Thursday, May 22, 2008
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Any chance that you might create a Wonder Woman line, with characters like the Cheetah and Donna Troy/Wonder Girl?
How are some attendees getting access to the Ellowyne doll that will be given at tonights dinner so they can post them for sale on e-bay?
So many of us really want some truly GOOD stands for our dolls. Is there any chance of this happening?
How soon AFTER the convention can we expect to be able to order some of the wonderful new collection?
Can we expect to see more Stellas in the regular line?
Also, is there a possibilty of you doing Tony Stark @ Iron Man?
Could you please make a STARFIRE TCF for the DC Stars line? With her orange/golden skin, her bright green eyes, her curvy full figure and long, golden curly hair, she'd make a striking figure! Any of the George Perez Titans would be great...Raven would be cool too!
This is a question from my husband who is a big action figure/comic collector. Is there any possibility of expanding the DC Stars line by creating costumes for some of the minor characters to be used with the existing DC dolls, or maybe creating some basic/generic superhero dolls that can be used with the costumes?
Robert, I read your interview with Figures.com News and was very interested in your wanting to gain the licenses for several other lines. Do you think you will be actively working to get the Lord Of The Rings? I would be the first one in line to order the ENTIRE LINE OF DOLLS AND OUTFITS!
Would love to see some "street clothes" that fit male superheros.
Love the fact that you have more male sculpts using matt body type. any chance for an asian male? perhaps some older women?
With your introduction of the Ultra Basic Ava this weekend and your Ultra Basic Tyler earlier this year and on your website, are you planning to introduce other "Ultra Basic" dolls this year such as Sydney or Jac?
More Ultra Basic dolls please? And I would like to see a new ankle joint and/or a swivel knee joint on the 16" dolls.Oh and one last thing...Could you make it easier for international collectors (like myself) to order online at the Tonner Company Store please?
Would it be possible for Ellowyne, to get a twisted Waist? It is so nice in the Tonner Dolls the way the waist has movement.
It would be really great to see some "SPECIAL" Halloween Convention Ellowyne dolls with Jim Ash's great GLASS EYES!!!! Do you think this might be possible??? :)
Will there be an ultra-basic Euphie, especially with a different hair style?
Hi Robert! Love EVERYTHING you are doing! I do think Ms. Ellowyne NEEDS more friends though... I'm almost POSITIVE that's a huge part of her chronic ennui. I LOVE the Ellowyne line... the dolls, clothes, EVERYTHING! Will she have more friends in the future?
Love the Tonner e-mail updates, the Tonner Store and now the virtual convention! Great to know what's new and see what other collectors are interested in. Any chance there will be more Brenda Starr in the future?
Hello Mr. Tonner!! Congratulations on what looks to be an amazing collection and a wonderful convention!! Hope to get to one someday!
About a year back, I heard that you intended on creating a line of dolls based on the Lord of the Rings. I would be absolutely delighted if you did so! There are so many possibilites costume-wise! If you are able to do so, PLEASE PLEASE could they be ALL NEW sculpts!????
I would also be interested in seeing a Bollywood line!! ~ dolls with a darker vinyl and fabulous costumes!!!
And one last thing~ a male Asian sculpt!!!
I am curious about the obvious larger heads of the newer dolls.... both male and female. Is this a trend that will continue? Is this a "larger" mold issue? How did this happen? Was it thought that the older heads were not in proportion to the body? I, for one, think the newer heads look very out of proportion to the body and have stopped collecting any of the newer head sculpts. I know I'm not the only one with these concerns.... Any light you could shed would be most appreciated.
My favorite dolls in the Tonner line are the Oz witches (Gulch sculpt) and the Prince from Cinderella. Any chance we'll be seeing more of those? Can't get enough of either and while I think the WWE is gorgeous I wanna see more of the Greenies and His Handsomeness! He makes a great male doll in general and I'd love to see this one done kept in the line and done with more modern hair, for instance, and Gulch, well, she's a just a knockout sculpt. MORE please!
One more. I mentioned this briefly to Dr Noreen but any hope of a normal hand for the Potter dolls so we can swap out for more versatility? I'd LOVE to see that!
The new BJD's are really lovely. I'll probably make the leap, but am concerned about at least one thing. Will the non -BJD- body still be available? It almost seems like another universe/ storyline in the making. May be my lack of vision, but I can't see the two types working together.
Love the new Betsy dolls---Posey and Daffie---but would love to see better (full-length)pictures of them. This blog/video is absolutely amazing---thanks so much---am loving it all!!
I'm thrilled w/your efforts to go green(and I LOVE the Go Green outfit!). My partner and I are doing everything we can, as well. Also, I would be committed to purchasing any TDC product with profit designated to a carbon offset program.
