Yesterday Carolyn wrote a reflective post on why Tonner Doll (and Ellowyne) has taken up so much of her collection. Highly recommend this great post. Thank you Carolyn for your love of Tonner!
Recently I was counting my dolls on display, by company (I’m a counter, who knows why, a bit of OCD perhaps?) and here’s what I came up with: BJDs – 1, contemporary Barbie – 3, vintage Barbie – 6, Madame Alexander – 2, Integrity – 7, Wilde Imagination – 10, Tonner – 31….
Which got me to thinking; why Tonner? What is it about his dolls that call to me so much? The other dolls pretty much come and go around here, but every time I think I’m going to let some of my Tonners or Ellowynes go, it doesn’t happen.
So why do I love Robert Tonner? Two words: Tyler and Imagination. Tyler is by far my favorite sculpt. There is something so sweet about her face, she looks like the type of woman you’d like to have as a best friend (lucky Sydney!). She can also look so different and versatile from wicked & naughty (Charmed), to sweet & classy (Nights in White Satin), fun (It’s My Party, Harlequin, Look of the Season), whimsical (Believe) and elegant & stunning (Fire Opal, Casino Jade, Autumn Gold). And her clothes are to die for..
Robert’s imagination seems inexhaustible!…