Dolly Days 2017: Best for Last! Face of Adele Giftset to rule them ALLLLLLL! My precioussssss.

In really do love me some Adele. I currently have three (technically four): Glamazon, Time and Again (AKA Olivia Pope), and my beloved recently acquired grail Soul Deep Adele. I just got the Frosted Glamour Adele from convention but have not quite made up my mind about her. She is lovely and I am pretty sure I am going to keep her as an android pal for Anika...but still have not freed her from her box. People have been rightfully moaning about the difficulty in getting their mitts on Adele (2.0 mold especially). She has either been a convention doll or a limited edition size like we saw with the La Femme gal in the killer red suit. Having clearly heard our cries, Integrity has finally answered them with the MOTHER OF ALL GIFTSETS!  Not one, but all three Adele sculpts with switcheroo torsos in the set with three fashions, a fancy (if slightly creepy) new stand, and three great pairs of footwear for $200. BUT WAIT...THERE'S MORE! They are also giving us the option to "complet…

Dolly Days 2017: Farewell to Jem Revealed!

Oh the joy and sadness...the Jem doll line by Integrity is reaching the end. Yesterday IT revealed the prototype images for Glitter 'n Gold Aja & Shana and the Farewell Jem dolls. Still no images for the the bonus Kimber and Raja fashions that will come with the set though.  I have also heard there might be a surprise accessory for Jem...have no idea what that is though.  The dolls like nice though. I am especially pleased with Shana's hair. Not sure I love the style on Aja but it is pretty accurate to the cartoon. The hair color seems a bit brighter to me than the first release. I am not sure what is up with Jem's face...either it is not a great picture or there is something wonky about this face up. Generally these dolls have always looked better in hand so I have faith she will be awesome.

Item # 14101 This is Farewell JEM™ Dressed Doll THE JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS™ COLLECTION Edition Size: TBD Estimated Delivery: Winter 2017 Retail Price: $130.00 US
# 14099 Glitter '…

Dolly Days 2017: Swinging London Poppy Parker Collection Round Two

I can't be the only one experiencing some Poppy fatigue this year. I believe we are currently at 20 dolls (and counting) revealed so far in 2017. Oye. Now lucky for me, I have only bought a few for the clothing and sent them on their nekkid merry little way. I think only the ash blonde Style Lab convention poppy has remained in my house (Rainbow has not left her box yet...still haven't decided on her) and the British Invasion will stick around too. I skipped the latest Christmas (but not in time for Christmas) Golden Holdiday Poppy club doll and was feeling pretty confident in my willpower to ignore this second round. But of course, the latest offering is killer once again. I'm a monkey on crack.

Item # PP118 Friday Night Frug Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll The Swinging London Collection Edition Size: 825 Estimated Delivery: Mid-to-Late Spring 2018 Suggested Retail Price: $130.00 US via Integrity Dealers Doll Tech Specs: Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker Body: Poppy 1.5 Foot Sculpt: Traditional…

Dolly Days 2017: Mega Sale on IT

Integrity Toys and the W Club are getting into the holiday spirit again this year with Dolly Days: a week long event with daily reveals and new and surprising ways to get money from their addicted collectors. Monday started off with quite the bang via a fire sale on a ton of IT Direct product. The sale is still going on until December 13th and items are selling quick.  I showed only a modicum of restraint. I say this because if I had purchased everything that was on my list it would be have been in the $500+ camp...  Luckily I had done some planning ahead to see what the pre-sale total would be and put my desired items in my cart on Sunday night and left them there. On Monday when the sale went live (late of course), the website was painfully, murderously slow. I went straight for the body that I needed to upgrade my recently acquired grail Soul Deep Adele and then nabbed one of those display riser stands to use for easy store sales photos. After waiting two lifetimes to get into my …

Dolly Hangover 2017: Post Convention Musings from my Couch

Well, another IT Convention is over. I was not able to attend due to a dress rehearsal today. I hope the same thing does not happen next year. Sadly I have little control over the theatre schedule or my design assignments and it was just bad timing this year. Luckily I had a wonderful proxy (bless you Stacy and Diane) so I get swag. Frankly I likely spend WAY less money by doing it this way and not having to pay for travel...PLUS the room sales and other temptations being less of an issue. But it is SO MUCH FUN to be there. Since moving away from Chicago, I also don't have local dolly friends and I miss chatting with like-minded weirdos in the flesh. So I will start this now... #PORTLANDOLLIA

So my thoughts, to begin with I was a little apprehensive about the theme. With "fairytale" I was worried things would get mighty Disney princessy. I was both wrong and right. I was most surprised about how deep they mined the Disney cartoons for inspiration. Most of that came thro…

Saturday Night Closing Gala Roundup- Fashion Fairytale IT Convention

Item # 91430
Frosted Glamour Adèle Makéda® Dressed Doll The Fashion Royalty® Collection The 2017 Integrity Toys Convention: Fashion Fairytale
Gala Dinner Event Centerpiece Doll Edition Size: 420 Dolls
ADELE!!! Snow Queen Adele with the 2.0 mold and some stunning makeup and haircolor. I am not loving the hairstyle though but she is definitely gorgeous. I like the jewels too. I don't do poofy gowns so that will need to go. She will look really cool in some of the things I have bought or made for Anika Luxotica. I think they will display together nicely. I was kind of hoping Adele might be Malificent to go with Nadja...but this is a fun option. I might need to do something with her brows though...either darker or whiter? And maybe baby hairs in white?

Item # 91429 Malefique Elyse Jolie™ Dressed Doll The Fashion Royalty® Collection The 2017 Integrity Toys Convention: Fashion Fairytale
Official Convention Doll Edition Size: 600 Dolls
Love the jewels. The purple hair is fun but I imagine it will be …

W Club Luncheon Roundup -Fashion Fairytale IT Convention

A whole new world....

That was my high school prom theme (barf...I did NOT approve). That also tells you how old I am. Anyway, today's W Club lunch featured Rayna as Jasmine and the swag doll was Giselle as Aladdin. There was also an epic question/answer panel with some of the IT design team letting us know what is coming up next. For Poppy, next year's theme is "City Sweetheart" that will be a mix of pre-mod early sixties with modern Kate Spade-esque styling. I also read something about a return to early screening styles (including some sans glued on eyelashes) and some high heel feet mixed in. They are also working on bringing Ginger and some other characters. We shall see. Fashion Royalty will be inspired by the Bali Festival with a dash of fetish. The new homme body is nearly ready to go and Victoire will be showing up soon in the East 49th dolls.
Item # 82093 Natural Wonder Rayna Ahmadi™ Dressed Doll The NU. FACE Collection
The 2017 Integrity Toys Convention: Fashio…