Thursday, December 8, 2016

Mattel releases new Moschino Barbie & Ken dolls

Once again Mattel releases a Moschino Barbie doll, this time with a Ken accompanying her. The set is based on the red carpet appearance of the Moschino label's designer Jeremy Scott and model Stella Maxwell at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards.


The giftset is priced at $200 at Barbie Collector and €250 at Moschino, which is quite steep for two non articulated Model Muse bodies and that Barbie face. Cannot comment about the clothing quality as I do not have the set available to check out, but you know, it's Mattel. The first photo is of the actual box with the dolls (from the Moschino website), below is the website photo of the set. Barbie looks a bit different.


It's no surprise it has not sold out. I'm guessing it will not. I like Ken's face and hair but the rest of the set is bland and too expensive. 


Below is a photo of Jeremy Scott and Stella Maxwell at the 2015 MTV VMA red carpet.


And the back of the box with all the details.



Body Type: ModelMuse™ Barbie® and ModelMuse™ Ken®
Facial sculpt: Collector-sized Millie and Harley Ken®
Fashion Sewn On: No
Accessories: Heels, loafers
Doll Stand: Yes
Package Dimensions (H/D/W): 17.0“x 4.75“ x 12.0“
© 2016 Moschino


Saturday, December 3, 2016

Integrity Dolly Days 2016: the Nu Face 2016 Collection unveil: Reckless

The final day of the Dolly Days event had a major unveil: the new 2016 Nu Face Collection: Reckless. This was hinted during the 2016 convention in Chicago. I think it is the most complete Nu Face collection revealed so far, especially with the new bodies. All the dolls are available to pre-order now at IT authorised dealers (remember that the W Club had a day's advance notice so there might not be so many left now) except Eden, which will be an IT Direct for next year, via lottery. Dolls will arrive next year.


Item # 82070
She Owns Everything 
Erin S.™ Dressed Doll
The NU. Face™ Collection
Approximate Ship Date: Early Spring 2017
Limited Edition Size: 700 Dolls Only
Suggested Retail Price: $140.00


Doll Tech Specs
 Head Sculpt: Erin 2.0
Body Type: NU. Face 2.0
Skintone: Cream
Hair Color: Golden Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
Quickswitch: No


This 12.5-inch fully articulated doll features fully rooted hair and comes complete with an outfit composed of a fitted faux-leather bustier and tweed skirt, a blush pink 3/4 sleeve "fur" coat, short mesh socks, high-heels, a jewellery set, a clutch purse, a pair of graffiti printed opera length faux-leather finger-less gloves, a doll stand and a certificate of authenticity. For adult collectors ages 15 and up only. 


What a beautiful Erin. One of the best dolls in this collection. Indeed she looks like she owns everything. It is my third favourite, and would have gotten her if I had a bigger budget (I had to limit myself to two dolls). 



Item # 82071
I Slay
Nadja R.™ Dressed Doll
The NU. Face™ Collection
Approximate Ship Date: Early Spring 2017
Limited Edition Size: 600 Dolls Only
Suggested Retail Price: $140.00
 

Doll Tech Specs
Head Sculpt: Nadja 2.0
Body Type: NU. Face 2.0
Skintone: Dark A-Tone
Hair Color: Dark Cocoa Brown
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
Quickswitch: No


This 12.5-inch fully articulated doll features fully rooted hair and comes complete with a two-piece outfit, a chain embroidered "fur" coat, thigh-high boots, choker, a jewellery set, graffiti printed purse, a doll stand and a certificate of authenticity. For adult collectors ages 15 and up only.


She slays it allright! Nadja here looks like a blaxploitation 70s film star - or a guest star in The Get Down TV mini-series. Even better, she could be in Empire or Luke Cage. If I had to make a list, she's be my 4th favourite in this collection. That choker! Those boots!


Item # 82072
Mad Love
Rayna™ Dressed Doll
The NU. Face™ Collection
Approximate Ship Date: Early Spring 2017
Limited Edition Size: 500 Dolls Only
Suggested Retail Price: $140.00
 

Doll Tech Specs
Head Sculpt: Rayna
Body Type: NU. Face 2.0
Skintone: FR White
Hair Color: Champagne Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
Quickswitch: No


This 12.5-inch fully articulated doll features rooted hair and comes complete with a sequined long-sleeved shirt, a soft pink faux-leather mini-dress, a black beret, a quilted purse, sunglasses, chunky high-heeled boots, an alternate pair of painted "Gloved" hands, a jewellery set, a doll stand and a certificate of authenticity. For adult collectors ages 15 and up only.


Rayna is thankfully back to her good old self with this release - and she's my top favourite of the bunch. So it seems I am finally getting a Rayna! Love the artsy, re-invented French bohemian look.


