Poppy Parker Swinging London Collection, Part 2: Goodbye Jolly Ol’ England

After the frenzy, not to mention the technical nightmares, of the Integrity Toys Cyber Sale on Monday, the second announcement of the W Club Dolly Days week saw the unveiling of the last four dolls on the Poppy Parker Swinging London Collection. This half of the collections see Poppy wave goodbye to ol’ London town.

Friday Night Frug Poppy Parker

Friday Night Frug Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll The Swinging London Collection

  • Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker
  • Body: Poppy 1.5
  • Foot Sculpt: Traditional Poppy Feet with Articulated Ankles
  • Skin Tone: FR White
  • Hair Color: Platinum
  • Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
  • Edition Size: 825
  • Estimated Delivery: Mid-to-Late Spring 2018
  • Suggested Retail Price: $130.00 US

Poppy outshines the top British celebrities at one of London’s most affluent clubs, where the entire “who’s who” of the time would go to be “seen”. It’s so easy when you are Poppy Parker to outshine every star!

Poppy Parker is a 12-inch fully articulated fashion doll with perfectly rooted hair and hand applied eyelashes. She wears a stylish knee-length satin overcoat over a perfectly tailored little black dress. With her sleek hair styled in a swanky braided ponytail and the rest of her look accessorized “just right”, she fits right in with the top British models and celebs of her time!

Where It’s At! Poppy Parker

where its at poppy parker

  • Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker
  • Body: Poppy 1.5
  • Foot Sculpt: Traditional Poppy Feet with Articulated Ankles
  • Skin Tone: FR White
  • Hair Color: Light Brown
  • Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
  • Edition Size: 725
  • Estimated Delivery: Mid-to-Late Spring 2018
  • Suggested Retail Price: $160.00 US

As part of her stint in London, Poppy was invited to perform top hits from Bonbon, her French album, on British TV. For the appearances, she hand-picked the absolute grooviest looks! Everyone remembers her TV performances fondly even today, as the videos are still being shared all over the world several generations later!

Poppy is a fully articulated 12-inch fashion doll with groovy rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes. This giftset includes two complete outfits, a guitar, jewelry and two pairs of shoes, everything Poppy needed for her costume changes!

Positively Plaid Poppy Parker

  • Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker
  • Body: Poppy 1.5
  • Foot Sculpt: Traditional Poppy Feet with Articulated Ankles
  • Skin Tone: Japan
  • Hair Color: Auburn
  • Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
  • Edition Size: TBA (W Club Lottery)
  • Estimated Delivery: Mid-to-Late Spring 2018
  • Suggested Retail Price: $130.00 US
Poppy’s tour of London included a lot of sight-seeing and as the expression says,when in London… Do like a Londoner would!
For her last days in town, Poppy opted for a stylish plaid ensemble to protect herself from the chilly autumn breeze, a chic look that made her feel right at home as she explored the marvels of London one last time!
Poppy Parker is a 12-inch fully articulated doll with luscious, fully rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes. She comes dressed in a scrumptious plaid ensemble, composed of a lovely cape, a skirt and a matching beret. She completes the look with a modern turtleneck shirt, fishnet stockings and tall electric blue boots. Poppy also comes with her groovy necklace, a pair of painted on “gloved hands”, a purse and earrings. Truly the perfect look for the season!

#PP122 Hold That Tiger! Poppy Parker

  • Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker
  • Body: Poppy 1.5
  • Foot Sculpt: Traditional Poppy Feet with Articulated Ankles
  • Skin Tone: FR Black
  • Hair Color: Raven
  • Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
  • Edition Size: 625
  • Estimated Delivery: Mid-to-Late Spring 2018
  • Suggested Retail Price: $130.00 US

Poppy decided to go full groovy in this absolutely adorable and fun look! She’s ready to party and have fun at one of London’s most modern clubs and show her wild side!

This fantastic Poppy Parker doll is 12-inch tall and fully articulated and features hand-applied eyelashes. Her stylish totally MOD hair is perfectly trimmed in a short, sleek bob and Poppy wears a fun tiger print mini-dress under a bright pink fur coat that absolutely makes an impression at first sight! Shoes, handbag and jewelry complete the look for even more pop!


When I received the email this morning, all bleary-eyed after waiting up as long as I could for it last night (it arrived at 03:45 UK time!), I wasn’t so sure about these dolls. I was expecting something more glam and evening for the last leg of Poppy’s London jaunt. However, now I have had time to study them I really like all of them!

So, what do you think of these girls? Have you pre-ordered any dolls?

