers. Let's see the dolls:






Item #66090
Spooky Sooki: The Return
Dynamite Girl™ Dressed Doll
2013 IT Direct Exclusive
Limited Edition of 1000 Dolls
Suggested Retail Price: $65.00
Available for Pre-order Directly from IT Direct
Approximate Ship Date: Late September 2013


Doll Tech Specs:
Body Type: DG (12 inch)
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Raven
Eyelashes: Yes, Rooted
Package Dimensions: 6" X 15" X 2.5"


A classic Dynamite Girl character returns to haunt the night again. Spooky Sooki: The Return is an IT Direct exclusive and cannot be purchased anywhere else but in the Integrity Toys shopping cart (while supplies last)! She is wearing a white shirt-dress in Gothic inspired style, over a black patterned hose and black boots, with a matching bag shaped like a small coffin. For adult collectors ages 14 and up. Doll stand included.


Item #66091
Handsome Devil
Damon™ Fashion Figure
The Dynamite Girls™ Collection
Limited Edition of 800 Dolls
Suggested Retail Price: $65.00
Approximate Ship Date: Late September 2013
Available from All Integrity Toys Authorized Dealers


Doll Tech Specs:
Body Type: FR: Homme (12.5 inches)
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Latino
Hair Color: Raven with Fire Red Streaks
Eyelashes: No
Package Dimensions: 6" X 15" X 2.5"


Hmm the name is new but the sculpt is one that DG boys have used before. He is dressed in red/black, from the jacket and pants to the striped shirt to his red-streaked raven hair. Gorgeous high boots.  Please note that the horns are removable. If he had a new sculpt I would have considered ordering him. For adult collectors ages 14 and up. Doll stand included. 


Item #66092
Dead In Her Tracks
Dani™ Dressed Doll
The Dynamite Girls™ Collection
Limited Edition of 800 Dolls
Suggested Retail Price: $65.00
Approximate Ship Date: Late September 2013
Available from All Integrity Toys Authorized Dealers


Doll Tech Specs:
Body Type: DG (12 inch)
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone Japan
Hair Color: Snow White with Ice Blue Streaks
Eyelashes: Yes, Rooted
Package Dimensions 6" X 15" X 2.5"


Dani wears a white dress with a pattern that looks like tyre tracks! It also looks like it has an underskirt. This doll comes with a chain necklace that is not shown in the photos below. She also has a corsage and gloves. For adult collectors ages 14 and up. Doll stand included.


**Please note that the photos are of a prototype doll and accessories. The final product is subject to changes and modifications. All info and photos contained herein is copyrighted Integrity Toys, Inc. and Intercap Merchant Partners, LLC 2013 and may not be reprinted or disseminated without express written permission.**

Integrity Toys 1st on-line presentation 2013 - Dynamite Girls

The Dynamite Girls collection was the first one presented in the on-line event. This time the inspiration is a trip to London, so the collection is named "London Calling. This brings to mind last year's Poppy Parker trip to London, but this one has a thoroughly modern vibe - with some 80's undertones. David Buttry proudly presented each doll and discussed them with Carol Roth. He said the fashions are street-inspired and wintry.


Item #66084
Holland™
The Dynamite Girls™
London Calling Collection
Suggestion Retail Price: US $65.00
Limited Edition of 800 Dolls
Estimated Delivery Date: Late March 2013




The girls and guys presented are totally different from last year. First of all there is a new character (ergo new sculpt), Holland.  The doll is wearing a grey and green wool and faux leather jacket, an orange and pink jacquard jumper dress, orange turtle-neck  pink tights and boots with faux fur trim. She's not my style (Dynamite Girls rarely, if ever, are) but her face looks interesting.



Item #66085
Cruz™
The Dynamite Girls™
London Calling Collection
Suggestion Retail Price: US $65.00
Limited Edition of 800 Dolls
Estimated Delivery Date: Late March 2013





Guys are always a hit with the crowd, even someone like me who does not collect this line. This time it is Cruz that takes the spotlight in a lime shirt with navy collar and cuffs, orange striped sweater vest, and royal blue suit jacket and trousers. His accessories include a gray knit scarf and gray and blue spectator shoes. I really wanted this one but had to leave him out due to the amount of dolls I got from another line. Plus even though I like the overall impression, the "suit"look in this colour is not to my liking. I;d much rather have a totally different jacket (plaid?) or parka on top. The shoes are to die for. I think he is sold out.




Item #66086
Dani™
The Dynamite Girls™
London Calling Collection
Suggestion Retail Price: US $65.00
Limited Edition of 800 Dolls
Estimated Delivery Date: Late March 2013


Dani is back in a black shirt, white lace sweater, hot pink jacket and green jacquard Capri pants. Her look is completed with black patent booties. She is the prettiest face of the bunch and I love her contrasting colours.