Item # 82073
Total Betty
Ayumi N.™ Dressed Doll
The NU. Face™ Collection
Approximate Ship Date: Early Spring 2017
Limited Edition Size: 600 Dolls Only
Suggested Retail Price: $140.00


Doll Tech Specs
Head Sculpt: Ayumi 3.0
Body Type: NU. Face 2.0
Skintone: Hungarian
Hair Color: Almond Brown
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
Quickswitch: No


This 12.5-inch fully articulated doll features fully rooted hair and comes complete with an intricately constructed two-piece outfit, a "fur" enhanced jacket, a graffiti printed purse, thigh-high white socks, a pair of black boots, a jewellery set, a doll stand and a certificate of authenticity. For adult collectors ages 15 and up only. 


This is my second favourite doll in the collection - what an amazing version of Ayumi. The colours. the hair, the outfit, all look amazing - even though her coat is a bit weird. Love the choker and purse. And also love that she looks completely different than her previous versions.


Item # 82074
Trouble
Eden™ Dressed Doll
The NU. Face™ Collection
IT DIRECT / W CLUB EXCLUSIVE
Approximate Ship Date: Early Spring 2017
Limited Edition Size: 700 Dolls Only
Suggested Retail Price: $140.00
***IT Direct / W Club exclusive*** 
Right-To-Buy lottery details coming approximately Spring 2017
Lottery will be open to 2017 W Club members in priority
Not Sold through dealers
 

Doll Tech Specs
Head Sculpt: Eden
Body Type: NU. Face 2.0
Skintone: Japan
Hair Color: Soft Copper Red
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
Quickswitch: No


This 12.5-inch fully articulated doll features fully rooted hair and comes dressed in a custom made layered skirt, with  laser cut "faux-charred" effect at the hem, a faux-leather jacket, a quilted backpack purse, chunky black heels, black thigh-high socks, black leather cut-off gloves, a jewellery set, a doll stand and a certificate of authenticity. For adult collectors ages 15 and up only. 


I already have an Eden with this colouring so I am not crazy about her and the outfit is not up to par with the previous ones, despite the charred laser cut effect. Love the back-pack: I am surprised it took them so long to release a doll with one, as it is all the rage for two seasons now. Remember this is an IT Direct doll and is not available to pre-order through dealers.


Item # 82075
AKA Gigi
Giselle Diefendorf™ Dressed Doll
The NU. Face™ Collection
Approximate Ship Date: Early Spring 2017
Limited Edition Size: 600 Dolls Only
Suggested Retail Price: $140.00


Doll Tech Specs
Head Sculpt: Giselle D.
Body Type: NU. Face 2.0
Skintone: FR White
Hair Color: Midnight Brown
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
Quickswitch: No


This 12.5-inch fully articulated doll, features fully rooted hair and comes complete with an outfit which is composed of distressed cropped jeans with zipper detail, a blouse with a laser cut "faux-charred" effect on the scarf, a faux-leather bustier/belt, a black beret and veil, a quilted purse, a pair of yellow pumps, alternate "painted glove" hands, a jewellery set, a doll stand and a certificate of authenticity. For adult collectors ages 15 and up only.


At firts I saw a dark haired Giselle and thought "now I can have my own substitute Glam Addict". But nope. She's too tame for that. In fact she reminds me more of Lilith than Giselle. Not a bad thing but... And again the charred laser cut looks weird. I get the style, but I don't like it.


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Friday, December 2, 2016

Integrity Toys Dolly Days 2016: Jem new outfits come with older dolls

The Jem part of the Dolly Days 2016 Integrity Toys week has a twist: they are offering some new exclusive outfits which have never been produced before but they come in sets with previously released dolls - so in order to get an outfit, one has to buy the set that includes a previously released doll. Chances are the completist Jem collector will already have these dolls so it is a problem. On the other hand it makes perfect business sense for the company. The sets are available to buy now on IT Direct. Let's see them below.

Item # 14031A
PHILLIS "PIZZAZZ" GABOR
Dressed Doll / Bonus "At The Awards" Dress
The JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS™ Collection
Approximate Ship Date: In-stock
Bonus Edition Size: 175 Dolls Only
Suggested Retail Price: $119.00


This 12.5-inch fully articulated doll comes complete with all of her original gear, outfit and doll stand and now includes an additional stage look as show. For adult collectors only.


Item # 14032A
ROXANNE "ROXY" PELLIGRINI
Dressed Doll / Bonus "I'm With Her" Dress
The JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS™ Collection
Approximate Ship Date: In-stock
Bonus Edition Size: 225 Dolls Only
Suggested Retail Price: $119.00


This 12.5-inch fully articulated doll comes complete with all of her original gear, outfit and doll stand and now includes an additional stage look as shown. For adult collectors only.


