We knew that the final Dolly Friday offering was the fifth and final W Club Exclusive doll. Everyone was expecting a Fashion Royalty or NuFace character, since the first line especially has been mostly absent this year (bar a few dolls in side projects like the witches or Magia 2000). Imagine everyone’s surprise when the email arriving from the W Club and Integrity Toys unveiled another Poppy Parker doll. The catch supposedly is that she's the first ever Poppy Parker doll designed by Jessy Ayala, who usually designs Fashion Royalty and NU Face dolls. I’m guessing this is because David Buttry, who is the Poppy Parker designer par excellence, did the NU Face club doll a few months back? The thing is, no matter who did what, did we really need another Poppy in a year that had a full collection of that line properly presented, plus two club dolls and a smattering of online event releases as well?
Poppy Parker® Dressed Doll Mini Gift Set
The Poppy Parker® Collection
2022 W Club Exclusive Doll
Edition Size: TBD
Expected Ship Date: Late Summer/Fall 2023
Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker
Body Type: PP 1.5
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled & Articulated Ankle Foot
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Dark Blonde
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Price: $165 + S & H
Sales method: These dolls are guaranteed made-to-order for 2022 W Club members only- 1 per membership ($50.00 NRD deposit due now, $115.00 + S & H due in approximately late Summer/Fall 2023);
It's a very special moment for Poppy's fabulous modelling career; she just received a surprise invitation to be the star model at Victor Valente's annual fashion show in Paris!
Held at his private couture studio on Place Vendome, it will be a true honor for our girl Poppy to wear Victor's absolutely scrumptious creations for the very first time! Will everyone's favorite American teen model "wow" the entire who's who of the fashion scene and become the toast of Paris? Oh but of course she will, how could she not? After all, Poppy Parker always makes an impression!
12-inch articulated doll with rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes;
Stunning pink statement coat with pink flocked floral pattern;
Sheer white blouse with ruffled collar and sleeves;
Matching pink crop top and mini-skirt with gold-tone button detail;
Pink "leather" handbag with gold-tone chain and logo detail;
Metallic pink Mary Janes with block heels;
Pink platform high-heels;
Pink flocked headband;
Gold-tone and pink drop earrings;
Gold-tone stud earrings;
Gold-tone and pink rhinestone ring;
Gold-tone and pink ombre sunglasses;
Pair of regular Poppy Parker hands;
Alternate pair of long-manicured hands;
Pair of articulated flat foot lower legs;
Alternate pair of high-heeled lower legs;
Certificate of authenticity.
Jessy has done a great job with this Poppy. The outfit is kind of between the proper Poppy era and something that you could find in a fashion collection these days, treading a fine balance. I like the choice of materials and colours. Also it is nice that she comes with both sets of feet and two pairs of shoes - one of them again the Valentino style platform pumps with the ankle strap. The monogrammed bag is awesome as well. I could do without the velvet hair band - it is usually something older women than Poppy wear and personally it reminds me of an awful Greek politician lady, who has made it her trademark. The doll herself looks beautiful and fresh - giving me lots of Gigi Hadid vibes. She has the Bergdorf screening but with the strong eyebrow colour that we saw in the Jason Wu Poppy dolls a while ago. I have not ordered any of the previous four club dolls this year (a first for me), but I just might get this one. I have a week to mull it over.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Prototypes shown, final product may vary. This collectible is meant for adult collectors ages 15 and up only.
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Photography by Jayme Thornton. Layouts and graphics by Alain Tremblay, Marketing.