Integrity Toys 2019 Convention Day 3 - Jason Wu Gala and convention doll

The last evening of the Live From The Fashion Week convention was dedicated to the Jason Wu Gala. Guests entered the ballroom and saw the evening's centerpiece doll, Ethereal Beauty Vanessa Perrin, adorning the tables. Jason Wu himself was attending, as the convention doll would be designed by him. The winners of the convention design competition were also announced:

Diorama Design Competition:

People's Choice: Lani Billitti

Judge's Choice: Kelly Rinaldi

Doll Design Challenge:

People's Choice: Sinuhe Guzman

Judge's Choice: Osvaldo Vasquez (aka "Ovaz")

The winners of the OOAK dolls designed by the IT team just for the raffle room were picked and the host city of next year's convention was unveiled: the 2020 event will be held at Dallas, Texas, celebrating 25 years of Integrity Toys.

Special guest Jason Wu joined the hosts on stage to unveil the convention doll, the Elyse Jolie doll which he designed himself.

Note: All dolls pictured in these photos are prototypes; final colors and textures may vary slightly.

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Item # 91471

Ethereal Beauty

Vanessa Perrin™ Centerpiece

The 2019 Integrity Toys Convention:

Live From Fashion Week

Edition Size: 550 dolls

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Head Sculpt: Vanessa 1.0

Body Type: FR

Foot Sculpt: High Heel

Skin Tone: Japan

Hair Color: Platinum Blonde

Eyelashes: Yes

Quickswitch: No

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The original Vanessa sculpt makes an appearance as a centerpiece, wearing the same dress as Le Flor Natalia, in another colour. Dear IT designers, it kind of defeats the purpose of having the one of a kind doll’s wearing the same clothes as other dolls, no? The doll is beautiful, even though the orange tones in her make up are a bit off putting. She’s like a mix of Night Warrior and In Bloom Vanessas.

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Item # 10239

Spring 2017

Elyse Jolie™ Convention Doll

The 2019 Integrity Toys Convention:

Live From Fashion Week

Jason Wu Collection

Edition Size: 700 dolls

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Head Sculpt: Elyse

Body Type: FR

Foot Sculpt: High Heel

Skin Tone: Hungarian 

Hair Color: Brown

Eyelashes: Yes

Quickswitch: No

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I’m not in awe of this year’s convention doll. I can pick at least ten Jason Wu gowns that look better than this in miniature size. The original effect of appliqué flowers does not translate well in this scale. Her make up is impressive but limits her redress options. The hairstyle is simply boring. You can see the original outfit from the Spring 2017 Jason Wu Collection runway further below.

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Photo: Yannis Vlamos/Indigital.tv for Vogue Runway

Photo: Yannis Vlamos/Indigital.tv for Vogue Runway

All photos and information contained herein is copyrighted Integrity Toys, Inc. and Intercap Merchant Partners, LLC 2019 and may not be reprinted or disseminated without express written permission. FASHION ROYALTY, POPPY PARKER, NU. FACE, EAST 59TH, THE INDUSTRY, THE MONARCHS HOMME 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.

Layouts and graphics by Alain Tremblay, Marketing.

The W Club registration period is now open for everyone!

Just like last year, the 6th of February is the day that the W Club registration period opens for everyone. If you want to be a member of this exclusive Integrity Toys club, you have to register until the 3rd of March. Below, you can find more information about the W Club, the upgrade dolls and more. Or you can read about it all in the registration brochure here. Or go ahead and register here.

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The W Club is the Official Collectors’ Club for all Integrity Toys collectible dolls, including their lines of Fashion Royalty®, NU. Face™, Poppy Parker™, East 59th™, The Monarchs Homme™ and other. The new club year will be packed with exclusive perks, new dolls, special offers, priority service and more. Should you have any questions at any time, please contact the Club Liaisons at wclub@integritytoys.com.

The W Club is an online based club and requires online registration plus a valid email address to receive information and special offers. it is run separately but in conjunction with Integrity Toys and acts as the collectors’ voice at the table for the company.

