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?

© All photos 2019 Mattel. All Rights Reserved.

 

The fourth W Club doll is Looks A Plenty! Poppy Parker - 3 dolls in one!

This is the way a new year should start: a beautiful new doll! And when it is actually three dolls combined into one, even better. That’s the case with the fourth W Club doll, announce on the first day of 2019 to Club members. Poppy gets the Adéle treatment: the set consists of one doll plus two additional heads with busts and three different outfits. Of course Poppy only has one sculpt, but the body does have interchangeable feet: it comes with both high heeled and flat feet, to better accommodate all three looks. A completer pack is also offered: for $30.0 one gets two partial bodies (torso, legs and arms) to make the three dolls complete.  It’s a good price for three Poppy dolls: getting both the giftset and the completer set means 229/3=76.33 per doll. Not bad at all. Let’s check out this beautiful set.

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Item # PP136

Looks A Plenty!

Poppy Parker™ Gift Set

The Poppy Parker™ Collection

2018 W Club Exclusive

Edition Size: TBD

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Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker (For All 3 Heads)

Body Type: 1 Poppy Parker 1.5 Complete Body + 2 Additional Poppy Parker 1.5 Busts

Foot Type: High-heeled Lower Legs

Bonus! Extra Set of Lower Legs with Articulated Ankles Included!

Skin Tone: FR White

Hair Colors: Bright Auburn Red, Azure Blue and Natural Blonde

Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied

Quickswitch: Yes (Switchable at the Torso Level, Not the Neck)

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Included:

  • Fully articulated 12" / 1:6 scale doll body with high-heeled feet and a bonus pair interchangeable lower legs featuring the traditional Poppy Parker feet articulated at the ankles;

  • Three separate Poppy Parker doll heads, each featuring fully rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes (each comes pre-mounted on its own bust piece).

  • MUSEUM PODIUM STAND INCLUDED WITH EACH GIFT SET:As mentioned in the description above, the gift set includes a museum podium 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 on a peg at the top of each podium, creating a showcase for any of your dolls.

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Look 1:

  • High-contrast, black and white polka dot evening gown, with train on the back;

  • Chunky "jeweled" bracelet and matching oversized earrings;

  • Alternate black "opera" length gloves (with painted on traditional Poppy hands);

  • Black clutch purse;

  • High-heeled shoes;

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This is my favourite of the three looks, both as doll and outfit. I have a soft spot for red heads. She does remind me of the redhead included in another triple giftset, Mood Changers. This is the evening look, with the upswept hair and the gorgeous polka dot gown and it’s A-line shape. David Buttry confirmed on Instagram that this Poppy’s face is inspired by the screening originally used in Summer Magic Poppy. The dress is a 1964 Balenciaga Haute Couture gown.

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Look 2:

  • Black cowl neck sweater with Punchinello patterned pants;

  • Black cat-eye glasses;

  • Bright pink heart shaped enameled brooch (with magnet backing)

  • Pair of red enameled stud earrings;

  • Miniature soda bottle and drinking straw accessory;

  • Black kitten heels;

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Blue hair! This one looks a lot like a colour variant w Club 2018 upgrade doll Soda Pop Poppy - different outfit of course. She even has a soda bottle. Love the harlequin pants and the cowl neck sweater. Now there are three Poppy dolls with fantasy coloured hair - this one (blue), Ciao Poppy (pink) and one of the Mood Changers (lilac). Cannot wait to photograph them all together.

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Look 3:

  • Mauve baby-doll nighty and panty set;

  • Simple bangle bracelet;

  • Pair of stud earrings;

  • Mauve pom pom slipper heels;

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This is the simplest and most versatile one. I’m not crazy about the lingerie but it is something missing from my collection. The doll is lovely and with the long, flowing hair and relatively softer make up, will be able to wear many different outfits. She does remind me of To The Fair Poppy a bit.

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  • Pair of basic Poppy hands with red nail polish;

  • Pair of alternate basic Poppy hands with pink nail polish;

  • Pair of alternate "slight grasp" hands with soft pink nail polish;

  • Museum podium stand (white acrylic with gold Poppy Parker logo);

  • Certificate of authenticity.

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Offer Type: W Club Exclusive pre-order.
Participation Deadline: January 9th, 2019, Noon Eastern time.
Special Gift Set Pricing: $199.00 USD + S & H per gift set.($30 NRD deposit per gift set due now, balance of $169.00 + S & H per gift set due approximately late-spring 2019).
Optional Body Completer Pack Pricing: $30.00 USD + S & H per completer pack.($15 NRD deposit per completer pack due now, balance of $15.00 + S & H per completer pack due approximately late-spring 2019).
Final Edition Size: To be determined, will be based on all pre-orders received.
Shipping Timing: Approximately late-spring 2019.
Availability: 2018 W Club members only.
Order Limit: Up to 1 gift set and 1 body completer pack per membership.

