Next up was a highly anticipated lunch break out event: Amazonia! As soon as the doors opened, collectors, all decked out in their finest red, white and blue, flooded the room to get a look at the centerpiece: a 22” American Model Amazonia Wonder Woman! She looked so powerful atop each table, wearing her Amazonia costume. Amazonia is a one-shot comic that was a non-canon story set in an alternate reality outside of regular continuity in the 19th century. The original story was written by William Messner-Loebs and illustrated by Phil Winslade, and in it, Diana frees oppressed women in the Empire by ending the reign of King Jack (the Ripper).
Back to the centerpiece: the 22” Amazonia: she’s of course the American Model head sculpt and body, with rooted black hair and blue inset eyes. She’s also the Tyler skin tone. Her ensemble is true to the comic book artistry with a dark red bodice and long, flowing waist drapes, and attached metallic blue panties. The bird on her bodice is metallic gold faux leather, her gauntlets navy blue with silver bracelets, and her choker is navy blue faux leather, and adorned with a star. Atop her head sits a gold crown with a red star. She also wears a pair of crumpled black faux leather boots. Additionally she comes with hands that match her gauntlets (navy blue) as well as skin tone hands. LE just 100 pieces!
The souvenir for the Amazonia event is a 16” Amazonia Wonder Woman with a Diana head sculpt on the female super hero body. Her outfit is identical to the 22” version just described, and she has Tyler skin tone, rooted black saran hair, and blue painted eyes. She also comes with fists to match her navy gauntlets, as well as natural skin tone regular hands. She has an edition size of 300 pieces.
The presentation was given by our resident Wonder Woman Laura Pauly, and it was a WONDERful recap of super hero fashion.
It was really neat to see the different versions of costumes throughout the years, what an evolution! We also had a bit more dress up fun: There were teams picked out of the audience to dress up someone in super hero garb provided by the company. It was a hoot!
Also I just wanted to take a second to thank Jason Wright, who geared us up for this WONDERful event with his terrific reviews of Tonner Wonder Women! Jason, we were mesmerized by your passion for the Wonder, and we thank you graciously for sharing it with us! If you haven’t checked them out yet, click HERE and you’ll find a list of links to each post
I had to beat feet over to Robert’s Seminar at 3pm, so off I went! Robert’s seminars are always absolutely fascinating, and this time was no exception. Robert gave a presentation to coordinate with the Special Exhibit: The History of the Fashion Doll! He had a wonderful slide show composed of items from his own private collection, which in and of itself was a total treat! He illustrated the evolution of the fashion doll from Horsman, to Revlon to Barbie and on! Robert was ever gracious and had an amazing Q&A session with the collectors, and it was a wonderfully intimate chit chat. Take a look at some of the slides used in Robert’s presentation:
Take a look at the awe-inspired collectors as they hang on Robert’s every word:
Here’s a little sneak peek of Robert’s seminar on video:
Stop by later to see the amazing things we have in store for Flights of Fancy, and the Angry Birds PJ Party! Don’t be late!