Sunday, November 6, 2016

The Industry-You Better Werk! Tulabelle is Adorbs and Wants all your Dynamite Girls Stuff...


I really had no intention of collecting the Industry line but I could not resist the cuteness of the You Better Werk! Tulabelle Industry Gift Set from the 2016 Supermodel IT Convention.  There seems to be little to no buzz about this girl. I don't get it.  Many seem turned off by the pink eyeshadow and liner. It does limit what she can wear. However, there is so much that she can wear...AND WELL. The body is way tinier than the Fashion Royalty gals.  She is much closer to the Dynamite Girls and Poppy in size with a teeny little foot like Barbie and the Dynamite Girls.  I am excited about this because I have some Dynamite Girls Style Lab  fashions and shoes from the Jet Set convention ...many of which are pink and black.  I think they will mix nicely with this gift set.  I also picked up some old fashions from the London Calling line for $20 total during room sales on a hunch that they would fit and they seemed in a great color palette to coordinate with the gift set.



Everyone of these pieces fit perfectly on her. I am highly tempted to hunt down some more DG fashions for her.  It is nice that all of those shoes will not go to waste either.  FYI...this is the same body as the new I Heart My Little Pony line and those clothes would be equally cute on those girls as well.























































Etsy Shop till you Drop! New Items and a Coupon Code!

Howdy yall...I have been sewing more things for our demanding little plastic divas. I have added items to my etsy store and I am planning some collections to come out in January.  In the meantime, I have made a coupon code for 10% any order of $10 or more.

The code is MONEYTREE.



Sunday, October 30, 2016

The Waiting Game...

So it's been more than two weeks now, and still no tracking number for my pre-ordered convention collection and style lab from Integrity. The waiting is brutal. I know that this is a possibility when I pre-order to be shipped to my home after the con; however, the discount combined with not having to deal with the hassle of shipping things home is normally worth it.  I try not to be a complainer...but this is getting to be a little ridiculous.  I mean how hard is it to send an email saying..."hey girl, we know you want your dolls...but keep your pants on...we got a delay".

Ugh. I had to pour a tumbler of three buck chuck just to write this post. So in the absence of my new dolls, I impulse purchased the Coven Marie Laveau doll after seeing some promising IRL photos on Flickr. She looks pretty nice. It seems that I am going to cave and get some more of the other dolls too.  I already have a deal for a split on Madison...but I might need a second one so I can have a Chanel too.


UPDATE!!!

I finally got the boxes on Wednesday...only to find that I was missing two dolls from the color infusion collection and had two duplicates.  Groan. Evidently it seems like many people were missing dolls.  I already received a shipping notice for my MIA dolls and a return label for my dups.  


Wednesday, October 26, 2016

IT Supermodel Convention Style Lab "Too Funky"

Unlike previous years, it seems the ladies were way more popular than the gents.  I still don't have mine in hand yet but I have a few ideas about who will be staying and who will be going. I picked up Jaeme and the Poison outfit at convention because I was so wild about them and wanted to be sure I got a good one. The dolls did not come with stands this year.  Not a problem for me since I use kaiser stands normally.

Overall I think the fashions were pretty great. The women's looks especially.  I was sad to see no Asian sculpts and I was also really hoping for a dark AA woman with flocked hair a la model Alex Wek. Le sigh.


Item # 85107
Monroe Jillian™ Nude Doll Wearing...

Item # 85120
Pure Love (Fashion Only)
Love the Versace outfit.  So very cool.  I adore that they did a matching guy outfit too.







Item # 85108
Dree Hill™ Nude Doll
 
Love the sneakers and the little cropped hoodie. Not sure if I will keep the rest.  Dre is pretty and I don't have one of her yet but not sure if I love her.

















Item # 85109
Laka O'Rion™ Nude Doll
Wearing...
Item # 85121
Poison (Fashion Only)

This outfit is amaze balls. Those boots! The cool harness top.That sweet jacket!  Love every bit of it. I like the doll too. I think she might stay with me. 

