The third Club doll for 2019 has been unveiled by Integrity Toys and... there's two of them!

Integrity Toys unveiled the 3rd club exclusive doll for 2019. It is two doll’s instead of one, but it’s is not a giftset. Rather it is two dolls, sold separately, that count as one for the purpose of the five exclusive club dolls. The two ladies are NuFace models "Your Motivation" Erin Salston™ and "Like No Other" Nadja Rhymes™, designed by IT designer Jessy Ayala. I have no idea why they did not bundle the, together as a giftset to make the price more palatable for members. As it is they’re only $5.0 less than retail price of NuFace dolls. As a giftset they’d probably be $200.00 together, which would be cheaper for members but now it makes more money for Integrity.

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Item # 82119A

Your Motivation

Erin Salston™ Dressed Doll

The NU. Face® Collection

2019 W Club Exclusive

Expected Ship Date: Winter 2019-20

Special Member-Only Pricing:

$145.00 + S & H

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Edition Size: TBD

Head Sculpt: Erin 2.0

Body Type: NF 3.0

Foot Sculpt: High-heeled

Skin Tone: Hungarian

Hair Color: Caramel Blonde

Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied

Quickswitch: No

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Included:

12.5" fully articulated doll with rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes;

Lingerie inspired dress with black lace detail at the bust and "gold" chain spaghetti straps;

Transparent smoked vinyl trench coat;

"Patent leather" clutch purse with "gold" details;

Two golden hair clips;

Jewelry set (bracelet, earrings and heart necklace);

"Patent leather" open-toed "spectator" pumps with "gold" accents;

Pair of hands (with long nails);

Alternate pair of "grip" hands (with short nails);

Doll stand;

Certificate of authenticity

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Erin is my favourite of the two, both as doll and as outfit. She’s in colours I don’t have either in hair or skin, she has beautiful make up and hairstyle. The transparent vinyl trench is simply gorgeous. Her shoes and jewellery are beautiful. I am not crazy about her slip dress, as we just got one with Eugenia, but it’s ok. I’m probably getting her.

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Item # 82119B

Like No Other

Nadja Rhymes™ Dressed Doll

The NU. Face® Collection

2019 W Club Exclusive

Expected Ship Date: Winter 2019-20

Special Member-Only Pricing:

$145.00 + S & H

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Edition Size: TBD

Head Sculpt: Nadja 2.0

Body Type: NF 3.0

Foot Sculpt: High-heeled

Skin Tone: Nubian

Hair Color: Dark Brunette

Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied

Quickswitch: No

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Included:

12.5" fully articulated doll with rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes;

High-contrast, pink and black leopard print blouse;

High-waist, ultra-gloss shorts, with belt detail;

Black and white faux-fur shawl;

Newly developed armband wallet accessory;

Intricately detailed high-heeled booties with "gold" buckles and accents;

Two hair clips;

Golden earrings and ring;

Pair of hands (with long nails);

Alternate pair of "grip" hands (with short nails);

Doll stand;

Certificate of authenticity.

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Nadia is beautiful- she always is. And I already have her with this hairstyle. And the only thing I really would love to have from her outfit are the shorts, So I’m probably not getting her. And here’s the thing: if they were together as a giftset, I would probably get them both.

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Designer Jessy Ayala had a picture of the two dolls wearing each other's clothes to give you an idea of what they would look like if you got both, said Integrity. And I say, you guys should have made them a giftset to make them easier to sell together and not resort to gimmicks like this.

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Offer Type: W Club Exclusive pre-order.

Participation Deadline: October 4th, 2019, Noon Eastern time.

Special W Club Pricing: $145.00 + S&H per doll.

($25 NRD deposit per each doll due now; balance of $120.00 + S & H per each doll due approximately Winter 2019-2020).

Final Edition Size: To be determined- will be based on all pre-orders received.

Shipping Timing: Approximately Winter 2019-2020.

Availability: 2019 W Club members only.

