Saturday, May 17, 2008

Robert Tonner will now take YOUR Questions!

Good Morning, Virtual Attendees!

We've seen many folks asking questions here and there on the blog...and while we really can't monitor and answer all, we did want to create a post where you could ask those questions directly to Robert. We'll get you answers later in the day. Please refrain from the regular questions you could ordinarily send to - but then again, if it's a question we can answer...we'll do our best. Let 'er rip!
We'll see you a little later at the Mother Goose Re-imagined Event!


Don3121 said...

Is there a possibility to get swivel feet for the DC Stars line up, to include the male figures. I more realistic stand for posturing could be had with that feature.


JamesMelanson1 said...

Hi Mr. Tonner!

Any chance that you might create a Wonder Woman line, with characters like the Cheetah and Donna Troy/Wonder Girl? (And please keep the variant Wonder Woman dolls coming- how about a groovy Mod Diana Prince in one of her white outfits from the 70's?) Thanks. :)

Don3121 said...

My appoligies for the typo...that is "a" more realistic stand could be had for the male and female figures with swivel feet.

Thanks again and enjoy the convention.

sewphi said...

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?
This virtual convention is the best for those of us who could not be there. I am enjoying this, but it is sad to see those who do this.

Luanne said...

Robert -

So many of us really want some truly GOOD stands for our dolls. Is there any chance of this happening?

Also, how soon AFTER the convention can we expect to be able to order some of the wonderful new collection?

Nick said...

Can we expect to see more Stellas in the regular line?

Also, is there a possibilty of you doing Tony Stark @ Iron Man?


muppethost said...

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!

kittygirl1 said...

Hi Robert,

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?

P.S. Thanks for confirming recently that Tiny Kitty will be back sometime in the future. She's my favorite of your dolls!

Luanne said...

Robert, I read your interview with 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!

Brent in Stoon said...

With the DC Stars line up, will we be seeing Superman and the Flash coming out this year? And is there any possibility of a Robin for our Batman.


Meredith said...

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?

thanks. love the dolls.

PATTY F. said...

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?

Can't wait to see what's next! Patty

james.banford1 said...

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?

Many Thanks

Beth said...

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.

Thank you

Luanne said...


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??? :)

Debnamber said...

Will there be an ultra-basic Euphie, especially with a different hair style?

kdenker said...

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?

Beckam said...

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? THX Beckam

LaurieANGEL said...

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!!!

Thanks so much! Blessings!

Jan in Cal said...

Hello Robert,

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.

Warmest regards,

Magdalene said...

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! LOL

Magdalene said...

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!

Bri said...

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

Holly said...

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!!
Hollybunni (Gay S.)

Willis said...

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.

Having said that, I have two questions:

1. Will you be selling the new 2008 catalogs?

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.

Anonymous said...

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!

eprn17 said...

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!

Gail said...

Hi Robert,

Can you clarify what sculpt the "Nightmare" doll is? The site says Daphne, but she looks like Angelina. Thank you. :-)

JaneenW said...


This may have been asked, but when will Rufus from your Wilde Imagination line be debuting?

I've been waiting for him to make his appearance for a LONG time!


Aloha_Doll said...

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 too?

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!


veralise said...

Just one question; Could you please bring back Tiny Kitty? Her fans miss her terribly!

ellyfan said...

After the convention I'd love to see a write on how you all produce the videos for the blog!

Richie said...

Congrats to the whole Tonner team. Thanks for the blog. I'm having a virtual convention here at home. This is great!

TracySLC said...

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"!

Thanks! :-)

SquirrelQueen said...

Hi, Robert!

First, thanks again for letting us all participate via the virtual convention. It's almost as good as being there!

Second, please, please, PLEASE tell me that Lois Lane and Lana Lang will be part of the regular line eventually. I'm blown away by the DC Stars line and want to see more! Like Superman's sweethearts and villains, Linda Lee and Clark Kent---and on the Batman side, ROBIN, Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson. Also, would love to see Wonder Woman and Catwoman through the ages.

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.

Again, thank you for letting us enjoy convention and for creating all these wonderful dolls!


Don3121 said...

Good evening;

If I may be so bold as to speak for Robert I could possibly clear up what has happened to Matt, Russell, tiny Kitty and all those other "missing" dolls.

It seems, I am sad to report....

that they have been kidnapped.

As you can see, Catwoman, Cheeta, Lex Luthor, Solomun Grundy, Giganta and their friends haven't been around anymore than the dolls you are looking for!?!

Luckily, the easiest and quickest solution to this "problem" is...

for Robert to quickly make 16" Raven, Wonder Girl, Robin and Flash to go out there, kick some plastic booty and bring them all home!

:) LOL

Becky K said...

Hi Robert--

Great convention. Now I wish I'd gone.

My questions:

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? I love the SB bodies with more Ello style clothes.

Will you PLEASE get 17's sculpt back from AD and make some?

Melody in FL said...

Will there be any basic 22 in American Model dolls ever again? Also, I loved the ethnic versions, will we get a new face sculpt or ethinicity in this line?

Thanks for the blog/convention updates.

Melody in FL

Guy West said...

Another DC Stars question...Is it possible to make more separate clothing for the TCFs a la the secret identity outfits or the Kryptonian outfit? I personally would like to see comic book accurate pieces. For example, the Arkham Asylum outfits you are making for Ivy, Harley and Joker for the Comic Cons this summer would sell really well to individuals who can't get to all the cons this summer. Or variant costumes for Wonder Woman (maybe a Hippolyta dress or a Silver Age WW costume with the lacey boots, the longer shorts and the eagle symbol). Thanks for making a great line for us DC fans!

eprn17 said...

Mr Tonner, will you be making a Sydney BJD? I would love to see a resin Sydney!

Anonymous said...

Will the larger Kitty Collier be returning to the line in the future? Thanx! :)

Gwendolen said...

Hello, Mr. Tonner! Thank you for making it possible for everyone to participate online.

Aside from the seven human characters already released for the Harry Potter collection, can we expect to see other central characters be released as well?
What are the chances of seeing a Hagrid within the Potter series?

I love the fact that so many dolls have been created in unexpected colors. In light of the fact you've released three sculpts in white, do you have any forseeable plans of more gothic or even vampish dolls in solid white vinyl being released in the future?

The ReImagination line is just incredible! It's near impossible to pass up on any.

Thank you so much for feeding our vinyl addiction so incredibly well! We're always so eager to see your latest creations.

Here's to continued success!!

William said...

Ok, so let me just say I LOVE your dolls. I have most of the main characters from the Wizard of Oz and Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, and Luna Lovegood. So I was wondering if you had any plans to make Wicked the Musical tonner dolls becausse I LOVE that musical and it's amazing and alot of people love the musical.