Integrity Toys 2018 reveal pt.4: Fashion Royalty - The Sacred Lotus collection

The last collection of the line up was Fashion Royalty. After last year's smashing La Femme collection, Jessy Ayala took the design reigns again and delivered a gorgeous collection, this time inspired by Bollywood. With Isha as the central character, the collection takes shapes, colours, textures and elements from Indian dress and translates them into modern clothes, mostly evening but with some daywear as well. Since La Femme was mostly daywear, it was only natural that evening attire would take centre place this time. The theme of returning characters continued with Kyori and Isha, who had been absent - Kyori for a couple of years, Isha since 2015. I love the collection as I am very fond of the Indian culture. Plus I have a special connection with India, having done two photo shoots with my dolls for Indian fashion magazines, which you can see here and here. The dolls are available through dealers except Vanessa, who will be an IT Direct lottery later in the year. Let's check out the dolls one by one. 

Item # 91441
Goddess
Tatyana Alexandrova™ Doll
Fashion Royalty®:
The Sacred Lotus Collection
Approx. Ship Date: October
Suggested Retail: $155.00 US
Available Via Dealers
Edition Size: 950

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Head Sculpt: Tatyana 2.0
Body Type: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Pale Blonde
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

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Included:

12.5-inch fully articulated doll with rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes;
Chiffon and net (with interwoven metallic thread detail) draped dress with lace-trimmed edges;
Rose gold chrome pumps;
Multiple "gold" bracelets with white "pearls"/peridot green "stones";
Indian-inspired chandelier earrings with white "pearls" and peridot "stones";
Small purse with metallic gold flecks and "gold" metal handle;
"Gold" ring with peridot green "stone";
Doll stand;
Certificate of authenticity.

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What a gorgeous doll! This one opened the FR presentation and took my breath away. One of the best Tatyana versions ever, her screening gives a fresh look to the character (and golden fingernails!) while the outfit is simply amazing. It is probably inspired (cough) by a Spring 2013 Marchesa outfit (the original was shiny grey). The jewellery is totally indian while the bag and shoes complement the ensemble perfectly. Goddess indeed! She was preordered in the blink of an eye.

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Item # 91442
Karma
Kyori Sato® Dressed Doll
Fashion Royalty®:
The Sacred Lotus Collection
Approx. Ship Date: October
Suggested Retail: $155.00 US
Available Via Dealers
Edition Size: 850

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Head Sculpt: Kyori 2.0
Body Type: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Latino
Hair Color: Bronze with Golden Highlights
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

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Included:

12.5" fully articulated doll with fully rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes;
Asymmetrically draped jacket dress with black and navy blue design woven in fabric, black satin trim detail;
Black chrome knit bodysuit sweater with asymmetric neckline;
Thigh-high black faux-leather boots with shiny faux-leather toe contrast detail;
Black slim sunglasses;
Indian-inspired chandelier earrings in "gold" with jet black "stones";
"Gold" statement ring with black "stones";
Small black "leather" tote bag with "gold" metal bar handles;
Sculpted gloved hands in black with gold stud detail;
Doll stand;
Certificate of authenticity.

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Aaaaand she's back! Missing since 2016 and her eye-decal version, Kyori makes a much anticipated return in the Fashion Royalty collection, with a daring Fall/Winteer 2017 Gaultier Couture inspired outfit. The asymmetrical outfit successfuly integrates Indian and couture influences (the tuxedo lapel versus the sari drape for example) and becomes more versatile by removing the bodysuit to transition from day to evening. She has the most discreet jewellery but the thigh-high boots more than make up for it. She does remind me slightly of Vice Kyori but she is the new sculpt and the colours do look lighter than the old ones. Vice was closer to Latina, this one is closer to Indian, but of course the styling and outfit make the difference. She's coming home too!

