Monday, July 22, 2013
Some thoughts on the changes coming at Integrity Toys
They will be combining the Fashion Royalty and FR2 lines and giving them all a newly-redesigned FR2-type body. They will debut the refined body at the Integrity Toys convention this year. I have mixed feelings about them retiring the old body. I'm mostly happy about it, since I LOVE the FR2 body. It's sexy. It's aesthetically pleasing while still being wonderfully articulated. It looks great in tight clothing like swimsuits, that show off the body's form. I hate that a chunk of my current Fashion Royalty clothing won't fit the new body, though, particularly pants and tight skirts. Some will fit, some won't. I believe most NuFace clothing should fit the new body. All FR2 clothing will fit just fine.
The other news was that they will be re-designing their male doll body (the "homme" body). Yay! I'm optimistic this will mean improved mobility in the neck, which that body sorely needs. I stopped buying the guys about a year ago because the stiff necks made them difficult to pose in photos.
Also, they plan to discontinue the Monogram line. *Is sad.* I pouted when I heard that, since I'm a big Monogram fan. Sigh. I hate when I fall in love with a doll line, only to have it discontinued later. I understand most doll lines can't last forever, though. (Well, unless it's Barbie, that is.)