Joining the W Club means that you’ll be getting:

  • First-to-know information & sneak peeks at upcoming dolls & more

  • Exclusive access to members-only forums

  • VIP customer service from the W Club Liaisons

  • Guaranteed opportunity to purchase at least *5* exclusive Club-only dolls, including: 2 Fashion Royalty dolls (which may include NU. Face), 2 Poppy Parker dolls and 1 additional exclusive doll, plus additional surprise items such as The Monarchs Homme

  • $25 coupon to be used towards any $99 or more purchase in the IT Direct Shopping Cart*

  • Club-only opportunities to purchase dolls & more

  • Exclusive members-only online events

  • Priority convention registration and optional access to a Club-only event at Convention

  • Special offers, right-to-buy lotteries and contests

  • Access to private Q&A sessions with the Integrity staff and much more

*Details and instructions for this coupon will be sent to 2019 W Club Members at a later date, including that a one coupon limit will be allowed per order. Important exclusion: Coupons cannot be used to purchase additional W Club memberships. Any memberships bought with coupons will be voided, as the 2019 Club year does not officially begin until after registration ends.

How does registration work?

  • The base membership for 2019 is still $50.

  • All W Club members in good standing receive perks and privileges throughout the Club year, including first-to-know information, access to exclusive W Club merchandise (including the guaranteed opportunity to purchase W Club exclusive dolls), lottery chances for other exclusive dolls, contests, special offers, VIP customer service, the special offers listed on the preceding pages and more.

  • You may upgrade your membership by choosing 1, 2 or all 3 upgrade dolls.* Upgrading your membership only gives you additional dolls, it does not affect any other perks. All members in good standing receive full access to perks.

  • Upgrade dolls are produced based on the specific quantity ordered during registration, the dolls will arrive in approximately Summer 2019 and the balance of the payment will be due then.

  • You can buy as many memberships as you want and for every membership, you can upgrade each with a Fashion Royalty Vanessa Perrin, NU. Face Lukas Maverick and/or Poppy Parker doll (up to 3 total, one of each item, for every one membership that you buy).

*Note: the Upgrade dolls ARE NOT the W Club exclusives for the year. You will still get 5 more exclusive dolls that you can pre-order later in the year.

Membership and upgrade options for W Club 2019 are:

BASE MEMBERSHIP: $50; Includes the opportunity to purchase at least five exclusive dolls throughout the year- including two exclusive Fashion Royalty dolls (which may include NU. Face), two exclusive Poppy Parker dolls, and one additional exclusive surprise doll- a $25 coupon and a variety of perks, privileges, special opportunities and offers throughout the year, from lines such as The Monarchs Homme collection.

OPTIONAL UPGRADES (these are in addition to the 5 W Club exclusive dolls that come with your base membership):

  • Adding the Upgrade “French Kiss” Vanessa Perrin Fashion Royalty doll to your base membership will have an additional $25 deposit due now and $110 (total of $135 US) plus shipping, handling and tax will be billed approximately in Summer 2019, when the doll is scheduled to ship.

  • Adding the Upgrade “Level of Suspense” Lukas Maverick figure from the NU. Face Collection (as voted on by 2018 members!) to your base membership will have an additional $25 deposit due now and $110 (total of $135 US) plus shipping, handling and tax will be billed approximately in Summer 2019, when the doll is scheduled to ship.

  • Adding the Upgrade “Bossa Nova Beauty” Poppy Parker doll to your base membership will have an additional $25 deposit due now and $110 (total of $135 US) plus shipping, handling and tax will be billed approximately in Summer 2019, when the doll is scheduled to ship.

French Kiss Vanessa Perrin® 2019 Upgrade Doll

Item #91461

French Kiss

Vanessa Perrin® Dressed Doll

The Fashion Royalty® Collection

2019 W Club Upgrade

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Body Type: FR 6.0

Head Sculpt: Vanessa 1.0

Quick Switch Feature: No

Skin Tone: Sunkissed

Hair Color: Sandy Blonde

Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied

Foot Sculpt: High-Heeled

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Vanessa Perrin is a 12.5-inch articulated vinyl doll with flowing, fully rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes. She comes with a multilayered outfit that includes a plaid overdress with a separate slip dress underneath, high-heel ankle boots, socks, hoop earrings, a “box” purse, a golden ring and an abstract cuff bracelet! Doll stand and certificate of authenticity included. For adult collectors ages 15 and up. This doll will have a non-refundable deposit due immediately, with a balance due at shipping time, approximately in Summer 2019.

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A 1.0 Vanessa doll is always good news - and in a tan skin-tone, now named “sun-kissed”, even better. Why do we get all that tan variables is beyond me - it definitely has to do with the haphazard way they make the skin tones in the Chinese doll factory IT uses, without a proper recipe with colour percentages, just mixing colours trying to match the shade. Not very good for replacement bodies in the future - just try to find a tan homme body and tell me about it. The screening screams Going Public Eugenia - in fact, when I first saw the first photo of the email, I thought she was Eugenia, not Vanessa. Beautiful accessories but I am not that crazy about the fashion. Jesse Ayala designed this one.

