Integrity Toys 2018 reveal pt.1: THE INDUSTRY™ - The Lovesick Collection

Almost a month ago, W Club members had finally received information about the eagerly anticipated webinar presentation of Integrity Toys dolls. Four line were to be presented in the event, which was held on August 25th, with Carol Roth presiding and all designers present so that they could talk about their respective lines and also answer questions in the Q&A session at the end of the event. I am doing a separate post for each line and one for the event doll. I will give you all available information on the dolls plus my opinion on them, and welcome yours in the comments. Let’s kick off the posts then with the first line presented, THE INDUSTRY™: The Lovesick Collection, designed by David Buttry! The line also sets the overall tone for the Style Lab coming up in the convention. All these dolls are available to preorder through Integrity Toys dealers, which you can find here.

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My first overall impression: more daring and improved from the previous, debut collection. I’m taking a wild guess here, that the line debut did not go quite as expected and, along with the complaints about the demise of Dynamite Girls, it led to a mix of the two, hence the refreshment of the line up with familiar old sculpts, both DG and legacy ones like Janay. It also helps with the economic aspect. Price is up, all across the lines, which is an issue with many collectors. That, combined with the fact that the dolls will arrive shortly and the convention looming, surely affects spending this year. Oh, did I mention Tulabelle is getting a new sculpt? It will be unveiled at the convention. Weird to change a sculpt only a year after it premiered, I mean there was not a backlash against it like, say, Vanessa 2.0.

f Rufus’ return at the 2018 convention this Fall!

Item # 88010

Legacy

Janay® Doll

THE INDUSTRY ™: The Lovesick Collection

Approx. Ship Date: November

Suggested Retail: $130.00 US

Available Via Dealers

Edition Size: 725

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Head Sculpt: Janay 2.5

Body Type: THE INDUSTRY™

Foot Sculpt: High-heeled

Skin Tone: FR Black

Hair Color: Raven

Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied

Quickswitch: No

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Included:

  • 12-inch fully articulated fashion doll with rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes;
  • Brocade coat;
  • Satin jumpsuit;
  • Thigh-high stockings;
  • Tall lace-up boots;
  • "Pearl" choker necklace, ring, earrings and bracelet;
  • Doll stand;
  • Certificate of authenticity.
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Janay is the doll that started Integrity Toys, hence she has a special place in its history. I am happy that they found a place for her into regular collections and hope to see more of her in future releases. I love this one and preordered her. Both as an ensemble and separately the clothes and accessories (that pearl chocker!) have lots of potential and the doll is gorgeous. David said during the presentation that the top bun can come down and brushed back so I’ll probably do that at some point (says the guy who still has Style Renaissance Adéle untouched). Oh and Lovesick is the name of the new single that she releases with her new group. Janay 3.0 sculpt was used in JEM and ITBE releases, so it’s a bit weird that this is the 2.5 version. Or it’s probably a typo in the release email and the version is 3.5 just like the following doll, meaning the same face as 3.0 but a smaller head.

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Item # 88011

Color Clash

Alysa® Doll

THE INDUSTRY™:The Lovesick Collection

Approx. Ship Date: November

Suggested Retail: $130.00 US

Available Via Dealers

Edition Size: 725

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Head Sculpt: Alysa 3.5

Body Type: THE INDUSTRY™

Foot Sculpt: High-heeled

Skin Tone: New Hispanic

Hair Color: Light Blonde

Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied

Quickswitch: No

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Included:

  • 12-inch fully articulated fashion doll with rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes;
  • Metallic lamé dress;
  • Leopard print coat;
  • Orange tights;
  • Metallic blue loafers;
  • Handbag;
  • Barrette, earrings and ring;
  • Doll stand;
  • Certificate of authenticity.
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Alysa is another legacy sculpt from the early Integrity Toys lines. She is now a part f The Industry line like Janay and looks beautiful here. The whole collection is inspired by the work of Alessandro Michele at Gucci, with this outfit being the most emphatic example. 3.5 for the sculpt means she is the same as her previous appearance in ITBE 2015, but with a smaller head.

