Tuesday, August 16, 2016

2016 Summer FR Collection: A Delicate Bloom

CONTROVERSY.  It is fascinating how my worlds are colliding lately. The Chicago Theatre scene has been in full blown turmoil about questionable casting of roles that should have gone to a specific ethnic group...and here in doll world, we have a 'whitewashing' of an entire lineup from a traditionally very diverse toy brand.  It came as a huge disappointment to many (including me) that the Delicate Bloom Collection lacked Adele, Jordan, or a new character of color. Though it does feature Natalia and Kyori, they are both in very light tones. Speculation and emotions are running wild at the absence of (skin)color.  Many point out that the lime green dress on a super tan (hungarian toned) Eugenia would have been stunning on Adele.  Agreed (though the dress is not my style). Some believe the lack of Adele indicates she may show up as Club Exclusive? Maybe, but then why not as the special event doll instead of back to back Agni [agni=plural of agnes].

Anyway. I think it was yet another misstep in a series of tone-deaf moves by what is usually a very responsive and forward-thinking company. I still love Integrity, but I really hope they get the house in order soon. The sheer lateness of this reveal is keeping me from even considering the bulk of these dolls.  I only pre-ordered one out of the whole lot (Elyse...I just can't help myself...I love Elyse). They did listen to our desire for less black clothing and gave us colorful pieces...but on wonder bread white dolls.  I will also try very hard to get the Vero lottery doll for the outfit and jewelry.  I love rose gold anything...and I think that dress is really fun.  Plus the price-point is great.

Natalia: great dress and purse. I never want to see black heels again.  I have like 100 pairs at this point. I like the simple un-fussy hairstyles on all the dolls in this lineup. They look very modern.

Item # 91397
Contrasting Proposition
Natalia Fatalé™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Approximate Ship Date: September 2016
Limited Edition Size: 700
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00

Doll Tech Specs: 
Body Type: FR2013
Head Sculpt: Natalia Fatalé 2.0
Quick Switch Feature: No 
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
 
Natalia Fatalé™ is a 12.5-Inch completely articulated fashion doll with long, side-parted fully rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes. True to herself, Natalia shows her vamp side as she is set to let everyone know she has arrived at the annual Perrin family gathering! She wears a sassy high-contrast beaded cocktail dress with a lace overlay, designed to showcase her gorgeous silhouette! Our favorite diva completes her look with highly-textured accessories such as a faux-fur covered clutch purse, chunky golden jewelry and ribbon laced "patent leather" pumps to create the elegant drama that she is well known for! This doll also includes a doll stand and a certificate of authenticity. 

Kyori: Interesting idea.  The dress seems a little bulky to me but still a neat piece. *Warning: Decal Eyes (if that sort of thing bothers you)
Item # 91393
Emerging Rebel
Kyori Sato™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Approximate Ship Date: Week of August 22nd, 2016
Limited Edition Size: 700
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00

Doll Tech Specs:
Body Type: FR2013
Head Sculpt: Kyori Sato™ 2.0
Quick Switch Feature: No 
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Medium Brown
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
 
Kyori Sato™ is a 12.5-Inch completely articulated fashion doll with long, side-parted fully rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes. Kyori picked the perfect dress to join Natalia on their mission to create drama at the annual Perrin family garden party! Her perfectly fitted embroidered faux-leather dress brings the freshness of delicate blooms to her look, which is accessorized by a perfectly sculptured pale gray leather bag, lavender pumps, brilliantly golden jewelry and a pair of oversized sunglasses that no diva should ever leave home without! This doll also includes a doll stand and a certificate of authenticity.  

Dasha: Great detailing in this outfit but I think the skirt length and bulk is killing it for me.  I like the new chunky jewelry style though.  *Warning: Decal Eyes AHOY!

Item # 91394
Daytime Impact
Dasha™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Approximate Ship Date: September 2016
Limited Edition Size: 700
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00

Doll Tech Specs:
Body Type: FR2013
Head Sculpt: Dasha™
Quick Switch Feature: No 
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Platinum
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
 
Dasha™ is a 12.5-Inch completely articulated fashion doll with long, side-parted fully rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes. These days, everyone wants to meet Dasha in person. Hollywood's newest darling is back in Paris after her incredible performance as Anika Luxottica! On her way to meet her agent and his team, Dasha means business in her perfectly tailored two-piece faux-suede suit, which features lace appliqués and matching piping, cut just at the right length to showcase her incredible legs! With just the right sorbet colored lace cami, accessories and black chrome chunky jewelry, Dasha is fresh and ready for her next big movie contract! This doll also includes a doll stand and a certificate of authenticity.

Vero: Great jewelry and a fun dress.  Great price. I like the Hungarian skin tone as well. Someone pointed out that she look like Megan Fox...and since I hate Megan Fox the doll herself might be ruined for me.  Oh well. *Warning: Decal Eyes & IT Lottery Doll!
Item # 91401
Fresh and Delightful
Véronique Perrin® Dressed Close-Up Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Approximate Ship Date: Mid to Late October 2016
Limited Edition Size: 700
Suggested Retail Price: $89.00 + Shipping and Handling

Doll Tech Specs:
Body Type: FR2013
Head Sculpt: Veronique 2.0 
Quick Switch Feature: No 
Skin Tone: Hungarian
Hair Color: Black
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
 
Véronique Perrin™ is a 12.5-Inch completely articulated fashion doll with long, luscious, fully rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes. Still the reigning leader of the familly, Véronique Perrin is dressed to help her mother host the annual family garden party at the Perrin Mansion in the South of France. Ready for the warm weather, Véronique picked her favorite flower printed, high-contrast black lace overlaid mini-dress and matched it with chunky rose gold jewelry, "patent leather" shoes and an over-sized designer handbag.  This doll also includes a doll stand and a certificate of authenticity. 

