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.

Integrity Toys Summer 2017 reveal: Nu Face Heirloom collection

The W Club members were eagerly waiting for Saturday the 24th of June for the promised unveil of the two main Integrity Toys collections, Nu Face and Fashion Royalty. After the success of the Reckless collection, the company let the talented Jesse Ayala work his magic again for the new one. And he did not disappoint.
Named "The Heirloom Collection" it is dedicated to all of those little items we own in our personal closets that make our looks so special. Each doll in this series comes with one special item that is true and dear to her. Maybe it's a special pair of earrings, a delicate brush or a fabulous mirror, but it's definitely cherished for generation after generation. Jesse said he was in a romantic mood, with a haunted mansion as his setting, imagining the Nu Face ladies had used it as a set for their fashion shoot. Luckily he did not present a goth rehash but instead his vision is that of a very modern, updated and - dare I say - minimal Victorian aesthetic. It also looks like a successor to Reckless, evolving it forward. The body is Nu Face 3.0 which means no waist articulation and pop out joints.

The dolls are more expensive this year. There was the usual,talk of raised costs in China and paying for quality and fully accessorised dressed dolls. In the case it is backed by a brilliant collection, which will help sales despite the price raise. So run to the authorized dealers as some dolls are already sold out - the W Club members having had 48 hours advance warning. You will find them here: http://www.integritytoys.com/authorized-dealers/

Item # 82084
Charmed Life
Imogen Lennox Dressed Doll
The Heirloom Collection
The 2017 NU. Face™ Collection
Edition Size: 725
Estimated Delivery: Fall/Winter 2017
Retail Price: $140.00 US

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Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Imogen
Body: NF 3.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled

Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Ginger
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No 

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Imogen is a fully articulated 12.5 inch fashion doll with fully rooted hair. Her look is composed of a bouffant satin skirt over a 3/4 sleeved brocade bodysuit, which sports an elaborate lacing detail at the back. She completes this look with a metallic-finish purse, short lacy gloves and over-sized chunky boots. Her screening also features soft freckles. For adult collectors ages 15 and up only. This doll cannot stand alone; a doll stand is included.

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Gorgeous version of Imogen. With her red hair amd pale skin and freckles she is very different from all her previous incarnations. The outfit looks nice as well, with the contrasting textures and colours. The brooch is her heirloom, used in a variety of ways: as a hair or clothing ornament. I have a very limited budget this year so she was the one to cut from my want list. I hope to get her in the future though. Her screening is based on the Going Public Eugenia one, which is a firm favourite not only of Jesse but of most Integrity Toys collectors. 

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Oh, do not let the flat looking boots deceive you. Her feet are the usual high heeled ones.  They are using a design that looks flat but accommodates the high heel.

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 Item # 82085

Heiress
Erin Salston Dressed DollThe Heirloom Collection
The 2017 NU. Face Collection
Edition Size: 725
Estimated Delivery: Fall/Winter 2017
Retail Price: $140.00 US

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Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Erin 2.0
Body: NF 3.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled

Skin Tone: Latino
Hair Color: Amber Brown
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

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Erin Salston is a 12.5 inch fully articulated fashion doll with rooted hair. Erin is wearing the a designer jacket, matched with a shiny lurex skirt with a black net overlay. Erin completes the look with high-heeled lace-up booties, mesh stockings and her mini-case. For adult collectors ages 15 and up only. This doll cannot stand alone; a doll stand is included.

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For me, this is the most uninteresting doll of the collection, and this says a lot. She's very beautiful in the Latino skin tone, with a very detailed outfit and lovely accessories (heirloom mini case anyone? Spider ring!) but she is no match for the rest. I love the bishop sleeves.

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Item # 82083

Neo-Romantic
Rayna Ahmadi Dressed Doll
The Heirloom Collection
The 2017 NU. Face™ Collection
Edition Size: 775
Estimated Delivery: Fall/Winter 2017
Retail Price: $140.00 US

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Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Rayna

Body: NF 3.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled

Skin Tone: Latino
Hair Color: Dark Espresso
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

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Rayna is a 12.5 inch articulated doll with fully rooted hair. Rayna wears a fitted knitted turtleneck bodysuit with oversized drop-shoulder sleeves under a pair of daringly low, ultra-fitted motocross pants. For adult collectors ages 15 and up only. This doll cannot stand alone; a doll stand is included.

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Rauna is in Latino skin tone here, with dark hair, which brings her origins to the fore. Strangely enough she did not click with me. It could be the pInk lipstick, which, combine with the grey blue pants and tassel earrings give an 80s vibe. Her heirloom, the cuff/ring, is gorgeous, although I would have like it more oriental looking. It is a heirloom after all. Doesn't she remind you of Gigi or Bella Hadid?

