Fashion Fairytale: Integrity Toys 2017 Convention part 7 - final gala and convention doll

The final gala of the convention took place on Saturday evening, with everyone present. The table centerpiece was an Adèle Makéda doll, standing amidst a set of acrylic mountains and channeling the Snow Queen. Attendees also received the final component to complete the "Build-a-Giftset" Nadja Rhymes; a pink little dress.

The winners of the convention design competition were announced:

Diorama Design Competition:

People's Choice: Jeanette Howard

Judge's Choice: Kelly Rinaldi

Doll Design Challenge:

People's Choice: Dal Lowenbein

Judge's Choice: Dal Lowenbein

Dal Lowenbein winning doll, photo Dal, hair realization by Dennis Allen Beltrán

Dal Lowenbein winning doll, photo Dal, hair realization by Dennis Allen Beltrán

Dal Lowenbein winning doll, photo by Dennis Allen Beltrán

Dal Lowenbein winning doll, photo by Dennis Allen Beltrán

Congratulations to all winners! Unfortunately Dal’s doll will not go into production next year, even though it is a very imaginative take on the White Rabitt from Alice In Wonderland. The doll that will will be the one winning the international design competition through the W Club.

Then, the winners of the OOAK dolls designed by Integrity Toys design team for the raffle room were picked. The dolls, not all inspired from actual fairytales, were (photos by super talented Ginny Liezert):

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- #82097 Rayna Ahmadi Sirena (The Little Mermaid) designed by Jessy Ayala

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- Constance & Constance Wicked Duet (Cinderella Sisters) designed by Chris Stoeckel 

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- Misaki Just Right (Goldilocks) designed by Mark Tinkey

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- Agnes & Elise Feast For The Eyes (Lil Miss Muffet and the Spider from the nursery rhyme) designed by Vaughn Sawyers 

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- Poppy Parker A Midsummer Dream (Titania, Shakespeare’s Queen Of Faery) designed by David Buttry

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- Nadja Bow Down (Queen of the Damned from the Anne Rice Vampire Chronicles novel of the same name) designed by Jessy Ayala

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- AA Eugenia Sweet Pea (Princess and the pea) designed by Vaughn Sawyers 

 

Most of these dolls were gorgeous, with the best being Nadja, giving off a strong Rihanna vibe. After that, the host city of next year's convention was unveiled, which will be Portland, Oregon, meaning the convention going west coast after many years.
Finally, special guest designer Jason Wu came on stage to unveil the eagerly awaited convention doll, Elyse Jolie channeling Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty. 

 

Item # 91430

Frosted Glamour

Adèle Makéda® Dressed Doll

The Fashion Royalty® Collection

The 2017 Integrity Toys Convention: Fashion Fairytale

Gala Dinner Event Centerpiece Doll

Edition Size: 420 Dolls

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A gorgeous silver haired Adèle as the Snow Queen! I would have preferred to have seen her as the Convention Doll though, it is about time that a company that prides itself on diversity in its product has an AA doll as the main star, no? From photos of attendees, her shoes are silver glittery sandals. A great doll. Of course the dress is similar to the one worn by Tilda Swinton as the White Witch in The Chronicles Of Narnia first film.

Tilda Swinton In costume as The White Witch Of Narnia. Photographed by Annie Leibovitz for Vogue magazine  

Tilda Swinton In costume as The White Witch Of Narnia. Photographed by Annie Leibovitz for Vogue magazine  

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Item # 82090C

Sweet Dreams Welcome Multi-Part Giftset

Nadja Rhymes™ Dressed Doll

The NU. FACE Collection

The 2017 Integrity Toys Convention: Fashion Fairytale

Build-a-Giftset Part C (Outfit)

Edition Size: 600 Outfits

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This is the last piece of the puzzle that was the Sleeping Beauty Nadja gift set. A pink short dress to compliment the blue one she arrived with. I did expect a gown as the second outfit though. 

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Item # 91429

Malefique

Elyse Jolie™ Dressed Doll

The Fashion Royalty® Collection

The 2017 Integrity Toys Convention: Fashion Fairytale

 Official Convention Doll

Edition Size: 600 Dolls

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Yet another Elyse this year. I know the anniversary ones are really rare but it does seem too many anyway. This one looks like a mishmash of many things: we have seen a really similar gown in a previous convention Giselle. Her green eyes and fuchsia lips remind me of the workshop Elyse of years ago and her hair channels Midnight Star Elyse. The jewellery are similar to Versailles Veronique’s. All this plus the purple hair leaves me a bit cold, even though I love the sculpt. I still think Adèle should have been the convention doll, either as Maleficent or as the Snow Queen. 