Luchia: Ugh...I hate just about everything here. And *Warning: Decal Eyes.

Item # 91398
Fabulous Fields
Luchia Z.™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Approximate Ship Date: September 2016
Limited Edition Size: 600
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00

Doll Tech Specs: 
Body Type: FR2013
Head Sculpt: Luchia Z.™ 2.0
Quick Switch Feature: No 
Skin Tone: Cream
Hair Color: Red
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
 
Luchia Z.™ is a 12.5-Inch completely articulated fashion doll with long, silky, fully rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes. The sexy and mysterious Miss Luchia Z. makes a comeback to the world of Fashion Royalty in a gorgeous custom printed gown designed just for her by her favorite couturier! Her gown features topstitched ribbons on the torso to create the illusion of a form fitted corset which creates a structured, spectacular silhouette! Accessorized with a brilliant new jewelry set, a lemon yellow clutch and chrome pink heels, Luchia Z. sizzles like only she knows how! This doll also includes a doll stand and a certificate of authenticity. 

Eugenia: This would have been great on a dark skin gal.  Oh well. I don't do gowns anyway.
Item # 91399
Ruffles and Blooms
Eugenia Perrin-Frost™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Approximate Ship Date: September 2016
Limited Edition Size: 800
Suggested Retail Price: $150.00
 
Doll Tech Specs:
Body Type: FR2013
Head Sculpt: Eugenia Perrin-Frost™
Quick Switch Feature: No 
Skin Tone: Hungarian
Hair Color: Auburn
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
 
Eugenia Perrin-Frost™ is a 12.5-Inch completely articulated fashion doll with long, delicately fully rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes. When this showpiece gown appeared on the catwalk at the end of her favorite fashion show, Eugenia fell in love! This exquisite gown features unexpected sculptural details at the waist, delicate chiffon ruffles at the neckline and delicate, perfectly placed embroidered blooms growing along the hem of its dramatic skirt. Once Eugenia had the dress tailor made just for her, her stylist completed her vibrant new look with just the right jewelry, purse and matching shoes to land her on all of the best-dressed lists of the season!  This doll also includes a doll stand and a certificate of authenticity. 

Elyse: Love the day wear and lingerie.  Hate the gown.  I ordered this set but that thing will be leaving immediately.  I love the pale face and the light hair for her.  I think these pieces will be nice to mix with some of the stuff from Jet Set and Tropicalia.  
Item # 91392
Key Pieces
Elyse Jolie™ Dressed Doll Gift Set
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Approximate Ship Date: Mid to Late October 2016
Limited Edition Size: 800 
Suggested Retail Price: $199.00

Doll Tech Specs:
Body Type: FR2013
Head Sculpt: Elyse Jolie™ 
Quick Switch Feature: No 
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color:  
Golden Blond/ Champagne
 
 
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
 
Elyse Jolie has become the one everyone looks up to for style advice in Parisian Haute Society. Her effortless, yet ultra sophisticated approach to fashion usually announces what will be hot this season. This fantastic gift set offers amazing dress-up and play opportunities for the fashion lovers in all of us!
 
Elyse Jolie is a 12.5-Inch completely articulated fashion doll with long, silky-soft fully rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes. This fantastic gift set comes complete with a majestic, show-stopping evening gown, a sophisticated two-piece skirt suit, which features a brocade skirt with an asymmetrical hemline and a classic 3/4 length sleeve jacket over a feminine sleeveless chiffon blouse with matching scarf. The gift set also includes delicate lingerie and all of the accessories that will allow Elyse to go from day-to-night in perfect style! A doll stand and a certificate of authenticity in also included. 

Agnes: Everyone seems to be losing their mind about this one. I don't get it.  But I also don't care for gowns at all.  Pretty facepaint though.







Item # 91400
Love, Life and Lace
Agens Von Weiss™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
2016 Online Event Doll
Limited Edition Size: TBA 
Estimated Ship Date: Q4 / Winter 2016
Special W Club Price: $140.00 + Shipping, Handling and Applicable Sales Tax*. 

*A non-refundable deposit of $20.00 is due immediately at pre-order; the balance of $120.00 + shipping and handling (and tax for Maryland residents) is due approximately late 2016. Pre-ordering details at the bottom of this email.
Doll Tech Specs:
Head Sculpt: Agnes Von Weiss™
Body Type: FR2013
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Cream
Hair Color: Light Brown
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

Baroness Agnes Von Weiss™ is a 12.5-inch fully articulated vinyl fashion doll with long, silky fully rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes. Agnes brings her own brand of attitude to the garden party in a delicately beaded lace gown, which features a perfectly top-stitched ribbon corset detail at the waist. Agnes completes this smashing look with an elaborate satin clutch purse and silver jewelry. True to herself, Agnes is full of dramatic attitude and will leave everyone in awe. A doll stand and a numbered certificate of authenticity is also included. For adult collectors ages 15 and up.

