Friday, April 11, 2014

2014 W Club Doll- Victoire Roux Le Grande Seduction

We finally got a look at our first club doll for 2014: Victoire Roux Le Grande Seduction!  Collectors were thrilled to see the return of STORIES for the dolls and hope this continues into the other line reveals for this year. I love the color, the stunning jewelry, and find the dress design interesting but I am going to pass on this beauty.  The reveals of the new lines are coming and I am happy with the Montreal Victoire and the Victorious brunette from convention.

VICTOIRE ROUX™:
La Grande Seduction (The Great Seduction)

During Europe's darkest hours, Victoire Roux not only fought valiantly to save the lives of her compatriots, but as a patron of the arts, she also worked tirelessly to protect the magnificent cultural heritage of France. Swiftly salvaging and hiding world famous paintings by the likes of Van Gogh, Monet and many others from would be conquerors and other miscreants in an ultra secret hiding place, Victoire successfully saved these irreplaceable treasures from almost certain annihilation.
In order to maintain a shroud of secrecy, only a few key members of the French Resistance knew the exact location of the "ark of beauty" (as it became known). As the conflict finally neared the end and rumors of the ark's actual existence started circulating in the allied underground, the hope that beauty and art might have survived the ugliness of war immediately acted as a morale booster, leading everyone to fight harder for the freedom that they believed in.
Many subterfuges were used to explain the art's disappearance from galleries and museums during the occupation. From swiftly moving the pieces mere moments before a building's destruction to simply declaring them stolen in the aftermath of various skirmishes, miraculously, the enemy never came close to discovering any of the resistance's clever subterfuges.
Once the war ended, Victoire immediately revealed the location of the ark and a ceremony was held to return every single tableau to their rightful owners. Organized in collaboration with the Hotel de Ville de Paris, the restitution ceremony was a grand affair with the entire who's who of France and many allied dignitaries all present to honor the courage of Victoire Roux and her valiant friends from the resistance. This ceremony set an indelible mark on history- the moment the world officially acknowledged the heroics of Victoire Roux. All in attendance stood in awe at the prowess of her achievements. All were under her spell, utterly seduced by our hero's incredible determination and resolve. That night, Victoire Roux was the real star, easily outshining the great masters that she had fought so hard to preserve!
About your first W Club exclusive doll of 2014
Item # 76017
La Grande Seduction (The Great Seduction)
Victoire Roux™ Dressed Doll
2014 W Club Exclusive
Limited Edition Size:  TBA 
Special W Club Suggested Retail Price: $115.00
Estimated Shipping Date: Approximately Late Summer 2014
Doll Tech Specs:
Scale: 12-inch / 1:6 
Head Sculpt: Victoire Roux
Body Sculpt: Integrity / Victoire Roux
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair: Deep Brunette
Quick Switch Feature: No
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
La Grande Seduction Victoire Roux™ is a 12-inch fully articulated vinyl doll with deep brunette rooted hair perfectly styled in a sophisticated chignon. Our glamorous hero is ready to be in the spotlight along side the great dignitaries of her time dressed in an intricately layered azure cocktail gown, which features an over sized bow detail at the waist and a contrasting black lace accent at the hem. A pair of long "pleather" gloves, an elegant jewelry set and shoes completes her flawless appearance. A doll stand is included. For adult collectors ages 14 and up.
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