Doll News Feb 25 2002
Look out World...Here Come the Integrity Gals!
One of the biggest surprises I had at Toy Fair was seeing the exquisitely beautiful new line of 12" fashion dolls at Integrity Toys. The promise shown by designer Jason Wu last year has blossomed into a full-blown and highly collectible line. Mr. Wus work has long been favored by collectors but, the new 2002 Candi line has got to be seen to be believed. There are two stunning new doll models named Adele and Veronique. The other dressed dolls and fashions show a flair, sophistication and elegance that has been rare in the 12" fashion doll market lately. The color palate is clean, subtle and rich. In many ways, it delivers what Barbie collectors have wanted in the Mattel line. Jason Wus collection for Integrity delivers high quality, fresh and original designs along with affordability. The high-end feel of the collector Candi line also spills over into the Janay playline. I predict that the new male character named Tariq will be a favorite among male fashion doll collectors in 2002.
Convention activities include workshops, competitions, display of Tammy and family items including the rare and unusual, auctions and a swap and sales meet. Convention goers will have the opportunity to win prizes and receive some unique Tammy convention souvenirs. Cindy Sabulis, co-author of Tammy, the Ideal Teen, will be at the convention selling and signing her books. Your convention fee also covers transportation and admission on Sunday to the nearby Antique-Collectible Toy & Doll World Show at the Kane County Fairgrounds where you will have the opportunity to purchase dolls and toys from more than a thousand dealers.
Registration forms need to be returned by March 1st, 2002. Registrations received after March 1st, 2002 are subject to a $15.00 late fee. Room reservations can be made by calling the hotel at 1(800) 333-3333. We have a block of rooms at the hotel, so be sure to ask for the special Tammy Convention rate. If you havent yet received your registration packet, email firstname.lastname@example.org.