2. Would you please publish the TonnerSpace on-line newsletter in a printable pdf. format?
I'm asking because, as a collector, I dearly love the TDC catalogs and the current version of your newsletter does not fit my PC screen properly.
I also think a male Asian sculpt is needed, and maybe a harder edged, rock-and-roll, Annie Lennox type friend for Tyler would be great. Maybe these two could be paired together!
The Tonner Convention blog is a fantastic idea and it's so wonderful that you are making the convention available to all of us who couldn't attend. I love being able to see the convention dolls and the videos are a great idea too. Brilliant! Thank you!
Can you clarify what sculpt the "Nightmare" doll is? The site says Daphne, but she looks like Angelina. Thank you. :-)
This may have been asked, but when will Rufus from your Wilde Imagination line be debuting?That's up to Wilde Imagination...you can follow their news at www.ellowynewilde.com
Hi, Robert! I'm a BIG fan so have LOTS of questions...
1. When will we see more from the NYCB and Matt O'Neill collection? (Also regarding the NYCB collection--any plans to revamp the leg articulation or revert back to the original leg so that the doll can sit?)
2. Do you have plans for any more furniture for Tyler?
3. Do you have any plans to add full, BW-type articulation to the plus-sized women (like Emme) and child dolls (like Agnes Dreary)? If so, when?
4. Thank you for offering the BW body upgrades! Not to look a gift horse in the mouth, but would it be possible to get the bodies with the interchangeable feet option to?
One more thing--I applaud your efforts to go green with the decision not to print a catalog and the new minimalist packaging of the UB dolls. Please continue!
After the convention I'd love to see a write on how you all produce the videos for the blog!
Congrats to the whole Tonner team. Thanks for the blog. I'm having a virtual convention here at home. This is great!
I was wondering if at any point you will consider using zippers more in gowns and dresses?
My other question is, what is the status of the Matt O'Neil line? I love Matt! Bring Matt back from rehab, er, I mean "vacation"!
And lastly, please bring back Matt---and Esme and Russell. I suspect they're off having a little "plastic surgery" of their own and I can't wait to see them again.
Will there be more ethnic dolls? I'd specifically like to see Hispanic, Native American, East Indian (Bolly-bolly-doncha wanna..) and Asian. An Asian male would be especially lovely.
Also, what happened with Lord of the Rings? Will that still happen?
Will Tyler's cousin ever show up?
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Here are the winners & their prizes...you can contact us at email@example.com to claim your prize - CONGRATULATIONS!
ELIZABETH SWANN COURT GOWN - Mike in NY
SCARLETT 'WAITING FOR PA' - jillybeans
QUEEN OF CLUBS - Baris
GWEN STACY - sandman_gr
AMAZONIAN WARRIOR WONDER WOMAN - LindaL (Washington State)
TYLER ULTRA BASIC - ali-alicatdreams
POISON IVY - Luanne
MELANIE - peacy keen
MARY POPPINS - LFent
DRACO MALFOY AT HOGWARTS - alyrenee
SISTER DREARY - suzan_no_longer_in_Pittsburgh
MAGISTERIUM MRS. COULTER - Deb West
Lois Lane (LE300) & Superman are both new head scupts. Krypto (LE300) was given as a table favor and he will only be made for this convention & a few for Wizard World Philadelphia (see below).
Lana Lang is the Companion Doll (LE300) - she's also a new sculpt. We have no information on whether other versions of Lois and Lana will be made available in the regular DC Stars line. This debut Superman will appear in the regular DC Stars line - 200 advance pieces were made available for the Tonner Convention - and 100 will be made available at Wizard World Philadelphia, later this May (see company calendar for details - www.tonnerdoll.com/calendar.htm
Friday, May 16, 2008
Take a look at the opening of the sales room earlier this evening - it's about 6 minutes long, so please be aware...and enjoy! We'll see you tomorrow morning for the Mother Goose Re-Imagined Event - and DON'T forget to check www.tonnerdoll.com/inthenews.htm tomorrow morning for a very special release announcement!
This Debut 16" Resin BJD is issued with flat feet - The Ashleigh & Tyler BJDs (now appearing at http://www.tonnerdoll.com/ News Page have high heel feet)
Take a look at behind the scenes in preparation for this evening's Dreamscapes Event. Joe Petrollese, Tonner Design Director, and Mary Beth Durkins, Tonner VP of Sales and Marketing take a brief moment to tell you about the set-up. Join us later for Robert's opening of the Sales Room and a walk-through with some of the vendors at this year's convention. Thanks for being online with us!