7/11/2016

2016 IFDC Dolls

In addition to the sequined spy with a gun, there are two more dolls. 
The convention souvenir is a unique combination of fashion doll and transformer toy. Dasha is the sculpt with an edition size of 500. Retail $175.
Here's her description directly from the promotional:


When Dasha™ was offered the role of super villain Anika Luxoticca in the latest Agent 355 movie, she just couldn't resist. How can anyone pass up the chance to become a half-woman, half-machine cyborg looking for a potion that will allow her to feel love again? With her exotic accent, Dasha immediately became a hit with fans of the spy genre!

Anika Luxottica is ready to fight for her right to love and has captured Professor Young, a hip and happening scientist who has invented a love potion so potent that no human on Earth, both male and female, can resist once it's been ingested! Transformed into a cyborg following a freak lab accident that left her "transformed" for life (as she sees it), Luxottica can hide her mechanical limbs by switching them for solid colored ones at will. Dressed in a futuristic lab gown and techno heels, Anika comes complete with two full sets of limbs that can be switched at will and her half of the mysterious love potion. Will she be able to pry the other half out of Professor Young's grasp? What will she do to get it and feel again? You decide!

 She is intriguing and sexy in her long, slim "lab gown." The cyborg arms and legs are pretty funny. I don't know why they remind me of Monster High dolls. Did they also have dolls with clear limbs?  In any case, if I were collecting FR, I'd probably want this one because she's so different. 
IT hasn't used the Dasha sculpt much and it's never been received warmly but it remains to be seen if this oddity will be liked.



The companion doll is "Marius Lancaster" as Professor  Young. He is a new sculpt.

When Hollywood pretty boy Marius Lancaster's agent called to tell him that he had landed a major role in Agent 355, he thought to himself: "Sweet, I've got it made, I'm a spy!"
He wasn't as thrilled though, when he found out that he would essentially be "the damsel in distress" and not the spy of this new epic adventure- he wasn't too sure what that would do for his macho "ladies' man" image. To his surprise, the experience on set was one of the best that he ever had and the chemistry with the movie's two lead actresses was pretty hot on film to say the least, especially in that famous scene when Agent 355 comes down from the ceiling to rescue him from Anika's laser cutting table at the last possible second, before the laser cuts him in half! His performance as a fashionably geeky professor in desperate need of rescuing did not go unnoticed by the movie-going public and since his appearance in Mission Lovejoy, the casting offers have been pouring in left and right! So, being a "mister in distress" is not that bad after all it seems, especially when you have two of the most beautiful leading ladies fighting over you... We'll definitely be seeing this guy again in the near future!

Marius Lancaster as Professor Young is a brand new character making his debut in the family of Integrity Toys male figures and comes dressed in a classical, slightly geeky look, complete with red silk tie, handkerchief, super cute argyle socks and oxford shoes, black reading glasses and a watch. Our leading man comes with his half of the formula of the love potion that he invented and a super fun set of colored test tubes in a rack, a never seen before accessory created just for this set! Marius Lancaster is a fully articulated 12.5-inch fashion figure with fully rooted hair.



Apparently "Anja" as Agent 355 has more tools than just a gun which is a good sign. 


Parisian top model Anja was noticed in some of W Cosmetics' most notorious campaigns and was ready for new challenges, when her agent came up with the idea that she should give acting a shot. Soon after her very first audition, Anja immediately landed the role of Agent 355, a new kind of ultra-glamorous female spy set to save the world in the latest designer garb! Inspired by current runway looks (and OK, a lot of Las Vegas glitz!), Integrity Toys' Alain Tremblay styled Anja for the title role in Mission Lovejoy, a story he invented just for this year's IFDC convention!
Anja™ as Agent 355 is ready to solve the mystery of Professor Young's disappearance, as she travels abroad and uses every tool in her arsenal to rip him and his secret formula away from the clutches of the evil Anika Luxottica, a cyborg incapable of love and kindness.  In her own uniquely glamorous way, Anja jumps into action wearing her designer inspired sequined tuxedo and killer high-heels like every spy should, gun and camera in-hand! "M" and "Q" gave Anja a detailed mission pack that includes a map, a picture of the mysterious Professor Young and a mission brief. Now, it's up to her to prevent the cyborg from unleashing Young's lethal love potion on the world! Anja™ is a fully articulated 12.5-inch doll with fully rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes.
These dolls are being offered via lottery to W Club members. Marius and Anja are $150. each. Anika is $175. 

37 comments:

  1. The Marius Lancaster doll reminds me directly of the person who played in The Kingsman.
    http://static.srcdn.com/slir/w700-h350-q90-c700:350/wp-content/uploads/Kingsman-Secret-Service-Sequel-Eggsy.jpg

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  2. I new you would like Dasha :)

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    1. She's cool but I don't think IT will allow me to win lottery after what I said about guns. I would like to have her and I'm sure the prices on eBay are skyrocketing.

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    3. I am curious to know who said that and under what circumstances it was said. If you want to email me with the info, please do.

