Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Statue of Liberty Doll of the World plus collectible Ornament available

Ever wonder what happened to all those Statue of Liberty Barbies? Well, they are available again--from The Stature of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, according to this press release:

Proceeds Benefit Projects at Liberty & Ellis Islands

New York, NY (November 30, 2011) — Are you trying desperately to find Statue of Liberty Barbie® to give this holiday season in honor of the Statue’s 125th birthday? You’re in luck! The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation has just announced it has refreshed its supply of Statue Barbies in their online gift shop at Not only does the Foundation offer Barbie donned in her patina-inspired gown and carrying a clutch inscribed with July 4, 1776 from the Statue’s tablet, but it pairs her with a handcrafted three-dimensional brass ornament, “Lady Liberty’s 125th.” The perfect gift for lovers of these two legendary ladies! Statue of Liberty Barbie® is offered for $39.99 and together with the 2011 collectible ornament is just $64.99, a savings of $5 if both were purchased separately. Proceeds help support the Foundation’s non-profit mission at the Statue and Ellis Island. Details at

For more information on the work of The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, please visit

The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc.
The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization founded in 1982 to raise funds for and oversee the historic restorations of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, working in partnership with the National Park Service/U.S. Department of the Interior. Its endowment has funded over 200 projects at the islands.

Photos property of The Stature of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation.

New Momoko dolls available for pre-order

Two gorgeous new Momoko dolls are available for pre-order from your favorite Momoko dealer (I can recommend Doll-Collectible). Garnet (right) and Amethyst retail for 19000 JPY, though some dealers are giving a 5% discount for preorders.

Doll-Collectible is limiting the dolls to one (each) per customer, requiring full payment by December 1 (that's tomorrow), and reserving dolls on a first come, first come basis. Shipping is scheduled by the end of December.

I don't know about you, but I can imagine having a full twelve months of these gorgeous beauties on my display shelf! Eeek!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Integrity Toys updates

Photo property of Integrity Toys
Some news for Integrity Toys fans out there:

Darla Daley has a new face mold. Above, you can see a preview of Hit Single, whose shipping date is yet to be determined.

On the new doll "In the City Cruz," this new Dynamite Boy uses Auden's face mold, and is cast in the tan plastic.

Here is an updated shipping list for those of you waiting patiently for pre-orders:

W Club Pre-ordered Items

Fashion Royalty and Nu.Face Replacement Bodies- Mid December
Sweet Confection Poppy Parker Club doll- Mid December

Other Pre-ordered Items

Late December 2011 to Early January 2012
66046 - DG Dayle "Good Times"
66047 - DG Jasper "You Sexy Thing"
66048 - DG Reese "Mighty Real"
66058 - DG Cruz "Hot Stuff"
PP019 - Poppy Parker "Perfectly Purple"
PP021 - Poppy Parker "Foto Fab"
14001 - Holly Golightly "Fifth Avenue at 6 a.m."
14005 - Holly Golightly "A Girl I Know Name Holly"

Late January, 2012
14003 - Holly Golightly "The Five and Ten"
14004 - Holly Golightly "How Do I Look"

Mid-February, 2012
14006 - Holly Golightly "People Do Fall In Love"

I'm thrilled to see those Poppy Parkers on that list!

Integrity has announced a new dealer, whom I have personally dealt with. She is wonderful, and I'm thrilled to see she'll be carrying the full line of Integrity dolls. She's in the process of creating a new website. I'm sure I'll let you know as soon as it's up and running.

2401 Bluebonnet Lane
Austin, Texas 78704
Phone: 512-326-9516

Finally, registration for the W Club will begin sometime in the middle of December. It will be open to everyone, not just current members. I believe the W Club is limited just by date, and not by the number of members, so don't delay in your registration, or you could miss out!

Holiday wish list?

Bayer Alice - photo property of Lati Doll.
Which dolls are on your holiday wish list this year? I have to confess, I have a Christmas doll and a birthday doll on their way to me already, so I can't complain.

Which dolls or outfits are on the top of your wish list this year? Are you giving any dolls as gifts? I am, but I can't post about them, due to some of the readers of this blog.

I also have to confess, as usual, I have to plan my ball-jointed doll gifts very early, so they will arrive in time for Christmas. And if you can believe it, both are Alice-themed.

The first is Lati Doll's Alice (it's the Grown-Up Bayer sculpt) shown above. She's a limited edition full-set tiny (only 16 cm tall), and she includes the little resin Cheshire kitty.

