9/05/2014

FR16 Hanne Erikson Models the Cosmetic Surrender Fashion

When Integrity Toys debuted their new FR16 dolls, I thought the fashions were lovely but I didn't like 3 of the 4 doll's faces. I was able to purchase Hanne nude and a few of the fashions separately.
Here is Hanne in Cosmetic Surrender's outfit.




This gal needs a more realistic face-up. Her eyes lack life of any kind. If only I could paint faces realistically, I'd do her over.
The other thing I'd change is the articulated toe joint. It bends the shoe in a strange way. I wonder if I can use an avantguard fashion foot...or perhaps IT will release a fashion foot for her.
She's got beautiful hands and the rest of her articulation is excellent.

I like this fashion. It is well made. Another collector removed the black lace overlay. It was also a good look and closer to the dress style of the original.

I had the original 11-1/2" Natalia "Cosmetic Takeover" doll
She was a holy grail for the longest time and a truly gorgeous doll. Why they had to change her sculpt, I'll never understand. 


She was the first and only Natalia ever produced on a straight arm body. I ultimately changed her to a tall body.


Integrity Toys' doll bodies get better, the sculpts—not so much.

8 comments:

  1. I wish they had sold all of those FR16 outfits separate...

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    1. I bought three on eBay for less than half of the dressed doll price (each.)

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  2. Hi Terri, I've heard the heads of the new FR16s are larger then the first set and the old AGs. I've only bought a couple, one with the old "Gold Mine" sculpt and the other the "Spring Kissed" doll ( I think that one must have been a reject prototype for the big Poppy doll since it did seem large and had "duck lips").
    As always.....love the blog!
    Will C.

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    1. Which is the one with the Goldmine sculpt? She was a true favorite of mine.

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  3. Hi Terri,
    She's the "Saskia Tate" doll.
    Do the new heads seem larger then the old ones to you?
    Will C.

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    1. I couldn't say as I never had the older ones for very long, if ever. I can't recall. :-)

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  4. Hanne does have a simpler? cleaner? look, but that is part of what I like about her, at least for right now. However, that may not stand long term. It would be great to see pictures if someone gives her a more dramatic face-up. The Platinum Society outfit -- especially the hat -- won me over, too. I'm not a fan of the Cosmetic Takeover dress, and it only works at all for me with darker hair dolls. The Integrity dolls with the non-fashion feet are not my favorites due to that aspect. Sometimes the feet don't fit in the shoes properly. I prefer the dolls that have interchangeable feet to wear high heels and flats.

    Can't tell you how much I enjoy reading your blog, by the way. It really helps in making decisions about purchases.

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    1. Thank you for your comments. I enjoy reading differing opinions. Sometimes I change my own opinion when I see through someone else's eyes.
      Terri

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