August 22, 2009
New size Gene Dolls
Gene Hollywood Royalty dolls announced - new 12 inch size for Gene Marshall dolls
August 21, 5:36 PM Nashville Doll Collecting Examiner Kathryn Darden
Photos of Gene Fashion Royalty dolls from Integrity Toys press kit
Stop the presses! Did I just say in my Doll Collecting 101: Who is Gene? article that Gene is a 16 1/2 inch doll? Well, history is being made as a new 12 inch Hollywood Royalty Gene is expected to arrive mid-to-late November!
Gene Marshall, one of the most glamorous movie stars of yesteryear, was chosen to be portrayed as the next addition to Integrity Toys' Hollywood Royalty collection. Gene's early career will be portrayed in a collection of three different 12" dolls, each wearing a fashion inspired by one of Gene's classic movie roles.
As noted in the Who is Gene? article, Gene first debuted in 1995 as a 16 1/2" doll. This new miniature homage to the popular movie star doll is sure to appeal to Barbie doll collectors who have put off buying a Gene doll because of her much larger size. Each official Gene Marshall Hollywood Royalty doll will be done in a limited edition of 250 pieces. Blue Caprice and Red Desire will be available from Integrity Toys dealers while Midnight Lace will be exclusive to W Club. MSRP is $150 for each Hollywood Royalty Gene doll.
Posted by fashiondoll at August 22, 2009 07:42 PM