NuFace vs Fr2 NuFace vs FR2

Here is the comparison of the old and new nuface bodies alongside the fr2 body (the one I used in the pictures is the first generation FR2 body, which has different knees from the current FR body that was introduced last year.)

 

NuFace vs FR2

I’m glad the nuface body looks rather different from fr2 body, the difference in cup size is still pretty noticeable. The new nuface body has different torso details, but it feels just like the fr2 body in terms of articulation. Arms and legs are identical on both bodies, so the foot size is the same and they can share shoes.

As already mentioned, the biggest difference is the boob size. It’s a little bigger than the old nuface body, but alot smaller than fr2 and the shape is a little squished, I’m not sure if I love it. The cleavage area reminded me of Tulabelle/Teen Poppy, I really wouldn’t mind if that one part was inherited from the fr2 body instead.
The new nuface has wider hips, but somewhat flatter butt.
And also it has a different belly button and stomach area.

From the back it looks more or less the same

The new nuface body also comes with ‘explosive’ feature and it can be taken apart at most joints: upper torso, arms, forearms, legs and knees. I did try pulling apart most of the joints, but I decided against posting pictures ,as i thought they might be too ‘gory’:p
This new ‘system’ has its pros and cons. If you play with your doll alot, like changing poses or redressing etc, sooner or later some of the joints might start coming out of the sockets and you’ll have to keep popping them back in.
Also there’s always a risk that the doll might get ‘loose’ and come apart while it’s traveling, which could lead to some damage, so that’s one more thing to be worried about.
But the upside of it is that if one part discolors or needs a replacement, you can just get a replacement for that one part instead of the whole body.

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Sensuous Affair Giselle was a table centerpiece doll at Gloss Convention and she’s limited to 400 pieces.

I don’t know what’s up with all the horny doll names this year, but anyways, this girl is amazing! I love her natural palette and her well matched light brown (and not notoriously orange) eyebrows.
And comparing to some of the others from the convention collection, she’s really well dressed too.

I’m really glad I got one with nice and even lashes without any glue showing. One thing that concerns me though, is that her head sits really loose on the neck.. I think this is getting more and more common among the newer dolls. What solves it for me, at least temporarily, is turning the head 360 degees, though later on it goes back to being loose again..

Her hair is a blend of platinum and natural shade of blond. It is actually longer than what it appears to be. I think if straightened, it would almost be waist length.
I wish they made a red headed helper version of this Giselle instead of Vanessa, though I’m totally loving her as a blonde as well.

The jacket is probably the nicest part of the outfit. It fits well, and she almost can put her arms down while wearing it..
The blouse sans the bow reminds me of one from Scene Stealer Isha, except the fabric is a bit more stiff in Giselle’s version.
The high waisted shorts also fit really nicely, though they’re so tight, she can’t sit down in them.


The bra is questionable though.


Her jewelry set consists of gold disk shaped earrings and a ring:

and the boots come with zippers in the back, the laceup is ‘non functional’ anyways..

As for the body, I’ll do a separate post with comparison pics. I’m excited to have a new body type because I just like diversity, but I guess I still prefer the original nuface body with more natural looking and non square limbs.. and better articulation.

Here is my Blade wearing the amazing Slipper corset, I just love how incredibly detailed and well made this set is..
the picture speaks a 1000 words:

Unfortunately, I don’t own the shoes which came with Slipper, as the corset I bought was offered without them, so I picked the next best thing – Tick’s shoes which also have cleverly concealed powder compacts in their soles:

Corset from the back:

And just Blade:

I preordered this Poppy with an intention to try and turn her into Bergdorf Goodman.. buut by the time she came out I caved in and bought the real deal:p So now I’m not sure if I *need* this Poppy in my collection.

She did look like a bad replica of Goodman to me at first, but now she seems lovely in her own way.. I’m just not sure what I’d want to do with her. I’m not a fan of her updo, but taking the hair down would make her resemblance to Goodman even more apparent.. Maybe bangs could work for her..but that’s just too much work.

He eyes appear even darker in person, the gold paint looks pretty dull, almost brown , I think it looked lighter in promos.

No comment about the dress because I want to be nice

And here is Joyous Celebration vs. Bergdorf Poppy comparison:


Bergdorf is just a very well executed doll with a sophisticated well thought out palette done with quality paints.. Joyous Poppy is just not as polished.. The eye screening seems to be the same on both dolls, the eyebrows though, are not. JC has thinner eyebrows.. BG eyebrows appear darker but the paint is nice muted brown which matches her hair color really well. JC eyebrows are more reddish brown and the paint on this doll is glossier in general. As mentioned JC’s gold eyeshadow is very dirty looking gold, BG eyeshadow is much lighter.. JC underline eyeliner is alot darker and the lip and eye color difference is pretty obvious. Goodman also has a bit lighter shade of Caucasian skintone. Both are beautiful, but without a doubt, Goodman wins on many levels:)

On The Rise Elise was the doll from Safari collection I’ve been looking forward to the most and I’m so happy she did not disappoint. I just love everything about her! (Must be the reason why I took way too many pix of her)

I’m glad she has her own unique look and doesn’t really resemble any other Elise released to date.

Her info said that her skintone was japan and yet it’s completely different from High Visibility Agnes’s skintone (which also was stated as ‘japan’). It’s much paler and porcelain looking, while Agnes’s skintone is more grey toned. I’m glad they didn’t use the grey version on Elise.