 

 

 

Poppy Parker Misty Hollows Deboxing

Poppy Parker Misty Hollows Deboxing Video

Last Sunday there was a small meeting of the London Fashion Doll Club. I thought I would use the opportunity of a sunny London afternoon on Southbank spent with friends to film the unboxing of my latest Poppy Parker Misty Hollows doll by Integrity Toys. She is an IT Direct exclusive and belongs to the latest Swinging London Collection. She arrived a few days before but I managed to resist the temptation to open her sooner!

Below you will see the video that was taken by my friend Sofia. See if you can spot the deliberate (!) mistake in my naming of a famous London Landmark! There is also a guest appearance by a certain London celebrity, Mr Squirril. I promise no animals (or dolls) were harmed in the production of this video…

Poppy Parker Misty Hollows Deboxing Video

I really love this Poppy Parker. She certainly captures the Swinging London of the mid to late 1960s very well. Her hair is awesome but I will be giving it a bit of a wash to remove the product they put in it at the factory. As it is not a fixed style she doesn’t really need it. Also, the way she is packaged around the wait has flattened the pile of the velvet there. You can probably make it out in the pics below.

More Pics of Poppy and the other Dolls the Group brought to the meeting…

Be sure to check out the other videos on our DollObservers.com YouTube Channel. I hope to be adding more deboxing videos over the coming weeks! And if you live in London, or can travel, then do feel free to join us at one of our LFDC meetings. We try to meet on the last Sunday of every month.


Do you have the Poppy Parker Misty Hollows doll? What do you think of this video? Would you like to see more? Do let me know in the comments section below.

Poppy Parker British Invasion

Poppy Parker British Invasion: First W Club Exclusive of 2017

It has been a while -but finally- the first W Club Exclusive Doll of 2017 is here… and she is Poppy Parker, set on mounting a British Invasion! With this release, it certainly seems that Integrity Toys are listening to their fans, as there are a lot of ticks on many a collector’s wish list. Union Jack dress? Check. Red hair, anyone? Double check! Loads of accessories? Absofreakinlutely!

She certainly ticks a few of my own wish list requests, not least of which are the cool accessories. I also love the Union Jack mini dress and she also rocks that raincoat and boots. I really think they have nailed the London Mod look with this release. If there is anything that I am not so keen on it is the pillar box red hair (although very London). It may grow on me when I see her IRL.

Poppy Parker British Invasion

Did you notice the wonderful phone box packaging?

Here is the official Poppy Parker British Invasion blurb:

When the London Tourism Bureau heard that the fantastic Poppy Parker was in town, they couldn’t resist asking her to dress up and take part in one of the most sensational promo campaigns of the time! To this day, everyone is still talking about the day Poppy Parker came to London and made her mark in one of her most iconic looks yet!

Poppy retails for $125 and is available to every W Club member who wishes to order her. No lottery.

Now Take a Seat in Poppy’s Egg Chair

Not only is there a W Club Poppy doll there is a fabulous accessory to go along with her – a beautiful Egg Chair. This is a recreation of the iconic 60’s classic.

Poppy Barbie British Invasion Egg Chair

The chair costs $40. If Poppy and the chair are ordered together there is a $5 discount.

Below you can see Poppy with her cushion accessories which come with her and are perfect to use with her gorgeous Egg Chair.

Poppy Barbie British Invasion Egg Chair

So with you be ordering Poppy, her Egg chair, or both? Do let me know in the comments section below.

Poppy Parker Swinging London Collection Unveiled

Poppy Parker Swinging London Collection: First Wave Unveiled

The Poppy Parker Swinging London Collection was announced at the launch of the 2017  W Club with the Upgrade Poppy Parker doll, Popster. Now, finally, Integrity Toys have unveiled the first wave of the groovtastic collection in all its Mod-ern glory. There are six dolls in all, including a two doll giftset and a Special Event W Club member exclusive.

Designed by David Buttry, as always, they take the Poppy storyline to the Swinging London of the mid to late 1960s when it was the centre of the hip and happening Mod Scene. This was the time Britain rose out of the gloom of the post-war era and youth culture was born and embodied by the fashion of the time. Skirts were short and the Twiggy and Jean Shrimpton were the first supermodels that every young woman wanted to emulate. The dolls feature a new 1.5 body with limbs which come apart.

Sign of the Times Poppy Parker Swinging London Collection 2 Doll Gift Set

Sign of the Times Poppy Parker™ 2 Doll Gift Set The Swinging London Collection 1

Poppy is in London and she’d like a Carnaby Street makeover. She hits some of the most popular London boutiques like “Sign of the Times” and gets her hair and makeup done at the grooviest salon in London… Sid Vasoon. Newly arrived from her modeling stint in Paris, Poppy knows it’s time for a new look and this gift set totally delivers! Here you get not one, but two fabulous Poppy Parker dolls in the same super fun collector friendly package, showing Poppy upon her arrival to London from Paris and then post her sleek Mod makeover! Each fully rooted and articulated doll features very distinctive looks, designed to illustrate Poppy’s passage to a new evolution of her look as a “Mod”ern teen idol!
The Sign Of The Times Gift Set is priced at $180 and is available through IT Dealers.

