MetroDolls Proxy Bidding - NOW!

For those who cannot attend who want a chance to own one or more of the amazing artist creations donated, proxy bidding will continue until Friday, October 2, 2015.

All the information on how to bid is here: http://metrodolls.blogspot.com/p/proxy.html

Below are the beautiful items available or proxy bidding. Most of the items are the complete dressed doll. In some cases, the offering is for the wig, the jewelry, the outfit or a combination of those.
The link above will take you to the MetroDolls page which has all the information you need to make decisions and bids.

 I see a three items I'd love to add to my own collection.  Hopefully I will remember to keep track of the bids so I can report back on the amount each item brought in.

If money were no object, what would you like to own?


My Little Pony? Seriously?

Integrity Toys released some hard to believe information regarding a new fashion figure collection based on My Little Pony. There is a talented group of artists who do custom MLP figures which are fabulous. What I didn't know is that there is a cosplay movement of numerous characters from the show. There is a following of teens and adults who have a convention called BronyCon. Find out more about it here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BronyCon.
Here is another interesting article about followers and fans:

Integrity says it will be a "high end collectible series inspired and made to honor the fans of the My Little Pony brand."  When I read this announcement I was speechless but I realize that it is a way to get new consumers.


Let's see. What else does Hasbro make that IT could use as a basis for a line of fashion dolls?

As Dusk Falls: The Winning Doll of the 2014 Integrity Toys Design Competition

In October 2014, the Official Integrity Toys Advanced Design competition took place at the "GLOSS" Convention in Orlando, Florida and at long last, the W Club is honored to introduce the exquisite doll based on Ms. Julia Leroy's winning entry, "As Dusk Falls" Eugenia Perrin Frost™!

As per the rules of the competition, the winning design, personally picked by Jason Wu and other members of the Integrity Toys design team, has gone through various adjustments to make it production ready while preserving the spirit of Julia's original design. We could not be more excited to unveil the production version of the doll and give everyone a chance to add this fantastic lady to their collections!
W Club members can order as many as they want for the reduced price of $130. She will go on sale to the general public for $150.

Head Sculpt: Eugenia
Body Type: FR 2013
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Colors: Golden Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

She is very beautiful and if I were going to add more 12" dolls to my collection, I would order her.



Poppy Parker "The Camera Loves Her"

In spite of the fact that I do not collect Poppy Parker, I ordered "The Camera Loves Her." I am not disappointed. She is beautiful and unique. I will keep her!

Poppy wears a full bodysuit of lemon yellow with silver sequins in a random pattern. Her yellow chiffon floaty thing is attached to a halter of sequins which is also attached to the bodysuit. It's all one piece.

Her long dangling disco earrings are the icing on the cake. I love them, the big blue ring and the silver bangle. It all works so well together.

Her stunning hairstyle arrived in very good condition, fully fixed in place with gel or whatever it is they use. Her eyes are gorgeous. I would like a softer look to the eyebrows but these seem to be the default style on all IT's dolls.

I had a few moments of doubt about the shoes.
I thought they sent the wrong ones because this was as far as I could bend the ankles. Then I took a chance and used more force to bend the ankles forward and it worked. She can stand flat on these shoes. I still detest Poppy's ankles and flat feet but they are mostly hidden under these pants.

Several dealers still have her available at the SRP of $120. That surprises me. I think she will sell out as soon as people start to see IRL photos.


Kinsman Doll Information

The following information was sent out today about the Kinsman dolls.



The Kinsman

We anticipate launching the first edition of the Kinsman at the end of October. This first release will be for 70 dolls in total: 35 of the blue-eyed Booth and 35 of the brown-eyed Garrick. Once the first release has been sold out, a pre-order period will be opened for both Booth and Garrick in the New Year. The Kinsman will be sold in two formats. The first will be the open edition of the brothers featuring our exclusive Roman Bronze resin. They will be dressed in swimming trunks and come with a hard cap wig and an adjustable stand. The second will be limited edition, fully conceptualized dressed dolls in different resin tones and sold via our Store when ready.

Here are some "fresh photos" from the Kinsman website: