Debbie of Black Doll Collecting is Planning a Tonner Doll Post


"Rihanna" a picture from Debbie's book

Debbie Garrett says she is planning a the Tonner Dolls in her Black Doll collection, something we really look forward to! Debbie is a Black Doll historian, someone we highlighted in our recent post: Black Doll Collecting Blog – Robert Tonner Dolls of Color. She mentions that a favorite Tonner Doll is the 2007 American Model pictured above. Do check out her excellent blog.

A post about the Tonner dolls in my collection has been dancing around in my head for a while. The first installment is forthcoming.

So much black-doll history… so little time to write.

The featured doll is Tonner’s 22-inch American Models Basic African American from 2007, one of my absolute favorites… had to have her! I named her Rihanna. Rihanna wears Tonner’s “Mountain Retreat” fashion. The outfit, a limited edition of 300, includes the classically styled red duffle coat with Burberry plaid lining, a long-sleeved red turtleneck over distressed jeans; side zipped, tan suede ankle boots; red drop earrings, and tan suede shoulder bag. Rihanna looks great in anything.

via Black Doll Collecting: Woo Hoo… My Blog is Featured on the Tonner Blog.

Black Dolls:  A Comprehensive Guide to Celebrating, Collecting, and Experiencing the Passion, 2008.

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Written by Kevin von Duuglas-Ittu. Posted in 22" dolls, American Model, Black dolls, Debbie Garrett, Doll Blogs

Published on August 24, 2011 with 6 Comments

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  1. Hi Kevin and all Tonner doll lovers. I have written and published parts 1 and 2 of the Tonner doll blog that Kevin announced here. Plans are to have the final part written and published tomorrow (September 15, 2011).

    The URLs to the first two blogs are below:

    Part 1:

    Part 2:



    • Hi Debbie!

      Thanks so much for sharing the links with us! We can’t wait to take a deeper look into this mighty interesting subject! If you don’t mind, we’d be happy to share the links on our facebook page as well. We’re looking forward to your final post as well. Thanks again, Debbie!

      Joanne Canapini
      Community Manager

  2. Hi Joanne,

    Below is the link to the final installment; feel free to share everywhere!


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