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Item # 91443
Resurgence
Natalia Fatalé® Dressed Doll
Fashion Royalty®:
The Sacred Lotus Collection
Approx. Ship Date: December
Suggested Retail: $155.00 US
Available Via Dealers
Edition Size: 950

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Head Sculpt: Natalia 2.0
Body Type: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Sunkissed
Hair Color: Silver
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

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Included:

12.5" fully articulated doll with fully rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes;
Violet satin turban;
Floor-length cape with geometric design (raspberry and black) with "jewel" closure at neckline;
Cream-colored twist bandeau top (light gold threads in fabric);
Stone gray wide-leg trousers;
Round handbag in violet faux-leather with metallic violet faux-leather trim and "gold" metal handles;
Rounded large sunglasses with dark raspberry frame;
Large Indian-inspired chandelier earrings in "gold" with fuchsia "stones" and indigo enamel;
Multiple bracelets in "gold" metal with fuchsia "stones" and cream enamel;
Statement ring in "gold" metal with fuchsia "stone" and indigo enamel;
Metallic light plum pumps with micro croc texture;
Doll stand;
Certificate of authenticity.

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Resurgence indeed! What an impressive Natalia! Jessy said that Miranda Priestley from The Devil Wears Prada, was a partial inspiration for this one. I see Victoria Beckham too. The Gucci turban makes an appearance here, even though its real-life counterpart did raise lots of cultural appropriation complaints when it debuted in the Mens Fall/Winter 2018 collection. But that was mostly because it was shown on white models and because it was a copy of the Sikh turban. This one looks more african to my ignorant eyes. She's coming home!

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Item # 91445
Divinity
Isha Kalpana Narayanan™ Doll
Fashion Royalty®:
The Sacred Lotus Collection
Approx. Ship Date: September
Retail: $155.00 US
Available Via Dealers
Edition Size: 850

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Head Sculpt: Isha
Body Type: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Hungarian
Hair Color: Auburn Brown
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

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Included:

12.5" fully articulated doll with fully rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes;
Off-white tulle gown with light gold sparkle threads woven in and floral embroidered organza;
Off-white belt with detailed "gold" buckle;
Long off-white satin gloves;
"Gold" and "diamond" hair jewel;
"Gold" and "diamond" statement earrings;
Multiple bangle bracelets in "gold"/"diamonds";
Large "diamond" statement ring;
Light "gold" metallic clutch with "jeweled" chain detail;
Clear/light metallic "gold" pumps;
Henna tattooed forearms and hands;
Doll stand;
Certificate of authenticity.

Important Note: The jewel on Isha's nose is not-removable. Removing the jewel will damage the doll permanently and void the warranty.

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I should be happy with Isha, but I'm not. I already have Style Notes from 2015 and she is much better than this version, minus the henna tattoos. Her outfit is the biggest culprit as it is white, which in India is the colour of mourning. No Bollywood star would ever wear white if she wasn't going to a funeral. It does not even have bridal connotations, as in India brides wear mainly red. The fact that it is inspired by a Marchesa 2013 dress does not help one bit, as it is in their usual shapeless overdecorated style, not even coming close to a recognizable Indian dress style. If you take away the jewellery, her styling and henna tattoos, she could be any western girl dressing up. What a missed opportunity and how remote from the glory that Age Of Opulence Isha was. I had high expectations it seems. And yes, those are oven mitts. Ugh.

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Item # 91444
Serenity
Vanessa Perrin® Mini-giftset
Fashion Royalty®:
The Sacred Lotus Collection
Approx. Ship Date: November
Suggested Retail: $175.00 US - U
Available through IT Direct Lottery
Edition Size: 950

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Head Sculpt: Vanessa 3.0
Body Type: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Dark A-tone
Hair Color: Soft Ebony
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

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Included:

12.5" fully articulated doll with fully rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes;
Pale blue over-sized, almost floor-length coat with raglan sleeves and shawl collar;
Metallic gold knit sweater with short sleeves and geometric neckline;
Medium gray slim dress pants with teal satin drape detail near waist;
Slim, short evening dress with marigold yellow satin drape, geometric sequin/gold thread design;
Black and metallic teal pumps;
Small black handbag with "gold" stud detail and "gold" metal circular handle;
Layered "gold" necklace;
Multiple bangle bracelets in "gold" metal with white "pearl" detail;
Small chandelier earrings with white "pearl" detail;
2 small rings;
Chrome "gold" pumps;
Doll stand;
Certificate of authenticity.