The second, from Peak's Woods, is the Lady Alice full-set. She is a YoSD size and adorable. I cannot wait. Of course, when the dolls arrive, I'll have to peek to make sure they have made it in one piece.

Lady Alice - photo property of Peak's Woods.
Maybe I should call them "Peek's Woods." Tee hee.


Tonner Doll Company, I'm done with Alice, I tell you!

Blue Alice by alington
Blue Alice, a photo by alington on Flickr.
Please, dear loving designers at Tonner Doll Company, I'm really trying to be good. I'm trying to get over my obsession with Alice-themed dolls, and you aren't helping me. How am I supposed to get better and get my budgeting issues under control when your dolls keep getting cuter and cuter?

I hate to be so forward and ask you to stop creating Alice-themed dolls, simply for my sake. Surely there are plenty of other collectors out there who are able to order just one doll. That collector isn't me.

Dear readers, I'm due to post you my "holiday themed" display cabinet pretty soon. I tend to display the dolls I'm most thankful for during the holiday season (we celebrate Christmas, but start holiday decorating at Thanksgiving, as you may be able to tell from my photos). Those dolls happened to be dressed as Alice this year.

On to this doll: This limited edition of 200 dolls is called Blue Alice, and is from the 2011 Halloween convention. She is the Shauna/Queen of Hearts/Sweetheart sculpt on a cameo Antoinette body. She has blonde straight rooted hair and painted blue eyes, which I have enhanced with a little Liquitex gloss--just to add a little shine.

Her dress is two pieces: a lovely couture chiffon tunic with black ribbon trim, and a blue organza skirt with attached black petticoat. She includes blue striped tights and matching fingerless gloves, antiques silver necklace, black ribbon headband, and black and white shoes.

Blue Alice is still for sale at TonnerDirect. I just adore this doll. Don't you?

Blue Alice

Blue Alice

Blue Alice

Blue Alice

Monday, November 28, 2011

Why I Love Robert Tonner, Joe Petrollese and Crush on Jack Kralik

Charmed Tyler

Everyone has his or her favorite doll line or character. Take for instance, my fellow bloggers: for Alison it's Peakswoods BJDs; Kathie & Valerie are Poppy Parker crazy; and Shuga, well, she’s an Integrity girl. But for me, it's Tonner & Wilde Imagination, pretty much all the way.

Recently I was counting my dolls on display, by company (I'm a counter, who knows why, a bit of OCD perhaps?) and here's what I came up with: BJDs - 1, contemporary Barbie - 3, vintage Barbie - 6, Madame Alexander - 2, Integrity - 7, Wilde Imagination - 10, Tonner - 31. And trust me, there are many more Tonners and WIs currently in storage that used to reside in my second bedroom, before my son moved home after graduating from college. It was a tough call there for awhile, but flesh and blood won over hard plastic and vinyl.

Which got me to thinking; why Tonner? What is it about his dolls that call to me so much? The other dolls pretty much come and go around here, but every time I think I'm going to let some of my Tonners or Ellowynes go, it doesn't happen.

So why do I love Robert Tonner? Two words: Tyler and Imagination. Tyler is by far my favorite sculpt. There is something so sweet about her face, she looks like the type of woman you'd like to have as a best friend (lucky Sydney!). She can also look so different and versatile from wicked & naughty (Charmed), to sweet & classy (Nights in White Satin), fun (It’s My Party, Harlequin, Look of the Season), whimsical (Believe) and elegant & stunning (Fire Opal, Casino Jade, Autumn Gold). And her clothes are to die for.

Fire Opal and Autumn Gold
Fire Opal Tyler and Autumn Gold Tyler
Blue Skies and Basic Witch
Blues Skies Glinda in Winter Forest and Basic Witch in Griffin Splendor
Robert's imagination seems inexhaustible! The Oz line (think Blue Skies Glinda, Witchcraft), Alice in Wonderland (Alice Through the Looking Glass, Wonderland Costume Ball, Blushing Queen), Cinderella, Reimagination, Sinister Circus, Fashion Zombies, and on and on. The dolls are beautiful, the costumes divine and the quality is unsurpassed. I've always wondered how he comes up with all of his ideas. Does he dream dolls?

And let's not forget Ellowyne. She has her own Yahoo Group and Doll Board. I know many who have pretty much quit collecting anything else.

