Sunday, May 24, 2015

Lauren Bacall doll by JAMIEshow dolls for their 5th anniversaryChicago 2015 convention

After Marlene Dietrich (who is also making a second appearance in the new JAMIEshow releases), the company picked another Hollywood legend to turn into a doll: Lauren Bacall. The doll was presented during their 5th anniversary collection and was an instant crowd favourite. There were two versions of her with the only difference being the colour of her gown: peach or lilac.


She looks a lot like the late actress but I think they could have done her eyebrows a bit more relaxed instead of having her scowl so intensely. The gown also looks like something out of her usual style - unless it is something from one of her films, it does not bring anything to mind though. I cannot wait to see her in another wig-cap with a hairstyle closer to that from her early film roles - and outfits to match.



All photos courtesy of George Gonzalez and JAMIEshow dolls.

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Gene Marshall in the JAMIEShow Chicago 2015 convention

Gene Marshall is the fashion doll that did for 16" dolls what Barbie did for the 1/6 scale ones: established the fashion doll rules for the particular scale and made every doll thereafter compare to it. Since JamieShow took over the line and collaborated with the creator Mel Odom, the doll reached new heights of quality and sophistication. For its 20 year anniversary (and the 5th of JamieShow dolls) the dolls did not disappoint - and we got some added bonus as well.


The convention doll was none other than Gene Marshall in a Lady Grey resin version. The concept had first been done by Mel when the doll was produced by Integrity Toys for their 2007 Gene Marshall convention design contest and now she's in resin, even more glamorous and sophisticated, with her tiara and evening gown, inspired by a Charles James original. I like the concept better with this hair colour than the ashen blond used in the previous version.


And here is a very happy Mel Odom at the convention with the doll in his hands:


Of course there were more dolls in the Gene Marshall line:


As you can see, there was Oona, Madra, Violet and a new, grey-haired Trent in limited editions of 20 dolls per sculpt, each priced at $475. Check them out below in larger photos.




All photos courtesy of George Gonzales and JamieShow dolls

Monday, May 18, 2015

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 4: Fashion Royalty collection

The last line presented by Integrity Toys was none other than the battleship of the company, the Fashion Royalty line. This year Jason Wu wanted the design team to start with the ladies who lunch as an inspiration: the rich socialites of the 60s that met in the famous restaurants of the era and were very elegantly and minimally dressed during the day but went all out flamboyant at night. The collection comes out along those lines, with elegant and minimal day-wear, very chic and with a retro whiff, that also includes some more eccentric evening wear. Apart from characters picked from the core 8, the line up has Isha and Tatyana. Isha has not been in a normal collection for ages (since 2011 if I remember correctly) and Tatyana was last seen being part of the final FR2 collection. I liked this line so much I ended up pre-ordering five of the dolls.Let's see the dolls:

Item # 91367
Style Notes
Isha™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Limited Edition Size of 700 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Late August 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00
Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer.


Doll Tech Specs:
Head Sculpt: Isha
Body Type: FR 2013 
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Latino
Hair Color: Dark Espresso
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied


The only Isha I have in my collection is Something Cool from 2005. I was always on the look out for one but she was elusive or I was getting other, more coveted dolls and could not add her to the bunch. Now she comes home. She looks fantastic, very elegant and the dress is very detailed and looks so well executed. Her bag is also fantastic.  Isha comes dressed in a dark navy and cream sheath dress with black shirt collar detail, nude satin with black chiffon overlay inserts on the bodice and side seam pockets, cinched at the waist by a miniature designer belt. She completes her look with a cream coloured bag, black pumps, black painted gloves and earrings (an additional pair of flesh coloured hands is also included). Isha is 12.5-inch fully articulated vinyl fashion doll with fully rooted hair and hand applied eyelashes.A doll stand is included. For adult collectors ages 15 and up.


Item # 91371
Prestige
Natalia Fatalé™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection 
Limited Edition Size of 700 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Mid-July 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00
Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer.


