#tonnercon: “I Want Candy” Opening Event – Tonner Doll Convention

Tonner Soda Jerks:  Robert, Nancy and Joe

Tonner Soda Jerks: Robert, Nancy and Joe

Goodness, what a marvelous evening! Wooohooo, feeling that sugar high for SURE! The “I Want Candy” event was a sweet success. The Tonner Staff were all dressed like Soda Jerks (personally, I find that offensive – ha ha!) and there were 3 delicious centerpiece dolls and one tasty companion. Here are the details:

Too Sweet  Companion Doll

Too Sweet Companion Doll

Too Sweet (companion)
• Angelina Head Sculpt
• Tyler Body
• LE300

Cotton Candy Centerpiece

Cotton Candy Centerpiece

Cotton Candy (centerpiece)
• Cinderella Head Sculpt
• Tyler Body
• LE 150

Kandy Kane Centerpiece

Kandy Kane Centerpiece

Kandy Kane (centerpiece)
• Daphne Head Sculpt
• Tyler Body
• LE 150

Lili Pop Centerpiece

Lili Pop Centerpiece

Loli Pop (centerpiece)
• New Model #3 Head Sculpt
• Tyler Body
• LE 150

This toothsome dessert event included a great opening presentation introducing the staff that featured each Tonner Team Member as they were in The Age Of Innocence: their childhood! SO cute to see everyone as they started out in life. Everyone was a child once, and too often we forget what that was like. Well, not THIS weekend! We’re going to relive it, Tonner Style!  Check out the super cute staff intro:

We also played a really fun hot potato-like game that sent the collector holding the “potato” (really, a neatly wrapped present) up to the stage for a wicked round of Tonner Trivia!

Tonner Trivia Panel

Tonner Trivia Panel

The lucky winner:  A Tonner Genius!

The lucky winner: A Tonner Genius!

Also, we watched Part One of a 3 part  Super Secret Video that we’ll be seeing serially throughout the weekend. Oh, my belly aches from laughing so hard!

There were some super festive candy inspired outfits too!  Great job, attendees!

Michael and Bryan:  SWEET!

Michael and Bryan: SWEET!

Cotton Candy Sue and travel companions

Cotton Candy Sue and travel companions

To see ALL the sugary sweet pics from the opening event, click HERE, Doll Lovers!

After we sugared up all the attendees (Make Your Own Sundae Bar!), we turned them loose for the Grand Opening of the Vendor Sales Room. Yeehaw and giddyup! The lineup to get inside was more epic than usual, and there are TONS of vendors this year.

Vendor Sales Lineup

Vendor Sales Lineup

 

SO many great sales tables to stop and shop at, and even some new ones, too. BTW, a shout out to these amazing vendors who are with us this year: you guys have incredible wares and really bring something special to our event! THANK YOU! And a Tonnerific Welcome to our New Vendors this year: Shelly McNulty, Shannon Craven and Mark Tinky! WELCOME! Robert officially cut the ribbon around 9.30pm and in everyone swarmed.

Robert offically opens the VSR with a red ribbon cutting.

Robert offically opens the VSR with a red ribbon cutting.

 

A PACKED Vendor Sales Room!

A PACKED Vendor Sales Room!

 

Shannon Craven/Flutterwing's Table

Shannon Craven/Flutterwing’s Table

Mark Tinkey's Sales Table

Mark Tinkey’s Sales Table

 

More Hubub!

More Hubub!

SO many people in the VSR

SO many people in the VSR

To see all the Vendor Sales Room Action, click HERE!

After catching the hubbub at the Vendor Sales Room, I snuck off to the competition area, where collectors were entering their art. Got a sneak of some GREAT stuff, some seriously stiff competition this year. Holy cannoli  how are the judges ever going to decide?  I’ll totally will show you tomorrow!

Well I don’t know about you, but I’m to’ UP! Bushed! Ready for dreamland. Mister Sandman? Bring me a dream.

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