2016 Integrity Toys My Little Pony Inspired Dolls

Well these are just adorable. I am not really a MLP fan, but these are darn fun and really well designed.  The Fluttershy gal is pretty tempting with that cute pink streak and the Erin 1.0 face mold.  I am not really interested in dealing with this new Industry body sculpt though.  ALSO...it is pretty clear from the pictures that several of these dolls are rocking velcro closures.  Boo.  I think the Rainbow Dash guy is great and I am really tempted to get him.  BUT I also wish that Rainbow Dash had been a sporty gal...a la the great Abby Wambach inspired OOAK Barbie. Le sigh.  These are coming pretty quick and so is convention.  With small edition numbers (500), it might be a bloodbath to get these. I suspect Applejack and Fluttershy will be super popular.

From left to right, Applejack, Fluttershy, Twilight Sparkle, Verity, Rainbow Dash, & Pinky Pie.

2016 Summer Capsule Collection ITBE 16

Super pretty gals and the price point is great for what you are getting.  I am resisting though. Both are IT Direct exclusives.

Item # 15069
Glitterazi
ITBE 16-Inch Capsule Collection
Limited Edition Size: 200 Dolls 
Estimated Ship Date: August 17th
Retail Price: $99.00 US + Shipping and Handling (and sales taxes for Maryland residents)

Doll Tech Specs:
Head Sculpt: Anais 1.0
Body Type: FR:16™
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Light Honey
Hair Color: Brown/Raspberry Mix
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied



Item # 15070
Higher
ITBE 16-Inch Capsule Collection
Limited Edition Size: 200 Dolls 
Estimated Ship Date: August 17th
Retail Price: $99.00 US + Shipping and Handling (and sales taxes for Maryland residents)

Doll Tech Specs:
Head Sculpt: AG (Closed Mouth)
Body Type: FR:16™
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Light Honey
Hair Color: Black /Raven
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

Friday, August 5, 2016

Sister Moguls: W Club 2016 Exclusive Giftset

I love Integrity but they are killing me this year with their product announcements and shipping schedule. Everything seems to be coming out at the same time forcing collectors to really make tough choices about what they love and what they can afford. Here we are in August and we won't be seeing the FR or Nu Face collections until the end of the month at the earliest. However, many collectors have already committed their dolly dollars to the October Convention. In addition, we still have two more club exclusives. Brutal. I really hope they space these releases out better next year. As it stands, I will likely have to skip most of these upcoming releases and hope the convention dolls are satisfying. 

Most people seem to be going crazy about this latest gift set featuring the popular sisters, Agnes and Giselle. I think it is a great idea and I love the case and double stand.  BUT...I am so tired of black and blondes.  I have no interest in these but I'm happy for those that are excited.  I passed on my chances to purchase to other collectors on the forum.
 
Item # 91402
Sister Moguls
Agnes Von Weiss™ and Giselle Diefendorf™ Duo-Doll Gift Set
The Fashion Royalty Collection
2016 W Club Exclusive
Limited Edition Size: TBA 
Estimated Ship Date: Late 2016
Special W Club Price: $199.00 + Shipping, Handling and Applicable Sales Tax*. 

Doll Tech Specs:
Head Sculpt: Agnes Von Weiss™ and Giselle Diefendorf™
Body Type: FR2013 (Agnes) and NU. Face 2.0 (Giselle)
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Cream (Agnes) and Japan (Giselle)
Hair Color: Pale Blond (Both Dolls)
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied
When Baroness Agnes Von Weiss decided to launch her own couture studio a few years ago, little did she know that after a rocky start, Von Weiss International would go on to become one of the top European fashion houses! The secret behind this success? Giselle Diefendorf jumping in as lead designer to salvage the whole affair after Agnes tried her hand at designing! Now, thanks to young Giselle's efforts and Agnes' flashy marketing schemes, the house is always on top! Where this duo goes, others are bound to follow!

Baroness Agnes Von Weiss™ and her younger sister Giselle Diefendorf™ are 12.5-inch fully articulated vinyl fashion dolls with long, matching pale blond ponytails and hand-applied eyelashes. In this unique gift set, this killer fashion duo make an impressive display of just how strong fashion runs in their family! Agnes takes the lead in a perfectly form fitting, see-through lace gown designed by her talented sister Giselle, who assembled her own look from pieces of Von Weiss' latest runway looks! This fantastic gift set includes all of the trappings to make it a new centerpiece in your collection and comes in an exclusively designed carry case package for safekeeping! A new double-doll stand and a numbered certificate of authenticity is also included. For adult collectors ages 15 and up.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Custom Jem and Misfits Doll Outfits on Etsy!

I have been a busy beaver this summer so far. While sewing some of my favorite cartoon outfits for my dolls, I just made a couple of extras of each one to sell.  I have quite a few in the pipeline in addition to the ones I have already listed on my new etsy store.

Gimme Gimme Gimme~Smashin' fashion

Only the Beginning~On Stage Fashion Accessory Pack

Let's Rock This Town ~Flipside Fashion

Flash & Sizzle Jem

Let the Music Play~Smashin Fashion



Sunday, July 10, 2016

Mission LoveJoy-IFDC 2016 Integrity Exclusives

Oh man.  I ADORE the Dasha cyborg doll. Those clear cyborg limbs are fantastic.  Needless to say I entered in the lottery...though she is pricey at $175 so I'm going to have to sell someone to pay for her. She is so unique though and her screening and hair are FIERCE!  Marius's socks and outfit are adorable.  I hope I will be able to snatch them up loose some day. His sculpt in the promo pics is a bit blah...but the IRL pics coming out of the convention make him seem MUCH more appealing. Anja is cute but not really my thing.

Also, it is nice to see a return to some more elaborate stories for these dolls. I enjoy getting backstory.