Order Limit: Up to 1 Erin and 1 Nadja doll per membership.

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The dolls shown 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. 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 by Jayme Thornton. Layouts and graphics by Alain Tremblay, Marketing

KITH collaborates with Barbie and offers customers a chance to style their official doll!

KITH is a retail store in New York, founded by designer Ronnie Fieg In 2010. They make and sell sportswear, establish sneaker collaborations and also sell a number of renowned street wear brands. They now announce a collaboration with Barbie, working together to create a special experience for their customers: they will have the chance to create the official Kith x Barbie doll!

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Starting this Saturday 9/21 KITH will be hosting styling appointments where customers will get to select one of the four dolls they have created with Mattel designer Carlyle Nuera and then style them in a look from over 100 different Kith Women apparel pieces. One of these submissions will then be selected to be produced as the official Kith x Barbie doll. Accordimg to their Instagram account though, all appointment slots have officially been filled. They do mention that walk-ins are welcome but cannot guarantee access. Follow them for further updates. I love both the doll’s and the outfits, at least what what we can see in the official photos. I envy the people who will get to style a doll and submit it for a chance to win.

So how come they decided to work with Barbie?. “For sixty years, Barbie has been an international pop-culture phenomenon offering girls around the globe a chance to play, tell stories, and, most importantly, to dream. Kith echoes this mindset by presenting an immersive world for its customers by engaging them through a unique retail environment that fosters creativity,” says Kith-founder Ronnie Fieg. This shared philosophy is what started this partnership—and it will remain a key element in the collaboration between Kith and Barbie.

The Kith Women x Barbie collaboration kicks off with a Barbie takeover of Kith’s flagship store in New York.  Several activations are planned including: 

STYLING CONTEST: September 21st - September 29th

Kith will host Barbie styling sessions at its Soho location on the second floor – known as the Arsham/Fieg Gallery. By appointment only, participants can choose from four dolls that represent the diversity and the dynamism of the Kith Woman. Entrants will be able to dress, style and outfit on-site with 100 custom doll-sized apparel and accessories pieces from the Kith Women line. 

Participants will then submit a photo of their uniquely styled Barbie to be evaluated by a cross-section of the fashion industry’s most notable tastemakers. The panel of judges will include Dianne Garcia, Jackie Kim – director of Kith Women, Maeve Reilly, Ade Samuel and Kith founder Ronnie Fieg. Judges will select the top six looks, which will be put to a public vote via @KithWomen social platform. The submission that receives the most public votes will then become the official limited-edition Kith x Barbie doll, to be released in late 2020 and available from Kith stores worldwide.

RETROSPECTIVE: September 21st to October 2nd 

A complementary retrospective exhibition that celebrates Barbie’s 60-year history will be on view at Kith’s Soho store from September 21st to October 2nd. The original Barbie created in 1959, featuring her iconic black and white chevron swimsuit, will be on display, alongside surrounding ephemera and milestone moments. The in-store museum-inspired vignette layout will be a testament to the doll’s empowering legacy and status as a pop-culture icon.

LIMITED EDITION COMMEMORATIVE APPAREL

Kith will also be designing and distributing limited edition Kith x Barbie 60th Anniversary t-shirt, available only to the first 200 attendees.

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All photos courtesy of KITH and Mattel

Integrity Toys Summer 2019 reveal: new Tulabelle for The Industry

The surprise from the Poppy reveal was nothing compared to the Industry one. Not even a capsule collection was dedicated to The Industry: only one single doll was unveiled, the new refreshed and revamped Tulabelle. The doll pays homage to her first 16” namesake, wearing the same outfit, with an added look as a bonus. The new sculpt looks nothing like the previous one, not even like the original 16” doll. She looks like she has a wide face, a worrying trend for new Integrity sculpts. The outfit is nice, channelling Anna Sui boho chic, with great accessories, but I don’t like the doll. She has hints of a young Marie Osmond. Not a good thing in my book. And she is $155.00. Ouch.

