5/11/2016

Integrity Toys Basic Edition 16-Inch Capsule Collection

Four new 16" dolls were offered to W Club members for early purchase today (May 11.) They will be available to the public depending upon availability on May 12 at 10 AM.

Using the FR16 body, three of them sport Avantguard sculpts and one uses the Elsa sculpt. The clothes are rather basic but do not look trashy. Their hair is rooted. The price of $99. + postage seems reasonable as well. Each has a very low edition of only 200 and they are available without a wait.



Decisive
Head Sculpt: Elsa 1.0
Skin Tone: New Hispanic
Hair Color: Brunette
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Forward
Head Sculpt: AvantGuards™ (Open Mouth)
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Raven
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Reflective
ITBE 16-Inch Capsule Collection
Head Sculpt: AvantGuards™ (Open Mouth)
Skin Tone: Light Honey
Hair Color: Light Brown 

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Illusive
Head Sculpt: AvantGuards™ (Closed Mouth)
Skin Tone: New Hispanic
Hair Color: Sable (Dirty Blond)
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I do plan to order Reflective as I am a fan of the open mouth AG sculpt and I like her hair and skin tone. I may eventually have her cartoon brows repainted.
It's interesting that Forward who they say is also using the open mouth AG sculpt, doesn't look it. She looks more like a giant Poppy with duck lips. Perhaps it's the lighting that's making her mouth look like that. 
I wonder if anyone else has noticed on their FR16 bodies that the right foot turns inward slightly. I can see it in all of the pictures and both my FR16 bodies have the same thing going on. Even looking back at all the previous releases in which one can actually see the ankle on the dolls, they all have the same thing going on. It is a defect in the ankle joint, not a photographer style although he does turn the feet in in many photos. This is different. 
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If Integrity started designing and dressing their 16" dolls to look like these again, I'd be in trouble.


 

12 comments:

  1. I ordered Reflective as well -- she's the first of that headsculpt I've really liked. Maybe it's the nude lip color?

    I agree about the old Avantguards. I have the old issues of Haute Doll with the first pictures of Lush, Eclectic and Livewire. I was in love with their gorgeous makeup! Even a more "quiet" doll like Androgyny has a glamour missing in the newer dolls. Most of the FR16's have seemed downright plain and dowdy in comparison, IMO.

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    1. I'm in Maryland and all, but I was a bit startled to see Reflective in my mailbox today! Her hair is glorious :D

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  2. New Hispanic? I'm sick of this absurd ethnic labeling...I still keep my originals Eclectic and Livewire after all these years and I never could get Goldmine; now is the moment! From the FR16 per se I have both Elsa's sculpts, which I think they're lovely.

    Annette G.

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  3. Oh don't worry. I.T. will not repeat past successes. They have a real knack for that. If it was successful and made them money, they are sure to discontinue it and instead make crap no one wants or asked for.

    I admit the price point on these is pretty good. Reflective is super pretty. And for 16 inch collectors, these are fabulous offerings. Yet, they are not popular and selling out (which is why I think they are not offered via lottery) because IT's prime audience or market do not seem to be 16 inch doll collectors. Coupled with the fact that the mainline and Poppy have not been done yet, I believe people are reluctant. We are now in the middle of May and all we got are CI, Jem and 16 inch ITBE. And then they wonder why sales have gone down.

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    1. You're funny and possibly correct as well.

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  4. These are OK, but I do not collect 16".

    Really do not understand why they offer FR16 right away and they never do that for FR... I am sick of waiting. We still haven't received third club doll from 2015 (announced before convention if I recall correctly) and it's half of the year... I guess the fourth will come out in 2017. Or maybe it will arrive before the third :)that would be fair.

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    1. We feel your pain. It's so hard to wait!

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    2. Thank you, that actually helped :)

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  5. Glad to see these leggy birds are here. They've been missed. My Androgyny and Goldmine will be glad to have some company!!

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  6. WERE TO BUY ONE? IS NOT ON ALL SELLERS?

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    1. Integrity Toys store. You can Google it.

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