Dolly-Days is a week long email based event by Integrity Toys and W Club, with special offers and doll reveals for the members. The first day was Monday, starting with a fire sale of the doll’s languishing in the company’s inventory and another batch of replacement bodies ($40.00 for bodies with two sets of feet, $30.00 for those without extra feet), that sold out really quick. Unfortunately they had no A-tone or FR Black FR Homme bodies on sale (only Latino for guys) so I completely forgot the sale deadline and missed on the FR White NuFace and FR bodies I need.
The last offer on Monday was the lottery opportunity for the three Boudoir Wave II dolls that were revealed back in August. I entered for Jordan, let’s hope I can get her. Good luck to everyone that entered!
Tuesday had an offer that is extra special: it revealed the 5th and final W Club exclusive doll of the 2019 membership year, actually a 2-doll gift set featuring Poppy Parker as well as the long-awaited arrival of her frenemy Ginger Gilroy; a fitting finale for Poppy Parker's 10th Anniversary. I think that Ginger should have had a more grand opening with a solo doll and a giftset like this as part of a full Poppy collection revolving around the two frenemies. I’m glad she’s finally here though, and you can read more about my opinion on her further below.
Item # PP151
Friend or Foe
Poppy Parker™ and Ginger Gilroy™ Gift Set
The Poppy Parker™ Collection
2019 W Club Exclusive
Estimated Arrival: End of April 2020
Price: $199 + S & H
Edition Size: TBA
Head Sculpt: Poppy and Ginger (new character sculpt!)
Body Type: Poppy Parker
Skin Tone: FR White (Poppy) and Cream (Ginger)
Hair Color: Dark Ash Blonde (Poppy) and Titian Red (Ginger)
Foot type: High heeled
Eyelashes: Yes, hand-applied
Two 12-inch fully articulated dolls with rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes;
For her debut, Ginger wears an intricately detailed pale blue bubble skirt dress, with beading and bow detail at the bust;
Poppy wears a beautifully crafted lavender tulle dress with fitted draping detail at the waist;
A short fur wrap for Ginger;
An elegant lavender satin wrap for Poppy;
A jeweled brooch for Poppy to wear on her waist;
Color coordinated pumps for each doll;
Pale blue clutch purse;
Lavender clutch purse;
A jewelry set for each character (composed of earrings, a necklace and a bracelet);
Two pairs of long, white, opera length gloved hands;
Two alternate pairs of regular hands;
Two separate doll stands;
Certificate of authenticity.
Final fabrics, colors and textures may vary slightly. For adult collectors ages 15 and up only.
Can I say how much I like Ginger Gilroy? I love her! The face is perfection! She has that high fashion blasé look that can kill upon eye contact combined with an aloofness that totally fits her. Bravo David Buttry for the creation of the best character in the Poppy universe. And of course it does not hurt that she comes in ultra pale cream skin tone combined with titian red hair, all finished flawlessly and topped with lovely make up. Her dress is beautiful in its pale blue bubble shaped shape, combined with elegant accessories and, thankfully, the new style gloved hands. One last thing: her face reminds me of Vogue Greece’s editor in chief, Thaleia Karafyllidou, see photo below.
Poppy Parker on the other hand is a little underwhelming in this incarnation. She looks a lot like previous releases and is definitely not a doll I’d be getting if she was sold alone. Then again, she will be a nice addition to my collection as I don’t have one like her. The head to toe lilac does not help either and same goes for the accessories. She’d look so much better in red, fuchsia or emerald green.
Offer Type: W Club Exclusive Pre-order.
Participation Deadline: December 20th, 2019, Noon Eastern time.
Pricing (FOR W CLUB MEMBERS ONLY): $199.00 + S&H each (a deposit of $30 is due now to reserve your doll and a balance of $169 + shipping and handling will be due upon the doll's arrival, approx. April 2020).
Final Edition Size: To be determined- will be based on all pre-orders received.
Shipping Timing: Approximately April 2020.
Availability: 2019 W Club members only.
Pre-order Limit: Up to 1 gift set per membership.
All text and information contained herein is copyrighted Integrity Toys, Inc. and Intercap Merchant Partners, LLC 2019 and may not be reprinted or disseminated without express written permission. Poppy Parker and all other character marks followed by ™ or ® are trademarks of Integrity Toys, Inc. Chesapeake City MD USA 21915. All rights reserved. The W Club is a trademark of Intercap Merchant Partners, LLC. All rights reserved. Doll Photography by Jayme Thornton. Layouts and graphics by Alain Tremblay, Marketing.