Amazing accessories too.  TINY TEST TUBES!!!! If I get Dasha, I plan to paint some hands silver to be more roboty.  Fingers crossed!!!!






Item # 75020
Anja™ as Agent 355
IFDC 2016 IT Direct Exclusive Dressed Doll
Approximate Ship Date: After Winners' Payments are Received
Limited Edition Size: 500 Dolls Worldwide
Suggested Retail Price: $150.00
IFDC / IT Direct Exclusive
 
Doll Tech Specs: 
 
Body Type: FR2013
Head Sculpt: Anja™
Quick Switch Feature: No 
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Brunette
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied

Parisian top model Anja was noticed in some of W Cosmetics' most notorious campaigns and was ready for new challenges, when her agent came up with the idea that she should give acting a shot. Soon after her very first audition, Anja immediately landed the role of Agent 355, a new kind of ultra-glamorous female spy set to save the world in the latest designer garb! Inspired by current runway looks (and OK, a lot of Las Vegas glitz!), Integrity Toys' Alain Tremblay styled Anja for the title role in Mission Lovejoy, a story he invented just for this year's IFDC convention!

Anja™ as Agent 355 is ready to solve the mystery of Professor Young's disappearance, as she travels abroad and uses every tool in her arsenal to rip him and his secret formula away from the clutches of the evil Anika Luxottica, a cyborg incapable of love and kindness.  In her own uniquely glamorous way, Anja jumps into action wearing her designer inspired sequined tuxedo and killer high-heels like every spy should, gun and camera in-hand! "M" and "Q" gave Anja a detailed mission pack that includes a map, a picture of the mysterious Professor Young and a mission brief. Now, it's up to her to prevent the cyborg from unleashing Young's lethal love potion on the world!
 
Anja™ is a fully articulated 12.5-inch doll with fully rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes. For adult collectors ages 15 and up only. This doll cannot stand alone; a doll stand is included.

Item # 75019
Marius Lancaster™ as Professor Young
IFDC 2016 Exclusive Companion Fashion Figure
Approximate Ship Date: After Winners' Payments are Received
Limited Edition Size: 500 Dolls Worldwide
Suggested Retail Price: $150.00
 
Doll Tech Specs: 
 
Body Type: FR: Homme
Head Sculpt: Marius Lancaster™ (Brand New Sculpt!)
Quick Switch Feature: No 
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied

When Hollywood pretty boy Marius Lancaster's agent called to tell him that he had landed a major role in Agent 355, he thought to himself: "Sweet, I've got it made, I'm a spy!"

He wasn't as thrilled though, when he found out that he would essentially be "the damsel in distress" and not the spy of this new epic adventure- he wasn't too sure what that would do for his macho "ladies' man" image. To his surprise, the experience on set was one of the best that he ever had and the chemistry with the movie's two lead actresses was pretty hot on film to say the least, especially in that famous scene when Agent 355 comes down from the ceiling to rescue him from Anika's laser cutting table at the last possible second, before the laser cuts him in half! His performance as a fashionably geeky professor in desperate need of rescuing did not go unnoticed by the movie-going public and since his appearance in Mission Lovejoy, the casting offers have been pouring in left and right! So, being a "mister in distress" is not that bad after all it seems, especially when you have two of the most beautiful leading ladies fighting over you... We'll definitely be seeing this guy again in the near future!
 
Marius Lancaster as Professor Young is a brand new character making his debut in the family of Integrity Toys male figures and comes dressed in a classical, slightly geeky look, complete with red silk tie, handkerchief, super cute argyle socks and oxford shoes, black reading glasses and a watch. Our leading man comes with his half of the formula of the love potion that he invented and a super fun set of colored test tubes in a rack, a never seen before accessory created just for this set!
 
Marius Lancaster is a fully articulated 12.5-inch fashion figure with fully rooted hair. For adult collectors ages 15 and up only. This doll cannot stand alone; a doll stand is included.

Item # 75018
Dasha™ as Anika Luxottica
IFDC 2016 Exclusive Convention Dressed Doll
Approximate Ship Date: After Winners' Payments are Received
Limited Edition Size: 500 Dolls Worldwide
Suggested Retail Price: $175.00
 
Doll Tech Specs: 
 
Body Type: FR2013™ (Includes two sets of limbs, transparent and solid).
Head Sculpt: Dasha™
Quick Switch Feature: No 
Skin Tone: Cream
Hair Color: Silver
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied

When Dasha™ was offered the role of super villain Anika Luxoticca in the latest Agent 355 movie, she just couldn't resist. How can anyone pass up the chance to become a half-woman, half-machine cyborg looking for a potion that will allow her to feel love again? With her exotic accent, Dasha immediately became a hit with fans of the spy genre!
 
Anika Luxottica is ready to fight for her right to love and has captured Professor Young, a hip and happening scientist who has invented a love potion so potent that no human on Earth, both male and female, can resist once it's been ingested! Transformed into a cyborg following a freak lab accident that left her "transformed" for life (as she sees it), Luxottica can hide her mechanical limbs by switching them for solid colored ones at will. Dressed in a futuristic lab gown and techno heels, Anika comes complete with two full sets of limbs that can be switched at will and her half of the mysterious love potion. Will she be able to pry the other half out of Professor Young's grasp? What will she do to get it and feel again? You decide!
 
 
Dasha™ is a fully articulated 12.5-inch doll with fully rooted hair and hand applied eyelashes. For adult collectors ages 15 and up only. This doll cannot stand alone; a doll stand is included.
 