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


A minimal looking Natalia - that's a first! I love the bolero. Remember the hat from the upgrade W Club Agnes? I passed on this one as I already have a latina skin toned Natalia with brown hair. She wears a sophisticated tweed cocoon sleeve crop jacket and pencil skirt combo with grey faux leather waistband. She completes her look with a grey and white checker crew neck bodysuit, topped off by a taupe straw cloche style hat and fuchsia faux leather purse and pumps. Includes silver disk earrings and a ring. Natalia Fatalé is a 12.5-inch fully articulated vinyl fashion doll with rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes.  A doll stand is included. For adult collectors ages 15 and up. 


Item # 91373
Decorum
Eugenia Perrin-Frost™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection 
Limited Edition Size of 800 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Early August 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00
Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer.


Doll Tech Specs:
Head Sculpt: Eugenia
Body Type: FR 2013 
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Caramel Brown
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied


Although she is one beautiful Eugenia, I passed on this one as I already have a coral pink suit from the Truly Madly Deeply Agnes gift set and a red haired pony tailed Eugenia from the Première convention collection. Love the intricate ponytail wrap and her bag and shoes. These are the upgrade Agnes earrings too, the trademark of this collection. Eugenia is in a coral linen look suit with demi sleeve jacket and a chequered mock neck bodysuit. She completes her look with a maple rose straw cloche style hat, light caramel strappy pumps, and a cream leather and beige 'suede' hand bag. Includes large silver dangle earrings. Eugenia Perrin-Frost is a 12.5-inch fully articulated vinyl fashion doll with rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes.  A doll stand is included. For adult collectors ages 15 and up. 




Item # 91372
Refinement
Vanessa Perrin™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection 
Limited Edition Size of 800 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Mid-July 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $145.00
Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer.


Doll Tech Specs:
Head Sculpt: Vanessa 3.0
Body Type: FR 2013 
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Ash Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied


 This is a winner - it seems that the success of the Edge Vanessa informs the look of this doll too - but in a totally different outfit. The mole reminds me of Cindy Crawford. Great outfit but I do not get the $10 price difference from the previous dolls - is it the coat? If so, why then is Shades of Grey Hanne at the same price level with the other dolls of her line? Vanessa wears a black and white belted glen check coat and a tone on tone glen check fitted skirt with black faux leather waistband and an anthracite demi sleeve satin shirt. She accessorizes her look with a light blue 'suede' handbag and black 'suede' strappy sandals. Also included are large frame sunglasses, earrings, and a bracelet. Vanessa Perrin is a 12.5-inch fully articulated vinyl fashion doll with rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes. A doll stand is included. For adult collectors ages 15 and up. 


Item # 91374
Fine Print
Elise Jolie™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection 
Limited Edition Size of 800 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Early August 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $145.00
Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer.


Doll Tech Specs:
Head Sculpt: Elise
Body Type: FR 2013 
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Cream
Hair Color: Red Amber
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied


I was certain that Elise in this collection would be a red head. With the exception of the limited Montaigne Market, it has been a while since we had one and IT delivered. I really like her - both doll and outfit are gorgeous. The cut of the dress looks like the one Splendid Jordan was wearing a few years back. The bag looks like a Hermes Kelly miniature. Her lipstick shade might be a bit problematic with that red hair but we will see when she comes home. Again this one is $10 more expensive than the rest of the line. Elise is in a camel shawl neckline cocoon coat, black leather designer belt and printed cotton/spandex sheath dress. She accessorizes her look with a cream 'leather' bag, black pumps, caramel painted glove hands, gold earrings, a broach and a bracelet. Elise Jolie is a 12.5-inch fully articulated vinyl fashion doll with rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes. A doll stand is included. For adult collectors ages 15 and up. 



Item # 91370
Fame Fable
Kyori Sato™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection 
Limited Edition Size of 700 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Mid-July 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00
Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer.


