10/25/2016

Integrity Toys "American Horror Story" COVEN Dolls

The W Club members got a one day preview of this new line of dolls from Integrity Toys.  Here are the dolls and the descriptive text from the announcement:

Integrity Toys, Inc., under license from Twentieth Century Fox Television, is thrilled to unveil its previously announced, highly-anticipated series of high-end collectible dolls based on the various characters of fan favorite COVEN, the iconic third season of the AMERICAN HORROR STORY series.

Pop culture enthusiasts and fans of the hit TV series alike will be thrilled to take home these intricate collector dolls based on their favorite characters of the bewitching, fan favorite third season of the show! Based on the likeness of the key characters, each one is dressed in miniature replicas of key looks from the show. The first doll in the series based on character Marie Laveau (played by famed actress Angela Bassett) is set to be available via Integrity Toys' network of authorized dealers starting this week!

The full line of six collectible fashion dolls includes:
-Fiona Goode (played by Jessica Lange),
-Marie Laveau (played by Angela Bassett),
-Myrtle Snow (played by Frances Conroy),
-Kyle Spencer (played by Evan Peters),
-Zoe Benson (played by Taissa Farmiga), and


-Madison Montgomery (played by Emma Roberts).


Marie Laveau Dressed Doll
American Horror Story Coven™
Limited Edition of 600 Dolls Worldwide
Suggested Retail Price: $130.00 US
In-Stock Ready to Ship/Week of October 24th, 2016
Doll Specs:
Head Sculpt: Marie Laveau (New Sculpt!)
Body Type: FR2013
Skin Tone: FR Black
Hair Color: Black






Fiona Goode Dressed Doll
American Horror Story Coven™
Limited Edition of 900 Dolls Worldwide
Suggested Retail Price: $130.00 US
Available Approximately Early January 2017
Doll Specs:
Head Sculpt: Fiona Goode (New Sculpt!)
Body Type: FR2013
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Ash Blond





Myrtle Snow Dressed Doll
American Horror Story Coven™
Limited Edition of 650 Dolls Worldwide
Suggested Retail Price: $130.00 US
Available Approximately Mid-December 2016
Doll Specs:
Head Sculpt: Myrtle Snow (New Sculpt!)
Body Type: FR 2013
Skin Tone: Cream
Hair Color: Redhead




Zoe Benson Dressed Doll
American Horror Story Coven™
Limited Edition of 800 Dolls Worldwide
Suggested Retail Price: $130.00 US
Available Approximately First Week of December 2016
Doll Specs:
Head Sculpt: Zoe Benson (New Sculpt!)
Body Type: NU. Face 2.0
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Brunette



Kyle Spencer Dressed Fashion Figure
American Horror Story Coven™
Limited Edition of 700 Figures Worldwide
Suggested Retail Price: $130.00 US
Available Approximately Mid-November 2016
Doll Specs:
Head Sculpt: Kyle Spencer (New Sculpt!)
Body Type: Homme
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Blond




Madison Montgomery Dressed Doll
American Horror Story Coven™
Limited Edition of 800 Dolls Worldwide
Suggested Retail Price: $130.00 US
Available Approximately Mid-December 2016
Doll Specs:
Head Sculpt: Madison Montgomery (New Sculpt!)
Body Type: NU. Face 2.0
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Dark Blond



As soon as I saw Marie Laveau, I knew I had to have her. First of all I like Angela Bassett and I think this doll resembles her. Secondly, I'm happy to be able to add a beautiful, newly sculpted black doll to my collection. I love her braided hair and her fashion is very cute. I hope the actual doll looks just like the promotional photos.

As far as the rest of the dolls, my opinion is not nearly as high. I did not see the Coven episodes so I am not familiar with the characters. I am, however, familiar with Jessica Lange and Fiona Goode looks nothing like the actress. I do like her outfit and the umbrella a lot and might try to get that. 

Myrtle Snow is rather unattractive. Is she about to do the dishes?  I suppose that those who are fans of the entire series will want all of the characters. The other dolls and their outfits do nothing for me. I don't need to know a back story to have a doll impress me. I've seen numerous attempts at character doll sculpts that have failed. However, if the doll looked great to me I would buy it.

What do you all think?


12 comments:

  1. I don't watch this show but I looked up some photos for comparison. I would be tempted to purchase Fiona Goode just for that umbrella! I think she and Marie are pretty great. From the photos of Myrtle that I saw Integrity missed a huge opportunity--the character reminds me of Grace Coddington, the doll is not good. The rest of these dolls merit a "meh" from me--they don't look so much different that any doll in their regular lines.

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  2. Love the show - love the dolls. Ordered Marie, Myrtle and Fiona.

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  3. I've seen the show, Myrtle Snow is an excellent likeness of the character, she has so many great outfits on the show. Not tempted to buy any though, great reference and attention to detail but not sure how it would fit with the rest of my fashion dolls if I were to redress them.I wish they would have done Lily Rabe's character Misty Day.

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  4. If you're looking for 1/6 size umbrellas, Wild Toys makes some http://www.acitoys.com/wt-20.html

    I haven't bought any in a while (I have 6), but you can probably still find them.

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    1. Thank you! Looks like Marcia at Facets has some too.

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  5. Well I can tell you, their desperate attempt at marketing notwithstanding, flying off the shelves these will not. These dolls look dull and boring and they look NOTHING like their real counterparts. I.T. spent 2 years and this is what they could come up with? Why does IT insist on taking on licenses that are not their foray or that they are not able to do right? Another failure that will cost us consumers because they will want to increase prices and cut down on quality just to make up for the losses here.

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  6. I loved Coven! I think the dolls are great. I've ordered the Kyle and Zoe dolls. They remind me of the characters in the show, which is all I'm looking for!

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  7. Karen in New Zealand10/27/16, 5:15 AM

    I agree with Poppy... the licensed dolls are always awful IMO. they don't look anything like the characters and this lot is a very dismal offering.

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  8. I'm not impressed. They look like a lot like Tonner dolls, which I tend to find unattractive with thier Jay Leno lantern jaw lines.

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  9. I'm not impressed too. I only like Kyle.

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  10. Loving the details on the characters. I do want Marie (love Angela Bassett), Fiona, Kyle, and Zoe. As for looking like Tonner dolls, being a collector, I disagree. Although some of the male characters do have lantern jaws, the jaw line does exist (Sam Heughan, Outlander). If the neck is kept in proportion, it works (like Kyle, above). He does look like Evan Peters.

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  11. The Angela Bassett doll looks great. The idea of a line of dolls based on a TV show from two years ago......seems like a stretch.
    I loved Coven and I'm sorry they didn't get a better likeness of Jessica Lange and Francis Conroy. Their "looks" are very much a part of their characters.
    As always love the blog.
    Will C.

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