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Item # 88012

Feelin' Extra

Jade®Doll

THE INDUSTRY™:The Lovesick Collection

Approx. Ship Date: November

Suggested Retail: $130.00 US

Available Via Dealers

Edition Size: 725

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Head Sculpt: Jade 3.0

Body Type: THE INDUSTRY™

Foot Sculpt: High-heeled

Skin Tone: FR White

Hair Color: Brown Mix

Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied

Quickswitch: No

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Included:

  • 12-inch fully articulated fashion doll with rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes;
  • Bomber jacket;
  • T-shirt
  • Pleather mini skirt;
  • Calf-length lace-up boots;
  • Purse;
  • Head band;
  • Earrings, ring and choker collar;
  • Sunglasses;
  • Doll stand;
  • Certificate of authenticity.
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Jade is another legacy sculpt of Integrity Toys, the third in this lineup. All these old faces have been redone to make the heads smaller, in order to match the rest of the heads in The Industry. Jade used to be the Asian sculpt but she looks more Latino here. The outfit looks very Gucci again, with the tee logo and the head band the most obvious references.

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Item # 88013

Hot to the Touch

Bellamy Blue™ Fashion Figure

THE INDUSTRY™:The Lovesick Collection

Approx. Ship Date: November 2018

Retail: $130.00 US

Available Via Dealers

Edition Size: 725

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Head Sculpt: Bellamy Blue

Body Type: Homme 1.5 (With Disassembling Joints)

Skin Tone: FR White

Hair Color: Silver

Eyelashes: No

Quickswitch: No

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Included:

  • 12.75-inch fully articulated fashion figure with rooted and flocked hair;
  • Parka;
  • Printed t-shirt
  • Button-down embroidered shirt;
  • Jeans;
  • Combat boots;
  • Ring;
  • Wrist watch;
  • Eyeglasses;
  • Tote bag;
  • Doll stand;
  • Certificate of authenticity.
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At the beginning of the presentation, David and Carol mentioned that one of the DG sculpts coming over to The Industry is Rufus Blue, which is a collector’s favourite. Imagine the surprise when the doll that opened the show was a new male doll, Bellamy Blue, who is Rufus’ brother. Everyone drooled over this gorgeous doll (referred to in the stats as Fashion figure), and with good reason. He is handsome, gorgeously dressed (amazing parka, fantastically embroidered shirt, printed t-shirt) and has great accessories (the bag, the glasses, the frat ring, the boots). What’s not to like? With the new Hommes collection just around the corner, it’s good to see that more great male dolls are part of the other collections as well. I preordered him and will be happy to add him to my collection. The Gucci bag is the icing of this very tasty cake. 

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So what do you think of the new Industry dolls? Are you getting any and if yes, which ones?

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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

Italian Doll Convention 2018 - Day II: the Gala night

Saturday is the busiest day of IDC: seminars, presentations, the fashion show and the gala dinner! For most of us It begun early in the morning, as we had to go and get the extra blond version of the convention doll, Ciao Poppy! She’s gorgeous but I do prefer the pink haired one. This one will go to my friend Maria of Habilis Dolls, who could not attend. And that is why you see her in the box.

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Then it was time for a great presentation. My dear friend (we finally met!) Ada of Papusile Mele was giving us a lecture about Manga in Doll Culture! She showed us all the famous manga characters that got made into dolls, like Astro Boy, Lady Oscar, Sailor Moon and Candy Candy, giving us many details about manga history in between. Lots of rare and OOAK dolls were shown in the accompanying slideshow. 

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We stayed in Japan with the next presentation: the story of the doll Licca, by the lovely Kazuko Hosokawa. Not only she told us the amazing tale of how Licca came to be, with lots of details and how she developed throughout the years until now, but also brought with her part of her incredible Licca collection, with the complete original Licca family a stand out. Both this and the previous presentation had the awesome Antonio Russo helping out with the translation, from English to Italian. Some dolls and gifts were raffled to attendees, ending the presentation in a most ideal way.

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Third presentation of the day was called PoppyParkerly, this time dedicated of course to last night’s star, the lovely Poppy Parker: Daniela Ferrando talked about how the 60s are perceived aesthetically nowadays through our modern sensibilities compared to how it was back then, by using the 60s contemporary Barbies and today’s Poppies.  

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The last presentation was a much anticipated interview: dear Ada got the chance to ask the talented Linda Kyaw, Mattel designer and stylist of @barbiestyle, lots and lots of questions about her career, Barbie in the past, now and the future. The questions were send by Ada’s readers and, strangely enough, Mattel did not censor them! The interview was very informative even for people who are not even doll collectors. Linda is very intelligent, gracious and kind. She answered all questions, avoiding pitfalls and confidential information of course, and, with Ada being a wonderful interviewer, the session was a blast. It was accompanied by lots of Linda designed Barbies in displays and ended with lots of dolls and other gifts being raffled to attendees.

