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Monday, January 28, 2013

Integrity Toys 2013 Spring Collection


Last Saturday the very bubbly Carol Roth welcomed WClub members to Integrity Toy’s first 2013 on-line event for the unveiling of their spring collections (more unveilings are expected during the year). 


David Buttry presented the Dynamite Girls (and boys) ‘London Calling’ collection. Seems like the kids were off holidaying in England, all decked out in youthful and very hip wintry fashions. 






IT’s Marketing Director, Alain Tremblay, presented The Holograms from the Jem and the Holograms line. I know nothing about the TV show except the extraordinary hair color disqualifies the dolls for me. 




Chris Toeckel presented the Funny Face line. A new character doll was introduced, and a bevy of the most iconic fashions of the 50’s were a feast for the eyes. The gift sets are lavish!







  • Take the Picture - Poppy Parker body (with kitten heel foot) and the original Vanessa Perrin head sculpt.
  • Think Pink - Monogram body (with Victoire Roux legs) and the Imogen head sculpt 
  • Quality Woman - Victoire Roux body
  • Oh How to be Lovely - Poppy Parker body and the new Veronique Perrin sculpt 
  • Bonjour, Paris - Poppy Parker body and the original Veronique Perrin sculpt 
  • A Woman Who Thinks - Monogram body (with Victoire Roux legs) and the Anja head sculpt 
  • Let’s Kiss and Make up (Club Lottery Doll) Poppy Parker body and the closed mouth Vanessa Perrin (2nd edition) head sculpt.
For fans of 16 inch dolls, Tulabelle is interesting. She is the grand-daughter of Poppy Parker. She is an on-line fashion blogger who has inherited fashions from her famous grand-mother, so her style is eclectic, to say the least. 



Lots of lovely, albeit budget busting, choices for everyone's taste.

Cheers!


27 comments:

  1. Ro, I'm trying to be more positive and wrote three very negative comments before this one. I'll just say I like Tulabelle and well, I guess I'll have more money in my pocket this season. (I wonder, does Integrity reference human faces when they sculpt or just throw a bunch of features on a head...)

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    1. LOL No need for restraint, not everyone loved everything about the four collections, proving that although IT designers are talented, these dolls are not for everyone. As to the sculpts, IT used existing FR sculpts for the FF dolls.

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    2. Really? The Quality Woman (the suit) looks strange. Like a dollar store doll. That jaw! I'm always looking to see what the Dynamite Girl offerings are and the more I look the more they are growing on me. I'll at least reserve me criticism until I see some true pictures! TJ, what is happening with your mouth?

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    3. Yes, as far as I know. As Crystal states below, I forgot to note the sculpt for Quality Woman. Her head sculpt is based on the Katy Perry doll IT produced 4-5 yrs ago. I agree with you, it will be interesting to see the DGs in person to truly gauge their likeability. I didn’t order the girls but I am so tempted by TJ’s fashion, which I think has a heady amount of mix-n-match potential.

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  2. Hello from Spain: I like the whole collection. They are very pretty and cool .. Keep in touch

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    1. I thought some of them were pretty and pretty cool, too. My pockets are mostly safe since I don’t collect period dolls (FF), nor 16” dolls (Tulabelle), nor memorial dolls (Holograms), and I’m not a DG fan, either. I could not resist the DG boys, however, but they were on the cheap side, comparatively speaking.

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  3. Oh, WOW! I need Kyu! I can't wait until they come out!

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    1. Hope you are ablee to find him. Kyu and Cruz were the only dolls I ordered. There is something about l'homme! ^_^

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  4. Gorgeous! I'm especially fond of Yeti to Wear and Violet Femme.

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    1. Those were two of my favorites also. Yeti's big ole fur is a fashion hoot! I also liked Coated in Glamour. Very pretty dolls with a fun storyline.

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  5. Wow, I want Cruz!!! LOL The other dolls looked nice, and I don't collect 16 inch dolls so my pockets are safe in that regard. But Cruz is the only one that stood out for me. :-)

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    1. Isn’t it a great feeling to have safe pockets? LOL I’m glad I was able to keep my purchases down to just the two guys.

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  6. Thank you for sharing those photos! Are there any plans for new FR Homme too?

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    1. I love l’homme so I hope so. IT is doing several unveiling events this year so I assume that means we will see dolls from different lines in each unveiling. Do you collect les hommes?