Item # 85110
Tilda Brisby™ Nude Doll
Wearing...
Item # 85119
All That She Wants (Fashion Only )
 Super cute outfit. Kind of reminds me of Clueless. Not sure about the doll yet.  I think my mom wants her if I decide to pass.






Item # 85111
Blue Burkhart™ Nude Doll
Wearing...
Item # 85124
Give it Up (Fashion Only)

I think I'm keeping both.  Love the outfit and the doll was just amazing in person.







Item # 85112
Jaeme Costas™ Nude Doll Wearing...
 Item # 85123
Teen Spirit (Fashion Only)

LOVE LOVE LOVE. Keeping both.

Item # 85113
Callum Windsor™ Nude Figure
Wearing...
Item # 85125
Whatta Man (Fashion Only)

Not sure I am keeping any of the guys except Tobias at this point.  But I will wait to see them in person. Not loving this outfit at all.  I don't get why the boots are brown?

Item # 85114
Ollie Lawson™ Nude Figure
Wearing...
Item # 85130
Mr. Vain (Fashion Only)

I'm still not sure about this one. The hair is great and he is definitely handsome.  He looks cool but I don't think he fits with my collection at all. 
Item # 85115
Declan Wake™ Nude Figure
Wearing...
Item # 85127
Strike it Up (Fashion Only)

Keeping the kilt and sandals for sure. Not sure about the rest. 
Item # 85117
Ace McFly™ Nude Figure
Wearing...
Item # 85126
Too Sexy (Fashion Only)

Love this outfit.  So cool.  I am considering making this guy Eric Raymond.  I think his hair will take a part nicely and be less creepy than the Dracula sculpt. 
Item # 85118
Tobias Alsford™ Nude Figure
Wearing...
Item # 85128 Hypnotize 

He is great.  I will likely keep this outfit too. The kicks for sure...

Item # 85116
Preston Woods™ Nude Figure
Wearing...

Item # 85129
Come As You Are (Fashion Only)

Love the outfit.  Not sure about him. It is a new sculpt though so perhaps he will stick around. I think they overdid it with the blonde guys with beards this year between Preston, Callum, and the Apple Jack MLP guy.  

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

FINALLY! AHS Coven Dolls by Integrity Toys Revealed!


Finally...nearly two years later (at least it feels that way). I think it is really strange that they skipped Misty and Cordelia though.  Misty is many people's favorite. I might just make my own. I think the sculpts are interesting but a little hit and miss in the likeness department. Likenesses at this scale are tricky. When bad they can kill a doll; when good, they can be a little creepy. The reaction seems mixed to these. I pre-ordered Myrtle Snow. I might try to get Madison later and an extra Myrtle.


Item # 14086
Marie Laveau Dressed Doll
American Horror Story Coven™
The Official Collectible Doll Series
Limited Edition of 600 Dolls Worldwide
Suggested Retail Price: $130.00 US
In-Stock Ready to Ship/Week of October 24th, 2016

Doll Specs:
Head Sculpt: Marie Laveau (New Sculpt!)
Body Type: FR2013
Skin Tone: FR Black
Hair Color: Black
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
Quickswitch: No



Item # 14085
Fiona Goode Dressed Doll
American Horror Story Coven™
The Official Collectible Doll Series
Limited Edition of 900 Dolls Worldwide
Suggested Retail Price: $130.00 US
Available Approximately Early January 2017

Doll Specs:
Head Sculpt: Fiona Goode (New Sculpt!)
Body Type: FR2013
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Ash Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
Quickswitch: No




Item # 14090
Myrtle Snow Dressed Doll
American Horror Story Coven™
The Official Collectible Doll Series
Limited Edition of 650 Dolls Worldwide
Suggested Retail Price: $130.00 US
Available Approximately Mid-December 2016

Doll Specs:
Head Sculpt: Myrtle Snow (New Sculpt!)
Body Type: FR 2013
Skin Tone: Cream
Hair Color: Redhead
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
Quickswitch: No