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Overall, for me, this was not a top notch convention dollwise, as was for example last year’s Supermodel one. I expected more imaginative interpretations of fairytale characters. The fact that most were derived from Disney versions of them only lessened the effect. Original fairytales make up a fantastic world that has a lot to offer and here we saw only a glimpse of them, with occasional flashes of great inspiration. It did not help of course that earlier in the year the company had showed such a strong group of collections on its main lines. Which is exactly the opposite of what happened last year. Let me know what you think in the comments.


Note: all dolls pictured in these photos are prototypes; final colors and textures may vary slightly. All photos and information contained herein is copyrighted Integrity Toys, Inc. and Intercap Merchant Partners, LLC 2017 and may not be reprinted or disseminated without express written permission. The W Club is a trademark of Intercap Merchant Partners, LLC. All rights reserved. Doll Photography by Jayme Thornton and/or Alain Tremblay, unless otherwise stated. Layouts, Graphics and 3D renderings by Alain Tremblay, Marketing.

Fashion Fairytale: Integrity Toys 2017 Convention part 6 - W Club luncheon

The last day of the Integrity Toys Convention means that it’s time for the W Club luncheon. The theme was Aladdin with two dolls presented: Rayna Ahmadi as Jasmine, the centerpiece that everyone had a chance to buy and Giselle as Aladdin, given as gift to all. 

 

Item # 82093

Natural Wonder

Rayna Ahmadi™ Dressed Doll

The NU. FACE Collection

The 2017 Integrity Toys Convention: Fashion Fairytale

W Club Luncheon Exclusive Centerpiece

Edition Size: 420 Dolls

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A very beautiful Rayna as Jasmine from Aladdin. I’m not fond of the colour of her jumpsuit but the doll is stunning. The opening of the décolleté is a bit too wide, most photos I saw from attendees showed nipples peeking out. she was sitting on a flying carpet stand that one could buy separately for $60.00. The outfit is from Balmain Spring 2018 collection:

Balmain Ready To Wear Spring 2018  - photo Vogue Runway Monica Feudi InDigital.tv

Balmain Ready To Wear Spring 2018  - photo Vogue Runway Monica Feudi InDigital.tv

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Item # 82094

Wanderlust

Giselle Diefendorf™ Dressed Doll

The NU. FACE Collection

The 2017 Integrity Toys Convention: Fashion Fairytale

W Club Luncheon Exclusive Giveaway Doll

Edition Size: 600 Dolls

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Great idea to use Giselle as Aladdin but I would expect a more daring styling, especially considering her hairstyle, And would love to see shoes with upturned tips as they did make an appearance in European catwalks this month. Do you think she has them? Again the outfit is from Balmain Spring 2017 collection.

Balmain Ready To Wear Spring 2017 - photo Vogue Runway Monica Feudi InDigital.tv

Balmain Ready To Wear Spring 2017 - photo Vogue Runway Monica Feudi InDigital.tv

UPDATE: Giselle shoes! No upturned tip but nice triangular heel. Photo by Lisa Davidson via Cassien Guier

UPDATE: Giselle shoes! No upturned tip but nice triangular heel. Photo by Lisa Davidson via Cassien Guier

And these were seen at the Jason Wu Winter 2015 Collection- Photo Vogue Runway Gianni Pucci Indigitalimages.com

And these were seen at the Jason Wu Winter 2015 Collection- Photo Vogue Runway Gianni Pucci Indigitalimages.com

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Note: all dolls pictured in these photos are prototypes; final colors and textures may vary slightly. All photos and information contained herein is copyrighted Integrity Toys, Inc. and Intercap Merchant Partners, LLC 2017 and may not be reprinted or disseminated without express written permission.  The W Club is a trademark of Intercap Merchant Partners, LLC. All rights reserved. Doll Photography by Jayme Thornton and/or Alain TremblayLayouts, Graphics and 3D renderings by Alain Tremblay, Marketing.