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What a mesmerising Vanessa 3.0 doll! After Vanessa 1.0 and 2.0 sculpts getting dark as ITBE editions, here is the newest sculpt in all its chocolate glory. She looks fantastic and is dresses in two gorgeous outfits that compliment her dark complexion perfectly. It's incredible that if no one mentioned what sculpt it was, it would be anyone's guess - or not? She's a lottery, with a higher edition than these things usually get, so fingers crossed. More information about that in late autumn. Her bag is a miniature version of Chloé Nile minaudière bag. The draped sash at the waist is just like the ones used by Haider Ackermann in his Spring 2018 collection. While her "daywear" ensemble with the coat and pants does not look very Indian, the cocktail dress definitely is. 

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Do you like the Sacred Lotus Fashion Royalty collection? Are you preordering any of the dolls? Let me know by leaving a comment.

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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. 
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Integrity Toys May 2015 release part 4: Fashion Royalty collection

The last line presented by Integrity Toys was none other than the battleship of the company, the Fashion Royalty line. This year Jason Wu wanted the design team to start with the ladies who lunch as an inspiration: the rich socialites of the 60s that met in the famous restaurants of the era and were very elegantly and minimally dressed during the day but went all out flamboyant at night. The collection comes out along those lines, with elegant and minimal day-wear, very chic and with a retro whiff, that also includes some more eccentric evening wear. Apart from characters picked from the core 8, the line up has Isha and Tatyana. Isha has not been in a normal collection for ages (since 2011 if I remember correctly) and Tatyana was last seen being part of the final FR2 collection. I liked this line so much I ended up pre-ordering five of the dolls.Let's see the dolls:

Item # 91367
Style Notes
Isha™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Limited Edition Size of 700 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Late August 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00
Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer.


Doll Tech Specs:
Head Sculpt: Isha
Body Type: FR 2013 
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Latino
Hair Color: Dark Espresso
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied


The only Isha I have in my collection is Something Cool from 2005. I was always on the look out for one but she was elusive or I was getting other, more coveted dolls and could not add her to the bunch. Now she comes home. She looks fantastic, very elegant and the dress is very detailed and looks so well executed. Her bag is also fantastic.  Isha comes dressed in a dark navy and cream sheath dress with black shirt collar detail, nude satin with black chiffon overlay inserts on the bodice and side seam pockets, cinched at the waist by a miniature designer belt. She completes her look with a cream coloured bag, black pumps, black painted gloves and earrings (an additional pair of flesh coloured hands is also included). Isha is 12.5-inch fully articulated vinyl fashion doll with fully rooted hair and hand applied eyelashes.A doll stand is included. For adult collectors ages 15 and up.


Item # 91371
Prestige
Natalia Fatalé™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection 
Limited Edition Size of 700 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Mid-July 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00
Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer.


Doll Tech Specs:
Head Sculpt: Natalia 2.0
Body Type: FR 2013 
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Latino
Hair Color: Walnut
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied


A minimal looking Natalia - that's a first! I love the bolero. Remember the hat from the upgrade W Club Agnes? I passed on this one as I already have a latina skin toned Natalia with brown hair. She wears a sophisticated tweed cocoon sleeve crop jacket and pencil skirt combo with grey faux leather waistband. She completes her look with a grey and white checker crew neck bodysuit, topped off by a taupe straw cloche style hat and fuchsia faux leather purse and pumps. Includes silver disk earrings and a ring. Natalia Fatalé is a 12.5-inch fully articulated vinyl fashion doll with rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes.  A doll stand is included. For adult collectors ages 15 and up. 


Item # 91373
Decorum
Eugenia Perrin-Frost™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection 
Limited Edition Size of 800 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Early August 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00
Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer.