*Please Note: The green test vial accessory is only included with the Professor Young figure and not with Anika Luxottica. 




Saturday, June 18, 2016

Gimme Gimme Gimme Pizzazz! #immacraftybeaver

So this whole professor gig has some obvious benefits...the biggest being the lack of regular work hours for the summer. Granted, I still have TONS of work to do...namely research, creative research, yet still more research, and then...oh yeah...I have to learn how to direct a play this summer.  No biggie right?  ummmm...

I just got home from Chicago where I opened two plays: Northanger Abbey and Spinning.  Both are getting great reviews.  Northanger is some of my best work to date! All the travel and long hours has left me a bit brain fried this week.  So I decided to give myself a little "brain vacation" and focused on making some tiny clothes for my beloved Jem dolls!  So this week I finally finished four dresses for the Flipside fashion "Up and Rockin" in the yellow variant.  I still need to make the tights, belts, hats, and Jerrica's turtleneck...but once they are done I will have photos and some for sale.  I also make some more t-shirts for Jem and the Homme Males...likely something for Integrity Convention table gifts in October.

I was hitting the thrifts stores this week looking for costume pieces for Michigan Shakespeare Festival's As You Like It opening in July...and found the PERFECT dalmation print in a knit dress to make the Gimme Gimme Gimme outfit for Pizzazz.  Last week at a Jo-Ann in the Chicago burbs, I found some neon yellow pleather in the clearance section and bought some knowing that it would be PERFECT for the belt.  I had just planned to print my own fabric for the mini-dress this week when TA DA...I found a dress for $3 at Goodwill. (I also got bit by a brown recluse spider at said thrift store...hoping I get mutant costumer superpowers and NOT a necrotic infection).  It is enough fabric to make at least 20 mini dresses.  I got 10 made total...one for me, one to sell on a nude pizzazz, and the rest up for sale on ye olde etsy, eBay, Mister Dollface, and the W Club forums.

I have not sold doll stuff on etsy before.  I am getting tired of the money loss from eBay and trying to avoid it.

Anyway...many more fashions coming this summer.  I have some things started for the Misfits and Jem gals too.  Working on making some of my personal favs!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

DC Bombshells Sewing Patterns!

Just got back from a quick run to ye olde Jo of Ann...and found three new costume patterns for Bombshell Wonder Woman, Supergirl, and Batgirl!  They are adorable...and patterns were on sale for $1.99...so they jumped into my basket.  I might actually make Wonder Woman's blouse as I would totally wear that.

They also had a pattern for old school Joker and from the Marvel side of the nerd-verse...a cool Deadpool costume pattern!

Tonner Finally Tempts Me- DC Gotham Garage

 It has been a LONG time since I have wanted to get a new Tonner doll. The last one I picked up was a Sydney Nu Mood via eBay to use as a body transplant for my Diana Prince-Princess of Paradise Island so that she could have flat feet to wear the festive Greek numbers I have made or collected. (BTW...this doll is GORGEOUS.  Great hair and makeup AND the outfit is stunning. Great accessories too...wait what's that?  Did you say accessories?  Yes!  Remember when the dolls came with extra things that weren't lame?  It's true...it totally used to happen. But I digress...).  Poor old Sydney is now re-bodied and on Mister DollFace.

Tonner just launched two new dolls, Catwoman and Harley Quinn, in a line called Gotham Garage. They are painfully priced at $190 and limited to 300.  I love them...but hoping they hang around long enough to get put on sale because Integrity has ALL MY MONEY at the moment what with convention and all the awesome Jem shenanigans as of late. Catwoman looks so much like the comic book version with the short hair.  I am also a big fan of this sculpt.  Harley is amazing.  The tattoos on both of these make them so fun and the outfits are also a win.  I am especially tempted to get Harley because of the sculpt used.  I have the original Harley using the Cinderella sculpt. I have never been a fan of that mold...she always felt like a bitchy teen cheerleader to me. I also think this version will look great with my custom sexy Joker that I made.  (Pics coming).




Sunday, May 29, 2016

New Integrity 2016- The Industry Preview

Not sure about this one.  I just don't think I have the mental bandwidth to deal with another body type at this point in time.  I think it is an interesting concept and I might be tempted by it later...but for now I am resisting. Lots of folks seem excited that this doll will be able to wear the older shoes and possibly Barbie doll shoes.


Item # 88001
Lady Stardust
Tulabelle™ Dressed Doll
THE INDUSTRY™ Collection
Approximate Ship Date: Late Summer 2016
Limited Edition Size: 500 Dolls Worldwide
Suggested Retail Price: $120.00
 
Doll Tech Specs: 
Body Type: THE INDUSTRY™ (New Sculpt!) 
Head Sculpt: Tulabelle™ (12-inch / 1:6 Scale)
Quick Switch Feature: No 
Skin Tone: FR White 
Hair Color: Ash Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied

As a writer, fashion influencer, muse, granddaughter of a fashion legend and in-demand "it girl" at events, Tulabelle was just assigned to write about the new bad boy of fashion and she was dressed to impress.  After an hour of serious debate, she decided that she was in a glam rock mood today.  On went the vintage 70s gaucho pants, new designer platform boots, sheer chiffon blouse and her favorite crazy black and white striped "fur" trimmed coat. A silver clutch, studded bracelets and her thunderbolt earrings complete the vibe.  "There!  Glam Rock chic with a subtle edge; I'm ready to take him on now!".
 