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Linda’s OOAK contribution to the IDC auction  

Linda’s OOAK contribution to the IDC auction  

Me with Linda Kyaw  

Me with Linda Kyaw  

After a brief interval (and a change of clothes), it was back at IDC for the Cartoonia parade fashion show! Anyone interested had registered for participating in this show, dressing up as a cartoon or doll character of his choice. The catwalk was set up in one of the hotel ballrooms. The show was a hoot: participants had incredible outfits, that had taken them countless days to make, complimented by styling, make up and hairstyles matching their characters, not to mention the choreography each one had prepared for their presentation. Lots of compliments, applause and bravos to all participants for the show that everyone thoroughly enjoyed! The photos of the show below (as a slideshow) are by another Greek collector that was there, Makis (thank you so much dearest!), as my seat was not ideal for catwalk photos.

Everyone attending the runway show could vote for his favourite costume, which was quite difficult as they were all amazing! You just had to give your favourite the corresponding coupon that was given with the rest of the registration stuff.  All participants were assembled at the hotel’s stairs for a last photo op and then it was time for the welcome drink before dinner, or, as Italians call it, l’aperitivo. An hour later, we were ushered into the ballroom for the gala dinner.

Athena was the winner of the runway show

Athena was the winner of the runway show

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Me with Antonio Russo and Oriele  

Me with Antonio Russo and Oriele  

The welcome drink space

The welcome drink space

The whole room was decorated with lots of cartoon elements. Each chair around the big rotunda tables had a transparent balloon tied to its back, lit up with a string of colourful led lights. The centerpiece was a Barbie doll made up as a comics/cartoon hero by doll design duo Lantis Kelly and Catia Destro. Each seat also has a pair of sketches made by Living Plastic Doll for the gala.

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The centerpiece doll

The centerpiece doll

I had been assigned to one of the Spanish tables, table no.20, with the lovely Lionel as our wonderful and amazing host. The table gifts were all amazing and I added mine to the bunch: cute mini polka dot dresses in various colours, with matching headband bows and earrings, all made to order by my dearest friend Maria from Habilis Dolls. I already knew Lionel and José from Facebook and got to meet the rest of the table mates there for the first time, all amazing and some of the best I could have: Christelle, Fito, Francisco, Gloria, Maria, Nuria and Pepita! My warmest thank yous and best wishes, you were all amazing!

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From left: Lionel, me, Gloria and Fito

From left: Lionel, me, Gloria and Fito

Table gifts! You can see one of the Habilis Doll polka dot dresses I gifted on the top left of this photo.

Table gifts! You can see one of the Habilis Doll polka dot dresses I gifted on the top left of this photo.

After a beautiful ballet introduction, with the dancers dressed in Disney prince and princess outfits, Mario Paglino took the stage, welcoming everyone. He talked about the recipient of this year’s charity auction profits, Dynamo Camp and introduced their team. Then it was time for a speech from Linda Kyaw about Barbie, its history and its future, as next year is the doll’s 60th birthday. There was no preview of anything regarding that front, but we got to see lots of gorgeous Barbie photos, some of which were shown for the first time in public. Then Gianni surprised everyone by announcing that there was a gift for everyone, a special limited edition book (300 copies) dedicated to Linda Kyaw and filled with photos of her Barbie dolls, exclusive to the convention and Mattel approved: The World Of Linda Kyaw. A gorgeous book, printed in quality paper, with lots of doll photos! 

The dancers  

The dancers  

Mario welcomes everyone  

Mario welcomes everyone  

Linda Kyaw speaking  

Linda Kyaw speaking  

Karl Lagerfeld OOAK doll  

Karl Lagerfeld OOAK doll  

Ralph Lauren OOAK doll  

Ralph Lauren OOAK doll  

60th anniversary logo

60th anniversary logo

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Lots of gifts were raffled off to attendees during the night, including many dolls. Our table won two of them! After dessert it was time for the convention doll. No surprises here, it was the same doll that was presented in the Paris and Tokyo conventions, Striking In Stripes Barbie. She is Gold label, has the Karl sculpt and a model muse body. Designed by Bill Greening, she wears an asymmetrical striped evening dress, with black strappy sandals, silver clutch bag and matching jewellery. It’s my first official convention doll (that I get while attending I mean), so I’m keeping her.  

