5/06/2015

First 2015 W Club Exclusive Multi-Headed Poppy

The first 2015 W Club exclusive doll has been announced. She is called "Mood Changers" and is a Popppy Parker Gift Set.

Many of you know that I do not collect Poppy dolls. I do, however, try to be neutral in my approach to reviewing them.  My first impression was that this was a very cool set for Poppy collectors. The three looks are very different from each other with no connection or theme. My second and third look changed my opinion.
The pink and silver is a Barbie-disco look. I would dress Barbie in it for sure. The 70's pantsuit is not something I'd put on a doll. It's too much of a costume—all kitsch and no class. The dress and bolero jacket are more classic and sophisticated.


This set comes with three interchangeable heads and three outfits. For $160. plus shipping, that's not  bad. Is it? Not if you love her. I don't know if the extra heads can be put onto other bodies but that would be really cool.

Here's the description from the ad:
"Poppy's first look is an elegant party dress in black satin with silver and black organza overlay. Glittering jewelry, a matching bolero jacket and black hose and shoes complete this "Jazzy" ensemble. Her hair is in a side swept low bun in a lovely shade of auburn and her makeup is in smoky shades of gray."
"The second look is a delicate lace pantsuit in a vision of sea foam. Satin trim details finish off this lovely look on Poppy. Her side parted raven wavy hair accentuates her stunning makeup in complementary shades of sea foam."
"The last look is a stunning pale pink mini dress with silver sequin trim. It's out there and it's fun! Completing the look is a smashing hairstyle in a subtle shade of lilac and pink makeup making for over the top goodness!"

 The accessories are minimal:
 They could have thrown in another pair of shoes and an evening bag for the black ensemble—a scarf for the pantsuit (instead of the stand collar) or a little hat or maybe disco booties. But that's the way things are now.

I'm pretty much done with companies that take deposits and don't produce a doll for months. I want to see the finished product before I lay down the funds. Read the following:
"Each gift set is made especially for you and the number of gift sets manufactured is based directly on the number of pre-orders we receive. So, for that reason, there are no cancellations and pre-order deposits cannot be refunded.
Please note that by pre-ordering this exclusive W Club item, you are agreeing to abide by these conditions."
So, give them your money and no matter what, you are paying. It's rare that IT dolls vary greatly from the promos. There are often slight variations but my preference is to pay for a doll and get her soon after.

There are so many members of the W Club at this point that no doll is truly exclusive anymore. IMO an edition of 50 or more is not exclusive. 
 

What do you think?




14 comments:

  1. I am no poppy fan... I only have one Poppy and it was only to see up close the face-sculpt.. and while it is pretty.. i was not fond on it.. and those feet, i didn't like a bit... But, that lilac-hair, baby blue-eye head is impressively gorgeous.. and that giftset for that price.. is not that bad.

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    1. I'm not a fan of the ankle joint either. I agree with you about the lilac-haired head. It is adorable.

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  2. I ordered the set, I love the redhead & her outfit, so now the plan is to keep her, sell the brunette ( I HATE tons of turquoise eyeshadow), sell the turquoise outfit, sell the pink disco outfit, & decide about the lilac head after I get it. I figure even if I don't get a lot of money for the parts I sell, I should get enough to make the parts I keep a really good value.

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    1. Let me see if I have this straight...you're going to keep the redhead and sell the rest except maybe the lilac head? So you will have a doll and maybe a head. If they make 1200 or more of them, everyone and their dog will be selling along with you. Too much work, not enough return-unless you really love the redhead.

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    2. I'm keeping the redhead's outfit too. Even if I only got $15.00 each for one head & each outfit, that would knock $45.00 off & make the price for a fully clothed doll & a doll head $115.00 which is still a good price. I'm not trying to make money, just cover part of my cost.

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    3. I understand and I'm sure you'll be able to sell the parts for such great prices. I've done similar things with gift sets.

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  3. I gradually warmed to the Poppies over a number of years, now I love her, but I've put many of my Poppy heads onto Nu-face or Dynamite Girl bodies which I prefer. However, I do NOT like the quick switch head, as so far my experience with it has been that it's loose and wobbly. Fortunately I have a few spare Poppy bodies (with ankles I'm afraid) for the other two heads, which will be fine on any other body if it suits. I agree about the eyeshadow, but I repaint anyway so that doesn't matter so much (on FLICKR if anyone wants to check).

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    1. I have heard about the head issue from a few people but some don't seem to have it. I wonder about different batches of dolls and if that is what makes a difference.
      T

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  4. I'm not a Poppy fan either, I don't like the flat feet. And I agree with the the distaste for the purchase policy, only buy my Integrity dolls second hand. Glad to see I'm not alone.

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    1. There are plenty of 'second hand' IT dolls out there. I hope you get good deals on those you purchase.
      Terri

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  5. I like that there were three heads and three outfits. But I have had second thoughts since I am not actually a big fan of any of the outfits, and it's not like I am a compulsive Poppy collector or a huge Poppy fan even. In particular, the dress/bolero set is nice sure, but it is nothing special, and the Barbie dress (even if inspired form a real fashion), really does look like a Barbie dress. Maybe the fabric will look less horrible in person? The pants-suit is actually more interesting, just really not to my taste at all.

    I impulsively got the set but I think I will let someone take over my set...

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    1. I tried to like her but alas, I couldn't. I didn't order. Maybe you will like her. You never know. I keep thinking about Eira and the following Kingdom Doll. That keeps me from spending on these little ones.

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  6. I am very irritated by the quick switch system. We have been saying for years now that it freaking doesnt work, and they keep coming back with it. I mean really? Just STOP producing it or if you must, fix it.

    I dont like the outfits in this set. It baffles the mind. They have so many options from that era and people keep posting images of things they like to see from that era - great stuff - and they come up with this? This all looks very basic barbie to me. And no accessories, no big purses, extra gadgets, jewelry. This is just a stingy giftset and the only redeeming thing about it is the three heads. Otherwise it really isn't much of a giftset at all.

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    1. I hear you loud and clear. Do you like the new line?

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