Fashion Fairytale: Integrity Toys 2017 Convention part 5 - the Poppy Parker luncheon

The second day of the Integrity Toys 2017 convention had more shopping but also workshops for attendees. After that, it was time for the annual Poppy Parker lunch, except this year, the theme of mix and match brands continued with Poppy channeling Little Red Riding Hood as the centerpiece and Eugenia Perrin-Frost as the hidden giveaway doll, this time channeling the Big Bad Wolf. Attendees also got part two of the "Build-a-Giftset" kit: a Nadja head and bust with "sleeping" closed eyes. They were also given the option to purchase a body upgrade kit so that they could have not one, but two complete Nadja dolls at the end of the convention. I am guessing that people that bought a Poppy luncheon ticket were expecting to get only Poppy dolls and not a Fashion Royalty gift and have to win the raffle to purchase a centerpiece Poppy. Let’s check out the dolls.

Item # PP126

Through The Woods

Poppy Parker® Dressed Doll

The 2017 Integrity Toys Convention: Fashion Fairytale

Lunch Event Centerpiece

Edition Size: 420 Dolls

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The Russian folklore touch, first glimpsed on the Alice Style Lab outfit is making another appearance here, much more fittingly in my opinion. I would have liked to see something more creative done with her hair - say making two braids that would coil on the sides of her head, or two pigtails. I also would have liked to see a more pronounced hood - after all, that’s how she got her name, right? I love her bag and will stress again that only Poppies got bags. 

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 Item # 91428

Bite Out Of Life

Eugenia Perrin-Frost™ Dressed Doll

The Fashion Royalty® Collection

The 2017 Integrity Toys Convention: Fashion Fairytale

Lunch Event Giveaway DollEdition Size: 600 Dolls

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I like this one. Love the widow’s peak. Love the make up. Love the earrings suggesting a wolf. Love the cape, dress and boots. Only thing I’d change: make the boots burgundy and reverse the colouring of the dress to match them. Lovely.

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Item # 82090B

Sweet Dreams Welcome Multi-Part Giftset

Nadja Rhymes™ Dressed Doll

The NU. Face Collection

The 2017 Integrity Toys Convention: Fashion Fairytale

Build-a-Giftset Part B (Sleeping Head and Lingerie)

Edition Size: 600 Kits

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Novelty item and a chance to take a couple of interesting photos, although the lids should have been a bit darker. Now she gives an impression of empty eyes.  

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 Note: all dolls pictured in these photos are prototypes; final colors and textures may vary slightly. All photos and information contained herein is copyrighted Integrity Toys, Inc. and Intercap Merchant Partners, LLC 2017 and may not be reprinted or disseminated without express written permission. The W Club is a trademark of Intercap Merchant Partners, LLC. All rights reserved. Doll Photography by Jayme Thornton and/or Alain TremblayLayouts, Graphics and 3D renderings by Alain Tremblay, Marketing.

Fashion Fairytale: Integrity Toys Convention part 4 - the welcome gala and East 59th cocktail

Time to check out the first day of the convention, right? An Agnes Von Weiss doll was waiting for everyone at their table, sitting on a giant throne, dressed in a look inspired by the Evil Queen in Snow White. None other than Poppy Parker was the giveaway doll of the evening, in a Snow White inspired look. And everyone received a Nadja Rhymes doll, part one of the "Build-a-Giftset" box they had received at registration. It looks like she is the reincarnation of Sleeping Beauty. After the ballroom festivities ended, those who had purchased a ticket headed to the East 59th Afterhours Cocktail, featuring Evelyn and Constance as Cinderella and her wicked step-mother. Below are the dolls of the first day.

 

Item # 91427

The Queen of Everything

Agnes Von Weiss™ Dressed Doll

The Fashion Royalty® Collection

The 2017 Integrity Toys Convention: Fashion Fairytale

Table Centerpiece

Edition Size: 420 Dolls

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Best Fashion Royalty doll of the convention so far is this gorgeous Agnes. Perfectly reimagined as the Evil Queen from Snow White, she fits the role to a t. The hairstyle looks much better here than on Sea Devil Veronique and her face paint is amazing. But a Queen should have had more amazing jewellery than stud earrings and a simple chain choker. Pity that the two tiered hemline is the only way to see the purple colour of the underskirt.