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Then it was time for the extra convention Barbie, the one designed by Magia 2000, Mario and Gianni. This one was based on the Totally Hair Barbie, remade by Magia 2000, with new hairstyle, make up, freckles and a spectacular dress with an overskirt in custom printed fabric (with comic related print) and a black body hugging Lycra dress encrusted with colourful rhinestones. She wears black stockings, pink shoes embellished with crystals and star crystal earrings. Miniatures of her own special box and the official convention booklet created by Roger Corbeau were included. 

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One could see the OOAK benefit auction dolls in display in a corner of the ballroom. The talented creators really outdid themselves, as you can see in the photos below. How lucky are the people that bought them! The centerpiece dolls were raffled to each table, ours was won by Christelle - contrary to IT conventions, here you win both centerpiece doll and base for free.

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After lots of fun, laughs, raffles and doll fun, we were ready to wrap things up and call it a day - there was a disco set up in another hotel hall for people that wanted to continue but it was already late and I had to catch the last metro train back to my hotel. The next post will be about the third and final day of IDC. 

Milano Centrale station  

Milano Centrale station  

Integrity Toys May 2015 release part 5: the event doll

Each time Integrity Toys makes an on-line presentation, they include an event doll, available for all attendees (i.e. W Club Members) to purchase. This is a doll made in an edition that's determined from the number of the people that order the doll. It is usually an Agnes doll but, since this year Agnes was one of the upgrade W Club dolls, the only core-8 character not represented so far was Veronique. And as this year marks the 10th W Club anniversary and the 20th Integrity Toys anniversary, it seemed appropriate that this iconic character would be honoured with this special release.

Item # 91368
Royal Treatment
Véronique Perrin™ Dressed Doll Gift Set
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
2015 Online Event Exclusive
Limited Edition Size: TBA (Edition Size Based on Orders Received)
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Fall 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $225.00 + Shipping and Handling


Doll Tech Specs:
Head Sculpt: Véronique 2.0
Body Type: FR 2013 
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Cream
Hair Color: Pale Blond (Pulled back into a low center parted ponytail with criss-cross detail).
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied


In this event exclusive gift set, Véronique comes complete with a black lace teddy, a yellow linen look belted sheath dress with a black and white chenille coat and a black and white polka-dot dress with organza overlay and black lace contrasting bands, cinched at the waist by a narrow belt. The set is accessorized with a black bag, black strappy faux patent leather sandals, black painted glove hands, earrings and a bracelet. Véronique Perrin is a 12.5-inch fully articulated vinyl fashion doll with fully rooted hair (the back looks like Eugenia's) and hand applied eyelashes. A doll stand is included. For adult collectors ages 15 and up.


If this is considered a royal treatment, I'd better remain a pleb. This is the most boring gift set since that poor Deceptively Yours Kyori back in 2010. Not only is the gown a bad reinterpretation of the Escapism Elise one, her coat is shapeless (or at least if photographs this way) and she has the minimum accessories for a big gift set. Last year's Agnes had three bracelets, sunglasses, two pairs of shoes and a hat even though she had only two outfits (if you think of the teddy as the third outfit for Veronique).So excuse me but I do not see anything special or elaborate in this gift set other than the hiked up price - it's more expensive than the Funny Face gift sets which had three outfits with more accessories plus a license fee on them. Compared to the rest of the collection, this one seems to be an afterthought, hastily brought together to be included in the event. 


Her face is gorgeous and if I find a nude one in the secondary market for cheap, I might get her as I do not have a blonde Vero. The cream skin tone (Elise is also in it this year) is the one that was used for the FR2 dolls - so it is the original skin tone of Elise and Dasha.



Please note that this doll is a prototype and the colors and fabrics may differ slightly on the final production doll. All photos and information contained herein is copyrighted Integrity Toys, Inc. and Intercap Merchant Partners, LLC 2015 and may not be reprinted or disseminated without express written permission.

