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This doll is amazing. ‘Nuff said.

Her eyeshadow is beautiful two toned indigo blue with slight metallic/glossy finish, her lower lip actually appears glossier and lighter than her upper one.. same was with Dress Code Vanessa.
The hair is a blend of two very close colors, but it looks like a solid color unless you put her under a microscope or sth. She looks stunning in both, real life and in front of the camera. I switched mine to a FR2 body that she rightfully deserves :)

Got my Malicious outfit recently.. Absolutely loved it, just it’s a shame that the dress is a single piece,  that corset would be amazing for mixing and matching .. and that the legendary necklace is impossible to put on without removing a doll’s head..

but of course I had to see for myself…
and now I can definitely confirm that you indeed cannot put it on without making an extensive damage to the necklace and/or the doll.. From what it seemed like, if two hinges in the back got removed the opening would be wide enough to fit around the neck. Well, not really.. after lots of bending and pretty much breaking it, it actually fits. Just now it slips down when it’s on, so I stuck a piece two-sided tape to hold it in place.. well, at least it looks pretty?:P

I didn’t preorder her, even though I was sure that the promos didn’t really do her justice – too many dolls this year. But once owner photos started to pop up, I couldn’t resist her anymore.
Luckily, she was still pretty easy to come across.

In person she is so gorgeous! And btw my photos don’t do her justice either.
I love both versions of Vanessa. Old one was a classic, but this one still has alot of Vanessa in her..
What they did was closed her mouth which had to involve some tweaking of the jaw, narrowed the head at least at the temples, but the nose and cheekbones are pretty much the same.
Still, they could as well keep everyone happy and use this mold for the new Veronique.

But of course there has to be some stuff I’m not too happy about:
- horrible quality of plastic + minor staining from the dress
- Slightly outdated hair style and it’s unevenly rooted
- Greasy hair
- Painted lashes are too long, (the applied ones are just perfect!)
- Price vs value

My photo equipment was failing big time, still need to investigate why, but here are the pics that did turn out ok:

I was one of the ‘lucky’ ones who managed to actually preorder Imogen. A part of me wishes I wasn’t one of them..

She was pretty much the girl I was looking forward to the most. But.. mine arrived with the ‘wonky eye’ syndrome… It’s not as noticeable on photos, in person though, it was just too much for me to handle.
I also was and still am not too crazy about her enormous head size, especially since she’s on a NuFace body. Again, something that’s hard to judge about from the photos..
Finally, I’ve decided to debox her just to discover another ‘surprise’. Her belly had scratches all over it :/

So yep, she’s on the way to IT customers service now..

That’s why right now I kinda wish I had gotten her nude with perfect makeup and no issues on a secondary market. But, who knew so many collectors wouldn’t end up bonding with the doll that sold out in seconds.
On Wclub forum there’s a whole thread discussing whether Imogen was a hit or a miss. I think it’s a bit of both..
The mold itself is very beautiful, her overall look is very fresh and different. But the quality and execution of the doll and the outfit(except shoes maybe) leaves alot to be desired..

I’ve noticed her hands are slightly darker than the body, the makeup really lacks depth and judging from what I’ve seen, there are quite a few of them with flawed screening.
The hair is quite different from the promo, with hairline being much higher than promised.
Good thing her sweet edginess seems to make up for all that. It just feels sad knowing that she could’ve been even better than that…

Getting Kesenia was a bit of a last minute decision. I knew that her blowupdollish mouth would be an issue from day one. But.. I love pale dolls, and brown hair, and dramatic eyeshadow combined with nude lips, so this doll was still very much right up my alley.
So I got her and didn’t regret it because she sold out mysteriously fast.

In person she looks better than promos, applied eyelashes really brought her eyes to life..

After getting over the initial shock caused by the bucktoothed mouth.. I warmed up to it… Of course what they did was totally wrong.. instead of resculpting the jaw, they tried to fill the widely open mouth space with thick strokes of paint. Well, that didn’t work…which is a big shame, because it must be the only thing holding her back from being the next grail doll.

Out of the box her hair was completely flat and not very attractive..

Her hair color is one tone lighter than the original brunette that Integrity seems to love so much, so yay for the variety.
I washed it immediately, but it still doesn’t look stunning. Being crushed in the box did some long term impact on the roundness of her curls :/
It would be nicer if she had a sidepart instead of the centerpart because she looks even more like a missing 4th bride with her hair like that.

Her skintone is something new. It’s somewhat close to the extreme pale Tatyana/Brides tone, but (thank god) it’s not as translucent. It has ivorish bone-white tone.

Her body has high matte finish, so it looks incredible in natural light. Her head is a bit darker than the body though.

Porcelain skintones comparison:

FD Agnes(yellowish translucent quality), vs 2011Mina (lighter non translucent rosy tone) vs Kesenia (bone-white porcelain), vs FR2 Elise (peachy) vs Pale Asian

Quick Updates:

  • 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?
  • And as predicted, the club doll was a Jem line doll.. except the surprising part was that it was a 'he'.
    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.
  • well the update is very last week, but here it is anyways:p
    + Next years convention will be happening during October 22-24, 2015 in Long Beach, CA
    + 2015 Wclub registration dates have been moved. Usually we'd get registration info a few days before Christmas, but this time, the registration will open sometime early 2015. They also noted that this is a permanent change.
    + Cute commercial featuring Hollywood Jem:
    + Convention leftovers available through right to buy lotteries:
    Item # 15059 - Jolt! ITBE Dressed Doll
    Item # 15060 - Zing! ITBE Dressed Doll
    Item # 15061 - Oomph! ITBE Dressed Doll
    Item # 76019 - Dial "V" for Victoire - Victoire Roux Doll
    Item # 76020 - La Ville Lumiere (The City of Lights) Simonetta Bertorelli™ Dressed Doll
    Item # 78013 - Afterhours Hanne Erikson 16" Dressed Doll
    Item # 82057 - Tantalizing Dominique Makeda™ Workshop Doll
    Item # 82058 - Evening Siren Ayumi N.™ Dressed Doll
    Item # 91355 - Nocturnal Glow Veronique Perrin Dressed Doll
    Item # 91356 - Grandiose Natalia Fatale Dressed Doll
    Item # 91357 - Night shade Kyori Sato Dressed Doll
    Item # 85067 - Time Served Official Workshop Fashion Figure

    + Holiday Poppy sneak peek:
    "This lovely beauty will be unveiled and shipped just in time for the upcoming holiday season" - so this pretty much means the dolls have been manufactured and will be sold either through a lottery, or on 1st come 1st serve basis, or possibly through dealers..

    + Also not as generous sneak of upcoming club doll
    snp23 Judging by the color palette it is most probably a Jem line doll
  • ahhh look who arrived this morning!:DDD
  • Updated the convention page with the remaining promo pix of the convention collection ×0
  • Quicksilver Kyori
    Polynesia Poppy
    Pencil Me In Eugenia
    Truly Madly Deeply Agnes
    Joyous Celebration Poppy

    and many more are looking for a new home!
  • agnes
    another email with promo pics came yesterday, so I updated the convention page.
    Style lab and main collection pics will follow later..

    The email also said that the lotteries for the convention leftovers should take place sometime in November

    It's a shame there is no detailed information about skintones and haircolors in those emails.. after closer inspection, it seems like Agnes's hair is original brunette and not raven like everybody thought:(

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