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Item # PP127

Fairest of All

Poppy Parker® Dressed Doll

The 2017 Integrity Toys Convention: Fashion Fairytale

Dinner Event Giveaway Doll

Edition Size: 600 Dolls

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Beautiful doll but a meh dress. Snow White should not be dressed in white just because of her name! The rose choker should have been an apple one, no? The braid at the front reminds me of the Nu Face Gretel. I hope those boots have a zipper at the back.

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Item # 82090

A Sweet Dreams Welcome Multi-Part Giftset

Nadja Rhymes™ Dressed Doll

The NU. FACE Collection

The 2017 Integrity Toys Convention: Fashion Fairytale

Build-a-Giftset Part A

Edition Size: 600 Dolls

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Blonde suits Nadja. After going platinum in this year’s Nu Face collection, she gets to be one again for the convention. Her style could be the link between the two latest Nu Face collections, she could easily fit in both.

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Item # 73008

Wicked Glamour

Constance Madssen™ Dressed Doll

The East 59th™ Collection

The 2017 Integrity Toys Convention: Fashion Fairytale

Special Event Giveaway Doll

Edition Size: 200 Dolls

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Beautiful Wicked Step Mother interpretation and so chic. She should have had better earrings though. Villains always outdress their hero counterparts, it’s a fact. 

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Item # 73007

Midnight Glimmer

Evelyn Weaverton™ Dressed Doll

The East 59th™ Collection

The 2017 Integrity Toys Convention: Fashion Fairytale Exclusive

Edition Size: TBD

Estimated Delivery: Spring 2018

Price (Non-Attendees): $160.00 US + Shipping and Handling

Price (Convention Attendees Only): $140.00 US + Shipping and Handling

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THIS DOLL CAN BE PRE-ORDERED DIRECTLY THROUGH INTEGRITY TOYS BEFORE OCTOBER 30TH, 2017 AT NOON EASTERN TIME. Attendees got their preorder links at convention and non attendees got theirs through W Club.

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Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Evelyn Weaverton™

Body: East 59th

Foot Sculpt: High-heeled

Skin Tone: Cream

Hair Color: Luxe Blond

Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied

Quickswitch: No

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Evelyn Weaverton is a 12.5-inch fully articulated fashion doll with rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes. Dressed in a vintage gown, embellished with black glitter dots. Includes a tiara, long gloves, shoes and jewelry. For adult collectors ages 15 and up only. This doll cannot stand alone; a doll stand is included.

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A Dior Cinderella? Take my money! Fantastic doll, recreating the famous Junon and Venus gowns from Christian Dior. I guess it’s production issues that prohibit the dress to be completely embroidered (the price would probably skyrocket) so they went for a combination of the two gowns, but still she looks awesome. She is available to preorder, Bith To,attendees but also to W Club members who did not go to the convention, with a slightly higher price. See the original Dior gowns below.  Junon is the French version of Juno or Hera, the goddess wife of Jupiter or Zeus. Her animal symbol was the peacock and Christian Dior tried to imitate the effect of its feathered tail with embroidery in an abstract way.

"Junon" - at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Costume Institute.    Design House:  House of Dior (French, founded 1947)    Designer:  Christian Dior (French, Granville 1905–1957 Montecatini)    Date:  fall/winter 1949–50   Culture:  French   Medium:  silk, plastic   Credit Line:  Gift of Mrs. Byron C. Foy, 1953   Accession Number:  C.I.53.40.5a–e

"Junon" - at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Costume Institute.

Design House: House of Dior (French, founded 1947)

Designer: Christian Dior (French, Granville 1905–1957 Montecatini)

Date: fall/winter 1949–50

Culture: French

Medium: silk, plastic

Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Byron C. Foy, 1953

Accession Number: C.I.53.40.5a–e

"Venus" gown at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Costume Institute     Design House:  House of Dior (French, founded 1947)    Designer:  Christian Dior (French, Granville 1905–1957 Montecatini)    Date:  fall/winter 1949–50   Culture:  French   Medium:  silk, sequins, rhinestones, simulated pearls   Credit Line:  Gift of Mrs. Byron C. Foy, 1953   Accession Number: C.I.53.40.7a–e

"Venus" gown at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Costume Institute 

Design House: House of Dior (French, founded 1947)

Designer: Christian Dior (French, Granville 1905–1957 Montecatini)