Doll Tech Specs:
Head Sculpt: Eugenia
Body Type: FR 2013 
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Caramel Brown
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied


Although she is one beautiful Eugenia, I passed on this one as I already have a coral pink suit from the Truly Madly Deeply Agnes gift set and a red haired pony tailed Eugenia from the Première convention collection. Love the intricate ponytail wrap and her bag and shoes. These are the upgrade Agnes earrings too, the trademark of this collection. Eugenia is in a coral linen look suit with demi sleeve jacket and a chequered mock neck bodysuit. She completes her look with a maple rose straw cloche style hat, light caramel strappy pumps, and a cream leather and beige 'suede' hand bag. Includes large silver dangle earrings. Eugenia Perrin-Frost is a 12.5-inch fully articulated vinyl fashion doll with rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes.  A doll stand is included. For adult collectors ages 15 and up. 




Item # 91372
Refinement
Vanessa Perrin™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection 
Limited Edition Size of 800 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Mid-July 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $145.00
Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer.


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


 This is a winner - it seems that the success of the Edge Vanessa informs the look of this doll too - but in a totally different outfit. The mole reminds me of Cindy Crawford. Great outfit but I do not get the $10 price difference from the previous dolls - is it the coat? If so, why then is Shades of Grey Hanne at the same price level with the other dolls of her line? Vanessa wears a black and white belted glen check coat and a tone on tone glen check fitted skirt with black faux leather waistband and an anthracite demi sleeve satin shirt. She accessorizes her look with a light blue 'suede' handbag and black 'suede' strappy sandals. Also included are large frame sunglasses, earrings, and a bracelet. Vanessa Perrin is a 12.5-inch fully articulated vinyl fashion doll with rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes. A doll stand is included. For adult collectors ages 15 and up. 


Item # 91374
Fine Print
Elise Jolie™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection 
Limited Edition Size of 800 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Early August 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $145.00
Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer.


Doll Tech Specs:
Head Sculpt: Elise
Body Type: FR 2013 
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Cream
Hair Color: Red Amber
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied


I was certain that Elise in this collection would be a red head. With the exception of the limited Montaigne Market, it has been a while since we had one and IT delivered. I really like her - both doll and outfit are gorgeous. The cut of the dress looks like the one Splendid Jordan was wearing a few years back. The bag looks like a Hermes Kelly miniature. Her lipstick shade might be a bit problematic with that red hair but we will see when she comes home. Again this one is $10 more expensive than the rest of the line. Elise is in a camel shawl neckline cocoon coat, black leather designer belt and printed cotton/spandex sheath dress. She accessorizes her look with a cream 'leather' bag, black pumps, caramel painted glove hands, gold earrings, a broach and a bracelet. Elise Jolie is a 12.5-inch fully articulated vinyl fashion doll with rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes. A doll stand is included. For adult collectors ages 15 and up. 



Item # 91370
Fame Fable
Kyori Sato™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection 
Limited Edition Size of 700 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Mid-July 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00
Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer.


Doll Tech Specs:
Head Sculpt: Kyori 2.0
Body Type: FR 2013 
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Bombshell Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied


Blond Kyoris are either gorgeous or totally indifferent to me. This one falls in the first category. i love the doll and the dress and her accessories are good too. Vaughn said that they search a lot to find the perfect fabric for the bag. She wears a plunging V neck sequinned dress that has a sateen modified wrap skirt with a faux belted detail. It includes large frame sunglasses, a black oversize clutch purse, earrings and faux patent leather strappy sandals. Kyori Sato is a 12.5-inch fully articulated vinyl fashion doll with rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes. A doll stand is included. For adult collectors ages 15 and up.


Item # 91369
Timeless
Adèle Makéda™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Limited Edition Size of 700 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Early August
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00
Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer.


Doll Tech Specs:
Head Sculpt: Adèle 3.0
Body Type: FR 2013 
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Dark A-Tone
Hair Color: Black
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied


Did anyone scream Lupita when they saw her? She's totally inspired from the famous first Oscar red carpet appearance of actress Lupita Nyong'o in 2014 and is, for me, the second best incarnation of the Adele 3.0 sculpt (after Main Attitude in 2012). Ms. Makéda models a light blue gown composed of a satin bodice with asymmetrical waistline and a full tulle skirt in 3 shades of blue. Includes earrings, bracelet, ring, silver clutch and silver sandals. Adèle Makéda is a fully articulated 12.5-inch fashion doll with rooted  curly hair on top of the head and flocked hair on the sides and back and hand applied eyelashes. A doll stand is included. For adult collectors ages 15 and up.


