This past June, I preordered Anthony Julian from IT Direct before quantities sold out. His arrival took months and I was just about to inquire about his whereabouts when I received a balance due email from IT Direct last week. He was well worth the wait!
His official Integrity Toys description reads:
Meet music video director Anthony Julian, friend and collaborator of JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS! Anthony Julian is a fully articulated vinyl figure with sleek rooted curly and flocked hair. The man of the hour comes dressed in one of his key looks from the hit 80's animated TV series. His elaborate layered outfit sends us that "oh so 80s" vibe with his turtleneck, V-neck knit sweater and plaid pants, topped by his signature royal blue driver coat, perfect for those late night takes out by the chilly banks of the Seine river in Paris. Of course, no film director would be complete without his stylish watch, bullhorn (plastic) and movie clap board (cardboard)... Cut! It's a Wrap! For adult collectors ages 15 and up. Figure cannot stand alone; stand included.
Anthony Julian was produced in an ultra limited edition of 500 dolls worldwide. He stands 12 inches and has a head sculpt that has never been used previously. He retailed for $130 to the general public with W Club members given advance ordering privileges at a cost of $125.
The following photos provide additional details.
|Front of Anthony's personalized box, which is made of heavy cardboard, has a pink removable band of cardstock that contains the Jem and the Holograms logo.|
|The back of the box has a brief description of Jem and the Holograms.|
|Closer look at the description -- click, tap or stretch the image to enlarge.|
|Close-up of the handsome Anthony Julian (I keep wanting to call him Julian and probably will from hereon).|
|Accessories include doll stand, wristwatch, extra pair of hands, director's cut board, plastic bullhorn, socks, and shoes.|
|Julian strikes a pose.|
|He poses with blue jacket removed to illustrate his gray sweater under which is worn a pink turtleneck.|
|The pullover gray sweater and turtleneck are two separate pieces. The turtleneck has a hook-and-eye closure in back. The pleated plaid, dark gray trousers, which have belted sides, also have a front hook-and-eye closure and functional zipper.|
|Julian has black curly rooted hair on top with flocked sides as illustrated here and in the next two images.|
|In this height-comparison photo, Julian appears taller than Tobias.|
|The two are actually about the same height. It is Julian's hair that makes him appear slightly taller.|
|Julian takes one final photo.|
Shana by Integrity Toys introduced in 2013 (stock photo)
SHANA ELMSFORD is a fully articulated 12-inch vinyl doll with rooted hair and hand applied eyelashes. Always ready for a good jam session, SHANA ELMSFORD comes dressed in her truly outrageous stage costume and includes high-heeled pumps, her signature ultra-detailed bass guitar, complete with realistic miniature strings, whammy bar and plug-in amp cable! It also includes a doll stand and a certificate of authenticity. For adult collectors 14 and up only!
I do not own IT's Shana, but I do own the original Shana and Krissie of the Starlight Girls, made by Hasbro in 1985 and 1987, respectively (shown next).
|Jem and the Holograms Krissie Starlight Girl (1987) and Shana (1985) by Hasbro. Shana is dressed in Smashin' Fashions Winning is Everything outfit.|
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