Night Strike Has Arrived

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Last week I won the lottery to buy a Night Strike ITBE doll from Integrity Toys. She arrived earlier this week and for four days I’ve been dying to photograph her. Night Strike is my first ITBE doll from Integrity.

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Night Strike peers haughtily out of her box, unsure of her new surroundings

Night Strike peers haughtily out of her box, unsure of her new surroundings

The ITBE (Integrity Basic Edition) line uses previously released face molds and body types and combines them with different skin tones. Night Strike, however, is basically a reissue of the discontinued Fashion Royalty Monogram doll, as she uses both the FR Monogram face mold and the body type. She is almost identical to last year’s FR Monogram Basic doll:

FR Monogram Basic dolls, 2013. Photo courtesy of Integrity Toys

FR Monogram Basic dolls, 2013. Photo courtesy of Integrity Toys

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Night Strike has platinum hair and uses the FR White skin tone. She has hand-applied eyelashes. Her makeup is surprisingly neutral. Her eyeshadow colors of silver and taupe-grey mirror her hair color, and her lips are a light shade of peachy-pink. I like how Integrity chose not to use a bold lip color for her. Her facial expression and hair color are dramatic enough. I prefer the softer-hued makeup on her.

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Her dress is a variant of a dress Integrity has used on two other ITBE dolls this year, White Strike from Wave 1, and Red Strike from Wave 2.

ITBE 2014 Wave 1, White Strike. Photo courtesy of Integrity Toys

ITBE 2014 Wave 1, White Strike. Photo courtesy of Integrity Toys

ITBE 2014 Wave 2, Red Strike, Photo courtesy of Integrity Toys.

ITBE 2014 Wave 2, Red Strike, Photo courtesy of Integrity Toys.

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Judging from the official Integrity promo photographs, I thought the pleated section of the skirt was a panel sewn into the center of the skirt. It’s not. The center panel of the skirt is a continuation of the unpleated center panel of the bodice. The pleated panel is sewn into the waistband of the skirt over the unpleated center panel.

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I think Night Strike is very, um, striking. With her platinum hair and haughty demeanor, Night Strike reminds me of a steely, strong-willed ice queen. Just like the woman in this vintage makeup ad:

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