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Final fabrics, colors and textures may vary slightly. For adult collectors ages 15 and up only. All text 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 Tony Pettinato. Layouts and graphics by Alain Tremblay, Marketing

The second W Club doll for 2018 is a Split Decision: two Poppy Parker doll giftset

The W Club doll’s are very late this year - we had been given only one up till know, from five total. So the second one could not be more timely in its arrival. It was mentioned in the convention by Integrity Toys and everyone was waiting for the news. Are they good? Oh yes! It’s nit just one, but two dolls as a giftset. And one of them is a Bergdorf Goodman Poppy variation!

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Item # PP135

Split Decision

Poppy Parker™ Duo-doll Gift Set

The Poppy Parker™ Collection

2018 W Club Exclusive

Edition Size: TBD

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Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker

Body Type: Poppy Parker 1.5

Foot Sculpt: High-heeled

Skin Tone: FR White (Both Dolls)

Hair Colors: Dark Brown (1st Doll) and Silver/Gray (2nd Doll)

Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied

Quickswitch: No

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Included:

  • Two 12.5" fully articulated dolls with fully rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes;
  • The first doll comes fashionably dressed for a glamorous day of shopping in a waist-length faux-fur jacket over a lovely pale metallic lamé blouse that features an oversized bow tie. The look is completed with a pair of high-glam faux-leather shorts;
  • The second doll comes fashionably dressed in a chic metallic sheath dress with net overlay, that features a removable pleated cummerbund/sash that allows the dress to be worn two different ways;
  • Beaded chain necklace;
  • Hoop earrings;
  • Pearl stud earrings;
  • Oversized sunglasses;
  • Two bracelets;
  • Two finger rings;
  • Purse;
  • Quilted boots;
  • Black pumps;
  • Shopping bag accessory;
  • Certificate of authenticity;
  • Doll stand.
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Offer Type: W Club Exclusive pre-order.

Participation Deadline: November 19th, 2018, Noon Eastern time.
Special Pricing: $189.00 USD + S & H per gift set.($35 NRD deposit per gift set due now, balance of $154.00 + S & H per gift set due approximately late-winter / early-spring 2019).
Final Edition Size: To be determined, will be based on all pre-orders received.
Shipping Timing: Approximately late-winter / early-spring 2019.
Availability: 2018 W Club members only.
Order Limit: Up to 1 gift set per membership.

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The deadline for W Club members to pre-order this giftset is November 19th, 2018 at noon North American Eastern Time. The rest will either have to get it on the secondary market or from a friend that’s a club member willing to sell his own.

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Quite a set, no? The main attraction is of course the Bergdorf Goodman clone, which, if one had to choose, would surely influence any split decision! She does look a lot like the doll she mimics, even has a similar outfit but in different materials and colour. Gorgeous doll, even though I am not sure about the boots. And quite a smart move, pairing her with another doll, as this will surely become one of the most ordered dolls in W Club history. 

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The second doll pales in comparison to the first, even though she is a lovely doll. She has a major flaw: the very long bangs that hide even her eyes, making her look weird. Some people thought she was another sculpt altogether. If the bangs are trimmed, she will surely look much better. I’d have gone for smaller earrings and a choker for this one. Unfortunately there’s only one necklace in the set, probably to keep the price low.

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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 2018 reveal pt.5: the event doll - Devotion Agnes Von Weiss

Every event has a doll dedicated to it and this year's Integrity Toys webinar was no exception. My haw literally dropped when the first photo of the incredible Agnes Von Weiss doll appeared on the screen, easily surpassing everything I had seen on the screen for the previous hour or so. She's a tour de force, a version of Agnes that is totally original but also has references to older ones, like High Gloss or Optic Verve. She's fierce and majestic, with her Gaultier Haute Couture Automn 2017 inspired ensemble (see it at the very end of the post). I'm happy she has the new sculpted glove hands. Her head jewellery can be worn as a necklace too! Preordered already! She's exclusive to the W Club members.

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Item # 91440
Devotion
Agnes Von Weiss® Doll
Fashion Royalty®:
The Sacred Lotus Collection
Approx. Ship Date: Winter 2018-19
Price: $155.00 US
2018 W Club Event Exclusive
Edition Size: TBD

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Head Sculpt: Agnes Von Weiss
Body Type: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Cream
Hair Color: Auburn
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

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Included:

12.5-inch fully articulated doll with rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes;
Tuxedo jacket inspired asymmetric drape over dress;
Long black metallic strapless dress;
Black "patent leather" purse with "gold" chain/charm detail;
Strappy high-heels made out of thin black ribbons;
"Gold" earrings w/ attached hair jewel with black inset "stones";
Multiple "gold" bracelets with black inset "stones";
"Gold" statement ring with black "stone";
Long black faux-leather gloves (featuring molded gloved hand);
Traditional henna tattooed forearms and matching alternate tattooed hands;
Doll stand;
Certificate of authenticity.

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Final fabrics, colors and textures to be announced. For adult collectors ages 15 and up only. All text 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

Gaultier Couture Automn 2017 - Photo: Yannis Vlamos / Indigital.tv

Gaultier Couture Automn 2017 - Photo: Yannis Vlamos / Indigital.tv