This post represents the most controversial change in all of Integrity Toys (IT) history. IT had warned collectors that Veronique was getting "refreshed" and held them in suspense for two years. What collectors didn't know was that Vero's sister, Vanessa Perrin, was going "under the knife" as well. Unlike her big sister, Vanessa did not disappear from sight - there were four versions of her released in 2009 (including one of the most sought after ever Luxe Life) and three versions in 2010.
When Vanessa version 2.0 was unveiled in 2011, you would have thought the Fashion Royalty world had come to an end! There are some very passionate Vanessa Perrin collectors out there! (You can count me as one!) No matter how hard IT tried, no matter how beautiful the 2.0 versions were (and they were!), collectors refused to accept this refreshed character. Our beloved Vanessa Perrin 2.0 had a closed mouth! How could they?!