The lashes on my doll are unusually short, but at least those are the matte lashes that fr’s typically come with (I cannot stand those cheap looking glossy lashes used on CP Eugenia and HV Agnes)
Another thing I found disappointing about all of the dolls I got recently is the ultraglossy paint used on the elements which are not supposed to be glossy, like the eyeliner, which looks extremely glossy and reflective.


I wasn’t a big fan of her yellow dress at first, but in person the color looks really beautiful on her. If I wasn’t so broke after the convention, I wouldn’t even mind keeping it.


Cute golden tube clutch, doesn’t really open, but very well made

I liked how the shoes looked from the side in packaging, but as for the front part, hm..not sure..

Not keeping the outfit, so didn’t bother with the jewelry..

Quick Updates:

  • did not win christmas poppy...and i thought with bigger edition size and after not winning 2 last lotteries i'd have a pretty good chance. but no such luck. congrats to those who won and not have her listed on ebay right now ×0
  • luckily for my wallet, those two mysterious new dolls turned out to be Victoire's..
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    Départ Pour L'Orient
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    i don't collect/cover the line, but you can go ahead and order them and/or see more pictures on IT dealers sites

    Girls_Generation_3_Misaki and Amelie
    These two FR: Nipon dolls will be available on Tuesday December 9th, 2014 (Tokyo time) from http://frnippon.com
    They are limited to 300 each and retail for JP/17,000 / approx. $140
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    On Monday December 8th at Noon Eastern Time IT Direct is going to put some of its current stock on sale
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    Also we got a shipping update of the following dolls:
    Edge Vanessa will be shipped on 'Week of December 15th, 2014'
    Mademoiselle Jolie on 'Week of January 5th, 2015'
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  • Rare Appearance Dania Zarr
    the final 2014 Wclub doll was announced:

    Item # 91353
    Rare Appearance
    Dania Zarr Dressed Doll
    Official 2014 W Club Exclusive
    Limited Edition Size: TBA
    Special W Club Suggested Retail Price: $130.00
    Estimated Shipping Date: Approximately Spring 2015

    Doll Tech Specs:
    Scale: 12.5-inch / 1:6 Scale
    Head Sculpt: Dania Zarr
    Body Sculpt: FR2 2013
    Skin Tone: Japan
    Hair: Deep Brunette
    Quick Switch Feature: No
    Eyelashes: Yes, hand-applied


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    My very first instinct was to place a preorder for her.. but..the more i thought about it, the less certain i was..
    1. first of all, it is Dania. for me, it's not the character that sticks around.
    2. her dress is hideous. actually this might have been the dealbreaker for me, because i do like pale blue eyed dolls with dark hair type.. but that cheap looking dress is more suitable for ITBE line, not a $130 exclusive
    3. she looks alot like Purity Dasha. Not a bad thing, just repetition is pretty boring. Both were club dolls, both had 'original brunette' hair color, both have japan skintone and blue eyes and wear a white sheath dress.
    4. the catchlight in her right eye seems to be missing
    5. possibility that quality issues might not be resolved in 2015
    so all that said...i think i probably should pass.
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  • also the new license was announced..
    "The Integrity Toys team is proud to announce a license to create a line of high-end fashion dolls based on the iconic looks and characters of AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN!"
    The first dolls will be unveiled next spring.. and here is the promo ad.. i wonder if the dolls will be more disturbing than what we're used to horrorstory

    I only watched one episode and was rather unimpressed by the show, but if this was the line which would be replacing Jem, I think I'd be at least a bit excited.. but unfortunately, Jem line was extended into 2015:( I don't have that much against Jem per se, just knowing that the more dolls IT produces in a year, the more quality of most their products seems to suffer, I'm obviously not too happy about another year of Jem.

    but speaking of Jem, they made an announcement about Techrat: "on the final production version his hair line will start slightly further from the center and he does in fact have high top shoes."
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  • That Holiday Feeling Poppy Parker
    A bit overdue, but.. below is repost about Christmas Poppy which is available via lottery in wclub..because nothing puts you in a holiday spirit like missing out on the newest hot doll of the moment.
    Although, we'll have to wait and see about that one. The prototype clearly has very messed up eyeliner.. I wonder if all of them will come like that.

    Item # PP071
    That Holiday Feeling
    Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
    IT Direct Exclusive
    Limited Edition of 800 Dolls
    Special W Club Suggested Retail Price: $120.00

    Doll Tech Specs:
    Scale: 12-inch / 1:6 Scale
    Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker
    Body Sculpt: Poppy Parker
    Skin Tone: FR White
    Hair: Black
    Quick Switch Feature: No
    Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied

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  • todays email from integrity said to stay tuned for a few reveals in december:

    - Holiday Poppy which will be available through lottery
    - New movie(?) license announcement
    - Final wclub doll
    - two new dolls announcement which will be available through dealers
    - sneak peek of winter 2015 products

    they hinted something will be coming on friday 28th, so a Poppy Lottery info probably?
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  • And as predicted, the club doll was a Jem line doll.. except the surprising part was that it was a 'he'.
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    It is a character named Techrat. He comes with a quickswitch system and two heads, one is true to the character and the second one is a more conservative fully rooted version for non jem fans.
    I looked up the pictures of the cartoon version of him and his head is definitely not shaved in the middle, but more offcenter. So it's weird why IT decided to give him a mohawk instead of a skrillex cut. Well either way I'm happy and relieved I don't need him in my life and will be anxiously waiting for the final FR/Nuface club doll of the year.
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