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    2. Good to know! Can't really call it collecting because I have only seven IT boys as for now, but I like some of them. Also,I always look for some new manly guys for my OOAK lady boys :D

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    3. Looks like we're on the same page. I only have nine but I want more and so do my girls. hee hee

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  7. So only the boys for you, hmm? The mix n'match possibilities on both are great. I look forward to seeing them in Roville. :)

    I picked up FF Bon Jour Paris and was lucky enough to get Cruz. I thought about grabbing Kyu as well, but he didn't 'wow' me quite as much. I'm sure I'll regret it later. I loved the suits of Quality Woman though and thought she'd make a great addition to a storyline, so I may pick her up later.

    And just for your reference at the bottom of the FF section, Quality Woman uses the Katy Perry sculpt. :)

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    1. Yep, just the boys. hee hee While I would not have been horribly disappointed to have missed them, I admit to feeling quite pleased when I got my confirmation notice. I agree that the mix-n-match potential is great. Someone I was communicating with about the boys suggested Cruz’s jacket would look good with a pair of jeans and perhaps a tee. Sounded like a good way to tone down all that royal blue.

      Congrats on Bonjour, Paris. She is lovely. I adore brown-eyed girls with a neutral makeup palette – so versatile! And the clothing with THREE pairs of shoes! What a treat. I was tempted by Quality Woman for the very point you make. She’d make an excellent character in a storyline. I hope she shows up nude (and inexpensive) later.

      Thanks for the tip about QW’s sculpt. ^_^

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  8. I'd like the DG ones ... sigh.

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    1. I can't tell if that was a good or bad sigh. :/

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  9. I love the way you have presented your review - that took time and effort - it is easy to understand and see! Great review!!! I spent TOO MUCH on FF line. They rocked my world this time!

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    1. Aw-shucks, thanks, R. It did take a lot of time but it was worth it because I could include so many pretty photos. The FF gift sets were fab even if the price point was high. Looking forward to your reveal when they arrive. Dying to know if they are as pretty in person.

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  10. Hmmm, not sure the first post went through. Anyway, I was saying that the 80s had a lot to answer for. I vaguely remember Jam - I had an original Jem doll when I was a kid, but I'll pass on these. I'll grab a Rio if I find one for the right price, but he's getting rerooted as soon as he walks through the door.

    The Funny Face collection is amazing - they went above and beyond with the costumes! Everything is just spot on!

    Tulabelle . . . I'm torn. I like Poppy Parker's face better, but I'm not into the retro thing. If we could have modern Poppys . . . . but then that's kind of like the Dynamite Girls, isn't it?

    BTW, I introduced one of my regular readers to Harper via the Ma Petite Chaise segments. She said Harper's like a dog; she shouldn't be allowed on furniture because then she thinks she owns it. XD

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    1. I agree, the FF collection was spectacular. To get a modern Poppy you’d have to be into 16 inch dolls because the modern version of her is Tulabelle. Tulabelle is Poppy’s grand-daughter - who in IT comes up with these things?! I always imagine the developers rolling on the floor laughing their butts off with story card/character development.

      I got a giggle out of your chair post. Cricket and Piglet are adorable and their chairs are very sweet. Harper made her way home safely. Thank you for hosting her. I know you are experienced with managing, um, certain eccentricities, but Harper can push the buttons of a saint so you deserve a medal.

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    2. I just want to know who decided on that name. Tulabelle? Sounds like a waitress in a truck stop; one who smells of cigarettes and has her eyebrows drawn on. If you wanted to keep a family connection, give her another flower name like Rose or Lily or Daisy.

      I'm glad you like the Murdergirls. I really wish I could find jointed bodies for them, but all the ones I've found are either super-pale or not the right porportion. Harper's always welcome to stop by, though the next time you see that doll on my accounts she'll probably be playing a feisty reporter. I just got a Dynamite Girls Sooki so we'll see who she develops into.

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  11. I think I need Cruz. Love his pouty lips. I have actually been looking at action figure males. Just cannot seem to find the right male dolls. I really do like Cruz, though. Fabulous review.

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    1. Thanks, Carol. I'm hoping IT comes out with FR hommes later in the year. As much as I love Cruz and Kyu, I prefer the more mature guys. I hope you find one you fall in love with.

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