Wednesday, June 25, 2014

RED ALERT! Second W Club Exclusive is Fifth Anniversary Poppy Parker!

W Club members received an incredible announcement his week.  The second 2014 W Club Exclusive will be Joyous Celebration:  The Official Fifth Anniversary Poppy Parker Doll.
The announcement was to be kept secret until noon today, when W Club members could share the information officially.   The wording is directly from the announcement:
"For five amazing years already, Poppy Parker has grown to become perhaps one of the fastest growing and most beloved brands on today's collectible market! With her adorable pout, her fashionably groovy wardrobe and her overall "joie de vivre", Poppy Parker has officially stolen the hearts of the masses and the W Club could not be more happy to bring you the first official souvenir doll created to celebrate this pivotal moment in any collectible line's history: the five year mark!

Join Integrity Toys as we celebrate a joyous five years with our favorite 60's teenage model, Poppy Parker!

The Fifth Anniversary Poppy doll wears a beautiful gold and cream brocade gown with pink multi-tiered tulle underskirt, long white opera gloves, pink and gold jewelry, pink satin shoes and matching clutch bag. Her dark brunette hair is swept up in an elegant braided bun. It is the perfect look for our Joyous Celebration! Poppy Parker is a 12-inch fully articulated vinyl doll with a rooted hairstyle."

The photos are the property of Integrity Toys and are only used for informational purposes only!

The ensemble has a strong resemblance to a very rare and difficult to find Vintage Mattel ensemble.  It was a Japanese Exclusive Francie gown.  Here is the photo from "Barbie Fashion: The complete history of the wardrobes of Barbie doll, her friends and her family, Vol. I, 19599-1967", page 245.  The author of the book is Sarah Sink Eames.  It was published in 1990 and the ISBN number is 0-89145-418-7

Love the entire concept and presentation.  She is using the Bergdorf Goodman Screening which collectors have been begging for a re-edition.   This will probably be closest they get!  
Even though I say that I don't collect Poppy Parker, I've already put down my deposit and this one will be joining the other 15 who currently reside here!

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