As for Joe: the man who created Evangeline Ghastly and Amelia Thimble (I recently saw my first Amelia in person and could she be any cuter? The Halloween gift set was quickly added to my Grail list.) Evangeline is just fabulous! Everything about her from her story, her armoire, her pets and her incredible outfits. Joe is also responsible for many of Tonner's fabulous outfits: The Devereaux Sisters, many, if not all, of the Oz costumes. So loving Robert and Joe, you may ask why the "crush" on Jack? First off; he's pretty cute and sexy. And secondly and more importantly; I have a fairly strong suspicion that Jack is one of the reasons Tonner Doll Company is so successful. Every good company needs a good businessperson. And unless Robert is one of those rare individuals who is a great Artist and a good businessman (as an Art Major, my experience has been that the two don't go together very often) Jack probably fulfills a much needed dose of reality. Without Jack, it might be a little shaky. And did I mention he's cute? :)

And finally, the Tonner Doll Company does a lot for various charities. I work for a non-profit in South San Diego that shelters battered women (and men) and their children. Every year we hold a fundraiser with a silent auction. Since I first wrote requests letters for donated items for those auctions, both Tonner and Wilde Imagination have sent one or two items, every year. The rest of the doll companies; MA sent a doll once, and we've never heard back from the others.

So for Robert, Joe and Jack; my heartfelt love and admiration. Keep up the good work, Gentlemen. (And for Debra & Michelle too!)


Integrity Toys Spring Kissed FR:16 - a review

Spring Kissed FR16 by alington
Spring Kissed FR16, a photo by alington on Flickr.
A recent addition to my Integrity Toys collection is the W Club exclusive, Spring Kissed, the first of the brand new line of FR:16 dolls, which replaces the AvantGuards brand. Spring Kissed was one of the W Club exclusive doll choices for joining this year, 2011, and she has just shipped. Extras were made available to Club members for a price of $160, and that is how mine arrived to me.

The reason I purchased this doll primarily is because of her face. She has a new face mold, which to me, in real life, has some similarity to Poppy Parker. Her facial screening is elegant and simple--reminding me a little of a Monogram doll--with applied lashes, soft metallic peach lips, brown eyes, and neutral shimmery eyeshadow and ultra soft blushing.

Her hair is lovely--long, blonde and mostly straight with a tiny bit of bend. It is styled in a side part, pulled off her face with a miniature braid. The light color of the hair, just behind the front style, appears to be rooted just a tad bit thinly, so I think I will leave the hair styled as is--just in case you think of taking your doll's hair down.

The doll is on a newly redesigned FR:16 body. I wasn't able to attend the Jet Set convention, but I thought I'd heard that the FR:16 bodies would be something like the new FR.Squared bodies. Spring Kissed is jointed at the hips below the torso, but her belly and torso are a single piece and beautiful. She is also jointed under the bust to allow for slouching and natural posing. Her hands are removable, and her elbows and knees, while surprisingly single-jointed, provide for over 90 degrees of movement. And the joints look really good, too. The doll included only one pair of hands--her left with open, separated fingers (she wants a ring, I think), and the right with the ability to hold something (such as a cocktail).

Additionally, she feels really sturdy without being too heavy, and her joints move smoothly and hold poses well without being swingy. She can kneels securely, too. She's got a fantastic body. I love it! Also, it's a model body, and slim, but it isn't too skinny. Her thighs and calves have shape, and she has a lovely curve to her body as well. Her feet and hands are well-proportioned to her face.

My least favorite thing about this doll is probably one of the most practical things about her: her feet. She has articulate ankle joints, separated toes, and also a joint at the toe as well. It allows for her to wear almost any size or shape or slope of shoe--open or closed toe--even those thong sandals. But bare-foot, she's not my favorite. And honestly, while her bare feet give me the willies just a little, I think the ability to be able to wear some many shoes (look at the stilettos she's wearing!) probably overrules any qualms I have about her feet.

Her shoes--WOW. They are actually woven. With zippers up the back and faux tan leather on the sides. And the tallest heel I've seen for a while. Just gorgeous. Additionally, she included subtle rhinestone earrings.

The outfit includes short tweed shorts, woven from cream, orange, yellow and gold yarns, which match the elegant overcoat perfectly. I can see these pieces worn with a fluffy silk blouse in gold or tan, or the coat paired with a taupe or shimmering sequined skirt. But the best basic piece of the outfit is the simple tee she wears underneath. At first, I thought it was just a sheet cream colored tee. But no--underneath lurks a lace lining. It's such a subtle detail, and such a delight to discover: it brings this doll up to such a real-life experience. I'm really thrilled.