Integrity Toys May 2015 release part 1: Katy Keene collection

Later then every other year, Integrity Toys unveiled four new collections of dolls this past weekend to the members of W Club through a webinar presentation. The event was not without its problems; many people, including me, were not able to see the photo slides of the dolls, were instructed to log out and back in again which resulted for many in a message saying the webinar is full. That meant no live presentation - we had to rely instead on other members that posted screen caps on the club forum. The company apologised profusely and promised to take the matter up with the software maker. I am not too familiar with the mechanics behind such presentations but I guess that when you organize such a large, worldwide event on-line, things can go bad really fast and also it is good to have immediate access to IT people supporting the event so that they can fix such problems in real time. The dolls are available to pre-order now so get in touch with the dealers from the IT list ASAP.

The collections will be presented on separate posts here in the blog, with a fifth one dedicated to the event doll. Let's start with the first group presented, which is a new brand for Integrity Toys: the Katy Keene collection.  These are dolls based on the iconic comic book character Katy Keene and her fashionable friends from Archie Comics. David Buttry presented this collection and said they were inspired by the comics and the related paper dolls produced throughout the years. I was very thrilled to see these incredible fashions and gorgeous faces until I saw that all dolls have Color Infusion bodies. This means that they cannot share fashions and shoes with most of my other dolls. I also think that this is the wrong type of body for this era. I believe that the dolls would look better with either the previous Fashion Royalty body (the tall one with the large bust) or the Victoire body, so that they could exchange fashions and accessories with her, since their eras match. I do not know the reasoning behind the body choice but it made me not order any doll. Otherwise, they look amazing. The detail in the clothing is fantastic and the face paints and hairdos are perfection. On to the dolls:


So who is Katy Keene? A character created by Bill Woggon, she has appeared in several comic book series published by Archie Comics since 1945. She is a model/actress/singer known as America's Queen of Pin-Ups and Fashions. The readers were encouraged to submit original drawings of outfits and accessories for her and her friends to wear, as well as designs for cars, homes, interiors, etc. These designs were used in the comics with credit given to published submissions. Many issues featured paper dolls of Katy in various costumes. After a 20 year hiatus from the 60s to the 80s, the character was revived, was retired again in the early 90s and re-introduced in 2005 as a high school student. I am glad I am not alone in noticing an eerie resemblance of Katy Keene and Katy Perry. Writer Donna Dickens of Hitfix.com wrote an article in April 2014, suggesting pop star Katy Perry had based her entire fashion persona on the character. The story generated enough Internet buzz that Perry actually issued a statement to Rolling Stone Magazine saying she in fact did not base anything about herself on Keene, although jokingly acknowledged the coincidences. Well, sorry Ms. Perry but the resemblance is too strong to have me convinced. Let me know what you think in the comments.

Item # 14069
Winning Number
Lucki Red Lorelei™ Dressed Doll
Limited Edition Size of 425 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Late July 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $145.00 US
Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer



Doll Tech Specs:
Body Type: Color Infusion
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: B-Tone
Hair Color: Red
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied


Lucki Red Lorelei is  Katy's best friend. She is a superstitious redhead, also a model, and wears green as it is a lucky colour, as well as accessories shaped like a horseshoe or a four-leaf clover for the same reason. She is stunning and apart from being beautiful, also wears quite an intricate suit - and green. If you want to sell me something, paint it green. She has the Jem sculpt from the Jem and the Hologram line. If she was on another body I would have snapped her up. Lucki Lorelei.is a fully articulated 12.5-inch vinyl fashion doll with fully rooted hair and hand applied eyelashes. A doll stand is included. For adult collectors ages 15 and up.


Item # 14070
The Odds are Stacked
Gloria Grandbuilt™ Dressed Doll
Limited Edition Size of 500 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Early July 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $145.00 US
Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer


Doll Tech Specs:
Body Type: Color Infusion 
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Pale Blonde
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied


Katy's rival in her career and love life is the wealthy and snobby blond Gloria Grandbilt - the name is a take on the socialite Gloria Vanderbilt. She's the blond of the trio and what a gorgeous doll, again in a perfectly detailed suit the colour of rubies. The doll uses the Tilda Brisby/Roxy sculpt - and to good effect, looking better than any previous incarnation. Again, if she was on another body, I would get her too. Gloria Grandbuilt is a fully articulated 12.5-inch vinyl fashion doll with fully rooted hair and hand applied eyelashes. A doll stand is included. For adult collectors ages 15 and up. 

