I am going to start today’s blog with a very exciting news release!
“Bulldog Licensing signs Tonner Doll Company to produce a replica Sindy doll.
The popular Sindy dolls from the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s are set to return in spring 2013.
Robert Tonner and the Tonner Doll Company will produce a replica Sindy doll for the collectors market, Bulldog Licensing has announced.
The British doll first launched in 1963 and went on to sell over 150 million units worldwide. The Sindy brand is still popular today, with classic dolls selling for as much as £1,500 on eBay, Top Shop featuring Sindy in its blogs and footwear brand Irregular Choice using Sindy in its 2012 Lookbook.
Tonner will be recreating the 1972 Trendy Girl Sindy and develop original and modern clothing styles to accompany the doll.
“We are really looking forward to bringing Sindy into the Tonner fold,” said Robert Tonner. “As a huge doll collector myself, it is quite a dream come true to be able to work with such an iconic name in the world of collectibles such as Sindy.”
Bulldog MD Rob Corney added: “We are delighted to have brought a market leader such as Robert Tonner on board for a programme that is growing rapidly. Sindy is big news at present and this is being reflected in the huge amounts of interest we are dealing with from the licensing community.”
Sindy celebrates her 50th birthday next spring.”
Yes, Tonner Doll is remaking the wildly popular Sindy doll. We are VERY excited about this project and can’t wait for the doll’s debut which will be sometime in 2013.
While researching for this blog, I found some very interesting information about Sindy. Chances are if you are reading this, you are already a Sindy fan. But, did you know that the Ideal Doll Company, that produced the Tammy Doll, allowed Pedigree to copy their doll for manufacturing, as long as they changed the name of the doll. They even borrowed Tammy’s slogan: The doll you love to dress!
How fitting is that! Especially since the Tonner Doll Company slogan is Believe in the Power of Play. We encourage collectors to dress, redress, make clothing for, repaint, etc.
I have created a You Tube playlist of Sindy videos for you to look at.
And here is a list of just some of the great websites dedicated to Sindy.
http://www.sindy.com/ – New Website under Construction
Enjoy reading all about Sindy and we’ll have more news for you on her release date soon!
Thanks for reading!