11/29/2009

Fashion Royalty: Night Warrior Vanessa arrives from Japan

Number 20 Vanessa joins the tribe. While worthy of the name, she is quite different from her 19 sisters in that she represents a fictional character who wields a sword and might very well have jumped off the pages of a comic book. [Correction: I have been reminded that this doll was created to resemble the character who was played by Kate Beckinsale in the Van Helsing movie.]
Speaking of series, here is the series of Vanessa dolls From the first one in 2004, Shock Bonbon. through the latest, Night Warrior, they have all been ultra-feminine with the exception, perhaps, of Aerodynamic. She carries a chair instead of a sword. Could she be the pre-cursor of a line of weapon-carrying Fashion Royalty dolls? I would prefer the use of different sculpts for warrior dolls. But that's just me. All of the images below are the property of Integrity Toys unless otherwise noted.
Shock Bonbon
http://woodsky.free.fr/LBX/Images/REFFR/FR/04VanessaShockBonbon.jpg

Fashionable Life Platinum
http://woodsky.free.fr/LBX/Images/REFFR/FR/05VanessaFashionableLifePlatinum.jpg

Fashionable Life Raven
http://woodsky.free.fr/LBX/Images/REFFR/FR/05VanessaFashionableLife.jpg

Po├ęsie Sans Couleur
http://woodsky.free.fr/LBX/Images/REFFR/FR/05VanessaPoesieSansCouleur3.jpg

Runway Right Away
http://woodsky.free.fr/LBX/Images/REFFR/FR/05VanessaRunwayRightAway.jpg

Intoxicating Mix
http://woodsky.free.fr/LBX/Images/REFFR/FR/05VanessaIntoxicatingMix.jpg
(Unknown Photographer)


True Royalty
http://woodsky.free.fr/LBX/Images/REFFR/FR/06VanessaTrueRoyalty2.jpg

Obsidian Society
http://woodsky.free.fr/LBX/Images/REFFR/FR/06VanessaObsidianSociety.jpg

Miami Glow
http://woodsky.free.fr/LBX/Images/REFFR/FR/06VanessaGlow.jpg

In Bloom
http://woodsky.free.fr/LBX/Images/REFFR/FR/07VanessaInBloom1.jpg
(Photo by Natasha Powers)


Pale Fire
http://woodsky.free.fr/LBX/Images/REFFR/FR/07VanessaPaleFire.jpg

Going Places
http://woodsky.free.fr/LBX/Images/REFFR/FR/07VanessaGoingPlaces.jpg
(Photo by Natasha Powers)


High Tide
http://woodsky.free.fr/LBX/Images/REFFR/FR/07VanessaHighTide.jpg

Color Therapy
http://woodsky.free.fr/LBX/Images/REFFR/FR/08VanessaColorTherapy.jpg

Metal Maven
http://woodsky.free.fr/LBX/Images/REFFR/FR/08VanessaMetalMaven.jpg

Shirred Not Shaken
http://woodsky.free.fr/LBX/Images/REFFR/FR/08VanessaShirredNotShaken.jpg

Cruise Control
http://woodsky.free.fr/LBX/Images/REFFR/FR/09VanessaCruiseControl.jpg

Aerodynamic
http://woodsky.free.fr/LBX/Images/REFFR/FR/09VanessaAerodynamic.jpg

Luxe Life
http://woodsky.free.fr/LBX/Images/REFFR/FR/09VanessaLuxeLife.jpg

Night Warrior
Be very careful when zipping up her boots! They are rather tight and the pants might get caught in the teeth of the zipper. I taped the lower leg right down to her ankle to create a smooth surface and it was still difficult to move the slider.

6 comments:

  1. Hi Terri! This Vanessa is not part of the Dark Hunter series. She was requested by Kazue to look like the character from the Van Helsing movie played by Kate Beckinsale.

    THanks for the pics of her!

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  2. Thanks for the reminder. I have made corrections to the post.

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  3. So Many of them!!!..for me Shock Bom Bon is the most beautiful of all ..the latest Vane's Sculpt seem to have flatten out ..lost angle son their face ..or is she gaining weight?...

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  4. @Megan:
    Regarding your question...please email me if you would like an answer directly.
    Terri

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  5. omg!!

    i love these dolls! are gorgeous!!

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  6. hi today arrived Vanessa Pale Fire
    wow i wait my doughter after i open to see her..

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