Integrity Toys Summer 2017 reveal: the event doll - Agnes Von Weiss Merveilleuse

As is the norm in the W Club unveils, Integroty Toys offered each member the chance to preorder a special event doll. It is another version of Agnes, who seems to be constantly being offered in version after version from the company lately - we had one as an upgrade doll earlier this year. With Veronique and Natalia missing, I do not see the reason why they or a different character all together could not have been offered to us instead of Agnes again. With that said, I must say this doll is gorgeous. She is a Carolina Herrera deadringer, from the short hair (a first for Agnes), to the puffy white blouse and the long lace skirt, everything screams Carolina Herrera here. And I like it. So maybe we can forgive an Agnes deluge this time. Maybe. I do not get the price hike in this one - another $10 up and it is not even a gift set. Is it the extra skirt fabric? 

Agnes Von Weiss merveilleuse doll

Item # 91420
Merveilleuse
Agnes Von Weiss™ Dressed Doll
La Femme
The 2017 Fashion Royalty® Collection
Edition Size: TBD
Estimated Delivery: Fall 2017
Suggested Retail Price: $150.00 US

Agnes Von Weiss merveilleuse doll 2

***THIS DOLL CAN ONLY BE PRE-ORDERED BY W CLUB MEMBERS DIRECTLY THROUGH INTEGRITY TOYS BEFORE WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28TH, 2017 AT NOON EASTERN TIME!***

Agnes Von Weiss merveilleuse doll

Doll Tech Specs:
Head Sculpt: Agnes Von Weiss
Body: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Champagne Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

Agnes Von Weiss merveilleuse doll close up 1

Agnes Von Weiss is a 12.5" fully articulated fashion doll with fully rooted hair, combed into a short, sophisticated style. In this look, she channels a world famous American designer (one of her idols) in a high-contrast, ultra-dramatic ensemble composed of a sateen blouse with romantic puff sleeves and a v-neck mandarin collar, coupled with a high-waisted, very sheer, black guipure lace mermaid skirt lined with delicate dotted tulle. Agnes has some accessories to complete her look: a leopard clutch purse with a long tassel, closed-toe heels and custom jewelry set. For adult collectors ages 15 and up only. This doll cannot stand alone; a doll stand is included.

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Agnes Von Weiss merveilleuse accessories

Please note that this doll is a prototype and the colors and fabrics may differ slightly on the final production doll. All photos and information contained herein are copyrighted Integrity Toys, Inc. and Intercap Merchant Partners, LLC 2017 and may not be reprinted or disseminated without express written permission. FASHION ROYALTY 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, Graphics and 3D renderings by Alain Tremblay, Marketing.

3rd Annual DollObservers.com Fashion Doll Awards public vote open!

Dear friend Simon Farnworth has set up an excellent doll community at DollObservers.com. Part of this fashion doll haven is the annual Fashion Doll Awards - this is their 3rd year running. As a member of that board (and thus having had a vote in selecting the nominees) it is my pleasure to inform you that the public vote for the awards is now open. You can go here to cast your vote; results will be announced on the 8th of March. Congratulations to all the nominees and may the best one win. Here are the nominees (click on the photos to see them bigger):