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    4. I hope you will win her, I never won one... heheh

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    5. Hi Terri, I wanted to elaborate on my comment and answer your question so I messed up and deleted it. During the convention last year they did some Q&A and said that they do not blacklist people for lotteries and laughed it off. But given how certain people who are critical rarely never lotteries while others seem to be winning everytime, I doubt that. Of course I cannot prove it because I am not there, but still. IT plays favorites. Also with dealers, some of them have explained that they get "punished" by IT with lower allotment of desirable dolls.

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    6. I'm sure about the first part and aware that some of the best dealers get shorted on allotments. It sucks.

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    7. Didn't win her, of course... But, I truly can not say I am disappointed, for some reason (those fifty FRs in my drawer might be one of the reasons :)

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  3. This Dasha is really an appreciable novelty. There is just a little thing to notice: it seems that this doll and also Vanessa have decal eyes.... I watched on Flickr some photos and it is visible. I wonder if you can see it with bare eyes, and what happens if you try to repaint...

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    1. Integrity Toys does not use decals. The eyes are painted. Most repainters remove the original paint with acetone and then paint their own versions.
      Terri

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    2. Yes Terri, this is what we know since this new dolls. If you try to look very close to Dasha's eyes, or Vanssas's you will see the tiny points of the texture. I've verifid by myself with some photos on Flickr. You have to look to great close up.

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    3. Yes, I noticed that too.

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    4. I would be very surprised to find out if that's true.

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    5. what are decal eyes?

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    6. When you look at a close up image of Vanessa's irises, you notice the pixels. It looks like when you zoom in close to those old TV screens and the individual pixels are noticeable. I noticed that too and thought it rather odd. It looks kind of cheap and tacky. Like something you would expect to see on cheap play-line dolls. Is that what is meant with decal eyes?

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    7. I agree with Terri. I am quite sure if this was the case collectors would be screaming bloody murder.

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    8. One can't tell from a photo. You would have to look at the actual doll. Sometimes the eye paint does have a slight raised look. It's paint, after all, and it's a layer on the vinyl. Decals aren't being used.

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    9. Poppy: Decals are thin vinyl applications of eyes. Many Japanese anime´ dolls use them.

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    10. Go to this site to see decal eyes.

      http://www.parabox.jp/eng_new/decal.html

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    11. I have two photos that have been uploaded on my forum, if you want I can mail you a message with these pictures.

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    12. What forum is that? Can you send or post the link. I definitely wish to see.

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    13. It's an italian forum about Fashion Royalty dolls.
      This is the link to the pictures:
      https://flic.kr/p/K94boT
      https://flic.kr/p/KepjgB

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    14. That's interesting. It's like when you blow up newspaper print and you see the ink dots. Odd.

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    15. Yes!! Typical print effect... Not so nice when you look in your beloved doll eyes! Imogen seems to be normal, I'm pleased because I've ordered her. I hope they will not use this technique for all the new dolls.
      These dolls are becoming even more expensive, exepcially for European customers; we expect to have good quality. I don't think this is an improvement....

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  4. I liked the Cyborg- won her!

    I noticed quite a few people giving up their opportunity for various dolls from this line (including Anja) on the wclub? Here is one if you didn't get her: http://www.integritytoys.com/wclubforum/showthread.php?41309-Marius-Professor-Young-and-Anja-agent-355-for-takeover-trade

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    1. Congratulations. I didn't. I'm not even going to try.

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    2. I did try but today I'm fine without her. She is more toy than fashion doll and that's how I will get over not having one. If the price on eBay were closer to $200., I'd do it but $265 and up? I don't think so.

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    3. I think her price will drop back to the normal price once the integrity convention dolls come out. MANY doll collectors don't keep their dolls around for long, or so I am noticing.

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    4. I agree with you completely. I would like her dress and shoes so I'll look around for those eventually.

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  5. Hi Terri, I love your blog!
    Decals or not,this Dasha is amazing doll.BTW I think in this single case this unusual eye design suits the Cyborg theme :-) Anyway I think Dasha has been one of the best IT dolls for last 5 or more years - she is something new and distinctive. I guess she will be a sought after doll because she has very fashion model vibe and can wear haute couture. Finally! A lot of nowadays dolls are rather tamed,but this one looks like McQueen's model. I am very happy about getting her.I can't wait to see how her makeup looks in person :-)
    I hope you will find her soon!
    Olga Erynnis

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    1. Thanks for your comments, Olga. It's refreshing to hear a happy collector!

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    2. LOL I hope I will have enough reasons to remain "a happy collector" in the future :)

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  6. I think they are using decals. Someone posted on the club that their doll had 3 eyes and there it was, the decal of an eye probably left over from factory workers on the back of Dasha's head or clothes. So yeah, things are really going downhill...

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  7. OMG. The eyes on these dolls ARE decals! I am absolutely floored. Look- this extra "eye" decal stuck to this woman's doll-https://www.flickr.com/photos/barbie_my_scene_fashion_royalty/27928537704/

    I am shocked that Integrity would not tell folks that they were going to try decal eyes. There is going to be a poopstorm...

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    1. This is going to be interesting.

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