Finally, you may have noticed some Christmas decorations in my house lately. It's because Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year! For the cats. And they do love climbing the tree and eating the birds. That, and the tree gives you some amazing Bokeh shots. :)

For additional photos and larger sizes, visit my Flickr album.

UPDATE: Dreamcastle Dolls currently has this doll on consignment. She's never been removed from her box at a bargain price of $185. Great deal!
Spring Kissed FR16
Full-length shot of Spring Kissed
Spring Kissed FR16
Spring Kissed posing
Spring Kissed FR16
Spring Kissed's boots

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Big and Small - more fashion inspiration

Witches Who Lunch outfit only from Wizard of Oz collection of 2007
Another wonderful way to enlighten and brighten your collection is to collect similarly styled or colored outfits in different scales. It's a wonderful way to use color in your collection or bring different types of dolls together--especially in this example.

Above, it's the Witches Who Lunch outfit, made from a gorgeous embroidered fabric with high color and contrast, long bell sleeves, a circle skirt and simple beaded belt. Her over-the-top coiled hat gives the outfit both a couture and an Oz feel.
Verdigris outfit only, American Model collection from 2007
Here, we have Verdigris, a green satin jacket with pink facing, a ruffled high color and bell sleeves, gathered lace over tulle skirt, and large sash belt. This look feels more elegant, and nearly Rococo inspired.

Displaying the two outfits together--Witches who lunch in 16" and Verdigris in 22"--would emphasize the similar silhouettes and bring two styles--Oz and fashion model--together in a way you might not have previously imagined.

All photos property of Tonner Doll Company.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Bigs and Smalls - more inspirational ideas for your collection

Autumn Gold Tyler from the 2007 Collection by Tonner Doll Company
 More ways to spruce up your collection and wish list this holiday season follow this post!

If you have the coveted Autumn Gold Tyler from 2007, you might consider adding an additional larger doll to your collection as a one-of-a-kin creation.

2006 Basic Redhead from Tonner's American Model collection
This gorgeous 22" Basic Redhead American model retailed originally for $99. Some dealers may still have her in stock. Then, what you'd want to do is hire a designer like Jennygrey Designs and ask if she might be able to make a dress inspired by Autumn Gold Tyler's dress for your new girl, in American Model size. It's really lovely.

If you do this, let me know! I'd love to post photos!

All photos property of Tonner Doll Company.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Pillow Talk Poppy

Pillow Talk Poppy Parker, along with Summer Magic is one of the first two Poppy dolls produced. She was a limited edition of 700 and her purchase price was $70. (Just try finding her for that price now...) Pillow Talk has long blonde hair, brown side-glancing eyes, and coral lips. Her original clothing included baby doll PJ's and slippers with poms.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thankful IV

Well, looking through my photos of all of my lovely dolls, I came across a series of pics I took exactly a year ago today, which I called "Conan Logic."

I love reading Robert E. Howard's Conan stories, and while I was growing up, I collected Conan novels, as well as collections of short stories by various other writers. What I found the most interesting about these books, was the cover illustrations, painted by such great fantasy artists as Frank Frazetta and Boris Vallejo. Many times, the strong, hunky hero is shown standing over monster he has just vanquished, with a scantily clad lady on his arm. The funniest covers had to be the ones depicting deep winter conditions, with the hero wearing a loincloth and a bunch of pelts tied together as boots, while the scantily clad lady, usually a plucky escaped slave girl, lounged at his feet.

My point, and yes, there is one, is that I am glad there is no snow on the ground THIS year. In the meantime, please enjoy Steffanie (Blush and Bashful Sydney Chase) as the plucky escaped slave girl, looking for the hunky barbarian hero, an homage to the great cover illustrations of Messrs. Frazetta and Vallejo.

I am a plucky escaped slave girl! I do not want to be the Evil Dude's love toy!
Oh, no! The Evil Dude has sent his monster minion to bring me back and make me his love toy! Can no one save me?
Thank you, oh, thank you, hunky barbarian hero! Uh, do you have any brandy? I'm kinda chilly in this getup!
Here's hoping all of Fashion Doll Review's readers have a nice, warm and snuggly Thanksgiving! Or at least warmer than the one poor Steffanie had this time last year.