1. Best Playline Fashion Doll




Apple White 'Ever After High' by Mattel


Barbie 'Birthday Wishes' by Mattel


Lena 'Prettie Girls' by One World Doll Project


Midge 'Life in The Dreamhouse' by Mattel


Monster High Lagoona '13 Wishes' by Mattel

2. Best Collectable Vinyl/Plastic Fashion Doll




Emma 'Deja Vu' by Tonner Doll


Poppy Parker 'Sweet in Switzerland' by Integrity Toys


Elise Jolie 'Midnight Star' by Integrity Toys


'Coach Barbie' by Barbie Collector


Vanessa Perrin 'Out Sass' by Integrity Toys

3. Best Resin/Porcelain/BJD Fashion Doll


Gene Marshall 'Phoenix' JAMIEshow Dolls USA


Natalie 'Holiday 2013' by JAMIEshow Dolls USA


Sybarite 'Madame V' Superdoll Collectibles 


Apple Nougat by DollChic 


Cherub 'Inamorata' Emiliacouture

4. Best Male Fashion Doll


Alejandro 'Havana Nights' by JAMIEshow


Jay Gatsby by Tonner Doll 


Lukas Maverick 'Beauty' by Integrity Toys


Ken 'Tailored Tuxedo' l by Barbie Collector


Peeta 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' by Barbie Collector

5. Best Celebrity Fashion Doll


Peeta 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' by Barbie Collector 


Jennifer Lopez 'Red Carpet' by Barbie Collector


Faye Dunaway as Joan Crawford 'Mommie Dearest' by Integrity Toys


Katniss 'The Hunger Games- Catching Fire' by Barbie Collector


Poppy Parker as Corie Bratter 'Barefoot in the Park' by Integrity Toys

6. Best OOAK Fashion Doll Artist




Emilia Nieminen of Emilia Couture


Peewee Parker


Mario Paglino & Gianni Grossi of Magia2000


Nik Moronese & Marie Lebreton of ninimomo


Noel Cruz

7. Best Fashion Doll Accessory 




Headspinner by Superdoll_Collectibles


Jem 'Stage Essentials by Integrity Toys


Silkstone Dress Form by Barbie Collector


Urban Vita Environment Show Case by Horsman Ltd


'Winter Weekend' Barbie Fashion by Barbie Collector

8. Best Fashion Doll Designer/Manufacturer


Charles Fegen & Desmond Lingard for Superdoll_Collectibles


David Buttry for Integrity Toys


Paul Pham for Dollcis


Robert Best for Barbie Collector


Robert Tonner for Tonner Doll

9. Best Online Fashion Doll Retailer


Angelic Dreamz


Barbie Collector


Fabric & Friends


Marl & B 


My Favorite Doll 

10. The 2014 Fashion Doll Innovations Award: Best Make-Up


Fashion Royalty by Integrity Toys


JAMIEshow by JAMIEshow Doll USA


Numina by Dollcis 


Poppy Parker by Integrity Toys


The sYbarites by Superdoll_Collectables

W Club registration open!




December is always eagerly awaited by Integrity Toys fans as it is the month when the registration for the W Club opens. There are a lot of perks if one joins this club: getting the latest scoop on every brand manufactured by Integrity Toys, gaining access to the member's only W Club forum and exclusive newsletters and, of course, W Club Exclusive Dolls. For 2014, every member will have an opportunity (in addition to the upgrade dolls) to pre-order two Club-exclusive Fashion Royalty dolls, one exclusive Poppy Parker doll, one exclusive Victoire Roux doll and again this year, 2014 W Club members will be guaranteed the ability to purchase a Club-only exclusive JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS™ doll. In addition to this exclusive JEM Club doll, members will also receive first to know JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS™ dolls updates. 


Members also get a free subscription to Dolls magazine, special coupons and incentives from Integrity Toys dealers, exclusive info to related events and the on-line company presentations. The registration ends on the 21st of January 2014 and you can go here to register now or download the brochure. Let's see the upgrade dolls this year:

Item # 91345
Fashion Explorer Vanessa Perrin®
Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
2014 W Club Exclusive Deluxe Upgrade Doll

Doll Tech Specs:
Body Type: FR 2013
Head Sculpt: Vanessa 3.0
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Brunette
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied


A sporty version of Vanessa Perrin, she has rooted brunette hair and hand applied eyelashes. She comes dressed in a multi-layered look composed of a sheer mesh top layered with a faux-suede shirt, a low waist wrap mini-skirt accented by a wide pleather belt, matching knee high boots that lace up the front, a perfectly coordinated oversized pleather duffle bag, jewelry and a newly developed pair of sunglasses. Doll stand and certificate of authenticity included. For adult collectors ages 14 and up.