Item # 14033A
MARY "STORMER" PHILLIPS
Dressed Doll / Bonus "I'M OKAY" OUTFIT
The JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS™ Collection
Approximate Ship Date: In-stock
Bonus Edition Size: 165 Dolls Only
Suggested Retail Price: $119.00


This 12.5-inch fully articulated doll comes complete with all of her original gear, outfit and doll stand and now includes an additional stage look as shown. For adult collectors only.


Item # 14037A
MINX KRUEGER
Dressed Doll / Bonus "Are You Feeling Alright?" Outfit
The JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS™ Collection
Approximate Ship Date: In-stock
Bonus Edition Size: 360 Dolls Only
Suggested Retail Price: $119.00


This 12.5-inch fully articulated doll comes complete with all of her original gear, outfit and doll stand and now includes an additional stage look as shown. For adult collectors only.


Item # 14038A
RAPTURE ASHE
Dressed Doll / Bonus "DESTINY" Outfit
The JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS™ Collection
Approximate Ship Date: In-stock
Bonus Edition Size: 340 Dolls Only
Suggested Retail Price: $119.00

 
This 12.5-inch fully articulated doll comes complete with all of her original gear, outfit and doll stand and now includes an additional stage look as shown, For adult collectors only


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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Integrity Toys Dolly Days 2016 and the 4th W Club doll

The week after Thanksgiving is the one that Integrity Toys do their Dolly Days special this year. Each Day of the week there is a special offer: sales, new dolls, etc. Cyber Monday was the IT Direct sales day: all dolls in the online Integrity shop were on sale. Tuesday saw an offer of nude doll bodies for all types of dolls on offer and in various skin tones. I also noticed that a body sale always happens whenever I am completely broke. Dang.

Wednesday saw the release of the 4th W Club doll as part of the Dolly Days - which, in my book, is slightly cheating. The W Club dolls will be released anyway, so Dolly Days have to be something completely different. But I guess time is running out and the Club dolls have to be presented and pre-ordered. So, without further ado, here is the new Poppy Parker doll.

Item # PP107
First Taste of Champagne
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
The Bonbon Collection
2016 W CLUB EXCLUSIVE
Approximate Ship Date: May 2017
Limited Edition Size: TBA Dolls Worldwide
Special W Club Price: $120.00


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


Poppy Parker is a fully articulated 12.5-inch doll with fully rooted hair and hand applied eyelashes. Poppy wears a sparkling navy blue gown with a long tulle train on the back, matching shoes and delicate jewellery. The look is completed with a miniature champagne set packaged in a miniature golden box. For adult collectors ages 15 and up only. Doll cannot stand alone; doll stand included.


This will be my third Bon Bon collection Poppy and I am very happy. She looks absolutely gorgeous: pale skin, red hair and a navy blue gown. Her accessories are also amazing and she has that champagne set as well, so what is not to love? The inspiration seems to be a 1958 Lanvin tulle couture gown designed by Antonio Castillo (photo from here), 



The doll pictured is a prototype. Final colours and textures may vary slightly. Star props not included. All doll 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.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Third W Club exclusive for 2016 is Graphix from The Jem and The Holograms line!

The third W Club doll for 2016 was announced to members in early November. It's the Jem And The Holograms release of the club dolls, and it is one that was never released in the old Hasbro line. This one may be of interest to graphic designers and graffiti artists too.

Item #14092
Graphix™ Dressed Doll
The JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS™ Collection
2016 W Club Exclusive
Limited Edition Size: TBA
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately February 2017
Special W Club Price: $130.00 + Shipping, Handling and Applicable Sales Tax*. 


Doll Tech Specs:
Head Sculpt: Roxy Pelligrini 
Body Type: Color Infusion / Jem™
Skin Tone: Hungarian
Hair Color: Honey Yellow With Colorful Sprayed Spots
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied
Quick Switch Feature: No


GRAPHIX™ is a 12.5-inch fully articulated vinyl fashion doll with fully rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes. She comes dressed in her never-before produced signature look as interpreted by the Integrity Toys design team, assorted jewellery, a large portfolio and three miniature spray cans with authentic rattle sound. Doll cannot stand alone, a doll stand is included. For For adult collectors ages 15 and up.


Great attention to detail although the coloured spots on her hair will make her difficult to sell to non-Jem collectors. Using the Roxy sculpt sure is good for economy but it would have been nice to see a new one (maybe from a non-Jem line) used.


Pictures of prototypes shown; final production colours and textures may vary slightly. Any staging props are not included. Case and doll stand pictures are digitally rendered; final production may vary slightly. 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.

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