Marvel and Mattel unveil amazing X-Men ladies in SDCC: Storm, Dark Phoenix and Mystique

It is not uncommon for Marvel and other big companies to unveil new superhero dolls in SDCC - in fact it’s a given, even when they are not comic-con exclusives. So yesterday, during the event’s preview day, the three X-Men ladies everyone had been waiting for were unveiled. They celebrate Marvel’s 80-year anniversary.

From Mattel designer Bill Greening’s  instagram  - the SDCC stand of the Marvel Barbies

From Mattel designer Bill Greening’s instagram - the SDCC stand of the Marvel Barbies

The three dolls use the same body as the Wonder Woman collector doll and will be available from today to pre-order exclusively from Gamestop.com and Barbie Signature. The release date is October and they will then be available in shops as well. Retail price $54.99. We know dealers have been able to pre-order them so contact your favourite dealer for details.

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STORM: Born Ororo Munroe, Storm is one of the most powerful mutants on Earth. As a member of the X-Men team, she confounds enemies with her ability to manipulate weather and the atmosphere. Storm Barbie® doll is as electrifying as the character she emulates. This collectible Barbie® doll captures Storm’s iconic look in a shiny-black bodysuit, cape and thigh-high boots, all with metallic-gold trim. Gauntlets, a headdress and her signature gemstone brooch finish the fierce look.

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The dolls are designed with their original comic book looks, no relation to their movie counterparts. I love how Storm looks here, although the lack of heels on her boots is weird for these feet. I know Storm hovers over the ground instead of walking on it when she’s on super hero mode but this does not work perfectly for a doll. Other than that, she’s perfection. It looks like she is using the Selma sculpt.

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MYSTIQUE: This Super Villain is a mutant born with the ability to shapeshift. She deceives her enemies by mimicking the appearance and voice of any person. Mystique Barbie® doll is as beguiling as the character she emulates. This collectible Barbie® doll captures the Super Villain’s iconic look in a white dress with a double slit and belt of skulls. Details include white gloves, boots, and the signature skull detail adorning her forehead.

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Great Mystique doll - I hope the hair will be perfect like this IRL. Love the scull accessories. She has the Louboutin sculpt.

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DARK PHOENIX: Also known as Jean Grey-Summers, Dark Phoenix is an Omega-level mutant with telepathic and telekinetic powers. This beloved character, who has faced numerous deaths and rebirths, wrestles with her personal demons. Dark Phoenix Barbie® doll is as fierce as the character she emulates. This collectible Barbie® doll captures Dark Phoenix’s iconic look in a red bodysuit with shimmering gold details, including the gold phoenix graphic, thigh-high boots, gloves and a sash.

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Beautiful Jean grey in her Dark Phoenix era, using the Mermaid sculpt. Again no heel boots, probably because she was not walking but flying all the time.

Alta Moda Karolin Stone by Salvador Lopez Arriaga

During last year's Supermodel Integrity Toys convention in Chicago, the Official Integrity Toys Advanced Design competition took place and the winner was the very talented Salvador Lopez Arriaga with "Alta Moda" Karolin Stone™. Now, that creation is becoming available to everyone for purchase through the W Club (for members) and IT Direct (general public). The original design has undergone adjustments to make it fit for production while preserving its original spirit. W Club Members get a special pricing of $135.00 US versus the general public, who will be able to purchase this doll for $145.00 US. Furthermore, Club members can preorder earlier and as many dolls as they want. The link will be available soon. Deadline is 19th of September.

Update: link to preorder for the public:  http://www.integritytoys.com/shop20/alta-moda-public-pre-order-link.html

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Item #82089

Alta Moda

Karolin Stone™ Dressed Doll

The NU. FACE™ Collection

2016 Design Competition Winner

Edition Size: TBD

Estimated Delivery: Spring 2018

W Club Only Retail Price: $135.00 US + Shipping and Handling

General Public Retail Price: $145.00 US + Shipping and Handling

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Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Karolin Stone™

Body: NF 3.0

Foot Sculpt: High-heeled

Skin Tone: Japan

Hair Color: Platinum Champagne Mix

Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied

Quickswitch: No 

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Karolin Stone is a 12.5-inch fully articulated fashion doll with rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes. Karolin wears a creation by design Salvador Lopez Arriaga, the winner of the 2016 Integrity Toys Design challenge. The ensemble is composed of a two-piece suit that features a structured waist length jacket, cut in an oversized houndstooth pattern and black trousers. The look is completed with an oversized bow-shaped headdress, custom-made houndstooth jewelry, spiked heels and a contrasting red purse. For adult collectors ages 15 and up only. This doll cannot stand alone; a doll stand is included.

