Monday, May 18, 2015

Integrity Toys May 2015 release part 2: FR 16 collection

Last year the FR 16 line got a major revamp that paid of in an exciting way. Not only it had a new face/character in Hanne Erikson (that proved to be quite successful) but also got people interested again in the series after some ho-hum releases that did not quite live up to its status as Avantguard replacements. This year the dolls are again incredible and one of them takes the whole collection one step further. But more below. Vaughn Sawyer worked wonders with the collection and also said that they are trying out an kind-of-airbrushed effect on the eye-shadow. They look terrific. As last year, there is again one Anais, two Elsa Lin and two Hanne Erikson dolls.

Item # 78015
Super Natural
Anais McKnight™ Dressed Doll
The FR:16™ Collection
Limited Edition Size of 400 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Late August 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $175.00
Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer


Doll Tech Specs:
Head Sculpt: Anais
Body Type: FR:16™ 
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Light Honey
Hair Color: Bronze
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied


Anais McKnight looks totally different from her incarnation last year. In elegant, slightly understated daywear, with nice accessories and great face paint. She is a fully articulated 16-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 # 78016
Incognito
Elsa Lin™ Dressed Doll
The FR:16™ Collection 
Limited Edition Size of 400 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Late August 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $175.00
Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer


Doll Tech Specs:
Head Sculpt: Elsa
Body Type: FR:16™ 
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Chocolate Brown
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied


Whereas Anais changed look completely, Elsa looks so much like last year's Hot Blooded doll - with a beehive. Yes she is gorgeous and yes I was this close in ordering her. But I already have her almost twin from last year so I did not. I love the outfit too. The doll has such a 60s elegant vibe. She could have made an appearance on Mad Men. Elsa Lin is a fully articulated 16-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 # 78017
Fall Phenomenon
Elsa Lin™ Dressed Doll
The FR:16™ Collection 
Limited Edition Size of 400 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Late August 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $175.00
Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer


Doll Tech Specs:
Head Sculpt: Elsa
Body Type: FR:16™ 
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Black
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied


The second Elsa doll is quite different in her face paint from all the other Elsas but the outfit is like a rehashed version of the Hot Blooded one - same colour, asymmetry, fur detail. What a gorgeous face - and those eyes! Great accessories as well. Elsa Lin is a fully articulated 16-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 # 78019
Shades of Grey
Hanne Erickson™ Dressed Doll
The FR:16™ Collection 
Limited Edition Size of 400 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Late August 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $175.00
Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer


Doll Tech Specs:
Head Sculpt: Hanne
Body Type: FR:16™ 
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Black
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied


Firs time Hanne appears with this hair colour and she looks amazing. I think she looks like the big 16" sister of the last W Club doll of 2014, that gorgeous Rare Appearance Dania. The detail of the dress is amazing, with the lace cap sleeves and the lace back panel. The coat is magnificent as is the bag. Again I was really tempted to get her but her other version finally won me over, you will understand if you read below. Hanne Erickson is a fully articulated 16-inch vinyl fashion doll with fully rooted hair and hand applied eyelashes. A doll stand is included. For adult collectors ages 15 and up.


I think the kind-of -airbrush effect looks so well done here. The make up is incredible and kudos go to designer Jesse Ayala.


Item # 78018
Exuberance
Hanne Erickson™ Dressed Doll
The FR:16™ Collection 
Limited Edition Size of 400 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Late August 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $200.00
Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer


Doll Tech Specs:
Head Sculpt: Hanne
Body Type: FR:16™ 
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Titanium Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied


This is easily the best FR 16 doll ever released, reminding me so much of the Avantguards (but more refined) and also a tamed version of Sybarites. All elements combine to make one great doll, from the hair colour (which mixes silver and platinum) to the face paint to her outfit and accessories - although a ring is sorely missing for this price range. Well done Vaughn and Jesse. This is the one I am getting and I am so happy about it. Hanne Erickson is a fully articulated 16-inch vinyl fashion doll with fully rooted hair and hand applied eyelashes. A doll stand is included. For adult collectors ages 15 and up.


So what do you think of this FR 16 release? Tempted to finally enter the larger doll world? Let me know in the comments.


Please note that the dolls shown are prototypes and the final production dolls, colours and fabrics may vary slightly. Note that these are all 16-inch tall fashion dolls and are not in 1/6 scale. 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

5 comments:

  1. Hello from Spain: I really like your dolls. Your photos are great.Keep in touch.

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  2. wow, I don't which one I like best! Exuberance was correctly named!

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  3. I gasped when I saw Exuberance, and she immediately went on the pre-order list. Your description captured exactly what I was thinking.

    Hanne is my favorite FR:16, and Shades of Grey is still on my "to be considered" list. The only reason I didn't order her was because of Exuberance. The hair, facial screening, and outfit come together beautifully. The boots aren't my favorite; they cut off her legs from my viewpoint. I would have preferred edgy shoes.

    Elsa is missing from my collection thus far, but neither of these are tempting enough. Incognito has the dreaded hair bump, and I am adverse to taking them down in case it won't work. Phenomenon has that tightly-pulled-back look that isn't one of my favorites. The outfits, though, are well worth picking up separately.

    Super Natural is nice, but not enough to tempt me because I have Amethyst Factor. Again, I like the outfit enough to look for it separately -- especially that bag.

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  4. I wonder if Integrity Toys will ever introduce any male characters in this scale?

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    1. I asked myself the same question...It would be so nice and they will sell...

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