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 Item # 82086

Vanity & Glamour
Nadja Rhymes Close-Up Doll
The Heirloom Collection
The 2017 NU. Face Collection
Edition Size: 725
Estimated Delivery: Fall/Winter 2017
Retail Price: $120.00 US

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Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Nadja 2.0
Body: NF 3.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled

Skin Tone: A-Tone
Hair Color: Sterling Silver
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

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 Nadja Rhymes is a 12.5 articulated doll with fully rooted hair. She wears a lingerie set composed of a delicately constructed black shrug embelished in black petals over her bustier and panties. It also includes shoes, stockings jewelry and her vintage chrome handheld mirror. For adult collectors ages 15 and up only. This doll cannot stand alone; a doll stand is included.

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Nadja is the smash hit of the collection - second time in a row. Her silver hair, gorgeous face and sexy outfit combine into perfection. I was lucky to preorder her but the dealers who were accepting preorders are sold out. Maybe you can get her from those opening store today. Good luck!  She is a close up doll, meaning a lingerie basic edition, hence the lower price. She does have a ring and a mirror, which is great. I love the shrug!

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Item # 82087

Hauntingly Lovely
Ayumi Nakamura Close-Up Doll
The Heirloom Collection
The 2017 NU. Face Collection
Edition Size: 825
Estimated Delivery: Fall/Winter 2017
Retail Price: $120.00 US

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Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Ayumi 3.0
Body: NF 3.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled

Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Baby Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

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Ayumi is a 12.5 inch articulated fashion doll with rooted hair. She comes dressed in a lingerie set, coupled with a knitted cardigan that features petals all over the sleeves. Ayumi comes complete with her mother's cameo ring and heirloom silver plated hand-held brush and leather shoes. For adult collectors ages 15 and up only. This doll cannot stand alone; a doll stand is included.

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Lovely version of Ayumi, but not a match to her Reckless one. Again a close up doll, but she has a cameo ring and the brush (heirloom, Jesse said it has real bristles). Her screening was inspired by Ginza Kyori. Her stockings have a fake patterned leather style that looks gorgeous.

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Item # 82082

Poetic Beauty

Lilith and Eden Blair Twin-Doll Gift Set
The Heirloom Collection
The 2017 NU. Face Collection
Edition Size: 925
Estimated Delivery: September 2017
Retail Price: $199.00 US

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*** THIS GIFT SET WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE VIA INTEGRITY TOYS DEALERS!***THIS WILL BE OFFERED VIA A W CLUB EXCLUSIVE RIGHT-TO-BUY LOTTERY FROM IT DIRECT LATER THIS YEAR.

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Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Lilith and Eden
Body: NF 3.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled

Skin Tone: Cream
Hair Color: Mahogany (Lilith) and Pale Honey (Eden)
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

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LIlith and Eden are 12.5 inch articulated dolls with rooted hair. Each doll comes dressed in a look composed of multiple pieces that overlay to create modern urban ensembles. Each doll in the set comes with retro-inspired handbags, lace-up high-heeled boots, and tassel earrings. For adult collectors ages 15 and up only. The dolls cannot stand alone; doll stands included.

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Another twin gift set. Is it me or are they becoming too ubiquitous? I love bits and pieces from each ensemble but the accessories not so much. Compared to their Reckless versions, here the sisters are tame and casual. Still gorgeous though. They will be available through a lottery from IT DIRECT later this year.  Jesse said that the zipper on Lilith's top is functional and can go all the way down, making it look like a dress. Note that in the poll that followed the presentation, the twins were overwhelmingly  the most popular, Nadia second with less than half the votes, while Ayumi was the least popular choice. As far as how they pick which dolls will be available through lotteries, like the twins now, they said it is quite often a matter of getting a doll to the public in a lower cost than doing it the usual way - I.e through dealers - would entail.

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So what do you think about the Heirloom collection? Love it or not? Better than Reckless? Which dolls are you getting? Let me know in the comments. And you should also read the brilliant review Marcela wrote in Kotori Couture for the line, elaborating on so many issues beyond mere fashion commentary. Oh, and she also gives you all,the inspiration behind each outfit- so much Louis Vuitton!

Prototype doll and fashion shown, final production colors and textures may vary slightly. Note: The dolls pictured in this release are prototypes. Final fabrics, colors and textures may vary slightly. Background props are not included. 

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. NU. Face and all related characters are trademarks of Integrity Toys, Inc. ©2017 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.