This is a gorgeous Vanessa in her latest incarnation. A brunette as well, which mean I want her as I only have a red head version 3.0 - plus the outfit looks great and she comes with a nice bag. Just wish her jewellery was a bit better, as she comes with the $130 price tag that proper collection dolls come. I thought upgrades were supposed to cost less than the normal collection dolls (last year's Kyori was $95)


Judging from last year's upgrade dolls, the make up style of Vanessa will be the one dominating the main collection, which is good, it looks terrific. But I would have liked better earrings or a ring.


Item # PP059
The Girl from I.N.T.E.G.R.I.T.Y.
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
2014 W Club Exclusive Upgrade Doll 

Doll Tech Specs:
Body Type: Poppy Parker® 
Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker®
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Caucasian / FR White
Hair Color: Raven
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied


This year the main Poppy Parker collection has a spy theme, as it was announced in the convention. So look out for lots of mod styling again.The doll has fully rooted hair styled in a pageboy look and features hand applied eyelashes. She wears a black and white mini dress with black button accents, completed by a matching black "leather" vest, white tights, black "leather" boots, a mod handbag and her look is topped by a newsboy cap that matches the rest of her ensemble. A doll stand and a certificate of authenticity are also included and the The Girl from I.N.T.E.G.R.I.T.Y. collection will feature a brand new exclusively themed package design. For adult collectors ages 14 and over.


I love mod Poppy and this one is no exception. If they get the hair right (short hair is always tricky) she will be a smash. Emma Peel beware! She even has a gorgeous ring to complement her beautiful outfit.


She has lots of accessories, plus an extra pair of hands, but a price tag that's also more expensive than last year's Poppy Parker collection (the Poppy upgrade was $85 and the main collection $89 each). Not a very good sign. 




Item #14057
Countess Danielle Du Voisin™
Adult Collectable Doll
The JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS™ Collection
2014 W Club Exclusive Upgrade Doll

Doll Tech Specs:
Body Type: JEM / Color Infusion
Head Sculpt: Minx
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Caucasian / FR White
Hair Color: Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied


Danielle Du Voisin is a 12-inch articulated doll with fully rooted hair, styled in the character's (she's the Holograms' mentor) signature sophisticated up-do and has hand-applied eyelashes. This never before produced character seen here for the first time in doll form comes dressed in one of her key looks from the original TV series and includes shoes, a jewellery set and a variety of character related accessories. Doll stand and certificate of authenticity included. For adult collectors ages 14 and up.


She's a dead ringer for Paris Hilton! The outfit would have made Joan Collins proud, it's straight out of Dynasty. She would have made a fun addition to my collection but I want the other two more than this one (she's $130 when other Jem dolls with loads of accessories were $120) and she also has the Jem/CI body which does not fit with anything else in my collection. 


So while the W Club plain subscription price remains the same ($50), the dolls cost much more than they should. If this trend continues with the main lines, my spending will be less than last year to manage. And I bet other collectors think along the same lines.

**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. HASBRO and its logo, JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro and are used with permission. (C)2014 HASBRO. All rights reserved.

New ITBE Basic Edition dolls from Integriy: Fashion Royalty disguised!

The second email about the last dolls to be released for 2013 by Integrity Toys was about a new ITBE (Integrity Toys Basic Edition) doll collection. Imagine how surprised everyone was upon seeing that now two of these dolls will feature the FR tall articulated body (the third has the Monogram one) and characters from the Fashion Royalty family: this time it is Adele's 2nd sculpt, Isha (looking more like the former Luchia doll because of the skintone) and Natalia (the tweaked original sculpt, or Natalia 1.5 as IT calls it). All three dolls unveiled in this email are IT Direct Exclusive products which will be offered via a "right to buy" lottery approximately in January 2014. The lottery information for these dolls will be sent after the new year to both 2014 W Club members and members of the general public. The dolls were first unveiled during the IT convention this fall.