She's Arrived Poppy Parker

She's arrived Poppy was from the 2010 mainline collection and was part of a giftset which included a pink and white 3 piece suit, a muli-colored print blouse and skirt, suitcase, a Miss Teen New York shopping bag, purse, white gloves, white spikes, and pink sandals. Her edition size was 350. Pieces of the giftset do show up periodically on the secondary market but she is rarely found as a complete set. Poppy has short blonde hair, forward-glancing blue eyes, and pink lips.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Endless Summer Poppy

From the 2009 Jason Wu event is this Poppy Parker doll, Endless Summer. She was a limited edition of 325 and is a bit difficult to locate today. Poppy has long brown hair, brown eyes which are right side-glancing, and pale pink lips. Here she is wearing a Randall Craig Yahoo Group exclusive red dress.

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Thanks for looking!

Thankful III

Well, at the risk of sounding exceptionally greedy, I passed the mark of 100 Tonner dolls in April of this year. Not bad for someone who started collecting these lovely ladies in 2007!

Anyway, the doll that pushed me over the so-called "Century Mark" actually might have been a denizen of my so-called Bluebeard Drawer. I purchased her as a head, but decided that she had to have a body as soon as I could arrange it. One of my other dolls, whom I wanted to Frankendolly onto a different style of body "volunteered" to "donate" her body to the cause, and doll number 100 became a "real live doll," and not an occupant in my Bluebeard Drawer.

Kalypso Hart, formerly Egyptian Gold Betty Ann
I have long been a Greek mythology fan, and one of my favorite names from mythology was the name of one of the goddesses mentioned in The Odyssey, who tried to keep King Odysseus with her and make him Her immortal consort.

Oh, and for those of you who wonder what in the world a Bluebeard Drawer could POSSIBLY be or look like, here is your answer:

Gruesome, isn't it?
And don't worry - I am already planning my New Year's Resolution for 2012, and that is to get bodies for all of these lovely ladies.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Youthquake Poppy Parker, restyled

Here is Youthquake Poppy Parker with restyled hair by my friend Roberta. Poppy's original hairstyle was a large rolled flip at the nape of her neck. (Very different from the promo photos). Youthquake is from this year's mainline collection and was a limited edition of 400. She is easily available on the secondary market. Poppy has blue side-glancing eyes, pale lips, and carrot-red hair.

Thankful II

Continuing with the more or less holiday theme, I am giving thanks for Pessimist in Purple Agnes Dreary. This little gal has turned into quite a muse for me, and I really enjoy writing short stories of her adventures with various members of her family. Here, she is shown with her "evil twin,"  greeting their uncle in typical fashion - namely bowling the poor guy over.

That new chandelier DOES look great, kids!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Tonner twins - in different colors

More dolls that you simply must have in your collection.

If your grail doll is:

Elegance Antoinette, limited to just 25 dolls, was a 2010 Paris Fashion Doll Festival. She's a gorgeous raven doll, and very hard to find. If she is out of your budget, you might consider...

Tranquil. Produced the following year, this lovely auburn Antoinette is a limited edition of 500, and will be much more reasonably priced. She includes a suit very similarly styled, only in hues of blues.

Both dolls are simple wonderful, and I'd want them both in my collection, ha ha!

All photos property of Tonner Doll Company.

Another fashion inspiration by Tonner Doll

Ever wonder why you adore some dolls, and why they might end up in your collection? Check out these two:

From the 2006 American Model collection, this lovely dressed doll is Confection. She is dressed in a gorgeous shantung ball gown with a corsage at the waist. The bodice is shirred and sculpted. She includes a gorgeous necklace, earrings and bracelet.

If you like this doll, consider this one, too!

My favorite of all the Cinderella dolls, the Cinderella Rose gift set. She was an FAO exclusive, and she includes the convertible feet auburn-haired Cinderella doll, glass slippers and this gorgeous gown--with a similar silhouette to the American Model's gown. Wouldn't they be great in your collection, displayed together?

(Seriously, Dreamcastle's Tonner reference is simply dangerous. Don't just go browsing through there for no reason. Your wallet will start crying. Loudly. All these dolls that were on my list are coming up again!)

