Fashionable Dr. Seuss - by Tonner Dolls

Tonner Dolls announced a mini collection with three dressed dolls inspired by Dr. Seuss stories. All dolls have the Monica Merrill™ sculpt which is appropriately cartoon-y for Dr. Seuss but not for a fashion doll. Their body is the 16" Tyler™ BW body so the fashions can be easily worn by many other 16" dolls - but unfortunately they are not sold separately. They style reminds me a lot of Christian Lacroix and his whimsical couture collections. Also the embroidered "sketch" effect reminds me a lot of a certain John Galliano Christian Dior couture collection. The dolls are already available on-line at Tonner. albeit a bit pricey.

"This high-fashion take on the colorful, poetic whimsy of Dr. Seuss is a marriage of what we do best: High fashion and pop culture. What you see here is not a re-creation of the Seuss characters, per se, but instead, creations inspired by the colors and the shapes that are at the essence of what we all love about Dr. Seuss's art".

From The Cat In The Hat comes The Cat's Hat  LE 500 $189.99  Dressed doll. Face includes hand-painted details. Fine quality vinyl and hard plastic. Monica Merrill™ head sculpt. Tyler™ BW body. Cameo skin tone. Violet inset eyes. Blue rooted saran hair. Red and white striped flocked hat with yellow feather detail. Red faux fur vest with blue belt. Yellow shantung dress with black stitched accents. Red and White stripe tights. Yellow and black bead earrings. Blue faux leather boots. 

From Green Eggs and Ham comes Sam I Am LE 500 $189.99 Dressed doll. Face includes hand-painted details. Fine quality vinyl and hard plastic. Monica Merrill™ head sculpt. Tyler™ BW body. Cameo skin tone. Inset green brown eyes. Yellow rooted saran hair. Red elastic hair tie. Orange shantung top with black stitched accents and blue faux fur trim. Red stretch knit gloves. Orange, red and green ribbon skirt. Blue lace tights. Blue, black & red bead earrings. Yellow faux leather boots with blue faux fur trim. 

From Lorax comes Truffula LE 500 $189.99 Dressed doll. Face includes hand-painted details. Fine quality vinyl and hard plastic. Monica Merrill™ head sculpt. Tyler™ BW body. Cameo skin tone. Inset green eyes. Orange rooted saran hair. Yellow hair ribbon. Pink shantung top with black stitching and blue faux fur trim with orange shantung ribbon. Purple shantung skirt with black printed accents and yellow shantung trim. Pink and gold dot tights. Purple, pink & black bead earrings. Orange faux suede shoes.

Enjoy a day of Tonner on Saturday, December 8th when you attend their Factory Sale. Then, head over to the Tonner Company Store Dr. Seuss Launch Party, where the Dr. Seuss Collection will be available for purchase and you can get your dolls signed by Robert Tonner himself! There will be refreshments and Seussical adventures, so don't miss it! Tonner and Wilde Imagination Factory Sale Saturday, December 8, 2012 10am-1pm Holiday Inn 503 Washington Avenue Kingston, NY 12401 The Dr. Seuss Launch Party The Tonner Company Store 14 Hurley Avenue Kingston, NY 12p-2pm.

Doll images courtesy Tonner Doll Company, Inc. Photography ©ernestopadrocampos. ©Tonner Doll Company, Inc. All rights reserved.

Tonner Dolls at IDEX 2012: more dolls

Nu Mood is not the only line of dolls previewed by Tonner at IDEX 2012. More lines got additional dolls and outfits and I include here the fashion dolls and some facourite picks from the other lines (films and superheroes).Remember this is just a preview, and the balance of the Mainline Release will be revealed in late February/early March (dates TBA). It will include DeeAnna Denton™ on a brand new body, Cami & Jon™, Antoinette™, and the brand new fashion line known as Precarious!

The Freedom for Fashion line is the Asian themed/styled fashion doll line from Tonner. It got two new rreleases, Akemi and Neo Tokyo. Both are dressed dolls, Asian sculpts and very fashion forward. I love Asian dolls but these two are not my cup of tea, mainly for two reasons: Akemi's too funky outfit and boring ponytail (last year's was much better) and the eyes are painted with a very upwards slant that looks weird. particularly on Akemi. Maybe a future release will fix that, unless it's a promo doll only thing. Gorgeous shoes.

Cami is another Tonner fashion doll line that has new entries at IDEX: a doll and one outfit. She looks great, as usual. To my mind, Antoinette is the high fashion doll and Cami is the pret-a-porter one.

Just Right Cami 

Just Right Cami close up

Soho Jaunt outfit

The Antoinette line has another basic doll, the Goth Antoinette released, plus two outfits. Goth looks amazing, one of the best Antoinette dolls released so far.

Goth Antoinette 

Starshine outfit.

Radical Red outfit (if this is a Cami one, please correct me). Not radical enough but looks lovely.

Apart from the fashion dolls, new additions came for one of my favourite Tonner lines, the Gone With The Wind franchise. Two new dolls (although I would much rather have the outfits only, how many Scarlett dolls can one collection have?).

This is the wedding dress from Scarlett's first marriage in the film. It was her mother's, hence it is supposed to look a bit big on her. I think it does look as it should but her hair do is wrong. It should have looked fuller at the bottom and sides, with a more pronounced centre part as shown in the movie still. Also notice the "pannier" look of the skirt in the original, instead of the fuller A line on the doll. 

This is the Heartbroken doll, with the blue velvet rob trimmed with fur and the night gown underneath. The fur was darker in the original, probably black or dark blue/grey as one can see in the photo of the original robe. It is a gorgeous outfit and would love to have it.

In their super hero series, Tonner releases Elektra, one of my favourite Marvel ladies. She looks stunning and I already pre-ordered her.

Another stunning doll is the Corpse Bride, from Tim Burton's film. I recall that there was one Bride doll released alongside the film, in 16" or 17" size that was a perfect copy but too expensive. This one is rather an interpretation of it, still impressive, with a gown to die for. I do not like the Monica Merill sculpt - too doll like for my taste. But the doll looks incredible. She has the curvaceous body.

The fun doll in this release is definitely the Ms. Beetlejuice doll - a female version of Tim Burton's Beetlejuice! She shares the same body and sculpt of Corpse Bride. The outfit is again incredible. 

With so many lovely dolls previewed, I cannot wait for the rest of the mainline Tonner release, later in the year, it promises to be exciting!

All photos courtesy of Tonner Dolls. Please note: Any design element, including but not limited to fabrics, face painting styles, body styles and/or hair colors may be subject to change during production.