Level of Suspense Lukas Maverick™ 2019 Upgrade Doll

Item #82114

Level of Suspense

Lukas Maverick™ Dressed Fashion Figure

The NU. Face™ Collection

2019 W Club Upgrade

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Body Type: Homme 1.5

Head Sculpt: Lukas

Quick Switch Feature: No

Skin Tone: FR White

Hair Color: Caramel Blonde

Eyelashes: No

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Lukas Maverick is a 12.5-inch articulated vinyl male figure featuring fully rooted hair. He is wearing a custom designed detailed faux-leather jacket, over a classic white shirt and convertible pants (each section can be detached to create additional looks). Faux-suede sneakers, eyeglasses, bag, double wallet chain with snake pendant detail, one earring, figure stand and certificate of authenticity are also included. For adult collectors ages 15 and up. This doll will have a non-refundable deposit due immediately, with a balance due at shipping time, approximately in Summer 2019.

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First of all, dear Integrity Toys, please stop calling male dolls “figures”. They are DOLLS. Even the G.I. Joe figures are actual dolls that are named figures to placate parents buying them for their little boys. This is so backwards thinking, especially in this day and age. So please stop it. It does not fit with what Integrity Toys represents as a doll company.

Lukas is his usual gorgeous self but looks uncomfortably a lot like his first apperance, Raw Appeal, from the 2009 convention, minus the eyeliner. The outfit is not that impressive either. Compare it with Bellamy Blue from last year’s Industry collection and you can see why. Those convertible pants have got to stop - the Violaine ones were more than enough. So last year. Jesse, I was expecting so much more from this one.

Bossa Nova Beauty Poppy Parker™ 2019 Upgrade Doll

Item #PP150

Bossa Nova Beauty

Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll

The Girl from I.N.T.E.G.R.I.T.Y.: Mission Brazil Collection

2019 W Club Upgrade

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Body Type: Poppy Parker 1.5

Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker

Quick Switch Feature: No

Skin Tone: Hungarian

Hair Color: Raven

Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied

Foot Sculpt: Articulated ankle

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Poppy Parker is a 12-inch fully articulated fashion doll with fully rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes. She comes dressed in an elaborately embroidered gown and includes jewelry, golden kitten heels, a purse and a newly designed standup microphone. A special themed package was created just for this collection. Doll stand and certificate of authenticity included. For adult collectors ages 15 and up. This doll will have a non-refundable deposit due immediately, with a balance due at shipping time, approximately in Summer 2019.

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David Buttry designed this one within the concept of this year’s Poppy spy theme, which story is taking place in Brazil. I love the print but not much more from this one. If you described her to me without any photos, I would have said “what a lovely doll”, but the execution seems slightly off to me.

Remember that all dolls shown are prototypes only, the final production may vary slightly.

And now the technical details of the membership:

  • How do I become part of the W Club?

From now until March 3rd, 2019, you can qualify for the 2019 W Club by submitting a registration form and completing your payment. You can start your registration here:

https://www.wclubforum.com/2019clubregstart.html

No registrations will be accepted after March 3rd, 2019 at Noon Eastern Time (New York time). No exceptions.

  • For how long is my 2019 Club membership valid?

Memberships are valid until the latter of January 1, 2020 or when the 2020 Club membership registration period begins.

  • As a member, will I be guaranteed every exclusive item from the Club?

Every member in good standing will be guaranteed the right to purchase at least 5 exclusive dolls, which will be offered at various times throughout the Club year, including the 2 Fashion Royalty exclusive dolls (which may include NU. Face), 2 exclusive Poppy Parker dolls, and 1 additional exclusive doll during 2019. Members that added upgrade dolls during registration are guaranteed those upgrade doll(s), as well. There will be other limited items which will be available by lottery or first-come, first served opportunities. Please note that membership in the W Club does not guarantee access to Integrity Toys’ non-Club exclusive dolls and accessories. None of the dolls available through the Integrity Toys’ authorised dealers can be purchased through the W Club and are not W Club exclusive items.

  • How many 2019 Club memberships can I purchase?

IT is not restricting the number of memberships by collector or household. However, memberships are non-transferable and cannot be shared.

  • I live outside of the US. May I still become a member?

Absolutely! Membership is available to residents of all countries worldwide. Please note that all news releases and information will be released in English only.

