Sunday, November 29, 2015

Happy Doll Days pt3: IT Airways Poppy Parker lottery for W Club members

It seems that Integrity Toys has an airline and they're hiring! Just kidding people! The giftset that was announced at the Cinematic convention finally did make an appearance as a lottery opportunity for the right to buy one of the 800 Poppy Parker IT Airways sets offered to members of  Club only. It is a gorgeous set, with a beautiful doll (Poppy in a bob and bangs is always great looking) and two colourful outfits that fit perfectly with the other Model Scene dolls. The story goes that Poppy is now a spokesmodel for IT Airways. After the doll photos, you can see the probable inspirations for the outfits.
Club members should note that the deadline to enter the lottery is the 3rd of December, noon ET.

Item # PP089
IT Airways
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll Gift Set
The Model Scene Collection
Limited Edition Size of 800 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Should Ship Shortly After Winners' Payments are Received
Suggested Retail Price: $160.00
SPECIAL W CLUB HAPPY DOLLY-DAYS PRICING: $150.00 + Shipping and Handling (and Tax for MD Residents Only)

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

Poppy Parker is a 12-inch fully articulated vinyl fashion doll with rooted hair and hand applied eyelashes. Poppy comes in a mod coat accented with lime green trim, a multi-color print shift dress with matching hat, and a two piece bright pink belted suit with apple green turtleneck. Mid calf boots, flats, earrings, lapel pin, and a white travel case with the IT Airways logo complete the ensemble. A doll stand is included. For adult collectors ages 15 and up.

And here are some of the probable inspirations for the outfits - mainly the Branliff air hostess uniforms designed by Emilio Pucci ins the mid and late 60s. Pucci’s clear plastic helmets were called Rain Domes, and they were meant to keep those 60s hairstyles protected from the elements. However, the impracticality of the Rain Dome was imminently apparent. They cracked easily and were abandoned after one month, as there was no space in the overhead bins, or anywhere in the cabin, to store the large plastic bubbles. Pity we do not get one for Poppy. Braniff also enlisted the first lady of American shoe design, Beth Levine, the designer of Nancy Sinatra’s boots for “These Boots Were Made for Walkin’” publicity, to create both leather and plastic footwearfor the crew.

              A Braniff 1966 Pucci uniform. From the collection of Cliff Muskiet

Please note that the doll and outfits pictured in these images are prototypes. Final production may vary slightly. All doll 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.


  1. Great research. Thanks for sharing Stratos!

  2. Do we know exactly when the drawing will be done, and when one can hope for a confirmation? I know they won't contact the losers of this lotter.