The final RuPaul doll of the new series, Red Realness, is now available from Integrity Toys

Integrity Toys, in collaboration with RuPaul Charles himself, just released the third and final doll in the recent series, Red Realness. in this incarnation, RuPaul is serving you her classic two "mint" lunch - the lunch with the contestants near the end of each season where they are served tic tacs for lunch. This doll is more limited than the first one in the series, so make sure that you get one before Red Realness sashays away.

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Item # 14103

Red Realness

The RUPAUL Doll™

Approx. Ship Date: In-Stock, should start shipping after IFDC, on July 1st, 2019.

Price: $145.00 + Shipping

Edition Size: 750

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Head Sculpt: RuPaul

Body Type: New Special Body Type

Foot Type: High-heeled (Compatible with FR Shoes)

Skin Tone: Light Honey

Hair Color: Golden Blond

Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied

Quickswitch: No

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Includes:

12.5-inch/1:6 scale, fully articulated, vinyl collectible doll, rooted hair and delicately hand-applied eyelashes;

Elaborate red hot micro-sequined stage gown designed by Jason Wu;

Killer red and chrome laced-up heels;

Faux-ruby covered oversized hoop earrings;

Faux-silver cuff bracelets with faux-ruby accents;

Miniature plate with faux-silver plate cover and two miniature "mint" lunch;

Pair of hands with long manicured nails;

Alternate pair of grip hands;

Doll stand;

Certificate of authenticity.

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While the first series of Ru Paul dolls were quite varied in style and looks, this one is just Ru Paul triplets that only change colours between them. All three have similar hairstyles and make up, sequined long gowns that look alike and similar jewellery. The only major difference each time is the accessories, with the best having been the opera glasses of the first one. So it is a no thanks from me. Plus, I have a problem with the tic tac concept of the Ru Paul lunches, that kind of promotes an unhealthy diet metaphorically. I’m sorry to see the line end so quickly but not sorry if it has to be one lookalike doll after another.

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As always, the doll pictured is a prototype. Final colors and textures may vary slightly in final production. For adult collectors ages 15 and up.

Offer Type: First-come, first-served.

Sale Start (general public): Wednesday, June 26th, 2019 at approximately Noon Eastern time (WHILE SUPPLIES LAST).

Price: $145.00 USD + shipping and handling.

Shipping Timing: This doll should begin shipping the week of July 1st, 2019 (after IFDC).

Availability: Everyone (W Club members and non-members alike).

Order Limit: None

Here is the link to order the doll.

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**All text 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. The RuPaul likeness and logo are designated trademarks of RuCo, Inc. ©2019 All rights reserved. Used with permission. 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.

Pidgin Doll Spring 2019 collection is unveiled!

The Pidgin dolls are created by the extremely talented and wonderful Joshua David McKenney, an artist, sculptor, doll-maker extraordinaire and fashion illustrator. He just released the Spring 2019 collection of Pidgin Doll and here they are in all their glory. (Availability according to the Pidgin website at time of posting). The dolls are 16, all one of a kind and are ball-jointed 1:4 scale, made in resin. You can find their exact measurements in their website. That’s where you can buy them as well. The ones left available of course!

 

Pidgin Doll "Hestia" - available 

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One-of-a-kind “powder pink” resin. Full set includes:

  • Inset brown eyes

  • Baby pink synthetic mohair wig

  • Gold and pink “Maxi” gown

  • Jewelry as shown

  • High heeled feet only

  • Silver “Power Flower” stiletto shoes

$1,200 USD + shipping.

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Pidgin Doll "Elinda" - sold

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One-of-a-kind Pidgin Doll cast in “light mocha” resin. Full set includes:

  • Inset green eyes

  • Silver blond synthetic mohair wig

  • Peach tulle “Maxi” gown

  • Jewelry as shown

  • High heeled feet + flat feet included

  • White stiletto shoes

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Pidgin Doll "Nyx" - available 

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One-of-a-kind Pidgin Doll cast in “Obsidian” resin. Full set includes:

  • Inset green eyes

  • Black synthetic mohair wig

  • Pink and gold “Maxi” gown

  • Jewelry as shown

  • High heeled feet + Flat feet included

  • White stiletto shoes

$1,200 USD + shipping.