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It hink the original looks better (see below), especially regarding the cut of the jacket at the top of the sleeves and the shape of its front. I also think she needs red strong lips with this black and white style - remember Opium Ayumi? Other than that she looks great and if I was in a better financial state I'd grab her. Maybe later. I love her jewellery set, it is always great to see new designs used. Salvador should be proud. Congratulations to him!

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Alain Tremblay from Integrity Toys did an interview with Salvador, in which we learned that the inspiration for this design was Salvador's mother in the 80s but updated for now. He wanted versatility with mix and match pieces. Although one would not guess from this outfit, his favourite era in fashion is the 70s with their luxurious hair and glamorous fashions. He says Olivia Newton-John rocked the era's look and that made me like him that much more. His favourite IT characters are Nu Face models like Karoline but he's beginning to shift to Fashion Royalty ladies now.

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

All photos and information contained herein is copyrighted Integrity Toys, Inc. and Intercap Merchant Partners, LLC 2017 and may not be reprinted or disseminated without express written permission. NU. Face and all other character marks followed by ™ or ® are trademarks of Integrity Toys, Inc. Chesapeake City MD USA 21915. All rights reserved. The W Club is a trademark of Intercap Merchant Partners, LLC. All rights reserved.

Doll Photography by Jayme Thornton

Layouts, Graphics and 3D renderings by Alain Tremblay, Marketing.

Metamorphosis - the second W Club doll from Integrity Toys

Yesterday the W Club members received news of the second (of five) Club doll of the year. Everyone was happy to discover that it was another addition to the extremely popular Heirloom Nu Face collection, designed by the talented Jesse Ayala. Metamorphosis Erin Salston is a gorgeous doll with two outfits. The first, a flowery print flowing gown, reminds me a lot of Giambattista Valli's couture dresses, with the asymmetrical skirt, the butterfly crown (that's the heirloom) and the flower print. The second one is a more minimal and streamlined look by Alexander Vauthier's Spring/Summer 2017 collection that juxtaposes casual (jean shorts) with glamour (long asymmetrical dress). I think that Jessie combined elements from two Vauthier tops in this one. Photos from possible inspirations accompany the respective outfits. Remember, preorder for W Club members ends on September 8th!

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Item # 82088

Metamorphosis

Erin Salston™ Dressed Doll Gift Set

The Heirloom Collection

2017 W Club Exclusive

Edition Size:TBA

Estimated Arrival: Early Spring 2018

Pricing: (Limit of one per W Club membership) $175.00 US +S & H

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The gift set is gorgeous. I like Erin's sculpt and I do not yet own a brunette one so she will be the one. The face screening and ski tone match perfectly and the braid is stylish yet versatile. The outfits are both gorgeous and with their original inspirations coming from very favourite designers, which is a plus in my book. The only thing missing is a bag. For this price, it should have been included.  

Giambattista Valli Couture Autumn/Winter 2017. Photo: Yiannis Vlamos/indigital.tv

Giambattista Valli Couture Autumn/Winter 2017. Photo: Yiannis Vlamos/indigital.tv

Giambattista Valli Couture Autumn/Winter 2016. Photo: Yiannis Vlamos/indigital.tv


Giambattista Valli Couture Autumn/Winter 2016. Photo: Yiannis Vlamos/indigital.tv

Giambattista Valli Couture Autumn/Winter 2015. Photo: Yiannis Vlamos/ indigitalimages.com


Giambattista Valli Couture Autumn/Winter 2015. Photo: Yiannis Vlamos/ indigitalimages.com

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Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt:ERIN 2.0

Body:NU. FACE 3.0

Foot Sculpt: HIGH-HEELED

Skin Tone:HUNGARIAN

Hair Color:MIDNIGHT BROWN

Eyelashes:Yes, Hand-applied

Quickswitch:No

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Sinuhe Guzman pointed out to me that the upper part of this Giambattista Valli Autumn/Winter 2016 Prêt-à-Porter dress looks like the one Erin is wearing. 

Sinuhe Guzman pointed out to me that the upper part of this Giambattista Valli Autumn/Winter 2016 Prêt-à-Porter dress looks like the one Erin is wearing. 