Glad All Over Poppy Parker Swinging London Collection Gift Set

Glad All Over Poppy Parker™ Gift Set The Swinging London Collection

Poppy has arrived in London and she’s so excited to see the debut collection of her clothing line, “Poppy Gear”. She’s having fun trying on and modeling a few of the new dresses from the collection. She’ll be the focus of the ad campaign, modeling the dresses. This totally groovy gift set features a fabulously youthful rendition of Poppy Parker, which features fully rooted hair and delicately hand-applied eyelashes. Poppy comes with three ultra-colorful mini-dresses, three pairs of shoes and all sorts of fun little mix-and-match fashion accessories to create many fun looks! It comes in a brand new Mod-themed collector package that you won’t want to miss!
This three outfit Gift Set is priced at $160 and is available through IT Dealers.

Sunny Slickers Poppy Parker Swinging London Collection

Sunny Slickers Poppy Parker Swinging London COllection

Poppy is on a photoshoot in the streets on a rainy day for makeup company Miss London promoting their new line of lipsticks called Sunny Slickers. Dressed in super vibrant colors to really bring out her lovely features, Poppy puts some pop in her step in a totally groovy rendition of the traditional rain coat. Set to stay perfectly dry on any rainy day, Poppy’s colorful look could bring a ray of light on any dull and dreary rainy day! Comes complete with adorable clear vinyl boots and a fully functional clear vinyl miniature umbrella.
Sunny Slickers is priced at $130 and is available through IT Dealers.

Downtown Poppy Parker Swinging London Collection

Downtown Poppy Parker 'Swinging London' Collection

On a day off from work, Poppy has decided to take in another day of sightseeing “Downtown”. With her brand-new 35mm portable camera in tow, Poppy will soon be in awe of all the incredible sites and attractions the city has to offer! Poppy is a fully articulated doll with fully rooted hair and hand applied eyelashes. Perfectly clad in her super modern pastel tweed suit, Poppy is set to take London by storm; she just wants to see it all and not miss a beat!
Downtown Poppy Parker retails for $130 and is available from IT Dealers.

Welcome to Misty Hollows Poppy Parker Swinging London Collection

Welcome to Misty Hollows Poppy Parker 'Swinging London' Collection
While in London Poppy was asked to be a special guest star on a few episodes of her favorite British Spooky TV series, “Misty Hollows”. This was quite an honor, as she had been watching this show back home even before it became cool to do so! Poppy Parker is dressed perfectly to play the part of the “spooked out” neighbor in this classic British TV series! This absolutely stunning edition of everyone’s favorite teenage model comes dressed in a fashionable Victorian inspired Mod dress, complete with lace cravate and matching ribbon in her hair. Since we couldn’t leave our girl in the dark, Poppy also comes with a super detailed miniature candle and holder*, perfect to shine some light on the mystery surrounding the plot she stars in!
Misty Hollows Poppy Parker retails at $130 and is Special Event doll for W Club Members only.

Although we have seen similar outfits in past Poppy Collections, but then she does exist in the 60s after all, I think David Buttry has perfectly captured this era of 60s with his Poppy Parker Swinging London Collection. The collection will obviously draw a comparison from Barbie’s own Mod Era and will no doubt tempt some B collectors to make a purchase. Glad All Over is particularly reminiscent with her straight bangs and ribbon hairstyle.

poppy parker swinging london

Twist n Turn Barbie ushered her into the Mod Era

 

Whilst I am a fan of the mod era I only really loved the Misty Hollows Poppy from this Collection as she reminds me of one of my favourite actresses, Julie Christie, with her silver blonde hair and understated screening. I am more of a maxi than a mini fan and as we are promised a more dressed up look for Wave Two I am hoping to see something later in the year to tempt me!

While in London Poppy was asked to be a special guest star on a few episodes of her favorite British Spooky TV series, "Misty Hollows". This was quite an honor, as she had been watching this show back home even before it became cool to do so! Poppy Parker is dressed perfectly to play the part of the "spooked out" neighbor in this classic British TV series! This absolutely stunning edition of everyone's favorite teenage model comes dressed in a fashionable Victorian inspired Mod dress, complete with lace cravate and matching ribbon in her hair. Since we couldn't leave our girl in the dark, Poppy also comes with a super detailed miniature candle and holder*, perfect to shine some light on the mystery surrounding the plot she stars in!

What else is in store?