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Pidgin Doll "Andromeda" - available 

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One-of-a-kind Pidgin Doll cast in “milk white” resin. Full set includes:

  • Inset heterochromatic eyes (one brown eye + one green eye)

  • Silver blond synthetic mohair wig

  • Peach tulle “Maxi” gown

  • Jewelry as shown

  • High heeled feet + flat feet included

  • White stiletto shoes

$1,200 USD + shipping.

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Pidgin Doll "Blanche" - available 

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One-of-a-kind Pidgin Doll cast in “milk white” resin. Full Set includes:

  • Inset brown eyes

  • Pale lavender synthetic mohair wig

  • Pink brocade “Maxi” gown

  • Pearlized “snow crown”

  • High heeled feet + flat feet included

  • White stiletto shoes

$1,100 USD + shipping.

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Pidgin Doll "Bernadette" - available 

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One-of-a-kind Pidgin Doll cast in “milk white” resin. Full set includes:

  • Inset amber eyes

  • Double “stacked” red synthetic mohair wig.

  • Green brocade “Maxi” gown

  • High heeled feet + flat feet included

  • White stiletto shoes

$1,100 USD + shipping.

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Pidgin Doll "Vivienne" - available 

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One-of-a-kind Pidgin Doll cast in “cocoa” resin. Full set includes:

  • Inset amber eyes

  • Black synthetic mohair wig

  • Pink brocade “Maxi” gown

  • Jewelry as shown

  • High heeled feet + flat feet included

  • White stiletto shoes

$1,100 USD + shipping.

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Pidgin Doll "Chloe" - sold

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One-of-a-kind Pidgin Doll cast in “milk white” resin. Full Set includes:

  • Inset blue eyes with brown flecks

  • Baby pink synthetic mohair wig

  • Pink brocade “Maxi” gown

  • Jewelry as shown

  • High heeled feet + flat feet included

  • White stiletto shoes

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Pidgin Doll "Colette" - available 

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One-of-a-kind Pidgin Doll cast in “light mocha” resin. Full set includes:

  • Inset green eyes

  • Blond synthetic mohair wig

  • Pink & gold “Bow Mini” dress

  • Baby pink faux fur jacket

  • White kitten heel shoes

$950USD + shipping (Full Set)

$710 USD + shipping (Doll + Faceup)

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Pidgin Doll "Samantha" - sold

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One-of-a-kind Pidgin Doll cast in “milk white” resin. Full set includes:

  • Inset blue eyes

  • Black synthetic mohair wig with micro bangs

  • Pink & gold “Bow Mini” dress

  • Jewelry as shown

  • High heeled feet + flat feet included

  • White “Power Flower” stiletto shoes

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Pidgin Doll "Marianne" - sold

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One-of-a-kind Pidgin Doll cast in “light mocha” resin. Full set includes:

  • Inset blue eyes with brown flecks

  • Long black synthetic mohair wig

  • Pink & gold “Bow Mini” dress

  • Black faux fur jacket

  • High heeled feet + flat feet included

  • White stiletto shoes

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Pidgin Doll "Ginger" - available 

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One-of-a-kind Pidgin Doll cast in “Cocoa” resin. Full set includes:

  • Inset green eyes

  • Handmade indigo blue saran wig

  • Pink & gold “Bow Mini” dress

  • Baby pink faux fur jacket

  • Baby pink stockings

  • Silver ballet flats

$970USD + shipping (Full Set)

$710 USD + shipping (Doll + Faceup)

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Pidgin Doll "Veronique" - sold

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One-of-a-kind Pidgin Doll cast in “Light Mocha” resin. Full Set includes:

  • Inset blue eyes

  • Black synthetic mohair wig

  • Holographic “Bubble” dress

  • Jewelry as shown (includes pierced ears)

  • White ankle socks

  • White kitten heel shoes

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Pidgin Doll "Amber" - available 

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One-of-a-kind Pidgin Doll cast in “Milk White” resin. Full set includes:

  • Inset brown eyes

  • Black synthetic mohair wig

  • Pink and black circle glasses

  • Holographic “Bubble” dress

  • Baby pink faux fur jacket

  • Baby pink stockings

  • High heeled feet + flat feet included

  • White stiletto shoes

$950USD + shipping (Full Set)

$710 USD + shipping (Doll + Faceup)

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Pidgin Doll "Mixi" - sold

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One-of-a-kind Pidgin Doll cast in “Light Mocha” resin. Full set includes:

  • Inset blue eyes

  • Black synthetic mohair wig

  • Hot pink heart glasses

  • Holographic bubble” dress

  • Black faux fur coat

  • Black fishnet stockings

  • Black kitten heel shoes

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Pidgin Doll "Jasmine" - available 

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One-of-a-kind Pidgin Doll cast in “Light Mocha” resin. Full Set includes:

  • Inset brown eyes

  • “Wheat blonde” synthetic mohair wig

  • Holographic “Bubble” dress

  • Blue stockings

  • High heeled feet + flat feet included

  • White “Power Flower” stiletto shoes

$950USD + shipping (Full Set)

$710 USD + shipping (Doll + Faceup)

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All photography courtesy of Pidgin Doll and Joshua David McKenney 

The second Net-A-Porter Jason Wu 10th anniversary is for sale... and sold out!

We have gotten used to it by now... special 10th anniversary limited edition doll by Jason Wu goes on sale by online luxury retailer, usually earlier than anticipated, people scramble to get her, tears and tantrums ensue, people lash out at forums and social media about how bad the process is. Happened yet again with the second Net-A-Porter released Elyse Jolie

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The doll started trickling out from the Asian websites of Net-A-Porter, then the wave moved on to Europe, to finally crush down on the US. If you were not prepared to wake up,earlier than usual, keep searching and refreshing the website and have credit card ready to spend $200 in the US, AU$362.88 in Australia ($277.25 US), HK$2,240 In Hong Kong (286,70 US$), US$282.24 plus taxes in South Korea, €278 in France (329,64 US$), €284 in Italy (336,75 US$), or £255 in the UK (342,31 US$), well, why bother? This is not the way to enjoy a hobby, bask in the beauty of a collectible doll and get satisfaction from adding her to your collection. At least that’s what I think. Other people will tell you this is the way collecting Fashion dolls goes, you should be prepared for stuff like this when starting your collection and so on. But why? Just to get another coveted, limited edition doll that will be forgotten when the next one comes along? Do you think all these anniversary dolls will achieve holy grail status and be as coveted as, let’s say, A Fashionable Life or True Royalty Vanessas? 

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 This Elyse had the following description on the retailer’s website

  • Height 32cm
  • Width 9cm

EXCLUSIVE AT NET-A-PORTER.COM. Little known fact - Jason Wu was a toy designer before starting his acclaimed fashion career. Created to mark his 10th anniversary and celebrate his whimsical background, this limited edition doll is styled in a one-shoulder red and black mini dress from the house's Fall '13 runway and features ultra long eyelashes. It comes with a display stand, coordinating lace-up pumps and interchangeable manicured hands.

  • Comes in designer packaging
  • Product number: 1046363
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The photographs are so obviously not by Integrity. The NAP team have no idea how to pose the doll or even set her up on the stand properly (the underarm support was placed at the hips, lol), which goes to show how a non-collector buyer will deal with the doll. If she wasn’t dressed in box, no way they’d bother. And I wonder, why not ask someone who does know? A luxury retailer would do that, wouldn’t they? Unless their margin is so low, they did not even want to deal with it. Then again, if that is the case, why not make the dolls available directly to fashion doll collectors through the usual channels? It did not even gain enough press coverage to justify it as a publicity stunt. 

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She looks nice though. I love the pleating and sewing of the dress (I guess the snag at the back is just a badly closed zipper) and the shoes look very detailed. It does remind me of the ITBE dresses but it is much better. But again, no jewellery and no bag or other accessories. Her skin tone could be AA black or light honey, it’s hard to tell. With Seduisante Elyse coming this month to W Club members, it will be a battle of dark skinned Elyses! 

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Photos courtesy of Net-A-Porter

Gigi Hadid Barbie is going on sale tomorrow!

It had been announced earlier this year that the Gigi Hadid Tommy Hilfiger Barbie would be going on sale, but we did not expect her before 2018. If you remember, Mattel originally made an OOAK doll in Gigi Hadid's likeness to celebrate her Tommy x Gigi collections with Tommy Hilfiger. The Instagram posts featuring the doll that were posted on @BarbieStyle account had more than 100,000 likes and 1,500 comments. It was only a matter of time before both companies and the model agreed on a commercial release of the doll. 