Item # 14071
Blue Serenade
Katy Keene™ Dressed Doll 
Limited Edition Size of 500 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Early July 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $145.00 US
Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer


Doll Tech Specs:
Body Type: Color Infusion 
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Black
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied


The third doll presented is the protagonist of the line. She is using the Rapture sculpt from the Jem line. This particular outfit was picked from a paper doll; it was shown in the webinar and it is almost an exact copy down to the accessories. Katy Keene is a fully articulated 12.5-inch vinyl fashion doll with fully rooted hair and hand applied eyelashes. A doll stand is included. For adult collectors ages 15 and up. 


Item # 14072
Shimmering Dynasty
Katy Keene™ Dressed Doll 
Limited Edition Size of 500 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Early July 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $145.00 US
Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer


Doll Tech Specs:
Body Type: Color Infusion 
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Black
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied


Since she was revived in the 80s, David thought it would be a good idea to have an outfit based on that era. Very Nolan Miller/Dynasty like (hence the doll name), it could have easily appeared in the series, worn by Joan Collins. Look at the jewellery! Katy Keene is a fully articulated 12.5-inch vinyl fashion doll with fully rooted hair and hand applied eyelashes. A doll stand is included. For adult collectors ages 15 and up.


Item # 14073
Everything's Keene
Katy Keene™ Dressed Doll Gift Set
Limited Edition Size of 500 Gift Sets
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Late July 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $185.00
Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer


Doll Tech Specs:
Body Type: Color Infusion 
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Cream
Hair Color: Black
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied


So this is actually a gift set with a good price. She has two dresses, a coat and lingerie, with two gorgeous pairs of shoes - the beige ones are to die for. And does she look like that other Katy or not? Katy Keene is a fully articulated 12.5-inch vinyl fashion doll with fully rooted hair and hand applied eyelashes. A doll stand is included as well. For adult collectors ages 15 and up. 


So what do you think about this line? Let me know in the comments. I am certain that if it is a success, we will also see the men in Katy's life: the red-headed boxer K.O. Kelly, his rich blond rival Randy Van Ronson and their 80s replacements, the Latino airline pilot and talented dancer Ramon Ramirez and the Arnold Schwarzenegger parody Arnold Horsenlegger. She also had a sister, simply called "Sis" that could also make an appearance. People in the webinar asked about other Archie characters entering the line and David said it would of course depend on the success of the line.


Please note that the dolls shown in the photos are prototypes and the final production dolls, colours and fabrics 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. KATY KEENE is a registered trademark of Archie Comics. ™ & © 2015 Archie Comic Publications, Inc. All rights reserved. Used Under License.

Integrity Toys new collections 2014: Fashion Royalty goes safari

Just like with the Poppy Parker line, W Club members already knew well in advance what the main theme and inspiration would be for this year's Fashion Royalty release: Safari. The Vanessa upgrade doll gave us a good indication of how the line would look line, one that was even more pronounced with the appearance of the much coveted Elise Montaigne Market limited edition. The line presented has six amazing dolls (plus the event doll that also fit in, but she gets a separate post here). So along with the upgrade doll from the beginning of the year, the core 8 dolls are all present in the FR collection as promised. All of them look amazing, with well executed outfits, great accessories and a coherent enough look - although a couple of them do look a bit far-fetched. The one thing I was eagerly expecting and did not see: a great safari jacket, in the style of that master of the look, Yves Saint - Laurent. What a missed opportunity. 

Item # 91342
Elusive Creature Natalia Fatalé™ Dressed Doll 
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Limited Edition Size: 800 
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately August/September 2014 
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00 


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


Natalia Fatalé's look is composed of a short sleeveless safari vest over a 3/4 sleeve power-mesh top and short pleated skirt. Natalia sports a large brimmed hat and accessorizes her look with a faux-snake skin purse and a set of gold jewelry and sunglasses. Natalia Fatalé is a 12.5-inch fully articulated vinyl doll with Serengeti Blond hair and hand-applied eyelashes. Doll stand included. For adult collectors ages 15 and up.


We have seen this hair style on Natalia several times. Looks like the designers do not know what more to do with her hair, which is a same - Latina girls are very particular about their style and hair is very important! Come on people, make Natalia less boring - she's the bad guy of the story, have some fun with her. Even a side part here would have looked so much better. The outfit is nice but not amazing, the belt is wrong for the style (big buckled wide croco/snake style would have worked so much better).