Item # 15022
Gold Glam
The ITBE COLLECTION
Limited Edition of 300 Dolls
Suggested Retail Price: $75.00 USD
Estimated Ship Date: First Week of January 2014

Doll Tech Specs:
Body Type: FR "Tall" Body (older generation articulated FR body with larger bust size)
Head Sculpt: Adele 2.0
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Latino
Hair Color: Strawberry Blond
Eyelashes: Yes
Package Dimensions: 13.5" X 4" X 2.25"


This basic doll comes dressed in a simple sheath dress cinched at the waist by a wide faux-leather corset belt. Includes shoes and a doll stand. Fully articulated doll with rooted hair and hand applied eyelashes. For adult collectors ages 14 and up. This Adele is amazing and I am trying to get her, as I do not have one with this hair colour. I also love the screening and dress fabric as well as the belt.

Item # 15024
Shimmering Copper
The ITBE COLLECTION
Limited Edition of 300 Dolls
Suggested Retail Price: $75.00 USD 
Estimated Ship Date: First Week of January 2014

Doll Tech Specs:
Body Type: FR "Tall" Body (older generation articulated FR body with larger bust size)
Head Sculpt: Isha
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Porcelain
Hair Color: Bright Red
Eyelashes: Yes
Package Dimensions: 13.5" X 4" X 2.25"


This lady comes dressed in a cocktail sheath dress cinched at the waist by a delicate belt accented with a "bow" detail and includes shoes and a doll stand. Fully articulated doll with rooted hair and hand applied eyelashes. For adult collectors ages 14 and up. Amazing Isha/Luchia version, a must have again. The dress has the same cut as the one that Ready To Dare Natalia had (a W Club upgrade doll). The colouring reminds me of Style Mantra Eden but also of amazing Christina Hendricks as Joan Holloway in Mad Men.

Item # 15028
Light Strike
The ITBE COLLECTION
Limited Edition of 300 Dolls 
Suggested Retail Price: $75.00 USD
Estimated Ship Date: First Week of January 2014

Doll Tech Specs:
Body Type: Monogram
Head Sculpt: Natalia Fatale 1.5 (was last seen on IFDC "Wicked")
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR Black
Hair Color: Brunette
Eyelashes: Yes
Package Dimensions: 13.5" X 4" X 2.25"


This is the doll with the Monogram body (and a fashion taken off Jason Wu's S/S 2014 collection). She comes dressed in a high contrast pleated dress delicately cinched at the waist by a tiny "pleather" belt and includes shoes and a doll stand. Fully articulated doll with rooted hair and hand applied eyelashes. For adult collectors ages 14 and up. I love this version of Natalia too. It will definitely be hard to get any one of these dolls as the edition size is really small (300 dolls each) and there will be a lottery process available to all. I predict high secondary market prices afterwards. Sigh.

**Please note that the photos are of prototype dolls and subject to changes and modifications. Dolls will be sold separately. "Right to buy" lottery information will be sent approximately in January 2014. 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.**

New Jem And The Holograms dolls: Who Is He Kissing giftset

The last doll line presentation for Integrity Toys in 2013 was last Friday. Two emails were send to W Club members, who always have the privilege of getting first the relative information. The first was about a Jem And The Holograms giftset. Based on one of the most popular looks of the original TV series, the giftset, named "Who Is He Kissing",  features both Jem and Jerrica Benton dolls wearing their corresponding version of the Flip Side fashion called "Getting Down to Business", which was sold as a stand alone costume in the original 80's toy line by Hasbro. The two-doll set arrives at Integrity Toys dealers soon and is available for pre-order now.


What are Flip Side fashions? According to Integrity Toys, they were created as a clever way to "transform" the original Jerrica Benton doll into her alter-ego, the mysterious rock star Jem. "Flip Side" fashions are basically reversible or transformable costumes that can be used to create multiple looks out of the same matching pieces. Flip Sides were typically composed of a more conservative, yet ultra-feminine "business like" look to match Jerrica Benton's stoic personality and a more fun/glamorous stage look for Jem. The various looks could be achieved by either removing or adding certain parts of the costume or sometimes, by turning the components inside out.


The original Flip Side fashions always came with a hat to hide the doll's pink hair strands to further help create the illusion that the doll was in fact two dolls in one. The updated version by the Integrity Toys design team, the two looks are clearly defined on separate dolls and more in-tune with the way these cool costumes were portrayed on the original TV series. All of the pieces are included to create the two distinctive, yet matching looks that totally pay homage to the creative work of the team who worked on the original Hasbro line back in the 80s.