Tulabelle™ is a fully articulated 12-inch doll with fully rooted hair and hand applied eyelashes. For adult collectors ages 15 and up only. This doll cannot stand alone; a doll stand is included.

Integrity 2016- Poppy Bon Bon Collection


They already got me to order the super cute W Club Oh La La Exclusive Poppy set a couple of weeks ago. Now we get to see the rest of David Butry's newest Poppy Parker Bon Bon Collection and it is equally tempting.  This super cute grouping and has great mix and match potential.  I am resisting all but one...I had to get Springtime in Paris mostly because of the wicker purse, the purple glove hands, and the poodle. Even though most of integrity's dogs look like horrible fur experiments...I still find them cute and irresistible. Plus that dress is adorable! I think it will look sweet on the Lilac Mood Changers Poppy. I like this high pony tail on the doll proper but  I already have a raven poppy (Mood Changers) so we will see which one stays and which one goes. I am trying to keep the collection from getting too huge again...a lofty goal what with convention coming in October.  I recently widdled the Poppy girls down: (Mood Changers Raven & Lilac, Girl from Integrity, and Out of this World...IT Airways is still lurking...but will be hitting the nude doll highway soon). I will soon add another platinum with Oh La La...and I keep hoping for a really killer red head.

I am hoping I can acquire the outfits loose for Bonjour Mademoiselle and Tres Chic to go with the Oh La La fashions.  It looks like the yellow suit on Tres Chic is the same color/fabric as the shorts in Oh La La.  Tres Chic's coat is perfect...plus train case! So cool. People seem to be losing their minds for the two lottery dolls (Powder Puff and Miss Amor).  I am not one of them. The Powder Puff does nothing for me. Miss Amor has really gorgeous screening and hair color but I don't go in for the ballgown dolls myself. I am entering the lotteries for a pal though. This line features a bunch of different screening types from past dolls. I love Magnifique's screening. She reminds me of the IFDC Poppy's from a few years back with the fashion feet. (I still hold out hope of getting that redhead one day).  I am surprisingly tempted by this one. Her jewelery s GORGEOUS and the outfit would be great for Victoire.

I love nearly all of these...(save for Night at the Ballet...a little too Mother of the Bride wedding suit to me...and the hair is blech).  I like the lemon yellow blonde but not a fan of the dress on C'est SI Bon. It looks a bit lumpy? I hope people let some of the fashions go...normally I would buy them and just sell the nude dolls as Poppy usually resells fairly well...but damn...just too much to pay for now.  The twins just dropped, plus Jem doll pre-order, plus a possible comic con jem in July, convention installments, plus the convention collection/color infusion pre-order, and I still have Callum and Jaeme waiting to get picked up from Gigi's next week.  Le sigh.
Item # PP100
Bonjour Mademoiselle
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
The Bonbon Collection
Approximate Ship Date: Late Summer/Early Fall 
Limited Edition Size: 800 Dolls Worldwide
Suggested Retail Price: $120.00
 
Doll Tech Specs:  
Body Type: Poppy Parker™ 
Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker™ 
Quick Switch Feature: No 
Skin Tone: FR White 
Hair Color: Raven 
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied

As Poppy arrives at the airport in Paris, she is greeted by her French chaperone Mrs. Chatelain, who was provided by the Paris modeling agency.  "Bonjour Mademoiselle!" are the first words Poppy hears and she is delighted to make her first acquaintance in France.  Poppy's travel ensemble includes a lovely sea foam sheath dress and a black and white houndstooth coat with matching beret. A pair of assorted duo-toned kitten heels and a fully functional customized travel train case given to her by her grandmother finish off this lovely ensemble.


Item # PP106
Powder Puff
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
The Bonbon Collection
IT Direct Exclusive
Approximate Ship Date: Late Summer 2016 
Limited Edition Size: 700 Dolls
Exclusive Retail Price: $120.00

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

On a quiet night late in the evening, a girl likes to collect her thoughts about all of the things she's experienced and all of her hopes and dreams in her diary.  They are kept private behind a lock and key.  Only Poppy and her teddy bear Plato Parker know where she keeps it. At Lemieux, her favorite boutique, Poppy purchased a sumptuous baby blue peignoir set that she is wearing this evening. An adorable baby doll nightie with delicate ribbon and lace detailing, a dramatic layered full-length sheer robe, and matching blue satin mules with pompom accents make her a sweet confection, perfect as a Parisian dream.
 
Item # PP099
Très Chic Boutique
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
The Bonbon Collection
Approximate Ship Date: Late Summer/Early Fall
Limited Edition Size: 900 Dolls Worldwide
Suggested Retail Price: $120.00
 
Doll Tech Specs:  
Body Type: Poppy Parker™ 
Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker™ 
Quick Switch Feature: No 
Skin Tone: FR White 
Hair Color: Natural Red 
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied

Poppy spends one of her first days in Paris shopping at all of the boutiques on the Champs-Élysées with her model friends and chaperone.  There is so much to see! Poppy decides to wear her smart yellow suit with black accent belt and top it off with a dramatic flocked hat, black gloves and faux pearl jewelry! A look that is perfect for spending a wonderful day shopping.

Item # PP102
Night At The Ballet
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
The Bonbon Collection
Approximate Ship Date: Late Summer/Early Fall  
Limited Edition Size: 700 Dolls Worldwide
Suggested Retail Price: $120.00

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

The modeling agency has invited all of the American models to the Palais Garnier for a night at the ballet.  Poppy simply cannot decide what she should wear.  She decides on a lovely turquoise brocade cocktail dress with a tulip skirt and coordinating jewelry.  She throws on her faux fur wrap, grabs her matching clutch, tucks her tickets inside, and she is out the door. 
 