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


Blond Kyoris are either gorgeous or totally indifferent to me. This one falls in the first category. i love the doll and the dress and her accessories are good too. Vaughn said that they search a lot to find the perfect fabric for the bag. She wears a plunging V neck sequinned dress that has a sateen modified wrap skirt with a faux belted detail. It includes large frame sunglasses, a black oversize clutch purse, earrings and faux patent leather strappy sandals. Kyori Sato is a 12.5-inch fully articulated vinyl fashion doll with rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes. A doll stand is included. For adult collectors ages 15 and up.


Item # 91369
Timeless
Adèle Makéda™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Limited Edition Size of 700 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Early August
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00
Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer.


Doll Tech Specs:
Head Sculpt: Adèle 3.0
Body Type: FR 2013 
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Dark A-Tone
Hair Color: Black
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied


Did anyone scream Lupita when they saw her? She's totally inspired from the famous first Oscar red carpet appearance of actress Lupita Nyong'o in 2014 and is, for me, the second best incarnation of the Adele 3.0 sculpt (after Main Attitude in 2012). Ms. Makéda models a light blue gown composed of a satin bodice with asymmetrical waistline and a full tulle skirt in 3 shades of blue. Includes earrings, bracelet, ring, silver clutch and silver sandals. Adèle Makéda is a fully articulated 12.5-inch fashion doll with rooted  curly hair on top of the head and flocked hair on the sides and back and hand applied eyelashes. A doll stand is included. For adult collectors ages 15 and up.


Item # 91377
Perfect Reign
Tatyana Alexandrova™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Limited Edition Size of 700 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Late August 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00
Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer.


Doll Tech Specs:
Head Sculpt: Tatyana 2.0
Body Type: FR 2013 
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Honey Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied


This will be my second Tatyana doll - she's absolutely amazing. Totally different than her previous incarnations, looking like a cross between Elise and Dasha. Love her colouring and her dress is fantastic - if the production doll has the same draping it will be great. She could have had a more elaborate hair do though, I am getting bored with all the ponytails, especially in evening dressed dolls. Tatyana is in a navy blue faille gown with "caviar" beading detail on the bodice. She adds some edge to her look by wearing a dotted tulle veil, dotted lace gloves and black strappy pumps. Includes earrings, bracelet and a ring. Tatyana Alexandrova is a 12.5-inch fully articulated vinyl fashion doll with rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes. A doll stand is included. For adult collectors ages 15 and up. 


So how did you like the Fashion Royalty collection this year? Let me know in the comments.

Please note that the dolls unveiled today are prototypes and the final production dolls, colours and fabrics my differ 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.

Integrity Toys May 2015 release part 3: Poppy Parker "The Model Scene" collection

Poppy Parker probably is the big seller of all Integrity Toys lines, surpassing even Fashion Royalty in covetability and secondary market prices. This was again proven with the release of this year's line, named "The Model Scene": at least one of the dolls was sold out on pre-orders within the first night after the webinar and probably more of the collection followed into the following day. Only hope for those not having early access to release information would be dealers that do not take pre-orders but put their dolls on their websites as soon as the confidentiality period is over and sell on a first-come, first-served basis. David Buttry was inspired this year from the model scene of the mid-to-late 60s and so had the opportunity to give the dolls a wide variety of looks. On the other hand, the dominant character was Poppy Parker (she is the high seller after all) with only one Darla and one new male character to complete the collection. One of the Poppy dolls will be available from IT Direct - so no dealer has that one for pre-order.

Item # PP080
Go See!
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
The Model Scene Collection 
Limited Edition Size of 750 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately First Week of June
Suggested Retail Price: $120.00
Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer


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


This one has a beautiful face and hair do but the outfit is not my cup of tea. It looks like something Peggy Olsen would be wearing on a bad day at work. She wears a black and multi colour dot two-piece suit with white collar and cuff detail, topped off by a black flocked hat with a white grosgrain ribbon band, earrings with matching ring, white fishnet pantyhose and white shoes.Poppy comes with a blue portfolio, for her  portraits. Poppy Parker is a 12-inch fully articulated vinyl fashion doll with rooted hair and hand applied eyelashes. A doll stand is included. For adult collectors ages 15 and up.


