Articles Posted in the Convention Category

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    #TonnerCon: Once Upon a Time… – Tonner Doll Company

    Once upon a time, there was a little doll company.  They loved making dolls, almost as much as people loved to collect them.  But what everyone loved the most was getting everyone together, to enjoy dolls in a unified, community setting, where they would feast and play the days away. There was a handsome Prince, […]

  • SO many festive ensembles!

    #TonnerCon: Time After Time Banquet – Tonner Doll Company

    What a divine night for a costume renaissance ball:  Time and Time Again!  This is one of the most popular periods, and guests really embraced the theme, donning some of the best costumes of the weekend!  Check out some of these great looks:   Tonight’s centerpiece was the dazzling Milady, standing a proud 22” tall […]

  • Ed Catto from Captain Action Times

    #TonnerCon: It’s Time for ACTION! – Tonner Doll Company

    The time for Action is upon us!  This afternoon’s delicious luncheon announced a new partnership for Tonner, Captain Action Enterprises, and saw the debut of the first-ever Lady Action doll!  Special guest Ed Catto from Captain Action Enterprises was there to school us about the rich history of Captain Action comics and toys. Just a […]

  • Phyllis and Sally master the art of mobile photography.

    Mobile Phone Photography Workshop at #TonnerCon – Tonner Doll Company

    Now that you’re caught up on the rest of last night’s festivities, I’ll give you the happs on this morning’s activities. We scheduled a brand new and super cool workshop this year: Mobile Photography with the talented and sweet Kia Powell. Nakia Powell is a freelance photographer specializing in doll photography. She studied photography under […]

  • Jannie Culshaw follows the yellow brick road.

    #TonnerCon: Exploring Oz with John Fricke – Tonner Doll Company

    So, after last night’s fashionable dinner event, there was a really amazing Wizard of Oz Seminar, presented by John Fricke, world-famous Oz historian. He was an absolute delight! Joe introduced John in full Munchkin regalia:   You’ll never meet anther human as passionate and enthusiastic about the wonderful world of Oz, or someone who knows […]

  • Carmen and Carmen.

    #TonnerCon: New York Times with Carmen & Tyler – Tonner Doll Company

    It was the best of times, and the worst of times.  It was the New York Times!  What a fashionable bunch of people – everyone turned out in their cocktail finery for this fabulous occasion, as we toasted two major fashion icons:  Carmen Dell’Orefice, who happened to also be our very special guest for the […]

  • Debbie and Sue man the Raffle Room.

    #TonnerCon: Afternoon Tour de Force – Tonner Doll Company

    Scurry, scurry, scurry!  Off to the Raffle Room – This is always incredible to see.  First of all, a lot of work goes into setting it up nice and proper, and Team Raffle is… da bomb!  They had everything staged so beautifully, each and every raffle item looked beyond enticing.  It’s always fun to see […]

  • Our hats off to you!

    Wilde Times at #TonnerCon – Tonner Doll Company

    Our collectors sure know how to have a Wilde Time – we tip our hats to them!  Today’s Wilde Imagination brunch was filled to the brim with fun.  Attendees were asked to don their most favorite hats for a hat contest, and there were lids o’plenty.  A sea of lids, if you will.  I digress.  […]

  • The Sales Room line-up!

    #TonnerCon: Good Morning Chicago! – Tonner Doll Company

    Good morning Chicago and beyond!  After a GREAT night sleep, we’re bright-eyed and bushy tailed, especially after the astounding Grand Opening of the Tonner & Wilde Sales Room!  This is always an exciting part of the convention – many Doll Lovers get there bright and early (or camp out the night before!) to secure their […]

  • Team Tonner Looking sharp!

    #TonnerCon: Ice Cream Social Welcome – Tonner Doll Company

    I scream!  You scream!  We all SCREAM for ice cream!  Victorian Times, the kick-off of TonnerCon, was a grand ice cream social, with heaps of sweet, decadent ice cream with loads of fun toppings, satisfying every single sweet tooth in the house.  Team Tonner was dressed in their finest Victorian garb, wearing red striped vests […]