Item #66087
Kyu™
The Dynamite Girls™
London Calling Collection
Suggestion Retail Price: US $65.00
Limited Edition of 800 Dolls
Estimated Delivery Date: Late March 2013


The second guy of the bunch is Kyu. His ensemble consists of a long sleeved red shirt, gold knit sweater, and blue jeans with patch details on the knees. To top it off he's wearing a parka in green with faux fur trim on the hood. I love everything about him but his patched jeans. You can find his sweater in H&M in a brighter yellow.




Item #66088
TJ™
The Dynamite Girls™
London Calling Collection
Suggestion Retail Price: US $65.00
Limited Edition of 600 Dolls
Estimated Delivery Date: Late March 2013


TJ reminds me of Neve - are they the same sculpt? She wears a winter white jacket with black faux fur trimmed hood, lime shirt, pink V-neck sweater, blue jacquard skirt, pink lace tights, and black boots.




Item #66089
Dayle™
The Dynamite Girls™
London Calling Collection
Suggestion Retail Price: US $65.00
Limited Edition of 600 Dolls
Estimated Delivery Date: Late March 2013




Last but not least is Dayle.  She wears a pink blouse, lime tights, off white sweatshirt, grey and brown jacquard shorts, blue-grey coat, and knee high brown boots with faux fur trim. Must say that this collections is very versatile and a good value for money, considering the amount of clothes one gets with each doll and their possibility for mix and match.





Please note that the photos are of prototype dolls and subject to changes and modifications. All photos and information contained herein is copyrighted Integrity Toys, Inc. and Intercap Merchant Partners, LLC 2013 and may not be reprinted or disseminated without express written permission.

Integrity Toys 2012 release: Back To Brooklyn - The Dynamite Girls


Last Saturday Integrity Toys held their on-line event, exclusive to W Club members, for unveiling their 2012 mainline collections. Marketing Director Alain Tremblay started the presentation and introduced their PR director, Carol Roth (who is so bubbly she indeed had to become a doll!). She in turn introduced the designer David Buttry to present the first collection - The Dynamite Girls. The 2012 DG collection is called Back To Brooklyn and features looks inspired by youthful Brooklyn street fashion. A mix of old school prep, vintage hues, textures and patterns are the trademark for this style. Very hipster! All dolls are expected at the end of May. 


Item #66079 Jasper™ Suggested Retail Price: $65.00 US Limited Edition Size: 450 Dolls Worldwide
Jasper is the most popular girl in this collection, she reminds me so much of Japanese fashion dolls like Momoko. She wears a brown lace baby doll dress with black and white pleated accents, black lace tights, brown leather boots (a first for DG, up to now it was only plastic for the girls), a multi-strand silver chain necklace, and a charcoal grey knit sock cap to finish off her look. Her bag looks like it could hold an iPad. Cute but not my style.




Item #66080 Neve™ Suggested Retail Price: $65.00 US Limited Edition Size: 450 Dolls Worldwide 
Neve is the second of the team, dressed in a gold and grey striped jersey pullover, aqua blue shirt, pink neck-tie, jeans with cargo pockets and grey boots with a silver buckle. The silver hoop earrings and the silver bangle bracelet are the finishing touches. I do not like cargo pants in real life (one of the most disfiguring clothing items ever released) and they do not look better on dolls. Her legs look like sausages.




Item #66081 Gavin™ Suggested Retail Price: $65.00 US Limited Edition Size: 450 Dolls Worldwide 
Gavin is wearing a 70s college prep style pant-suit, with belted, high waist corduroy jeans, a vest, a salmon shirt under it and a pumpkin fitted blazer with a lovely green trim. A pair of tan boots complete the retro look.  She is like a young Annie Hall but the hair ruin the look - more Charlie's Angels then Brooklyn hipster.




Item # 66082 Auden™ Suggested Retail Price: $65.00 US Limited Edition Size: 450 Dolls Worldwide 
Auden was the mega hit of the DG collection last year and this year's version was a disappointment for many. He's supposedly a hairdresser so he coloured his hair a carrot red, which looks nice, but his haircut is a bit overwhelming. He sports a vintage jean jacket, brown tweed pants, plaid vest, short-sleeved light blue shirt, neck-tie, and light blue and tan shoes. His clothes look great and would make a lovely addition to any FR Homme guy's wardrobe, although his pants do look a bit shapeless. Where can I find a vest like that for me?




Item #66083 Remi™ Suggested Retail Price: $65.00 US Limited Edition Size: 450 Dolls Worldwide 
Remi is for me the best doll in this collection and the only one I would like to have. Look at this outfit! I would dress like that anytime! He wears mustard colored skinny jeans, a blue chambray shirt (incredibly scaled pattern), a brown graphic t-shirt over it and soft greenish-grey "leather" jacket. The green shoes and a plaid newsboy cap top off his ensemble. I think this one is the hit of 2012 for DG. And I must add that although the girls are too cartoon-y for me, the boys more than make up for it.





**Please note that the photos are of a prototype doll and subject to changes and modifications. **All information and photos contained herein is copyrighted Integrity Toys, Inc. and Intercap Merchant Partners, LLC 2012 and may not be reprinted or disseminated without express written permission.**