Fashion Icons Tariq and Janay

Name:  Fashion Icons Tariq and Janay

Made by and When:  Designed by Jason Wu for Integrity Toys 2002

Material:  Vinyl head, arms, and legs; rigid plastic body

Articulation: Tariq has the usual five points of articulation (the head, upper arms at the shoulders, and upper legs at the body attachment) with click-bend knees. Janay has the usual five points of articulation with extra articulation at the elbows (strike a pose arms), twist and turn waist, and at the wrists and ankles with click-bend knees.

Marks: Tariq’s head marking: © Integrity 2001; Janay’s head marking: ©Integrity / 2001; Janay’s lower torso marking: ©1995 / INTEGRITY TOYS INC / MADE IN CHINA. Their jackets are tagged “Integrity Toys / Made in China.”

Height: 12 inches (Tariq) and 11-1/2 inches (Janay)

Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Tariq is bald, and has side-glancing green-highlighted black eyes and a closed mouth with a painted goatee.  Janay has bright-red-streaked dark brown rooted short hair, brown painted eyes, and a closed mouth with dark lip color and a beauty mark above the lip.

Clothes: Tariq wears a Burberry-print tank, matching boxer shorts and slides with a real black leather kufi (hat), and a faux leather black jacket and pants. Tariq originally wore a Burberry and faux black leather bucket hat. His gold chain bears a cross pendant. In Tariq’s left ear is a faux diamond stud earring. Janay wears a red snakeskin-print bandeau top with matching pants, black ankle boots, and a wide-collared black pleather trench coat that is lined in red satin. Her gold-tone accessories include hoop earrings with dangling chains, a gold chain necklace with dangling chains and stars, and a gold chain bracelet with two star charms.

Both dolls came with “Icons” embossed doll stands.

Other: Designed by Jason Wu for Integrity Toys, Tariq is stock #55001 and Janay is stock #55000.  These dolls are among the first high-end fashion dolls by Integrity Toys produced in limited editions. During the 1990s, Integrity Toys’ original focus was multicultural dolls for children.



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