Item # 14087
Zoe Benson Dressed Doll
American Horror Story Coven™
The Official Collectible Doll Series
Limited Edition of 800 Dolls Worldwide
Suggested Retail Price: $130.00 US
Available Approximately First Week of December 2016

Doll Specs:
Head Sculpt: Zoe Benson (New Sculpt!)
Body Type: NU. Face 2.0
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Brunette
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
Quickswitch: No


Item # 14088
Kyle Spencer Dressed Fashion Figure
American Horror Story Coven™
The Official Collectible Doll Series
Limited Edition of 700 Figures Worldwide
Suggested Retail Price: $130.00 US
Available Approximately Mid-November 2016

**SOLD THROUGH INTEGRITY TOYS AUTHORIZED DEALERS ONLY**
Doll Specs:
Head Sculpt: Kyle Spencer (New Sculpt!)
Body Type: Homme
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Blond
Eyelashes: No
Quickswitch: No


Item # 14089
Madison Montgomery Dressed Doll
American Horror Story Coven™
The Official Collectible Doll Series
Limited Edition of 800 Dolls Worldwide
Suggested Retail Price: $130.00 US
Available Approximately Mid-December 2016

Doll Specs:
Head Sculpt: Madison Montgomery (New Sculpt!)
Body Type: NU. Face 2.0
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Dark Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
Quickswitch: No

Monday, October 24, 2016

IT Supermodel Convention Roundup

I was really pleased with the haul from this year's convention. I think it might have been my favorite yet. I think I am keeping more than I usually do...which is dangerous.

Item # 88007 
You Better Werk!
Tulabelle™ / THE INDUSTRY Dressed Doll Gift Set
Official Convention Welcome Set
The 2016 Integrity Toys SUPERMODEL Convention
Limited Edition of 500 Gift Sets

I love everything about this set. So super cute. I even picked up some dynamite girls clothes to mix with these clothes. I have an extra set for sale if you are looking for her. The packaging is also so cute. I had not planned to get into the Industry line...oh well. at convention they said the line would include dolls of many ethnicities, shapes, and ages. Interesting. I'm wondering if they will reuse the Coven sculpts to make older characters? Hmmm.

They switched things up and had the Poppy event on Thursday night.  Poppy definitely deserved prime time. David Butry gave us teaser images of next year's collection: Poppy goes to Swingin' London.  I love mod so that will be fantastic.  I am really hoping we get some Biba looks too.  

Item # PP109
Kicks!
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
Welcome Dinner Table Centerpiece
The 2016 Integrity Toys SUPERMODEL Convention
Limited Edition of 350 Pieces Only

SOOOO ADORABLE!!!  I was super pleased to get this centerpiece.  She is the cutest.  I am now tring to find the Lady Stardust Tulabelle fashion as the fur looks similar.  

Item # PP110
Big Eyes
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
Poppy Parker Exclusive Giveaway Doll
The 2016 Integrity Toys SUPERMODEL Convention
Limited Edition of 500 Dolls

Love her.  So very Twiggy.  I am planning to sew up a storm for this gal. A table mate redressed her in modern clothes and she was beyond cute.  I especially love the haircolor.  Very sunny. 



Item # 91408
Legendary
Natalia Fatalé™ Dressed Doll
Friday Luncheon Table Centerpiece
The 2016 Integrity Toys SUPERMODEL Convention
Limited Edition of 350 Pieces Only

Another killer Versace dress.  I gave my option to buy her to a table mate.  I am not a Natalia fan. 

Item # 91409
Shade
Kyori Sato™ Dressed Doll
Friday Luncheon Exclusive Giveaway Doll
The 2016 Integrity Toys SUPERMODEL Convention
Limited Edition of 500 Dolls

I haven't decided to keep this one yet.  I think she is totally gorgeous and I love the little details on the dress.  However, I am still in love with the Kyori from Premiere (Dangerous to Know) and I scored that stunning Fame Fable Kyori in my grab box. So it might be too crowded in here for her and she might leave sans her little dress and accessories. We shall see.

