#tonnercon: It’s Time For Action! – Tonner Doll Company

Tonner Exclusive Wonder Woman Outfit LE 150 Here’s Lady Action in …Action!  Featuring the Tyler 2.0 head sculpt on the 16” super heroine body, a removable wig of raven tresses and painted blue eyes, Lady Action is ready to take action at a moment’s notice in her blue lycra body suit, black faux leather skirt, tights, black boots, belt, signature hat and some incredible accessories:  a serrated sword and a gun, holster included.  Get one while you can:  LE 250! Lady Action LE 250 Ladies Action (Denise and Linda Bruce) with Ed Catto Mr. Catto was a terrific guest speaker, and as engaging and enthusiastic as they come.  Thanks, Ed, for coming to our event and making it so special! Speaking of Wonder Woman….Joe gave a pretty neat presentation about Diana Prince and her fashions AND (BREAKING NEWS!!) previewed a brand new line coming to Tonner Doll:  Diana Prince!  This is a really exciting new line and, while we all know her alter ego is a tough-as-nails super heroine, this line is going to primarily focus on Diana Prince as a fashion icon – though there will be a few Wonder Woman themed threads woven in for good measure. We also were party to a great retrospective program taking us back through all the Tonner Super Heroes and Villains we have created over the years.  A walk down memory lane is always fun! After all that ACTION, I dipped into the fantastic Shoe Workshop by Jay Barrett. Jay Barrett instructs in the shoe workshop For those of you who don’t know Jay, he is absolutely fabulous and comes to us from Down Under, so it’s always such a treat  and privilege when he can come to a convention!  He has worked in the footwear industry for 8 years, so he really knows his stuff! We got to choose which size doll we would create shoes for:  Tyler, Ellowyne or Evangeline.  Jay showed us, step by step, how to make a pair of knee-high vintage-y boots with lace-up styling.   Also in our shoe kits were four bases:  2 High heel, 1 kitten heel, and 1 Fantasy heel.  We also were provided with a booklet with other patterns and instructions to try our hand at home, as well as some gorgeous fabrics and materials, too.  What a guy! Check out everyone hard at work: Bootmaking 101 Fabric over the last Voila!
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#TonnerCon: Once Upon a Time… – Tonner Doll Company

SO many festive ensembles!   Tonight’s centerpiece was the dazzling Milady, standing a proud 22” tall in an positively opulent  gown of burgundy velvet with elaborately draped sleeves, golden bodice decoration and shimmering belt.  Milady also features green inset eyes and a shining wig of raven tresses.  Only 100 of these beauties were made. TonnerCon Exclusive: Milady LE 100 The banquet souvenir is exciting in so many ways:  Meet Lady Arabella Bertran, the newest character incarnation in the Déjà vu Collection!  The bewitching Lady Arabella lived in Renaissance times, and was an adventurous and powerful woman of the times.  At her hamlet’s Fall Archery Festival, the Lady met a masked man with eyes of sapphire and full, dreamy lips, and once their eyes met, she realized there was a magical element between them.  A risk taker, Lady Arabella swiftly approached the masked man, and he saw her coming – this beautiful redhead with a playful smile at her lips.  She had just about reach him, to say, ‘take off your mask, scoundrel!’ when THWACK!  The good Lady was struck with a precariously aimed arrow, and never again took another breath. Introducing Lady Arabella Bertran! TonnerCon Exclusive and New Deja vu Character – LE 300 Dramatic, huh?  😀  Lady Arabella Bertran features, of course the new Déjà vu head and body sculpt, green painted eyes with luscious applied lashes, a thick and lovely mane of rooted strawberry tresses and an ethereal pale sage gown of soft velvet and trimmed in golden lace.  She is an LE of 300.  Our good Lady was the talk of the ball – collectors could not wait to get her out of her box and play with her! With tonight’s incredible turnout of costumes, the costume contest was incredibly exciting, and the competition was STIFF!  Check out the panel below: Costume contest winners Robert also handed out the Collect-O Awards – a time when guests are recognized for their enthusiasm, odd collecting habits, and other unthinkable attributes.  😀  People’s Choice in the Competition Room was announced – congrats to Tamara Casey – and the annual Robert Bordeleau Memorial Photography Award was named – congrats to Lorraine Bonecki! Tamara Casey Lorraine Bonecki Another fun Saturday Night tradition is the calling of the Raffles!  There were so many great raffle prizes this year, and the guests were positively primed with excitement (and liquor!  – kidding.  No seriously.)   Check out some great pics: Mary Lou with her Sad Sally Tiffany Lucas and her raffle win!   And also:  we danced!  The DJ was fabby fabby fabulous, and we had an absolute BALL!  Things Tonner Collectors are awesome at:  Collecting and DANCING!  Check out these great pics of the Dance Party Spectacular: Cutting a rug at the TonnerCon YMCA – classic! Click HERE to see ALL the amazing pics from tonight’s spectacular event.
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#TonnerCon: Time After Time Banquet – Tonner Doll Company

Our last and final event, Once Upon a Time Breakfast, celebrated all things fairy tale!  Our lovely event centerpiece is a beautifully rendered Cinderella, featuring the Kay head sculpt and the brand new Chic body.  The evil step sisters live in a jealous agony, entranced by Cinderella’s enchanting painted blue eyes, creamy cameo skin tone, and perfectly coiffed rooted pale blonde tresses.  Cinderella wears an enthralling ball gown of white satin and glitter tulle, crisp white gloves and, of course, her stately glass slippers.  This gorgeous heroine of heroines is a LE of just 150 pieces, and turns back into a pumpkin by midnight! TonnerCon Exclusive: Cinderella – LE 150 The Sunday souvenir was a little extra fun this year, because guests were given a choice between two extremely adorable Patsy fairy tales:  Patsy in Wonderland and Patsy Red Riding Hood.  Ahhh!  My eyes!!!!  She is SO cute it hurts my EYES! edgar allan poe handmade doll Ahem. Patsy in Wonderland – TonnerCon Exclusive! LE 150 Patsy in Wonderland has the brand new 10” child body with the new arm articulation in the elbow and wrist and features blue-green inset eyes with applied lashes, non-removable wig of pale blonde curls and her true to form blue and white apron dress atop black and white striped tights and black mary jane shoes.  LE 150 Patsy Red Riding Hood – TonnerCon Exclusive! LE 150 Patsy Red Riding Hood, you sure are looking good!  You’re everything a big bad wolf could want, with your cool, bisque skin tone, blue inset eyes behind thick applied lashes, and non removable wig of mink.
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