A lot of collectors have reported that the Integrity Toys (IT) Convention doll, Inner Spark Natalia Fatale, was produced with the wrong skin tone body. Her head color doesn't match her body color. The body is much lighter tan and actually works with many tan dolls including Colette, Paparazzi Bait/Soul Deep Adele, etc. This got me very excited because I've been waiting for a body donor for Force of Nature Agnes Von Weiss.
I didn't want to pay $140 + shipping for a body donor, so I started watching for good deals on e-bay and the boards as I have several tan dolls I would like to upgrade. I thought it would be smart to purchase some extra Latino bodies when IT made them available at the end of 2015 and ordered three. I figured if they were light, I could use them instead of purchasing multiple Inner Spark dolls, and if they weren't, I could rebody the heads from Inner Spark Natalia and sell them secondary market. Win/Win?
I recently purchased an Inner Spark for $110 shipped (good deal, right) and waited patiently for my bodies to arrive. They came last week.
Here is a photo of Inner Spark Natalia in her box.
Here are the accessories. The jewelry and shoes are awesome (I wish there had been a nicer bracelet though):
When I took out the replacement bodies I purchased, I realized they were not even the same color as Inner Spark Natalia. So, I took my last three Natalia dolls out and realized they were two different colors, and neither skin tone was similar to the replacement body. Apparently there is no consistent Latino color skin tone.
Prestige and Inner Spark are the same, whereas Elusive Creature is more tan. The replacement body (sitting down) is more reddish than either.
I contacted some doll friends and they were having the same problem with these replacement bodies. They didn't seem to match anything in our collections. I started pulling out all of my latino skin tone dolls. You cannot imagine my surprise (and excitement) when I found that the new bodies were very close to the original Natalia Fatale skin tone! Here is one of my very favorite dolls, Cosmetic Takeover, with the upgrade!