Item # 82079
Full Speed
Erin S.™ / NU. Face Dressed Doll
W Club Luncheon Exclusive Table Centerpiece
The 2016 Integrity Toys SUPERMODEL Convention
Limited Edition of 400 Centerpieces

Erin was very cute with a great little outfit.  Had I won the right to get the motorcycle, I would have totally gotten her.  But I ended up passing.  The motorcycles sold as the convention for like $25 and they retail online for closer to $50. 

Item # 82080
Checking In
Colette D.™ / NU. Face Dressed Doll
W Club Luncheon Exclusive Giveaway Doll
The 2016 Integrity Toys SUPERMODEL Convention
Limited Edition of 400 Dolls Only
 
New Sculpt!

This one was controversial. I have no previous experience with the first Colette sculpt so I think she is pretty cute.  Arguably, her face is pretty wide...but I still like her.  I sold one of mine and I am considering keeping the second to be my Quinn for my Scandal Dolls (Time & Again Adele as Olivia and Fine Print Elise as Abby).  

Item # 91410
Tweed Couture
Dania Zarr™ Dressed Doll
Saturday Night Dinner Table Centerpiece
The 2016 Integrity Toys SUPERMODEL Convention
Limited Edition of 350 Centerpieces Only

I was tempted to buy her and then passed. And then immediately regretted it.  I only wanted the necklace but for what people are asking for it, I could have sold the doll and fashion and still broke even. Le sigh. 


Item # 91407
Diva
Dasha™ Dressed Doll
Official Convention Doll
The 2016 Integrity Toys SUPERMODEL Convention
Limited Edition of 500 Dolls Only

Yummy.  She is super gorgeous.  And though I don't usually do ball gowns, I might even keep the outfit.  Like the FR girls in the convention collection, this one also comes with the little vinyl dress.  So cute.  I really love the coloring and screening on this Dasha.  Interesting fact, this doll was originally planned as a salesroom exclusive based on the info found on the shipper.  I wonder who was the original convention doll?  Hmmm. 


And the final surprise was the right to purchase a Jason Wu commemorative doll featuring a new velvet touch skin tone.  I am assuming this is a similar plastic to what is used on the Love Tones dolls (which is very cool).  The doll ain't cheap.  I pre-ordered her of course.  (Two actually). I don't know if I will keep her but I am hoping I will be able to trade her for one of the future Wu dolls coming out this year. They plan to release these in conjunction with Fashion Boutiques a la the La Montaigne Market Elyse. Granted I missed out on La Montaigne because I was IN LABOR...(but was able to get the fashion later for an uncomfortable amount). Still, it might be tricky to get a hold on some of these...so trade-bait might be needed.  She is lovely...but I am not currently tempted.  
 

Item # 91411
La Vie en Bleu
Elyse Jolie™ Dressed Doll
Designed By Jason Wu Collection
Limited Edition: TBD

Additional 2016 Supermodel Convention Attendee Exclusive
 
*Featuring the new Velvet Touch skin! More details coming later.

Supermodels Demanding Shelf Space-IT Supermodel Convention Reviews

Well it has been a week...I am just finally catching up on sleep from the post convention hangover. I got two boxes that I shipped to myself but still no collection or style lab pre-order box from Integrity.

Here is the rundown of the Convention Collection, my thoughts, and my keepers.

Item # 91403
Cover Girl 
Véronique Perrin® Dressed Doll
Convention Collection Exclusive
The 2016 Integrity Toys SUPERMODEL Convention
Limited Edition of 500 Dolls
Doll Specs:
Head Sculpt: Véronique Perrin 2.0
Body Type: FR2013
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Brunette with Blond Streaks/Highlights
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
Quickswitch: No

I thought this doll looked way better in person. The shoes are amazing. I'm not a Vero sculpt fan though and I don't do ball gowns.