  • I would like the Club information sent to me via regular mail; can IT do that?

This is an online only Club and all members must have access to a valid email address.

  • What forms of payment does IT accept?

All payments are processed through Integrity Toys’ online shopping cart system. They accept Credit Cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover). They also accept PayPal. If you don’t have a PayPal account or a credit card, they suggest that you get a prepaid credit card, as it makes it easier for you to take advantage of their many offers.

  • Can you tell me more about the purchasing of exclusive W Club dolls?

2019 W Club members are guaranteed the right to purchase the exclusive W Club doll(s) from 2019 only (these dolls are separate from and in addition to the upgrade dolls that you can purchase at registration). The number of W Club exclusive doll(s) produced is based on the number of pre-orders paid. If you do not pre-order the Club doll(s) by the designated cut-off date (there is usually about a week-long ordering window), you forfeit your right to purchase that Club doll through the W Club. Also, Club doll(s) from previous years are NOT available to 2019 members- Club dolls are only available during that specific membership year.

  • Can you explain more about the Club coupon?

Each W Club membership that you purchase will automatically add a special $25 coupon to your IT Direct Coupon Wallet that can be used towards ANY IT Direct shopping cart purchase of $99 or more online only during the 2019 W Club year! As long as your order is above $99 before shipping and tax, you can apply your coupon towards any order of your choice! Full details and instructions for the $25 coupon will be sent to 2019 W Club Members at a later date, including that a one coupon limit will be allowed per order. Important exclusion: Coupons cannot be used to purchase additional memberships. Any memberships bought with coupons will be voided, as the 2019 Club year does not officially begin until after registration ends.

  • When will I be able to log into the W Club forum?

Once your membership has been processed, you will be emailed the “Welcome to the 2019 W Club” notice. This notice includes information on how to register and be approved for the members-only forum, contact emails, email information and more. Due to the number of registrations that we expect to be receiving at this time, it can take up to a week or more for the welcome notice to be sent out and we appreciate your patience until you are sent the notice.

For answers to any additional questions, please contact the W Club Liaisons at wclub@integritytoys.com

For W Club Rules and Protocol, go to

https://www.wclubforum.com/wclubrules.html

to view the rules document.

So, are you joining this year? I know I will! Remember, the deadline is March 3rd, 2019!

All photos and information contained herein is copyrighted Integrity Toys, Inc. and Intercap Merchant Partners, LLC 2019 and may not be reprinted or disseminated without express written permission. FASHION ROYALTY, POPPY PARKER, NU. FACE, EAST 59TH, THE INDUSTRY and all other character marks followed by ™ or ® are trademarks of Integrity Toys, Inc. Chesapeake City MD USA 21915. All rights reserved. The W Club is a trademark of Intercap Merchant Partners, LLC. All rights reserved.

Doll Photography by Tony Pettinato. Layouts and graphics by Alain Tremblay, Marketing.

Integrity Toys Luxe Life Convention 2018: Welcome Doll and Convention Collection

This year the most awaited Integrity Toys event takes place in Portland, on the west coast of the USA. Attendees and organisers travelled far to,reach the convention grounds and the party is just getting started. Social media started buzzing with the first photos from early arrivals yesterday and today, first official day of the event, we get the first full post. 

Convention registration started Wednesday for those arriving early and everyone was welcomed by receiving the "THE LOVE OF LUXE" Veronique doll in their welcome bag, along with a monogrammed acrylic chair accessory.

Item # 91457

The Love Of Luxe

Véronique Perrin® Welcome Doll

The 2018 Integrity Toys Convention: Luxe Life

Edition Size: 600

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If she had different colours in her make up, she’d look great. The outfit is boring and the accessories not anything to write home about. Not a great debut for a luxe themed event.

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I like the lucite chairs, especially those mimicking Philippe Starck’s Louis Ghost, but I’m not sure about the monogram treatment.

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We finally get to see the convention Upgrade doll that was available for pre-order when registration started. "A Fabulous Life" Rayna Ahmadi doll made her appearance and every W Club member, attending or not, could pre-order her last spring. 

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Item # 82108

A Fabulous Life

Rayna Ahmadi™ Convention Upgrade Doll

The 2018 Integrity Toys Convention: Luxe Life

Final Edition Size: 1400

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We had the chance to preorder her based on a sketch. The outfit is a copy of an Alexander McQueen Automn/Winter 2018 outfit:

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Having figured out the outfit from the initial Integrity sketch, I was excited and waited anxiously to see the final result. And while the doll is perfection (black hair, pale skin, red lips, Rayna sculpt, duh) and the execution looks great (draping and proportions seem exquisite), the main element of the dress is not red as in the original. Instead it is a pale violet/beige that makes the outfit flat and boring.

