The RuPaul doll portrays him as himself, the most commercially successful drag queen of all time and host/producer of the reality competition series RuPaul’s Drag Race (2009-present). The show and RuPaul successes have won a slew of Emmys and won him a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and a listing on Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world in 2017. He is an American actor, model, singer, songwriter, television host, and author. He even teamed up with Mally Roncal to develop a QVC Mally Beauty makeup line, which this doll’s accessories promote.
The RuPaul celebrity doll is titled Glamazon Extravaganza and was designed by Jason Wu for The RuPaul 2018 Collection released by Integrity Toys in a 1000 doll edition on February 8, 2019 and retailed for $145.00. There are two other dolls in the Jason Wu designed collection: Kitty Gurl Pink (released September 2018, 1000 in the edition) and Red Realness (released June 28, 2019, 750 in the edition). Integrity Toys specializes in high end fashion dolls and presently The RuPaul Doll is their only celebrity doll. Jason Wu’s first Integrity Toys RuPaul doll collection was released in 2005 long before RuPaul Drag Race became popular.
The doll costume, accessories, and packaging are all clad in the color gold. White sating ribbons are tied with bows at the feet, waist, and arms to secure the doll. The hair is hooked with a string of threads and can be slid out. The hair from the chin down is protected in a white net cap. Around the wrist a gold foiled Integrity Toys/RuPaul tag is tied with gold string. The gold belt has a protective plastic strip wrapped around it.
The doll is dressed in a stunning Jason Wu designed gold sequined gown, similar to the one on the cover photo of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Start: Season 3. It is tight fitting with three strap on each side that can slide down over the shoulders. The tight fitting gold sequined, floor length gown flairs out to the floor with a bit of a train in the back and is lined in a light gold yellow satin. At the waist is a metal gold belt that fold into three sections with a real clasp in the back.
The removable hands have soft sparkle dusty orange rose nail polish and the toes are manicured too. A tiny sliver of white teeth show between the slightly opened dusty orange rose painted lips. The doll’s painted brown eyes are adorned with apparently hand applied real doll eye lashes and gold glitter eye shadow. The waist length rooted blond hair is heavily styled with product into a high lift around the forehead to rolling waves to curl under down to the middle of the back.
The strapped platform hi-heel shoes are all gold leatherette, plastic, and metal marvels. There is tiny zipper down the heel back that must be unzipped to pull the shoe over the foot and through the chain strap. The matching dusty orange manicured toes peek through the open front.
Large looped earrings slide into pre-punched holes in the doll’s earlobes and the two gold bangle style bracelets slide on the wrist when you remove the hands and conveniently cover the joint.
The doll box has a gold cardboard chest filled with accessories. They include large gold hoop earrings, two gold cuff bracelets, a RuPaul labeled chocolate bar (amazing, when you open the tiny print cardboard packaging, a brown plastic replica chocolate bar is inside), a compact (opens and has a mirror and molded makeup pads inside), a molded plastic makeup brush (not really a brush), a plastic eyelash comb (molded to look like one), A GURU book (real binding, real blank pages), and a bag with 5 extra sequins (dress is quite fragile so replacements could be necessary), an extra pair of grip hands, and a stunning pair of gold open-toe hi-heel sandals.
Included as well is an Integrity “The RuPaul Dollâ„¢” labeled heavy acrylic base doll stand with a metal telescoping pole with a rotating plastic piece to hold the doll and the base of the torso. A Certificate of Authenticity completes the package.
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