Item # 91377
Perfect Reign
Tatyana Alexandrova™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Limited Edition Size of 700 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Late August 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00
Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer.


Doll Tech Specs:
Head Sculpt: Tatyana 2.0
Body Type: FR 2013 
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Honey Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied


This will be my second Tatyana doll - she's absolutely amazing. Totally different than her previous incarnations, looking like a cross between Elise and Dasha. Love her colouring and her dress is fantastic - if the production doll has the same draping it will be great. She could have had a more elaborate hair do though, I am getting bored with all the ponytails, especially in evening dressed dolls. Tatyana is in a navy blue faille gown with "caviar" beading detail on the bodice. She adds some edge to her look by wearing a dotted tulle veil, dotted lace gloves and black strappy pumps. Includes earrings, bracelet and a ring. Tatyana Alexandrova is a 12.5-inch fully articulated vinyl fashion doll with rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes. A doll stand is included. For adult collectors ages 15 and up. 


So how did you like the Fashion Royalty collection this year? Let me know in the comments.

Please note that the dolls unveiled today are prototypes and the final production dolls, colours and fabrics my differ slightly. All photos and information contained herein is copyrighted Integrity Toys, Inc. and Intercap Merchant Partners, LLC 2015 and may not be reprinted or disseminated without express written permission.

ITBE 2015: new dolls announced from Integrity Toys

ITBE is the Integrity Toys Basic Edition line, their bottom price line of fashion dolls. They used to be totally different dolls than their mainline counterparts but, these last few years, they have developed in dolls usually created by mixing older sculpts and bodies of various IT lines. This year the line is made up of six basic lingerie dolls, all priced at $99 - a mark up from the $75 from last year. There's even one new sculpt among them, Finley Prince, who could either be one for the American Horror Story line (satanic smile) or the CI line (that name!). Each style has a limited edition of less then 500 dolls - a bit vague. Will they be 350 or 450? All are fully articulated vinyl dolls on the older FR tall body, with long,rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes. They are wearing detailed lingerie, stockings, high heeled shoes and they come with a doll stand. Remember these are for adult collectors ages 15 and up. They are only available to W Club members via a lottery for the right to buy. I did not like any one of these so much as to enter the lottery (their make up is mostly garish), so wallet is safe this time. Let's see the new ladies.

Item #15030
Love Roulette
The ITBE Collection
IT Direct Exclusive
Ship Date: Approximately the Week of March 23rd, 2015
Limited edition of less than 500 dolls per style

Doll Tech Specs:
Body Type: FR (Older Tall Body Version)
Head Sculpt: Vanessa Perrin 2.0
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Light Honey
Hair Color: Sandy Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied


Item #15031
Audacious
The ITBE Collection
IT Direct Exclusive
Ship Date: Approximately the Week of March 23rd, 2015
Limited edition of less than 500 dolls per style

Doll Tech Specs:
Body Type: FR (Older Tall Body Version)
Head Sculpt: Finley Prince (New Sculpt!)
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR Black
Hair Color: Walnut
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied


Item #15035
Dark Side
The ITBE Collection
IT Direct Exclusive
Ship Date: Approximately the Week of March 23rd, 2015
Limited edition of less than 500 dolls per style

Doll Tech Specs:
Body Type: FR (Older Tall Body Version)
Head Sculpt: Anja
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Porcelain
Hair Color: Platinum
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied


Item #15036
My Desire
The ITBE Collection
IT Direct Exclusive
Ship Date: Approximately the Week of March 23rd, 2015
Limited edition of less than 500 dolls per style

Doll Tech Specs:
Body Type: FR (Older Tall Body Version)
Head Sculpt: Isha
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: A-Tone
Hair Color: Caramel
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied


Item #15037
Entice
The ITBE Collection
IT Direct Exclusive
Ship Date: Approximately the Week of March 23rd, 2015
Limited edition of less than 500 dolls per style