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The doll is a bit different from her OOAK incarnation. The $50 Tommy x Gigi Barbie doll is wearing a navy flag hoodie from the collection with shirts shorts and sneakers, a look Gigi was wearing on the fall 2016 Tommy x Gigi show.

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I liked the OOAK outfit better. The striped dress was more elegant and stylish. I guess that the street style will be more popular with non-collectors though. The doll’s head seems a bit bigger too. It’s great to see an articulated body (Mattel’s stiff bodies are a major reason I rarely buy any) but the flat feet make her redress options fewer. Maybe shoes from the Fashionistas will fit her. The OOAK had articulated ankles and was wearing flat platform sneakers (similar to the ones worn by the model next to Gigi above).

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Of course Gigi is thrilled with the doll, as she mentioned in a statement. “I’m so honored to have my own Barbie, which celebrates an iconic moment in my partnership with Tommy Hilfiger. Seeing the final look of the doll was an amazing experience, and I’m excited to share this really cool creation with fans around the world.”

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Tommy Hilfiger released a statement too. “The collaboration with Gigi and Barbie was an exciting new twist on our brand’s history of partnering with pop culture icons and our ongoing ambassadorship with Gigi.” The model has one more season of collaboration with the brand, due this coming February. 

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The doll will be available for sale from Tuesday, 5th of December, on Barbie.com, Tommy.com, select global retailers and Tommy Hilfiger flagship boutiques in New York, London, Paris, Amsterdam and Düsseldorf, starting at 6 a.m., EST. The doll is on preorder and ships on December 29th.

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The Barbie website has the following information:

”Designed in collaboration with Tommy Hilfiger, the TommyXGigi Barbie celebrates the unforgettable runway event where Gigi Hadid was introduced as global brand ambassador for TOMMY HILFIGER womenswear. The doll is styled in a classic navy TOMMY HILFIGER flag hoodie, white shorts with red trim and brand logo, and white slip-on sneakers, matching Gigi Hadid's closing look for the Fall 2016 TOMMYNOW experiential runway event at which the first TommyXGigi capsule collection was introduced”.

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  • Doll Designer: Linda Kyaw
  • Label: Black
  • Body Type: B50 Poseable Body
  • Facial sculpt: Gigi (New Sculpt)
  • Fashion: Sweater, shorts
  • Fashion Sewn On: No
  • Accessories: Bandana, shoes
  • Doll Stand: Yes
  • Package Dimensions (H/D/W): 13“ x 3.3“x 8“
SKU #: FPV63
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Photos courtesy of Mattel and Tommy Hilfiger.

Barbie and Missguided team up to sell out!

Barbie has collaborated many times with fashion brands in order to sell clothes or cosmetics - hey, they even sell their own fashions! Their latest collaboration is with global brand Missguided. It launched with the Barbie x Missguided collection, featuring jeans, cameo and millennial pink.  As Missguided mentioned on their website: "Barbie is THE ultimate female icon and her message is that girls can be anything they want. Our #babesofmissguided’s possibilities are endless, this is for the badass babes who can do anything".

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The collection sold out in the first 24 hours - all 43 pieces of it! The company announced they will be re-stocking soon, so if you are interested, go to their website and sign up,for their newsletter.  

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Of course they could not pass by the opportunity to make some Barbie sized outfits as well! No mention anywhere if theaw dolls will be released for sale, but after the success of the real clothes, who knows? Let's see the dolls one by one, as each has a distinct look, character and role in the Missguided team. The dolls were created by the super talented Magia2000 duo, Mario Paglino and Gianni Grossi.

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The Artworker Barbie is the art director of the bunch. Looks appropriately creative. 

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The real life version of Artworker. 

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Photographer Barbie, best of the bunch. Love the hair and sunglasses. She does have a camera, which makes her the only one of the team with appropriate tools for her trade. 

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Real life version very close to the doll one. 

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PR and Events Barbie looks a bit too teeny bopper for this kind of job.  

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The real skirt looks much better than the miniature version. Plus jewellery! 

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Social Media Barbie  does not have any kind of mobile device to justify her title. How is she going to post on Instagram with those headphones?

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Her real life counterpart does not seem to care about posting on social media either. 

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Creative Conceptualist Barbie gets so thirsty when thinking about campaigns and promotions that she has a water bottle with her. 

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Would you like to see these dolls get a commercial release? 

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All photos courtesy of Mattel and Missguided.