Item # PP082
Spring Song
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
The Model Scene Collection
Limited Edition Size of 800 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Mid-June 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $120.00
Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer


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


This is one of my favourites and I am getting her.Poppy models a long blue floral chiffon maxi dress with a blue ribbon choker, blue faux leather shoes, small silver hoop earrings and silver bangle bracelets. I would have preferred one of the more extreme geometric patterns that were usual on this type of flowing dress but the bold colours more than make up for the (dreaded) floral. Love the face paint, the hair do and  the chocker. A nice draw-string satchel would have been the perfect compliment for this outfit. Poppy Parker is a 12-inch fully articulated vinyl fashion doll with rooted hair and hand applied eyelashes. A doll stand is included. For adult collectors ages 15 and up.


Item # PP083
The Camera Loves Her
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
The Model Scene Collection
Limited Edition Size of 800 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Mid-July 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $120.00
Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer


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


This one is completely out there. While I like the overall design of the outfit, her face and hair do (beehive Jeannie ponytail as David described it) are not what I'd do with this - maybe I'd have opted for one of those huge complicated multi-layered up-dos with braids, fat curls and fake ponytails incorporated. And definitely have her with dark hair. I must applaud the daring look though, it captures the era perfectly. Poppy wears a lime green jumpsuit with silver sequin net overlay and a lime green chiffon watteau train. Long multi colour ball and chain earrings, silver cuff, large blue ring and silver faux leather strappy high heel sandals complete this look. Poppy Parker is a 12-inch fully articulated vinyl fashion doll with rooted hair and hand applied eyelashes.A doll stand is included. For adult collectors ages 15 and up.


Item # PP084
Hippie Dippy
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
The Model Scene Collection
Limited Edition Size of 700 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Mid to Late July 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $130.00
IT Direct Exclusive, will be offered in July of 2015


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


This one is a mini gift set, a doll with two outfits, that will be sold through IT Direct and will not be available from dealers to pre-order. The extra outfit only raises the price about $10 so that is good. I love the dress but the other ensemble could do without the pink vest - really guys? Pink vest and yellow hat on a red head? Love the print belt. Poppy wears a black and white polka dotted mock tied blouse, large yellow straw hat, hot pink faux fur vest, white cropped bell bottom with mod floral faux leather belt and faux leather black ankle boots. The second outfit is a black and charcoal floral sequin mini dress with black peter pan collar, a long silk ribbon bow and tails. Black pantyhose included. Poppy Parker is a 12-inch fully articulated vinyl fashion doll with rooted hair and hand applied eyelashes. A doll stand is included as well. For adult collectors ages 15 and up.




Item # PP087
Peace, Love and Soul
Darla Daley™ Dressed Doll
The Model Scene Collection
Limited Edition Size of 500 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Early July 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $120.00
Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer


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


Poor Darla, she got the short stick. It was really a chance to make her look more exotic and eccentric, like one of the few models of colour that were successful in the 60s, Donyale Luna...




...and instead she comes dressed like a secretary in Mad Men. Which is not bad per se, on the contrary, the look is great - but for another collection. Maybe do Mad Men? Dawn? The afro was a step in the right direction but the rest is too plain for this line. At least she gets a bag, the other dolls do not have one (except the portfolio of the Go See one). She wears a red velvet mini dress vest, white chiffon blouse with multi colour block print, large silver hoop earrings, black daisy brooch, shiny black faux leather purse and matching boots. Darla Daley is a 12-inch fully articulated vinyl fashion doll with rooted hair and hand applied eyelashes. A doll stand is included. For adult collectors ages 15 and up.