Doll Tech Specs:
Body Type: FR (Older Tall Body Version)
Head Sculpt: Kesenia
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: A-Tone
Hair Color: Brunette
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied


Item #15039
Buxom
The ITBE Collection
IT Direct Exclusive
Ship Date: Approximately the Week of March 23rd, 2015
Limited edition of less than 500 dolls per style

Doll Tech Specs:
Body Type: FR (Older Tall Body Version)
Head Sculpt: Véronique Perrin 1.0
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: A-Tone
Hair Color: Raven
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied


Prototypes shown, final production dolls may vary slightly. All photos and information contained herein is copyrighted Integrity Toys, Inc. and Intercap Merchant Partners, LLC 2015 and may not be reprinted or disseminated without express written permission.

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.**

Integrity Jet Set Convention Part IV: Convention Collection

Integrity has finally released the photos of the Jet Set convention collection dolls. These are the dolls available to all attendees to either pre-order or buy directly when attending the convention. Let us see what was in the lot this year.


Vivid Impact Agnes Von Weiss - defined as an event doll, Agnes always makes her appearance at the conventions. This year was no exception. Wearing a purple gown with matching make up and red hair, she is vivid indeed - but no impact whatsoever. I like her bracelet and brooch and that's it. Maybe as Giselle, her colouring would have been more fitting. Her hair is a small mess. Agnes should look poised and super elegant, this one looks like a trophy wife of a new-money eastern European oil czar.



Style Counsel Adèle Makéda and Véronique Perrin Dressed Dolls Gift Set - this gift set was much talked about not only because Adel and Vero are the original FR ladies, but also because Adele had a change of sculpt - for the 3rd time in her life. Each one of her sculpts was different from the others. Seeing this one, I think my favourite is her previous one. Before, she looked very glamorous, the kind of girl who could be a Hollywood star  or a pop music icon (Beyonce and Grace Jones) or a super model (Naomi), Now she looks more like Dominique - and I do not mean this as a compliment. She looks more latina than black to me. Maybe it is the screening and hair. I will wait for her next versions to see how she evolves. And her outfit reminds me of Spotted In The Park Gene. Veronique is boring here. Cute, beautiful but boring. And chains for belts? How un-fashionable right now.


Mission Control Imogen - she looks like Poppy Parker's older cousin. Her outfit looks like a half-baked flight attendant's uniform. Too many colours in one outfit for my taste - colour blocking is a tricky thing to accomplish. The doll is cute though.


High Toned Rayna - she was one of the most anticipated dolls of the convention, since her first incarnation as a post-modern Dorothy from Oz was first presented a while ago. There is nothing in this doll I really like but her sculpt - and that is ruined by her dreadful make up. I never liked pink on eyelids and here is the reason why. Worst part: the boots. 


Brightness Calls Isha - this could have been a lovely version of Isha. Her hair does look great, her outfit could have been gorgeous (minus the embroidery and a bit of skirt length). But then they slap her with that hideous make up. Why? Poor Bollywood star. Why don't they look to any contemporary Bollywood lady for inspiration?


Simply Simpatico Poppy Parker and Darla Daley giftset - Poppy is very popular, and paired with Darla they make for a smashing duo. Darla has a new sculpt - the old one was accidentally destroyed a the production factory so they had to make her a new one. She looks less cartoon-y now, which is good. I love her styling here, the men style looks good on her, although it hints more to the early 70s than late 60s. Poppy is cute like a school girl in her uniform. I love her face here.




FR2 Most Wanted Elise Jolie - I think her name fits her like a glove. The doll looks gorgeous (even though her sculpt is not a favourite with me), her gown is glamorous (still it could have been better draped) and her accessories fantastic. Elise along with Agnes are the only ones looking like they justify the term Jet Set. 

Overall this collection disappointed me. I was expecting more glam, more elements to fit the Jet Set concept: dolls looking like a million bucks ready to travel, with luggage, scarves and sunglasses and bags and hats and a dog for the day outfits, glamorous satin and silk frothy gowns for the evening outfits. If I was attending the convention, I would have gladly bought Elize and the Poppy/Darla giftset and maybe Imogen (giving the outfit away).

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