Item # 91404
Glamazon
Adèle Makéda® Dressed Doll
Convention Collection Exclusive
The 2016 Integrity Toys SUPERMODEL Convention
Limited Edition of 500 Dolls
Doll Specs:
Head Sculpt: Adèle Makéda 2.0
Body Type: FR2013
Skin Tone: FR Black
Hair Color: Deep Brunette
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
Quickswitch: No

Yaaasssss! Love her.  I am selling the fancy dress and keeping her little vinyl number. She is stunning! I need to make some more purple and smokey plum fashions for her to wear. There seems to be some confusion on her edition size. It seems as though she might have been limited to 350 and not 500. She definitely sold out at the convention.
Item # 91405
Chameleon
Vanessa Perrin™ Dressed Doll
Convention Collection Exclusive
The 2016 Integrity Toys SUPERMODEL Convention
Limited Edition of 500 Dolls
Doll Specs:
Head Sculpt: Vanessa Perrin 1.0
Body Type: FR2013
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
Quickswitch: No

This one is pretty gorgeous.  People don't believe it is the 1.0 sculpt.  I can't tell.  Though she is a beauty, I am taking a pass on this one too.  






Item # 91406
Fashionista
Eugenia Perrin-Frost™ Dressed Doll
Convention Collection Exclusive
The 2016 Integrity Toys SUPERMODEL Convention
Limited Edition of 500 Dolls
Doll Specs:
Head Sculpt: Eugenia Perrin-Frost
Body Type: FR2013
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Redhead
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
Quickswitch: No

I'm selling mine nude.  I'm not a Eugenia fan either.  Love this Versace dress though and I think it will be awesome on Robot Anika. I'm pretty sure this doll sold out at convention as well.

Item # 91412
Kiss You in Paris
Mademoiselle Jolie™ Dressed Doll Gift Set
Sales Room Exclusive
The 2016 Integrity Toys SUPERMODEL Convention
Limited Edition of 500 Dolls
Doll Specs:
Head Sculpt: Isha / Mademoiselle Jolie
Body Type: FR2013
Skin Tone: Cream
Hair Color: Lux Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No


This was great looking doll, but I passed. I'm still super bored with the platinum hair and black dress look.  However, she is going to look killer displayed with the Sister Mogul Set.  Quite the fierce family unit!

Item # 82077
Editorial Edge
Lilith™ / NU. Face Dressed Doll
Convention Collection Exclusive
The 2016 Integrity Toys SUPERMODEL Convention
Limited Edition of 500 Dolls
Doll Specs:
Head Sculpt: Lilith / Eden
Body Type: NU. Face 2.0
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Brunette
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
Quickswitch: No


Ugh. No. Not my thing.  The boots and gloves are nifty but the high fashion Easter chick look is not working for me.  I sold mine in a jiffy.

Item # 82078
Fashion Force
Imogen™ / NU. Face Dressed Doll 
Convention Collection Exclusive
The 2016 Integrity Toys SUPERMODEL Convention
Limited Edition of 500 Dolls
Doll Specs:
Head Sculpt: Imogen
Body Type: NU. Face 2.0
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
Quickswitch: No


I haven't decided on this one.  She is adorable, cute fashion, and I love this hairstyle.  It is the same look on the recent Jaeme Costas that I equally adore.  However, I just got the upgrade Imogen so not sure I need a second one.

Item # PP108
Model Living
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
Convention Collection Exclusive
The 2016 Integrity Toys SUPERMODEL Convention
Limited Edition of 500 Dolls
Doll Specs:
Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker
Body Type: Poppy Parker
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Light Brown
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
Quickswitch: No

Cute, but not keeping her.  

Item # PP111
Just My Style
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
IT Direct Salesroom Exclusive
The 2016 Integrity Toys SUPERMODEL Convention
Doll Specs:
Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker
Body Type: Poppy Parker
Skin Tone: FR Black
Hair Color: Black
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
Quickswitch: No

OMG.  Adorbs. Totally in love with her.  I love the outfit too...it is based on one of the outfits from the recent Man From U.N.C.L.E. film too. So pleased to get an AA Poppy as I missed out on Midas Touch.  I actually like this one better.