 UPDATE: Stephanie Daniel-Walker from the W Club found another dress that looks a lot like Erin's: it is a Monique Lhuillier dress from her Resort 2018 collection: 

Photo courtesy of Monique Lhuiller

Photo courtesy of Monique Lhuiller

Erin Salston is a 12.5-inch fully articulated fashion doll with fully rooted, long braided hair. This gift set includes a layered custom printed chiffon gown and a second outfit composed of a one-sleeved white satin top that features a floor-length train, coupled with  denim micro-shorts. The set also includes a golden butterfly crown, jewelry and two pairs of shoes. 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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Alexander Vauthier Spring/Summer 2017 Couture collection  - photo Marcus Tondo /indigital.tv from Vogue Runway

Alexander Vauthier Spring/Summer 2017 Couture collection  - photo Marcus Tondo /indigital.tv from Vogue Runway

Alexander Vauthier Spring/Summer 2017 Couture collection  - photo Marcus Tondo/ indigital.tv 

Alexander Vauthier Spring/Summer 2017 Couture collection  - photo Marcus Tondo/ indigital.tv 

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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 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.

NU. FACE 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, Layouts, Graphics and 3D renderings by Alain Tremblay, Marketing.

Joey Versaw's A Little Head can be ordered specially customized for a very limited run

I have written before about the talented Joey Versaw and his amazing colourful dolls. His more recent release was titled "A Little Head" and consisted of both boys and girls in eye-popping colour. Due to popular demand "A Little Head" has opened up custom commissions for an extremely limited run. There will only be 10 females and 10 males available for this special custom order offer. 

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With this special offer you will have the choice of five hair colors: they are Blonde, Burgandy, Brunette, Blue, and Pink. You will also be able to choose make up colors, eye colors, and eye direction: you can request either a flirty side glance or a straightforward look. The girls will come in their original side part settings with beautiful long hair and the boys will come with the option of long hair or short.

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Each doll will be hand-painted to the customer's specifications. Orders will take four weeks to complete once purchased. Each doll will come in an original fashion with accessories to complete the look. Nicely packaged in a clear plastic box that offers up a beautiful display case and easy in and out assessability with the logo on the front.

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This offer will not be made again with these specific sculpts in vinyl so once this limited offer has sold out that is it. Joey is very excited to offer this up for those who have very specific tastes and likes. This will be a great way to have one of his creations exactly how you would like it to be. Links to order are below.

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All photos and information courtesy of Joey Versaw

W Club presents its first doll for 2016: Ooh La La! Poppy Parker

It was about time the W Club presented its first doll for this year - it's mid-April already! It is a Poppy Parker doll, clearly in the Bon Bon style of this year's line. Let's see the doll:

Item # PP101
Ooh La La!
Poppy Parker™ Gift Set
The Bonbon Collection
2016 W Club Exclusive
Limited Edition Size: TBA 
Estimated Ship Date: Mid to Late Summer 2016
Special W Club Price: $150.00 + Shipping, Handling and Applicable Sales Tax*. 


*A non-refundable deposit of $25.00 due immediately at pre-order, balance of $125.00 + shipping and handling (and tax for Maryland residents) due approximately Mid to Late Summer 2016.


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


Poppy Parker is a 12-inch fully articulated vinyl fashion doll with a fully rooted hairstyle and hand-applied eyelashes. This gift set includes Poppy's mix-and-match separates, colorful bracelets and silver hoop earrings, her printed tote, two pairs of interchangeable hands, a pair of authentic cork wedgies, bright red slingback shoes and a doll stand, all packaged in a window box gift set. A numbered certificate of authenticity is also included. For adult collectors ages 15 and up.



I am glad I skipped the upgrade Poppy, as this is a much better doll, both in design (well done David Buttry) and as a complete offering.  Her new eye screening is more mature and sexy, but so much better than previous efforts in this direction (IFDC, IT Convention). I love the platinum hair (it looks different than the silver of Mistress of Disguise). Her outfits look lovely and very versatile, the jewellery looks nice, except from the earrings. The bag is pure fun and the shoes are to die for - thankfully not another flat classic Poppy shoe in sight. I love the rockabilly vibe with just the right touch of French finesse and joie-de-vivre. Cannot wait to see how the rest of the line will look. And what about the numbered certificate? That is a first for Poppy as far as I know.



Pictures of prototype shown; final production colors and textures may vary slightly. Any staging props are not included. All photos and information contained herein is copyrighted Integrity Toys, Inc. and Intercap Merchant Partners, LLC 2016 and may not be reprinted or disseminated without express written permission. Poppy Parker is a trademark of Integrity Toys, Inc. All rights reserved. Graphics, photography and Layouts by Alain Tremblay Marketing.