All photos property of Tonner Doll Company.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Fashion's Night Out Poppy (Bergdorf Goodman)

Released in a limited edition of 200 for the 2010 Bergdorf Goodman's Fashions Night Out event, this doll is not technically part of the Poppy line. She is the first to have applied eyelashes. She has long brunette hair worn in a braid, blue side-glancing eyes, gold eyeshadow, and pale lips. Her fashion, designed by Jason Wu, is a replica of  one of Wu's 2010 line.

More biggies and smallies by Tonner Doll

On the topic of Biggies and Smallies - here are two more of my favorite "twins" from Tonner:

Winter Solstice American Model from 2008, a platinum blonde babe with a fur-trimmed embroidered peplum jacket, mermaid skirt, gloves, parasol and oversized hat - she's a winter dream.

In contrast, a similar outfit in black, the jacket embroidered in silver, on Tyler 2.0 - this lady is so classy and elegant, and is one of the most dramatic dolls Tonner has produced. I adore them both.

All photos property of Tonner Doll Company.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Ask Any Girl Poppy Parker in Bellissima Couture

Ask Any Girl Poppy Parker was part of a giftset available at the 2010 Integrity Dark Romance convention. She was a limited edition of 425. Poppy has brown hair, green side-glancing eyes, and pink lips. Her nail polish matches her lip color. Poppy is wearing "Cotton Candy" by Bellissima Couture. The fashion consists of a coat trimmed with gold buttons, a slim sheath with silk bodice, and a matching hat (not shown).

Spring 2012 preview at Barbie Collector is offering free standard shipping on all purchases through December 12, 2011 and not-so-sneaky previews of 16 new dolls, apparel, accessories and more.

The collection include new Barbie Basics 4.0 (Swimsuit editions), Pantone Barbie, Dancing with the Stars Barbie (the affordable kind), and more Dolls of the World.

Check them out!

Large and Largess?

I love playing with scale in my doll collection, and I'm always struck when similar dolls and styles come out with from prior collections from doll manufacturers. 

Two fabulous examples were released in Tonner's latest release.

Above, the gorgeous 1920s styled Platinum Luxury American Model. She is the large(ss) version.

Below, the amazing grail, Classic Elegance Sydney. People, I will trade my brand new, mint condition Blue Alice for this Syndey. Why, you may ask? I have, what the laywomen refer to, a keeper. 

I was having a difficult day yesterday. Jokingly (and in a rather bitchy manner, if I admit it), I forwarded a photo  of the new American Model to my husband via email, when he asked what he could do to make my day better. "Buy me this doll." And to my utter surprise, he did! (From Dreamcastle!) With the caveat that I not complain about various Christmas parties or do anything embarrassing there. (People who know me, please--no comments about work parties.) I am delighted!

Now, I'd like to add the smaller version to my collection as well. (I'd hate to press my luck by having another bad day--so a trade perhaps?) Wouldn't they look wonderful together?

The other set can be seen below:

From the Gowns by Anne Harper collection, Anna Karenina is close to selling out. It's still available from Toni's Collectibles. The outfit is designed for wigged 16" dolls such as Tyler Wentworth.

For a larger scale, there is the beautiful Anna Karenina American Model, still available for purchase. The two displayed together would be simply stunning in your collection!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

New Tonner items released!

Madame Bovary American Model, $399.99 LE100

Tonner Doll's last release of 2011 has been announced, and there are quite a few gorgeous new dolls. Visit your favorite Tonner dealer today to place your order.

I'll go through the list alphabetically.

Above, two new dressed dolls have been added to the American Model collection, Madame Bovary ($399.99) and Platinum Luxury ($349.99). Madame Bovary's shipping date has yet to be announced, but Platinum Luxury (who reminds me of Sydney Candescence) is shipping now. Both are limited to 100 pieces, and have inset acrylic eyes. Madame is rooted, Luxury is wigged. Wow!

The latest addition to Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland collection is Mallymkun the Doormouse, a dressed Tonner Character Figure, made from resin. He's limited to 250 pieces, and retails for $69.99. Ship date is to be announced.

Two wonderful new dressed Antoinette dolls have been released. First, dressed in yellow (she says hello) is Allure. She's limited to 300 and retails for $169.99. She has light brown rooted hair, Tyler's skin tone, green painted eyes, and a gorgeous gold dress, which appears to me to be inspired by the 1920s. She includes a black feathered hair piece, gold and black jewelry, black shoes, gloves, and black hose.

Second, is Simplicity. This gorgeous red-haired, grey-eyed Antoinette is dressed in a lovely navy outfit, including pants, jacket and halter top, and includes boots and a silver necklace. She's limited to 300 and retails for $179.99. Both dolls shipping dates are to be announced.

