Monday, 16 September 2019

Monsieur Z Dolls

Monsieur Z

Monsieur Z, aka Richard Zielenkiewicz, is an illustrator who attracted international attention in the early 1990s, with his cool 60s inspired sensibilities. In 2005 he collaborated with Jason Wu of Integrity Toys on a small line of dolls; these were followed by another two waves, completing in 2007.

The dolls are fully articulated - except for the ankle - and stand 12" tall.



Monsieur Z Global BabeMonsieur Z First Class

Z Airlines - 2005. Each doll was a limited edition of 1300 pieces and originally retailed for $79.99.

★ Global Babe - box front / contents / back.
★ First Class - box front / contents / back.
★ Flaunt It - box front / contents / back.
★ Fly Girl - box front / contents / back.

Monsieur Z Flaunt ItMonsieur Z Fly Girl

There was also an online exclusive, Super Fly, of 500 pieces retailing for $45.

★ Super Fly - box front / contents / back.

Monsieur Z Super Fly



Monsieur Z Cool ItMonsieur Z Fine and Dandy

Second Wave - 2006. Each doll was a limited edition of 1300 pieces and originally retailed for $44.99.

★ Cool It - box front / contents / back.
★ Fine and Dandy - box front / contents / back.
★ Jungle Fever - box front / contents / back.
★ Park Avenue - box front / contents / back.

Monsieur Z Jungle FeverMonsieur Z Park Avenue

Monsieur Z was also a feature at that year's IFDC (International Fashion Doll Conference). 'Flaming Royal Virgin' was a table centrepiece doll, making her a limited edition of 35 pieces, and there were three different style kits handed out as gifts. They contained a doll head, shoes, and pattern pieces to create your own outfit.

★ Flaming Royal Virginwith centrepiece accessories.
★ Z Style Kit: Blue - box front / contents / back.
★ Z Style Kit: Pink - box front / contents / back.
★ Z Style Kit: Red - box front / contents / back.

Here's a Flickr embed of the style kit heads:

Monsieur Z "Style Kit" dolls



Monsieur Z and Integrity Toys Summer Babes

Summer Babes - 2007. Each doll was a limited edition of 1300 pieces and originally retailed for $44.99.

★ Caliente - box front / contents / back.
★ Fierce - box front / contents / back.
★ Playa - box front / contents / back.
★ Sizzle - box front / contents / back.
★ Splash - box front / contents / back.
★ Wild - box front / contents / back.



Fine and Dandy was one of the first collector dolls I ever bought, way back in 2007. I still love her stylized face paint and her cute outfit, though her body plastic has discoloured awfully. These days it's long sleeves and full skirts all the way for her!



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1 comment:

  1. Hi Jessica,
    It's a good way to illustrate about the dolls. Shown beautifully with different types and color combinations and packaging also. Loved it.

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