Earlier today David Buttry did a Q&A for W Club members and here are some tidbits we learnt:

  1. The box has been designed by Alain Tremblay and will feature a London phone box type design
  2. There will be no male dolls in the collection
  3. There will be another (one doll) gift set in Wave 2
  4. No news on when Wave 2 will be released
  5. The fabric used for the Misty doll is velvet

In other exciting Poppy news, it was announced yesterday at the Italian Doll Convention that there would be an exclusive Poppy Parker there next year. This will be the first such European exclusive. I know where I will be next May!

So what do you think of Wave 1 of the Poppy Parker Swinging London Collection? Have you managed to get the dolls you wanted? Let me know in the comments section below.

integrity toys w club 2017 is open for registration

Integrity Toys W Club 2017 is Open for Registration

Today saw the launch of the Integrity Toys W Club 2017. As I have not been a member since 2015 I was itching for this moment. I have missed the sneak speaks, emails, online events, and above all the lovely photos of the latest creations. This year saw a new twist on the upgrade: 2016 members voted on the elements they would like to make up their ‘perfect doll’. We will, therefore, have Agnes Von Weiss Riviera Drama! At the moment there is no prototype, just a sketch.

Item #TBA Riviera Drama Agnes Von Weiss™ Dressed Doll The Fashion Royalty® Collection 2017 W Club Upgrade Doll

Agnes is one of my favourite sculpts and I am a sucker for side swept hair – so am looking forward to seeing this one will turn out.

Next in the upgrade steaks is Poppy Parker Popster! and she will be the first in the ‘Swinging London Collection’.

Item #PP112 Popster! Poppy Parker Dressed Doll 2017 W Club Upgrade Doll The Swinging London Collection

She looks cute and I am looking forward to seeing what other Mod looks this collection will bring.

Then we have Giselle Diefendorf Majesty.

Item #82069 Majesty Giselle Diefendorf™ Dressed Doll The NU. Face Collection 2017 W Club Upgrade Doll

I’m not overly keen on her face but the outfit is lovely! A really flirty summery number which will definitely be a keeper.

Last but not least is another new element for this year – a diorama! Woohoo; take my money now! But wait, if you order all three upgrade dolls the diorama is free! Double woohoo!

POPUP! Diorama Playset 2017 W Club Upgrade Diorama

Well done to Alain Tremblay for this wondrousness. Needless to say I will be getting this one for free…

So, did you sign up to the Integrity Toys W Club 2017?

W Club Mood Changers Poppy Parker

Integrity Toys have announced the first W Club Exclusive doll of 2015, Mood Changers Poppy Parker. In fact, it is not just one doll but 3 Poppy Parker dolls in one as this exclusive Mood Changers gift set utilises the Quick Switch mechanism to give collectors 3 heads and 3 outfits which provide 3 very distinctive looks!

I’m pleased to see IT using the QS feature in this way in order to give more variety and value in one set. However, I am not over convinced by the three looks. However, I think there definitely are some good mix and match possibilities when applied with, other, older items.

Mood Changers Poppy Parker Dressed Doll Gift Set The Model Scene Collection 2015 W Club Exclusive Limited Edition

  • Size: TBA Estimated
  • Ship Date: ?
  • Special W Club Price: $160.00 + Shipping, Handling and Applicable Sales Tax
  • Doll Tech Specs: Head Sculpts: Poppy Body Type: Poppy Parker™
  • Quick Switch Feature: Yes
  • Skin Tone: FR White Hair Colors: Auburn (Head # 1), Raven (Head # 2), Lilac (Head # 3)
  • Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied
W Club 2015 Membership Announced

Integrity Toys W Club 2015 Membership Announced

After an unprecedented wait for the announcement for Integrity Toys W Club 2015 to finally be announced, IT lovers’ patience everywhere was rewarded when the highly expected declaration popped into their email box a few short hours ago. As well as the usual glossy PDF brochure, this year we got a video too! (UPDATE: no longer available)

As in previous years, as well as the IT sneak peeks, W Club membership will serve several perks any doll lover would be happy to accept, including a free e-subscription to Dolls and Haute Doll Magazines, dealer coupons and access to 5 exclusive members-only dolls. As always, there are 3 upgrade dolls including a male doll for the first time! It also a first for a Color Infusion doll to be offered as an upgrade.

Here we have Color Infusion Vice Effect Ollie Lawson

And Fashion Royalty Aristocratic Baroness Agnes Von Weiss

And best till last, the rather groovy… Groovy Galore Poppy Parker

I love this new Poppy. I think she will be really versatile, although I am not overboard on the dress: it seems a little playline… Maybe in the production version will be better.

Well I am definitely in for this year’s club, are you? Be sure to let me know in the comments section below…