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Really guys? If it was a matter of possible trouble with copying, just make it another bright colour: emerald green, cobalt blue, saffron yellow. I’m very disappointed with this choice. Other than that, I’m glad I got her, she is the best doll revealed in the convention yet (and that includes the rest of the doll’s in this post).

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Next up is the 2018 Convention Collection: Dolls from the Fashion Royalty® Collection were designed by Jason Wu himself (Eugenia, Tatyana, Kyori, Vanessa), the NU. Face™ Collection by Jessy Ayala (Giselle), the East 59th® Collection by Chris Stoeckel (Victoire) and the Poppy Parker™ Collection by David Buttry.

Item # 91449

Subtle Affluence

Eugenia Perrin-Frost™ Dressed Doll

The 2018 Integrity Toys Convention: Luxe Life 

Convention Collection

Edition Size: 600 Dolls

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I like her face and hair, the outfit not that much. Glad to see convention doll’s with bags for a change. The shoes look like those worn by the Vero given at registration. The ensemble gives off an Yves Saint-Laurent vibe, from the old days. It just need some big gold and enamel cuffs to set it perfectly.

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Item # 91450

Gilded Oligarch

Tatyana Alexandrova™ Dressed Doll

The 2018 Integrity Toys Convention: Luxe Life

Convention Collection

Edition Size: 600 Dolls

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This one also reminds me of older Yves Saint Laurent collections. Ruffles, black and red, ribbons, fishnet stockings, bright make up. Just pile up the bangles and add a gold heart shaped brooch and Yves and Loulou would be proud. This will look great with the red, heart shaped coat from last year.

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Item # 82105

Optic Illusion

Giselle Diefendorf™ Dressed Doll

The 2018 Integrity Toys Convention: Luxe Life

Convention Collection

Edition Size: 600 Dolls

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And here’s your  basic Optic Verve Agnes clone. In a more youthful look, yes, it’s Giselle after all. I like the doll but not the dress. A beret with a mermaid gown? Not very luxe. And the transparent long skirts in gowns died a few years ago on the Met gala steps. But look at that face. Gorgeous.

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Item # PP142

Gold Snap

Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll

The 2018 Integrity Toys Convention: Luxe Life

Convention Collection

Edition Size: 600 Dolls

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This is the doll with the most buzz in social media so far in the convention. People are going gaga about her. For me, she’s ok but not better than Rayna or Kyori (my other favourite). Or the other Poppy that was unveiled today (more below). I think the hair colour is wrong for this outfit. But it’s just me. Love the necklace.

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Item # 73016

Divine Evening

Victoire Roux™ Dressed Doll

The 2018 Integrity Toys Convention: Luxe Life

Convention Collection

Edition Size: 600 Dolls

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The new Victoire sculpt makes its second appearance this year. And looks even better in this emerald concoction that reminds me of fashions worn by Gene Marshall. Beautiful doll and lovely gown. Her widow’s peak and skunk striped hair fit her perfectly. She has the new type gloves that look amazing with this kind of fashion. The necklace could be a green version of the one worn by Take The Picture Funny Face doll.

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And finally  the IT Direct Souvenir Shop Exclusives. It has almost become a given for the last few conventions that a few more surprise dolls are unveiled in the salesroom alongside the main collection and this year there are three of them.

Item # 91448

Prosperous Complexity

Kyori Sato™ Dressed Doll

The 2018 Integrity Toys Convention: Luxe Life

Salesroom Exclusive

Edition Size: 600 Dolls

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What a gorgeous Kyori. Great face and hair and a dress that reminds me of the McQueen copy dress from the Heist convention. 

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Item # 91451

Opulence For The Bold

Vanessa Perrin™ Dressed Doll

The 2018 Integrity Toys Convention: Luxe Life

Convention Collection

Edition Size: 600 Dolls

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Same hairstyle as Kyori but in a fierce Titian red for Vanessa. Vibes of Obsidian Society combined with Cruise Control.  

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Chiller Thriller

Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll

The 2018 Integrity Toys Convention: Luxe Life

Convention Collection

Edition Size: 600 Dolls

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Fantastic looking Poppy Parker doll, in ice blue and silver. Hair styling is like Misty Hollows Poppy, while elements of the ensemble bring to mind Out Of Thos World Poppy.  She has a bag (fluffy!) and a suitcase!

