Hey Gang!I have another Grail Doll! I told you when I started working my new job that
I wanted to purchase some of my Grail Dolls. Those purchases for me
make me feel like I'm not just a rented mule!
So the next doll on my list was Darius Reid. I was't sure which one I would
get but this guy came up first. He was the lowest price I have seen for one
thus far and he was fully dress!
Darius Reid was an adaptation of the previous Tariq Integrity Toys doll.
I.T. had done several complexion and screening variations on this head
sculpt before revamping the body and head of their dolls altogether for FR.
Here is a close-up of that dolls head sculpt
Some say that the head sculpt was modeled after model Tyson Beckford.
What do you think?
Alrigh back to the doll! It looks like there were three versions of this doll for FR!
High and Mighty (1), Darius Reid- Playing It Cool (2), and Staying
Power (3) which is the one I purchased. I only found two sets of pictues
of all three together but there might be more. Here is the first set of pictures
I found on flickr. The second set I found on Terri Gold's blog. It does appear
that Darius got light with each reincarnation. Most photos of Staying Power
make him lighter in complexion that what he is in person. I would say that he
is about the same complexion as my other AA homme guys Remi and Victor.
The seller, let me use her ad photo for this post. That was a good thing
because I couldn't get him out of the box soon enough. I forgot to take
pictures and my camera battery charger was MIA too.
So this is what Integrity Toys had to say about him.
Limited Edition 500. Feeling hot, hot, hot!! Enough said. This dapper specimen of masculinity knows how to show off a suit to its best advantage. A little swagger and sway of the hips and we swoon! Includes: bullet 12.5 Inch/1:6 scale black flocked hair African American fashion figure; bullet Navy blue suit with subtle light grey pinstripe throughout and white shirt with double removable collar; bullet Navy blue shoes and sophisticated burgundy briefcase; bullet Doll stand and certificate of authenticity.
He is a great looking guy! If Mattel could do their males the justice
of Integrity Toys they could really make money. I know a few people
have had problems with I.T. items. I am satisfied with all the items
I have purchased thus far.
Ok, it is time for my photos! So here he is!
His shirt comes with an extra collar which I don't understand but OK!
I might have liked a tie instead.
His pants have a real zipper!!
picture taking and the pants are very dark.
I got extra hands which I don't think I got with Remi.
He has a great jacket too!
and the pants too are fully lined.
He has on black sock that are well made for doll socks.
Fully dressed! His suit may look black but it is a deep navy blue with a striped texture.
He has a fux leather briefcase.
It has really great detail too!
He has a stand.
Complete doll package!
I wanted to show you the old face compared to the new. I included these shots too.
It isn't flat and the new head can pivot.
difficult around here because he is taller than Ken and Ken
isn't know for suave clothing.
Find me something Ms. Leo!
So he will revert back to the name Tariq with the last name Beckford.
My FR Hommes!
Remi, Tariq and Victor
I think Remi likes that shirt!