Poppy Parker is a fully articulated 12.5-inch doll with fully rooted hair and hand applied eyelashes. For adult collectors ages 15 and up only. This doll cannot stand alone; a doll stand is included.

Item # PP098
C'est Si Bon
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
The Bonbon Collection
Approximate Ship Date: Late Summer/Early Fall
Limited Edition Size: 600 Dolls Worldwide
Suggested Retail Price: $120.00
 
Doll Tech Specs:  
Body Type: Poppy Parker™ 
Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker™ 
Quick Switch Feature: No 
Skin Tone: FR White 
Hair Color: Lemon Yellow 
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied

It's Poppy's first night in Paris and there is party in honor of the visiting American models. As a gift, each girl received a Paris original to wear to the event. Poppy chose a black and white polka dotted cocktail dress with black gloves. She topped of the ensemble with a black tulle spectator headpiece that she brought from home. What could be more French than polka dots in Paris?
 
Item # PP105
Paris In The Springtime
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
The Bonbon Collection
Approximate Ship Date: Late Summer/Early Fall
Limited Edition Size: 900 Dolls Worldwide
Suggested Retail Price: $120.00

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

It's Springtime in Paris and Poppy is in love... with a poodle named Phoebe.  The dog belongs to Mrs. Chatelain and Poppy enjoys taking Phoebe on long walks on days that she is free from modeling assignments.  Today, they are walking through the Jardin des Tuileries.  It's a lovely place where Poppy can gather her thoughts and take in all of the beauty of the flowers.
 
Poppy Parker is a fully articulated 12.5-inch doll with fully rooted hair and hand applied eyelashes. For adult collectors ages 15 and up only. This doll cannot stand alone; a doll stand is included.

Item # PP103
Magnifique
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
The Bonbon Collection
Approximate Ship Date: Late Summer/Early Fall
Limited Edition Size: 900 Dolls Worldwide
Suggested Retail Price: $120.00
 
***AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE PRE-ORDER FROM YOUR FAVORITE IT DEALERS!***
 
Doll Tech Specs: 
 
Body Type: Poppy Parker™ 
Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker™ 
Quick Switch Feature: No 
Skin Tone: FR White 
Hair Color: Luscious Red 
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied

Jean Pierre Jourdan is the most popular couturier in Paris. Poppy has been selected to model his stunning creation in his latest fashion show. The strapless white brocade gown is contrasted with an obi style waistband and long dramatic train in lilac.  A matching clutch bag, shoes, and long white opera gloves complete this stunning couture ensemble that is truly Magnifique!
 

Item # PP104
Miss Amour
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
The Bonbon Collection
IT Direct Exclusive
Approximate Ship Date: Mid-Late Summer 2016 
Limited Edition Size: 700 Dolls
Exclusive Retail Price: $120.00

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

The most exciting modeling experience Poppy has ever had is working for the fragrance company Amour.  Poppy will be featured in their latest campaign.  She will represent the face of the brand as "Miss Amour".  Poppy received another ensemble created by the talented Jean Pierre Jourdan to wear in the photo- a frothy ball gown of gathered pale pink tulle accented with a black belt and flower detail at the waist.  A pink satin cloth and matching shoes especially made by Jean Pierre are sure to make everyone fall in love with Miss Amour.
 
Poppy Parker is a fully articulated 12.5-inch doll with fully rooted hair and hand applied eyelashes. For adult collectors ages 15 and up only. This doll cannot stand alone; a doll stand is included.
 

Integrity 2016 New Releases- Jem and the Holograms On Stage Collection

Well, I thought I was going to be strong. After finally breaking the "completion curse" and selling off some of my least favorite Jem dolls (Astral, Anthony, Broadway Magic, Craig Phillips, Raya), I now feel free to ONLY get the must haves. However, this collection was too tempting to resist. There was a nice deal for Club members to get an extra $25 off if you pre-ordered the whole jam. Riot, the doll I am most jazzed for, is already in stock and I was able to combine the shipping with the twins set.  What can I say...I'm a pushover.
The boxes are super neat. I might just have to get a second Detolf cabinet in order to display all my Jem dolls and one or two of these cases. I have the original Hasbro Rockin' Backstager as well and I will be interested to see how they look next to each other. Though perhaps I will just send it to my office for display with my vintage Jem and Pizzazz. I have been slowly letting my doll collection infiltrate my office (because THAT'S WHAT TENURE'S FOR!!!) and the kids find my collection of toys amusing. To quote one student, "At first I thought you were so serious, and now I see that you're just a big nerd like us." A very astute observation.
Riot and Kimber were no-brainers.  I love both outfits for Riot. So perfect and detailed. I like this version of the doll better and will likely sell the first Riot nude.  The Hungarian skin tone works well with his hair. Mean and Hard Kimber is amazing and I love the different hair colors on the two heads.  I wish the second outfit was Permanent Wave but I do like the gold boomerang fashion.  I also love Designing Women outfit on Pizzazz and the two heads are fun.  Stormer is the least interesting to me.  Neither are my favorite Stormer fashions.  I would have loved the weird maple leaf sweater or the outfit with the brown bomber jacket that she wears in The Bands Break Up. I might have been more excited if she had a different hairstyle.  I will wait to see her in person.  I already have the first Stormer plus a spare nude version...so someone is getting evicted.




