#TonnerCon Starts Off With a BANG! – Tonner Convention

Registration Mania!

Registration Mania!

Thursday has been a whirlwind of fun!  We had some last minute set-up still going on, as well as set-up for the competition, raffle and special exhibit as well!  Then, onto the fun of registration at 2pm! The collectors were already lined up, and eager to get their Tonner Con bags, which this year are super fashionable Tonner Air bags, fitting in with the Flights of Fancy theme!  People were just going crazy for them!  The bags were filled with all sorts of goodies, including a 13” Wonder Woman doll!  What a way to kick off a super Tonner Weekend!

Also included in the Convention bags is the agenda for the weekend.  Here’s one for you so you can follow along:  click HERE!

Right after registration ended at 4pm, all volunteers were ushered off to their Volunteer Meeting, while everyone else got themselves pumped for the opening event, beginning at 7.30pm:  Welcome Aboard dessert!

Fast forward to the opening event, Welcome Aboard for dessert!  The Tonner staff was festively dressed Air-wear, in button-down white shirts, black slacks and skirts, and to complete the ensemble, an adorable vintage stewardess hats!

And ohhh!! The centerpiece was a fanciful trio:  Shelly, Tonner Air Stewardess, Kay, Tonner Air Stewardess, and Captain Paul, pilot.

Welcome Aboard Centerpiece

Welcome Aboard Centerpiece

Here are the details:  Kay – New Model #3 head sculpt, Tyler BW  body, Tyler skin tone, painted brown eyes and rooted auburn/brunette saran hair.  Take a look at this snappy darling:

Kay, Tonner Air Stewardess

Kay, Tonner Air Stewardess... Darling face!!

Shelly – Shelly head sculpt Tyler BW body, Tyler skin tone, painted brown eyes and blonde saran hair.

Shelly, Tonner Air Stewardess

Shelly, Tonner Air Stewardess: What a face!

Both Tonner Air Stewardesses come wearing a beautifully tailored suit of airline navy blue accented with white cuffs and collar and complete with fresh white gloves, Tonner Air hat and tote bag.

Onto Captain Paul:  His head sculpt is a BRAND NEW Matt head sculpt, and he is on the 17” Matt O’Neill body.  He’s got baby blue eyes, brunette saran rooted hair and is in the Tyler skin tone.  He comes dressed in an equally tailored double-breasted navy pilot suit with a red tie for a little zip.  Oh, and of course, he is professionally adorned with his Captain’s hat!  All three dolls are LE 150.  Get a load of him below:

Captain Paul, Tonner Air

Captain Paul

Captain Paul, Tonner Air - Check out this brand NEW Matt sculpt!

And hold onto your pilot caps, dear friends, because the collector souvenir is Judy, Tonner Air Stewardess in a basic.  Judy is a Glinda head sculpt, and has a totally unique, BRAND NEW 16” body:  She has a Tyler upper body (Tyler arm and bust), and a fuller hip (Curvaceous body below the belt!), known as the brand-spanking-new Starlet body, and she comes wearing totally cute vintage shape wear and a delicate pink neckerchief.  Judy is in the creamy cameo skin tone, has rooted brunette saran hair and painted grey/blue eyes.  She is a LE of 300 pieces.  What do you think of the her as seen below?

Judy Basic, Tonner Air Stewardess

Judy Basic, Tonner Air Stewardess

Judy Basic, Tonner Air Stewardess

Judy Basic, Tonner Air Stewardess up close and personal!

Robert presented the wonderfully hilarious kick-off presentation of Staff Intros, which were vintage pics of airline crew with the sunny faces of the Tonner staff photoshopped in.  It was very well done; they looked as though they were part of the original image!  Take a look at a few below! After lots of laughter, everyone got their just desserts!

Captain Robert - a slide from the Staff Intro Presentation Opening Night.

Captain Robert - a slide from the Staff Intro Presentation Opening Night.

Michelle Hodge, Customer Service Extraordinaire - This is another fun slide from the Staff Intro Presentation.

Michelle Hodge, Customer Service Extraordinaire - This is another fun slide from the Staff Intro Presentation.

Miss Nancy, Tonner Air Stewardess - Slide from Staff Intro Presentation

Miss Nancy, Tonner Air Stewardess - Slide from Staff Intro Presentation

But that wasn’t enough fun, oh no!  Next we moved on to the very exciting Grand Opening of the Sales Room at 9.45pm, and it was a mad dash to the line-up!  When those doors flew open, collectors simply swarmed around the sales tables!

The Gang is so excited to get into the Sales Room!

The Gang is so excited to get into the Sales Room!

The crazy long line for the sales room!

The crazy long line for the sales room!

 

Be sure to check back tomorrow for more #tonnercon fun!  We’ve got the workshops, a Wilde event and the Marilyn event!  Stay tuned!

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  1. Absolutely fantastic, ALL of it!! I knew it was going to break my heart to miss Convention this year, but these dolls are just TOO MUCH! “Judy” is a total knockout! And Kay and Shelly are both adorable. I know the rest of the weekend will be even MORE fun, as it just gets better—can’t wait to see the Ellowyne!
    Hugs to all of my friends who are there, and all of my loved ones at TDC and WI!
    xoxox
    m

    • Thanks for the comment Maggie! It’s just not the same without you, we’re missing you deeply! Glad to hear you like what you see :) Thanks for following along!

      Team Tonner

  2. Thanks for sharing all the great photos for us at home. You folks go to a lot of work to make your customers happy!

    • You are MOST welcome Ginny, so glad that you’re enjoying the coverage! See you tomorrow for more #tonnercon fun! There will be a Christmas breakfast, an Amazonia event and of course the Saturday night Banquet, Flights of Fancy!

      Team Tonner

  3. I begged my docs to give me leave to attend, but they’re all waiting to see what happens after a 2 hr test flight next month.. Maybe next year. Maybe you guys will go back to Orlando so I don’t have to fly?

    • We wish you were here April, and our thoughts are with you! Thanks for following along!

      Team Tonner

  4. Beautiful dolls! Especially love Judy and Shelly! Would love a Captain Robert doll too! LOL Wish I could be there with all of you! Have a blast!

    • Thank you Laurie! Glad to hear you like It’s a fun line, for sure:) Thanks for the comment, we’re missing you, but glad you’re with us in spirit!

      Team Tonner

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