Several new exciting items have been added to the Cami & Jon collection. Two new wigged Basic dolls (Cami and Jon) will ship on December 21. They both have inset acrylic eyes (Cami's are green, and Jon's are brown), and both include two wigs (Cami: blonde and black, Jon: brown and red). Both dolls are limited to 500 and retail for $109.99.

Next, three new outfits for Andy Mills (and Matt and Russell) have been announced. Central Park, Washington Square, and Chelsea Look retail for $89.99 and are limited to 300 each. Chelsea look will ship December 21, and the others will be determined.

The most exciting additions to the line are two new Theatre de la Mode dressed dolls. Both dolls use the TDLM sculpt on the Antoinette body. Midnight #83 has blonde rooted hair in a braided up-do with blue eyes in a cameo skin tone. She is wearing a black velvet and chiffon dress with crystal buttons, black feathered headband, crystal earrings and black shoes. She retails for $199.99 and will ship December 21.

My favorite of the two is Royale #2, with grey eyes and fancy auburn updo of curls. She's dressed in a pleated purple gown with a petticoat, gold and rhinestone jewelry, black gloves, hose, and black shoes. Her shipping date is to be announced, and she retails for $224.99. Both dolls are limited to 100.

Available for shipping now, this lovely 16" Scarlett O'Hara doll, Christmas 1863, retails for $249.99 and is a limited edition of 300. She includes a green printed gown with embroidered collar and cuffs, antique cameo brooch, petticoat, gold earrings, green shoes and a green and red hair decoration.

Lots of excitement from the Gowns by Anne Harper collection. Two new outfits are available for preorder. Anna Karenina (sized for 16" dolls) includes the wig shown, black dress with silk flower trim, rhinestone jewelry, black shoes and white gloves. It's limited to 150 pieces for $149.99. It's gorgeous!

Additionally, there is another outfit, Matinee Luncheon, a pink suit with black "fur" cuffs, including a pearl necklace and black feathered hat and black shoes, which has photos yet to come. This outfit is limited to 300 and retails for $99.99. Both outfits have delivery dates to be decided.

Tow gorgeous new basic wigged dolls are also available. Ready to Dress Carol Barrie retails at $119.99. She's limited to 500, and includes a black swimsuit with a white collar. She's in the cameo skin tone with painted blue eyes, and includes red and platinum wigs.

Ready to Dress Diane Evans is also limited to 500 dolls, and includes the same swimsuit as Carol. She has brown painted eyes and uses the Friday Foster head sculpt. She has the spice skin tone. She includes brown and black wigs. She also retails for $119.99. Both dolls have delivery dates to be announced.

Delightfully, three new outfits are available for the 13" Revlon dolls. Silver Shimmer retails for $79.99 includes a black and silver dress, sparkling tights, beaded earrings and matching shoes.

Midas Touch retails for $84.99. It's a gold sequined dress with gold shoes and rhinestone bracelet. Photos are still coming.

Velvet Dazzle retails for $79.99. This outfit includes a velvet strapless dress, matching black gloves and sash with a rhinestone buckle, red lamé coat, rhinestone necklace, and black pumps. All three of these outfits are limited to 500 each, and have shipping dates to be decided.

Evening in Paris Vintage Revlon has also been announced with a shipping date to be decided. She is limited to 500 with a retail price of $139.99. She includes a solo-in-the-spotlight style black sparkling gown with white stole, black gloves, tights, crystal jewelry, and black molded shoes.

Dazzling Tyler Wentworth is a gorgeous dressed doll with wigged platinum hair, green painted eyes, and a purple sequined metallic dress. She also includes matching fingerless gloves, a crystal necklace, and silver shoes. I love her facial screening! She's limited to 300, retails for $224.99 and her shipping date is to be decided.

Additionally, several other products have been added to the line:

Betsy McCall Prints, Prints, Prints gift set, LE500 $149.99, includes wigged 8" Betsy and two wigs, three outfits.

To the Harry Potter collection:

19" Viktor Krum, LE300, Photos still coming, $249.99
12" Draco Malfoy, LE300, $124.99
7" Small Dobby, LE500, $99.99
12" Slytherin House Robe, open edition, $29.99
17" Deathly Hallows Harry Potter, LE350, $170 (in stock)
16" Deathly Hallow Hermione Granger, LE350 $170


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