Item # 14058
Rock 'N Roll Royalty
RIOT LLEWELYN™
Dressed Fashion Figure Gift Set
The JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS™ Collection
Approximate Ship Date: In-Stock, Ships Immediately
Limited Edition Size: 500 Dolls Worldwide
Suggested Retail Price: $150.00
***IN-STOCK AND AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE PURCHASE FROM IT DIRECT!***

Doll Tech Specs: 
Body Type: FR HOMME™ 
Head Sculpt: RIOT  
Quick Switch Feature: No 
Skin Tone: Hungarian
Hair Color: Glam Rock Blond 
Eyelashes: No

RIOT LLEWELYN™ is ready to rock! Containing all of the pieces required to create some of RIOT's most fierce glam rock looks, our favorite bad boy of rock 'n roll truly looks like Royalty dressed in his military-inspired stage look or his new romantic look! This ultra-limited edition fashion figure is offered in a luxurious gift set package that turns into RIOT's private dressing room, complete with neon yellow acrylic stool, a fold down dressing table, hangers and a closet to store his priceless costumes and stage gear!
RIOT LLEWELYN™ is a fully articulated 12.5-inch fashion figure with fully rooted hair. For adult collectors ages 15 and up only. This doll cannot stand alone; a doll stand is included.



Item # 14068
The Bands Breakup
Mary "STORMER" Phillips™
Dressed Fashion Doll Gift Set
The JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS™ Collection
Approximate Ship Date: Late Summer 2016
Limited Edition Size: 500 Dolls Worldwide
Suggested Retail Price: $150.00
***PRE-ORDER FROM IT DIRECT!***

Doll Tech Specs: 
Body Type: JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS™
Head Sculpt: Mary "STORMER" Phillips™ 
Quick Switch Feature: No 
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Electric Blue
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied

Mary "STORMER" Phillips™ is done with the Misfits and she's ready to conquer the world with her new duet partner KIMBER BENTON™ at her side! Containing all of the pieces required to create two of STORMER's most outrageous stage looks, everyone's favorite Misfit is based on some of the looks she wore in the fan favorite episode "The Bands Breakup" from the hit 80's TV series JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS™! This ultra-limited edition doll is offered in a luxurious gift set package that turns into STORMER's private dressing room, complete with neon pink acrylic stool, a fold down dressing table, hangers and a closet to store her wild costumes and stage gear!
Mary "STORMER" Phillips™ is a fully articulated 12.5-inch doll with fully rooted hair and hand applied eyelashes. For adult collectors ages 15 and up only. This doll cannot stand alone; a doll stand is included.

Item # 14067
The Bands Breakup
KIMBER BENTON™ 
Dressed Fashion Doll Gift Set
The JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS™ Collection
Approximate Ship Date: Late June/Early July 2016
Limited Edition Size: 500 Dolls Worldwide
Suggested Retail Price: $150.00
***PRE-ORDER FROM IT DIRECT!***

Doll Tech Specs: 
Body Type: JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS™
Head Sculpt: KIMBER BENTON™ 
Quick Switch Feature: YES 
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Colors: Hot Pink (Good Kimber) / Fire Orange (Bad Kimber)
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied

KIMBER BENTON™ is done with the HOLOGRAMS and she's ready to conquer the world with her new duet partner Mary "STORMER" Phillips™ at her side! Containing all of the pieces required to create two of KIMBER's most outrageous stage looks, everyone's favorite HOLOGRAM is based on the look she wore in the fan favorite episode "The Bands Breakup" and the "Bad Kimber" look from the episode "Scandal" from the hit 80's TV series JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS™! Using the Quickswitch system, you can turn your doll into either look using the two heads supplied. This ultra-limited edition doll is offered in a luxurious gift set package that turns into KIMBER's private dressing room, complete with neon yellow acrylic stool, a fold down dressing table, hangers and a closet to store her wild costumes and stage gear!
KIMBER BENTON™ is a fully articulated 12.5-inch doll with fully rooted hair and hand applied eyelashes. For adult collectors ages 15 and up only. This doll cannot stand alone; a doll stand is included.

Item # 14078
Designing Woman
Phyllis "PIZZAZZ" Gabor™
Dressed Fashion Doll Gift Set
The JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS™ Collection
Approximate Ship Date: Late June/Early July 2016
Limited Edition Size: 500 Dolls Worldwide
Suggested Retail Price: $150.00
***PRE-ORDER FROM IT DIRECT!***

Doll Tech Specs: 
Body Type: JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS™ 
Head Sculpt: Phyllis "PIZZAZZ" Gabor™
Quick Switch Feature: YES 
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: 80's Chartreuse (Both Heads)
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied

Phyllis "PIZZAZZ" Gabor™ is the ultimate villain in the JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS™ series and here, she shows us her fierce fashion sense! Featuring two glamorous looks from the hit 80's TV series, Designing Woman PIZZAZZ features two different switchable heads that sport a hair color reminiscent of the original 80's PIZZAZZ doll by HASBRO! To mix things up, while the makeup on one head was inspired by the original 80's doll, the second head was inspired by a never produced prototype doll- talk about attention to detail! This ultra-limited edition doll is offered in a luxurious gift set package that turns into PIZZAZZ's private dressing room, complete with neon pink acrylic stool, a fold down dressing table, hangers and a closet to store her electrifying costumes and stage gear!
Phyllis "PIZZAZZ" Gabor™ is a fully articulated 12.5-inch doll with fully rooted hair and hand applied eyelashes. For adult collectors ages 15 and up only. This doll cannot stand alone; a doll stand is included.