Poor Natalia, you wanted so much to be this:




Verushka in YSL by Franco Rubartelli 

# 91343 
On The Rise Elise Jolie™ Dressed Doll 
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Limited Edition Size: 700 
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00 US
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately August/September 2014 


Doll Tech Specs:
Body Type: FR 2013 
Head Sculpt: Elise Jolie 
Quick Switch Feature: No 
Skin Tones: Japan 
Hair Color: Black Panther 
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied 


Elise Jolie wears a vibrant saffron floor lenght colored gown, completed by a gold tone faux-croc clutch purse, matching jewelry and intricate gold strappy heels. Elise Jolie is a 12.5-inch fully articulated vinyl doll with black hair and hand-applied eyelashes. A doll stand is included. For adult collectors ages 15 and up.


Gorgeous Elise - although I would have liked her in blonde. We have had two raven haired Elise dolls in the convention and a red-head from Montaigne Market, so a blonde/platinum haired one would have been amazing. Her make up does remind me of her French incarnation (which is good), minus the gold glitter. Lovely dress, with good draping on the hips. The neckline draping looks uneven on the prototype but I hope it will be corrected on the production dolls. Her accessories are fantastic and fit the look perfectly. She's a keeper.


Item # 91344 
City Prowl Eugenia Perrin Frost™ Dressed Doll 
The Fashion Royalty® Collection 
Limited Edition Size: 800 
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately August/September 2014 
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00 


Doll Tech Specs: 
Body Type: FR 2013
Head Sculpt: Eugenia Perrin-Frost 
Quick Switch Feature: No 
Skin Tones: FR White 
Hair Color: Desert Dune Blond 
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied 


Eugenia is dressed in a faux-leather bustier with cargo pocket details, over a sheer leopard print blouse and a matching knee length fitted skirt. Her look is completed by earrings, bracelets, a clutch and a pair of lace up shoes! Eugenia Perrin-Frost is a 12.5-inch fully articulated vinyl doll with desert dune blond hair and hand-applied eyelashes. A doll stand is included. For adult collectors ages 15 and up.


Item # 91346
Faded Desert Kyori Sato™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Limited Edition Size: 700
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately August/September 2014
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00


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


Kyori Sato wears a look composed of a sleeveless safari jacket over a jacquard woven skirt. Kyori Sato is a 12.5-inch fully articulated vinyl doll with brunette hair and hand-applied eyelashes. A doll stand is included. For adult collectors ages 15 and up.


What a beautiful version of Kyori. Her eye-shadow does look a little pronounced but it fits the look and usually in person it is more subdued. Love the outfit, the colouring, the accessories. Her bag is an exact replica of the Jourdan bag from Jason Wu, in a colour not available for real people. Sleeveless jackets like this were in Jason's real collection too. Pet peeve - hoop earrings again? 


Item # 91347
Full Spectrum Véronique Perrin™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Limited Edition Size: 700
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately August/September 2014
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00


Doll Tech Specs:
Body Type: FR 2013
Head Sculpt: Véronique 2.0
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tones: Japan
Hair Color: Brunette
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied


Véronique is dressed in a form fitting red hot cocktail dress, elegantly accessorized with earrings, some bracelets, a ring and matching shoes. It also has a slim leather belt. Véronique Perrin is a 12.5-inch fully articulated vinyl doll with brownette hair and hand-applied eyelashes. Doll stand included. For adult collectors ages 15 and up.


This is one of the most beautiful Veros I have seen, but also the most plain. The dress has a great cut and colour but the accessories are minimal and most of them we have seen before. It does not justify the price the way the other dolls of the collection do. She reminds me a lot of one of the dolls in the first Monogram collection, Incandescent.

Item # 91348
Vivid Encounter Adèle Makéda™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Limited Edition Size: 400
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately August/September 2014
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00


Doll Tech Specs:
Body Type: FR 2013
Head Sculpt: Adèle 3.0
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tones: Light Honey
Hair Color: Raven
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied


Adèle Makéda is wearing an olive green gown, which is accessorized by a newly designed necklace and bracelet, as well as a coordinated gold clutch. Adèle Makéda is a 12.5-inch fully articulated vinyl doll with raven hair and hand-applied eyelashes. A doll stand is included. For adult collectors ages 15 and up.


She looks a lot like the convention Adèle but with different colour eye shadow. The dress is a bit of a mess, the skirt draping not as distinct or as tailored as it should have been. I love the shoes. Was expecting more of an African princess though. Imagine Elise's dress in this olive green - would have been fabulous.

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