Item# PP088
Hot Shot
Nigel North™ Dressed Doll
The Model Scene Collection
Limited Edition Size of 600 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Early August 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $120.00
Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer


Doll Tech Specs:
Head Sculpt: Nigel North™ (new character)
Body Type: FR Homme 
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Blond Mix
Eyelashes: No


The possibility that a new male character would be included in this collection was discussed since last year's convention, when the line inspiration was announced. I was certainly expecting someone more along the lines of David Hemmings, the protagonist in Antonioni's Blow Up (a seminal film of the 60s inspired by David Bailey, the famous fashion photohrapher)...


...and not someone that looks so Eurotrash of the era, one of the fake German-sounding counts/princes/barons that roamed the continental night clubs looking for their next lover. Even though he's a new sculpt, he could very well fit with the Color Infusion guys or even the Jem line. Nigel North is wearing his hot pink shirt, red and purple paisley brocade jacket, purple velvet pants, silver sunglasses, silver and purple ring. He also sports a nice miniature camera. Nigel North is a 12.5-inch fully articulated vinyl fashion figure with rooted hair. A doll stand is included. For adult collectors ages 15 and up.


Item # PP081
The Midas Touch
Poppy Parker™ (AA) Dressed Doll
The Model Scene Collection
Limited Edition Size of 600 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately First Week of July
Suggested Retail Price: $120.00
Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer


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


There is always that one doll in every collection that will be the talk of the town; become the most coveted one and disappear off the shelves in a matter of minutes. In this collection, Midas TOuch proves her name right - she was sold out in almost every dealer the night after the presentation (except the ones that put up their dolls for sale today). I tried but could not get one - she has a smaller edition size, which of course did not help. The dress looks like a golden remake of the Happening Poppy silver one and, frankly, India Poppy is much more nuanced and beautiful. But you know how things are. First AA Poppy was bound to be a success, which makes me wonder about the edition size logic. I'd get it (but not condone it) for Darla or another character, but not here. She wears a gold sequin mini dress with metallic gold organza collar, lace up gladiator sandals (which I adore), large gold disc earrings, gold cuffs with gold bangle bracelets. She also has a gold tone microphone and stand that looks fantastic. Poppy Parker is a 12-inch fully articulated vinyl fashion doll with rooted hair and hand applied eyelashes. A doll stand is included as well. For adult collectors ages 15 and up.


Item # PP085
Wedding Belle
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
The Model Scene Collection
Limited Edition Size of 900 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Early August 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $120.00
Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer


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


With a much better looking similarly styled wedding dress as part of the Funny Face collection, I wonder why this one follows in the same form and general idea. There were so many different styles of wedding outfits in that era that we could have had something truly unique here. The doll has the Hungarian skin-tone, which is like a tan, lighter than Latina. Wild Thing Poppy had this skin tone as well and The Camera Loves Her Poppy in this collection does too. Poppy wears a white satin wedding dress with white dotted tulle overlay and a tulle wedding veil with large bow detail. Her wedding bouquet, pearl earrings with matching necklace and a wedding ring complete the look. Poppy Parker is a 12-inch fully articulated vinyl fashion doll with rooted hair and hand applied eyelashes. A doll stand is included as well. For adult collectors ages 15 and up.


Item # PP086
Out of This World
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
The Model Scene Collection
Limited Edition Size of 900 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Mid-July 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $120.00
Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer


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


Best one of the bunch - the Barbarella clone! This is the Poesie Sans Couleur version of Miss Parker. Smoky eyes and pale lips combined with Japan skin tone and pale blond hair - a winner. Plus she wears a military style spacey outfit. Love love love her. Too bad she does not have a bag. She has the largest edition size of all the dolls in the line, they probably expected this one to be the most popular. Poppy wears a silver faux leather mini dress with silver and white lurex bodice and sleeves. This look is completed by large silver triangle earrings, silver tone mod sunglasses and over-the-knee silver faux leather boots. Poppy Parker is a 12-inch fully articulated vinyl fashion doll with 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 of this year's Poppy Parker line? Let me know in the comments.

Please note that the dolls pictured in these images are prototypes. Final production 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.