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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 2018 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.Layouts and graphics by Alain Tremblay, Marketing

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. 
FASHION ROYALTY, POPPY PARKER, NU. FACE, EAST 59TH, THE INDUSTRY and all other character marks followed by ™ or ® are trademarks of Integrity Toys, Inc. Chesapeake City MD USA 21915. All rights reserved.
The W Club is a trademark of Intercap Merchant Partners, LLC. All rights reserved.
Doll Photography by Jayme Thornton, layouts and graphics by Alain Tremblay, Marketing

The final W Club doll for 2017: is it the best Vanessa Perrin giftset ever?

As the 2017 W Club period begun late last year, it’s only natural that the last Club doll of the year is unveiled in January 2018.  It was a phenomenal year for Club members and the last doll confirms this fact in the best possible way. An incredible Vanessa Perrin giftset, designed by talented Jessy Ayala. The doll can be preordered by W Club members until January 19th and should arrive this summer.

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Item # 91423

Fame & Fortune

Vanessa Perrin™ Dressed Doll Gift Set

2017 W Club Exclusive

Edition Size:TBA

Estimated Arrival: Summer 2018

Pricing: $250.00 US +S & H (Limit of one per W Club membership)

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Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Vanessa Perrin 1.0

Body: FR 6.0

Foot Sculpt: High-heeled 

Skin Tone: FR White

Hair Color: Soft Ebony

Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied

Quickswitch: No

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Vanessa Perrin is a 12.5-inch fully articulated fashion doll with rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes. This gift set includes three complete looks ranging from day-to-night: First, she starts her day in an Asian inspired lingerie set that includes a custom printed kimono with high-contrast details, then she sets the tone in a high-fashion two-piece ensemble composed of a sheer blouse, black pants and custom embroidered gloves. Finally, she switches to a soft, bright pink asymmetrical evening gown with delicate embroidery and beading details.

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Vanessa comes complete with two pairs of shoes, a set of regular hands and a set of gloved hands, two jewelry sets, two fully functional (i.e. you can put her favorite accessories inside) monogrammed pieces of luggage, a clutch purse and sunglasses. For adult collectors ages 15 and up only. This doll cannot stand alone; a doll stand is included. A W Club members-only exclusive.

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what can I say? Jessy seems to be surpassing himself with each subsequent release he oversees. It’s only been a month that The Faces Of Adéle sent collectors to 7th heaven, and that came after the gorgeous Metamorphosis Erin unveiled in August. Each doll is better than the previous one, not only fashion-wise but in style and character too. Vanessa, in her original sculpt, looks amazing here, reminding me a bit of her Night Warrior incarnation, combined with the A Fashionable Life one. Which of course means perfection. Raven hair, blue eyes and fiery red lips make her one of the most beautiful Vanessa dolls ever released.

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Her three outfits are equally mesmerising. The asymmetrical evening gown, with Jessy’s favourite skirt style, short in front and long in the back, the delicate embroidery and the pink colour gives equally traditional and modern Japanese vibes. The pink strappy heels finish this off in a nice way, although I would have preferred something more edgy, to offset the cuteness factor. The Asian influences are obvious throughout the giftset.

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The second outfit is totally back, with a sheer blouse over pants and the most eccentric pair of gloves on an Integrity Toys Doll ever released. Her sandals, bag and jewelry finish off the ensemble perfectly. The third outfit is a Leisure one, a short kimono, printed with birds (cranes?), over lingerie.

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Topping it all off are the two luggage pieces, reminding me of the early sets released by Integrity in the Voyages collections. Pity one of them is not a wheeled suitcase like the one Blue Blood Elyse had, as I already own similar pieces from the older Fashion Royalty sets. In any case, they complete what must be one the best Vanessa Perrin giftset Severine released - only True Royalty is better in my opinion.  What do you think?

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 Note: Please note that the doll, clothes and accessories pictured in the photo are prototypes and as always, final production colors and textures may vary slightly.

 All text and information contained herein is copyrighted Integrity Toys, Inc. and Intercap Merchant Partners, LLC 2018 and may not be reprinted or disseminated without express written permission. FASHION ROYALTY and all other character marks followed by ™ or ® are trademarks of Integrity Toys, Inc. Chesapeake City MD USA 21915. All rights reserved. The W Club is a trademark of Intercap Merchant Partners, LLC. All rights reserved.

Doll Photography by Jayme Thornton. Layouts and graphics by Alain Tremblay, Marketing.