Date: fall/winter 1949–50

Culture: French

Medium: silk, sequins, rhinestones, simulated pearls

Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Byron C. Foy, 1953

Accession Number:C.I.53.40.7a–e

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Note: all dolls pictured in these photos are prototypes; final colors and textures may vary slightly. All doll photos and information contained herein is copyrighted Integrity Toys, Inc. and Intercap Merchant Partners, LLC 2017 and may not be reprinted or disseminated without express written permission. The W Club is a trademark of Intercap Merchant Partners, LLC. All rights reserved. Doll Photography by Jayme Thornton and/or Alain Tremblay Layouts, Graphics and 3D renderings by Alain Tremblay, Marketing.

Fashion Fairytale: Integrity Toys 2017 Convention Collection part II: Poppy Parker and Misaki!

The Fashion Fairytale Convention Collection did not include only Fashion Royalty and Nu Face dolls of course. Poppy Parker made a strong presence and there was a surprise appearance by her Far East peers: Misaki!  

 

Item # PP124

Rainbow Connection

Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll

The Poppy Parker™ Collection

The 2017 Integrity Toys Convention: Fashion Fairytale

Convention Collection

Edition Size: 600 Dolls

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Most beautiful Poppy of the collection. She is of course inspired by Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz. Integrity had done a Rayna in this style and Poppy is giving her a run for her money. Plus she has a lovely bag and accessories. What’s not to love? I’m sure she will be really popular.

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Item # PP125

Shining in the Starlight

Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll

The Poppy Parker™ Collection

The 2017 Integrity Toys Convention: Fashion Fairytale

Convention Collection

Edition Size: 600 Dolls

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What is she wearing? This is a disaster. All that shapeless falbala! The frumpy long sheath does not help a bit. And her lovely face does not salvage this train wreck. I’m certain this looked good on paper but did not translate well on the doll. It seems Poppies have bags. Why don’t the rest of the ladies have them too? She is inspired by Rapunzel. Jessy Ayala said that the hair would have been longer but a longer braid would have caused production problems.

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Thanks to the amazing Kotori Couture blog who found the 1963 Valentino outfit that inspired this Poppy confection. It is properly of LACMA and not on display at the moment

Valentino, 1963, photo courtesy of LACMA

Valentino, 1963, photo courtesy of LACMA

Woman's Ensemble (Dress and Jacket)

Valentino Garavani (Italy, Voghera, born 1932)I. Magnin & Co. (United States, California, Los Angeles, founded 1893)

Italy, 1963

Costumes; ensembles

Dress: Cut and voided silk velvet on satin ground Jacket: silk satin

Center back length (a) dress): 49 in. (124.46 cm) Center back length (b) coat): 86 in. (218.44 cm) Length (c) sash): 46 in. (116.84 cm)

Gift of Sue Barton (M.78.115a-c)

Costume and Textiles

Not currently on public view

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Item # PP128

Believe in Me

Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll

The Poppy Parker™ Collection

The 2017 Integrity Toys Convention: Fashion Fairytale

IT DIRECT SALESROOM EXCLUSIVE

Edition Size: 600 Dolls

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Another lovely Poppy doll. The dress though is a bit shapeless. I wish I could see the bag better. The hairstyle is gorgeous as is her make up. She is channeling Tinkerbell of course.

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Item # 81080

Drawn to You

Misaki™ & Amelie™ Two-Doll Gift Set

The FR Nippon™ Collection

The 2017 Integrity Toys Convention: Fashion Fairytale

IT DIRECT SALESROOM EXCLUSIVE

Edition Size: 500 Dolls

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This Misaki duo is channeling Mickey and Minnie Mouse. Do they count as Fairytale characters? Mmmm no, but the cartoony Misaki faces match the inspiration. 

Did you like the Poppy contingent of the convention collection? Let me know in the comments. 


Note: all dolls pictured in these photos are prototypes; final colors and textures may vary slightly. All photos and information contained herein is copyrighted Integrity Toys, Inc. and Intercap Merchant Partners, LLC 2017 and may not be reprinted or disseminated without express written permission. The W Club is a trademark of Intercap Merchant Partners, LLC. All rights reserved. Doll Photography by Jayme Thornton and/or Alain TremblayLayouts, Graphics and 3D renderings by Alain Tremblay, Marketing.