A real life image of the doll, from the designer himself, David Buttry.

A real life image of the doll, from the designer himself, David Buttry.

She does look better in the real life photo by David Buttry, which is encouraging. Will see how she transforms in future incarnations. The China factory problems are the reason again for not having a proper Industry collection. Looks like this is going to be a dry doll year. Only W Club members are allowed to enter a lottery for a chance to purchase this doll, so if you want one, you’ll have to wait for a chance to pick her up on the secondary market.

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Item # 88009

Yeti For It

Tulabelle True™

Dressed Doll Mini Gift Set

The Industry™

IT Direct Exclusive

Expected Ship Date:

In-stock (Ships Once Winners Have Paid)

Special Member-Only Pricing:

$155.00 + S & H

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OFFERED VIA RIGHT-TO-BUY LOTTERY; NOT AVAILABLE THROUGH DEALERS

Edition Size: 700

Head Sculpt: Tulabelle 2.0

Body Type: Industry

Foot Sculpt: High-heeled Foot

Skin Tones: Japan

Hair Colors: Raven

Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied

Quickswitch: No

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Included:

  • 12-inch fully articulated doll with rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes;

  • Tulabelle's main look is composed of a retro-inspired frilly lace shirt, worn under a faux-fur waist-length sleeveless vest and fitted denim pants;

  • Retro-inspired, cap sleeve mini-dress with embroidery detail;

  • Black faux-leather over-the-knee platform boots;

  • Pair of high-contrast platform pumps;

  • Fishnet knee-high socks;

  • Oversized black "pearl" necklace;

  • 60's inspired oversized "jeweled" necklace;

  • Matching earrings, bracelet and ring set;

  • Intricately embroidered, high-contrast clutch purse;

  • Ultra-glam, metallic clutch purse;

  • Black aviator sunglasses with purple tinted lenses;

  • Alternate pair of hands with long fingernails;

  • Doll stand;

  • Certificate of authenticity.

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Offer Type: Right-to-buy lottery.

Participation Deadline: August 23rd, 2019, Noon Eastern time.

Pricing (FOR W CLUB MEMBERS ONLY): $155.00 + S&H

Final Edition Size: 700 mini gift sets only.

Shipping Timing: In-stock. Should ship as soon as winners have paid.

Availability: IT Direct offered to 2019 W Club members only.

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Final fabrics, colours 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. The INDUSTRY, Tulabelle 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, unless otherwise indicated. Layouts and graphics by Alain Tremblay, Marketing.

Welcome to Miami! The 2nd W Club exclusive doll for 2019 is Ocean Drive Agnes Von Weiss!

The proverbial ink (virtual of course) wasn’t even dry on the first W Club doll preorder and the second one arrived in our inboxes! "Ocean Drive" Baroness Agnes Von Weiss™ mini gift set, designed by IT designer Jessy Ayala, is the new beauty on the horizon, 1 of the 5 total W Club Exclusive Dolls offered throughout the Club year (there are still 3 left).

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Item # 91447

Ocean Drive

Baroness Agnes Von Weiss™

Dressed Doll Mini Gift Set The Fashion Royalty® Collection

2019 W Club Exclusive

Expected Ship Date: Fall 2019

Special Member-Only Pricing:$165.00 + S & H

Edition Size: TBD

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Head Sculpt: Agnes

Foot Sculpt: High heel

Skin Tone: FR Black

Hair Color: Dark Espresso

Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied

Quickswitch: No

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Included:

