Howdy, Tonner Lovers!
Every day, we get so many letters and emails from collectors sharing their joy and excitement about their latest doll love. It is incredibly touching for us, who work so hard to bring these dolls to life and to put them in your hands, and it’s this kind of thing that makes our jobs so rewarding. We so enjoy receiving these letters, and it occurred to us YOU might enjoy them, too, and that it might be fun to share them. After all, each of us can relate to the tingling excitement we feel when we see the package on our doorstep, the dizzying elation as we part the tissue paper, and the overwhelming thrill as our eyes first glimpse what lay inside…
Our first piece of Fan Mail comes to us from a sweet customer who had just purchased My Afternoon Stroll from the Deja vu Collection.
I am so enjoying the new doll! I feel so cutting-edge, being one of the first people to have one. (I’m not usually this far to the forefront of a trend.) Her face is indeed lovely. I’m so happy I got the brunette, because her hair is a lovely color, very rich.
I confess I did remove the inner hair puff, because I wanted to dress her in clothes of other eras as well. After a bit of playing around snipping at threads, I was able to modify her hairdo by removing the batting so that the hair is almost the same but just not as high. Because her wig is so well designed (with a great hairline, might I add), it looks wonderful in its new style, with a small hinged clip holding the curls back. And it still looks convincing with her original outfit, too.
That outfit–what a lovely combination of fabrics and colors! That beautiful soft cotton skirt with its embroidery, and the jacket’s combination of misty gray-blue with the melon color, make for a splendid effect. The cut of the jacket, nipped in at the waist with that peplum-ish feature, is delightful and looks extremely authentic. The shoes and hat are also charming–so glad you curved in the heel the way you did.
Thank you for making the hands interchangeable with NuMood hands! I put on one slim-regular hand and one partly closed hand for easier dressing, and it makes for interesting poses as well.
I have to point out one more wonderful thing: the logo. That clock with all the numbers dripping out of it is just brilliant. What a perfect metaphor for a life lived and lived again through time. My compliments to the designer.
I’m avid to see more of these girls. I will probably devote my budget to the Twenties ones, and I especially covet the basic redhead. I just adore Twenties clothing, and the sketches with swatches that you showed us make my heart beat faster just to look. Vo-dee-oh-doh!
In the middle of all this, though, I do hope you will not abandon the Antoinette body. I love the new doll, but Antoinette is also an extraordinary bit of sculpting, especially the modeling of her torso. It’s great that she has a natural chest that actually responds to gravity!
Here’s a link to one of my favorite Gainsborough portraits, the too-too-utterly aristocratic Mrs. Grace Dalrymple Elliott (though apparently she was Rather Shady in real life). I love the portraitists of that era, especially Gainsborough. Talk about elevated hair!
A Tonner Fan
A side note to elaborate upon a detail in this fan letter: Regarding the hand swap, we are coming out with a special Deja vu hand set in two different skin tones (bisque and cameo) to make play even more fun, as described in this fan letter. Each hand set will include 3 pairs, much like the Nu Mood hand set, with holding hands, fists and graceful hands. This hand set will also work with Tyler dolls as well.
So, Tonner Fans, keep those letters and emails a-coming – we just might share your Tonner Doll Fan Mail!