Item # 14043
Who Is He Kissing?
JEM™/JERRICA BENTON™ Flip Side Gift Set
Adult Collectible Dolls
The JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS™ Collection
Limited Edition of 850 Giftsets
Suggested Retail Price: $185.00 USD
Estimated Ship Date: First Week of December 2013
(Available from Integrity Toys Dealers)


Doll Tech Specs:
Body Type: Jem
Head Sculpt: Jem and Jerrica Benton
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Rock Pink (Jem) and Blond (Jerrica Benton)
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied
Package Dimensions: 16" X 15" X 3"


This set includes two complete, fully-articulated 12-inch fashion dolls with rooted hair and hand applied eyelashes. Both dolls come with JemStar earrings, are dressed in a complete costume with shoes, accessories and each has her own doll stand. For adult collectors ages 14 and up.


While I am sure this will make Jem fans really happy, and also give the chance to those who missed the first Jem and Jerrica dolls to get one now, I have one simple question: why not use the quick switch system and make one doll with two different heads able to switch to achieve each different look? Wasn't that the reason the system was invented in the first place?


**Please note that the photos are of prototype dolls and subject to changes and modifications. Dolls are sold together as a set. Available from  Integrity Toys dealers.

Along with the giftset, two stage accessory packs were made available to order as well. These will be available from IT Direct only. Each set comes with a band-themed bomber jacket, which pays homage to the special offer jacket that was available with the original line, a rockin' guitar case, three glittery guitar straps, color variations of some of the most requested musical instruments of the series, including Stormer's bright yellow keytar, Kimber's bright pink stand-up keyboard and various other accessories that will both amaze and delight die hard fans! Accessory sets only, no dolls included. For adult collectors ages 14 and up only.

Item # 14054
The Holograms Stage Essentials
The JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS™ Collection
IT Direct 2013 Online Exclusive
Adult Collectible Limited Edition of 500 Accessory Packs
Suggested Retail Price: $75.00
SPECIAL W CLUB MEMBER ONLY PRICE: $65.00 UNTIL MONDAY DECEMBER 2nd, 2013!
Estimated Ship Date: March 2014


The Holograms set includes: 1 White satin bomber jacket with the JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS logo on the back, Kimber's synthesizer, Aja's special on-stage guitar, 1 Guitar case, 1 Amp (made of cardboard, assembly required, instructions included), 2 Power cables, 1 Picture of Emmet Benton, 2 Music sheets, 3 Glittery guitar straps (silver, blue and hot pink), Instruction sheet, Certificate of authenticity.


**Dolls not included, some minor assembly required (instructions are included). For adult collectors ages 14 and up only.

Item # 14055
The Misfits Stage Essentials
The JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS™ Collection
IT Direct 2013 Online Exclusive
Adult Collectible Limited Edition of 500 Accessory Packs
Suggested Retail Price: $75.00
SPECIAL W CLUB MEMBER ONLY PRICE: $65.00 UNTIL MONDAY, DECEMBER 2nd, 2013!
Estimated Ship Date: March 2014


Bonus: this set includes special cardboard accessories based on the episode "In Search of the Stolen Album", in which Pizzazz steals The Hologram's master tapes and sends Jem and her friends on a wild treasure hunt to retrieve them! The Misfits set includes: 1 Black "pleather" jacket with "The Misfits" logo on the back, 1 Guitar case, Stormer's signature keytar, Roxy's alternate guitar, 1 Amp (made of cardboard, assembly required, instructions included), 2 Power cables, 4 Ransom notes, 1 Music sheet, 1 Master tape reel, 1 Master tape reel box, 3 Glittery guitar straps (gold, green and black), Instruction sheet, Certificate of Authenticity.


**Dolls not included, some minor assembly required (instructions are included). For adult collectors ages 14 and up only.  
JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS and all related characters are a trademark of HASBRO and are used under license. ©2013 HASBRO All rights reserved. **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.**