  • 12.5" fully articulated doll with rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes;
  • High-fashion, ocean inspired, hand-drawn and custom printed bathing suit with matching sheer sun-skirt;
  • Matching hand-drawn and custom printed open-toe sandals;
  • Newly designed "golden" seashell-inspired jewelry set, which includes ankle and wrist bangle bracelets, elaborate drop earrings, starfish ring;
  • Alternate set of jewelry composed of earrings, necklace and cuff bracelet;
  • Perfectly draped, ankle length cocktail dress with micro-sequins at the back and delicate chain shoulder strap details;
  • "Golden" spectator heels to match Agnes' evening look;
  • Clutch purse;
  • Oversized sunglasses;
  • Pair of hands (with long nails);
  • Alternate pair of hands (with short nails);
  • Doll stand;
  • Certificate of authenticity.
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First time for Agnes in FR black. She’s gorgeous, isn’t she? We have seen her before in skintones other than her usual, white-as-porcelain complexion, and it suits her a lot. The swimsuit and wrap skirt look is definitely inspired by similar Versace looks, more recently seen in the tribute collection last year. The yellow/golden draped dress is more difficult to pinpoint; people have tried to match it to Versace chainmail dresses, to a Kim Kardashian look (based on her hairstyle, sheesh!), but to me it looks a lot like an older Fashion Royalty dress, the one worn by On The Rise Elyse Jolie. 

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She has a great looking face, looks very different than her previous darker skin editions, plus her accessories are fantastic: two pairs of shoes, a nice bag, earrings that look like the Versace Medusa, charm bracelets, a starfish ring, plus a redesigned version of the older Fashion Royalty coin necklace. Just wish she had a more modern design for her (seen before a lot) sunglasses. Maybe if I could find some gold shells or starfish in scale and glue them on the sunglasses? The W Club informed us that she mails in a regular doll box, so shipping is cheaper than other giftsets. Good work IT!

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Offer Type:W Club Exclusive pre-order.
Participation Deadline: June 21st, 2019, Noon Eastern time.
Special Mini Gift Set Pricing: $165.00 + S&H per set.($25 NRD deposit per mini gift set due now; balance of $140.00 + S & H per mini gift set due approximately Fall 2019).
Final Edition Size: To be determined- will be based on all pre-orders received.
Shipping Timing: Approximately Fall 2019.
Availability: 2019 W Club members only.
Order Limit: Up to 1 mini gift set per membership.

THE DEADLINE TO PRE-ORDER THIS MINI GIFT SET IS NORTH AMERICAN EASTERN TIME.JUNE 21ST, 2019 AT NOON

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Doll shown is a prototype. Final fabrics, hand-drawn bathing suit print, 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. Fashion Royalty and all other character marks followed by ™ or ® are trademarks ofIntegrity 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.

Anna Sui Japan does Barbie as part of her Swinging Tokyo Collection!

Anna Sui, the well known US fashion designer, has launched a new project called "SWINGING TOKYO". Taking inspiration from the 1960s London street culture "Swinging London", which is the origin of her creation, she proposes a fashion that can be enjoyed freely and urbanely for the next generation of Tokyo. In this project, she initiated a collaboration with various other creatives. From May 1st, 2019 (Wednesday), sales begin at Isetan Shinjuku and the official online shop (Japan).

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One of the project’s collections is a collaboration with Barbie. There are four types of dolls combined with an outfit designed by Anna Sui and an original mug, comprising a set of Barbie Doll and Anna Sui collection-ware that will be cherished by all ages. The combination of the catchy and girly world of both brands is a must-see for fans. Each set is sold for ¥21,600 (about US$194.00). There are some T-shirts too. The title below and all information are translated from the Japanese site.

Barbie and Girlish Chemical Reaction Collection 

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According to the Japanese website, special items created from the "SWINGING TOKYO" project will start being sold sequentially at the Isetan Shinjuku Store and Anna Sui Official Online Shop from Wednesday, May 1st, 2019. I could not find any Barbie items online yet. The price is expensive for the doll quality: it is just a $5.00 play line doll repackaged in a Sui branded box. You do get an Anna Sui dress with her plus the mug but $190.00 for these is just too much. Remember that a Barbie collector designer doll is usually $100-150. And they are very limited. I wouldn’t pay even half the price for those sets, knowing of probably discard the doll. My favourite is the black dress with the bow. And for that price, they could have given each set a differently coloured mug, no?

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