Tonner Doll Toyfair 2018 reveals

It was good to see that among the other toy companies participating at The New York International Toyfair this year was Tonner Doll, with many new releases, either already announced (but not seen) dolls, final versions of dolls that had already been previewed sometime ago or first time appearances. amazing and it was so great to see and hear about everything that’s happening in the doll world. The dolls and accessories shown below include everything showed at Toyfair with a couple of new additions. When you click through to the site there are buy buttons on many of the items in this release, if still available. Some are shipping now and some have projected availability dates in the future. Please be aware that if you add one of those items to your cart and complete the transaction, you will be charged for all the items now and they’ll ship as they become available. Tonner Doll allocated limited quantities on some items to their direct sale inventory and once they are sold the only way to obtain them will be through one of the Tonner Doll retailers, should they have availability left. Let’s check the dolls out!


T18DCDD01 Wonder Woman-Training Armor - $210.00

Featuring a portrait sculpt of Gal Gadot with hand painted details, this ¼ scale figure on the new 16" RTB 101 hard plastic/vinyl body, is heavily articulated and outfitted in a replica of the Themyscira training armor as worn in the Wonder Woman movie. The removable molded armor is movie accurate and hand painted. “Bracelets of Submission” and three sets of hands (relaxed, fists and gripping) are included with this figure. Diana’s sword, shield and fully adjustable base are available separately. Features mink colored saran hair in a long braid and dark brown eyes. June/July estimated shipping (subject to change).

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Another great Wonder Woman doll, again very accurate and detailed. I wonder how many of the people who got the first one would get this one too.She comes without the stand, which is always a problem. Would I buy just the outfit? Maybe. But, there’s a second version of this one...

 

T18DCGS01 - WW Training Armor Deluxe Set - $310.00

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Featuring a portrait sculpt of Gal Gadot with hand painted details, this ¼ scale figure on the new 16" RTB 101 hard plastic/vinyl body, is heavily articulated and outfitted in an exacting replica of the Themyscira training armor as worn in the Wonder Woman movie. The removable molded armor is movie accurate and hand painted. “Bracelets of Submission”,  three sets of hands (relaxed, fists and gripping) , her mythical sword, shield and fully adjustable base are included with this ultra-limited set in a custom, collapsible box. Features mink colored saran hair in a long braid and dark brown eyes. June/July estimated shipping (subject to change).

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Same doll as before but with all her weapons added, apart from the lasso. We get to see the lovely braided hair at the back here, great job. 

 

T18DCDD03 - Wonder Woman Variant # 1 - $275.00

The new 16" RTB 101 hard plastic/vinyl body has 15 points of articulation and Gal Gadot’s likeness is captured in detail. Saran is used to create lifelike hair set off with an accurate, highly detailed tiara. Accurately sculpted depicting her movie costume, the WW armor consists of a molded breast plate with a genuine leather battle skirt; her armband and “Bracelets of Submission” are made of real metal. Wonder Woman carries her golden lasso in a genuine leather harness. Boots are made of detailed vinyl and resin.  Figure comes with changeable open hands, fists and gripping hands. Fully adjustable Wonder Woman themed stand, sword and shield are available separately. Wonder Woman has mink saran hair and dark brown eyes. June/July estimated shipping (subject to change).

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Third WW doll. She’s like the first release, with the cape added. I don’t like the cape, always thought it looks out of sync with the rest of the outfit. The cape is sold separately as well, for those who have the first doll and want to add it. Still no stand. I really don’t like this policy with dolls. They all should come with a stand, so the buyer can display them properly. Making people buy them separately does not look nice, to me at least. 

 

T17DCOF01  Wonder Woman Gala Gown Set (outfit only) - $109.00

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Featuring an asymmetrical plunging neckline, and draped accurately to reflect the 1918 period, the gown is completed with a train and, in true Amazonian warrior fashion, Diana conceals her “God Killer” sword, which is included. Matching blue pumps (authorized by Warner Bros.) are included should you choose to dress another Tonner doll in this outfit. As Shown on WW#1 with an updo. Shipping Mid-March.

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This is one of her outfits I really wanted to have. The sword does look plastic in the back photo but I’ll wait to see it in real life. Could not preorder it fast enough. 

 

T18DCOF01 Wonder Woman 2018 Black Cape (outfit element) - $50.00

Replicating the one from the 2017 movie, this version is complete with a hood and arm holes and the chevroned elements are top-stitched to accentuate the accurate detail. As shown on WW#1. June/July estimated shipping (subject to change).

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And here’s the cape, as sold separately. Meh.

 

T18GWDD01 Scarlett O’Hara BBQ dress (dressed doll) - $235.00

Scarlett’s chiffon gown, emblazoned with green floral sprays and highlighted with a deep green satin sash, is further accentuated by a wide-brimmed straw hat with a generously proportioned matching green satin tie. The outfit is complete with a petticoat, pantyhose and green “velvet” pumps. Featuring the 16" RTB 101 hard plastic/vinyl body and new Vivien Leigh portrait sculpt with green eyes and mink saran hair. Acrylic base stand included.  Limited Edition 300 Shipping Mid-March.

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I wonder why did Robert Tonner feel the need to make a new sculpt for his Scarlett dolls. It does not look like Vivien Leigh at all and it’s harsh and square looking, compared with the previous sculpt. She looks more like Heddy Lamar would have looked had she gotten the part. And that’s no 17” waist, fiddle dee dee.

 

T18OTDD03  (previously T17OTDD03) Jamie Fraser  (dressed doll) - $235.00 (PROTOTYPE)

A portrait sculpt of Sam Heughan, the actor portraying Jamie Fraser in the TV series Outlander, by Robert Tonner, authorised by the licensor. Jamie is wearing a monochromatic but elegant black suit and striking white dickie and cuffs, brocade vest, stockings and black knee high faux leather boots, from the episode where he makes his formal entrée to French society, attendind the levee at Versailles hosted by King Louis XV. Offered on the 17" “Matt” body with Jamie’s deep rich auburn hair and blue eyes. Acrylic base stand also included.  Limited Edition 500. June/July estimated shipping (subject to change).

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We had already seen a peek of this sculpt months ago, when a photo partially showing the doll was posted on social media and now we have the full monty. He looks a lot like the actor, the outfit is gorgeous and I’m so glad I preordered him way way back. Only thing I don’t like: the boots that look plastic (the description says faux leather) and cheapen the whole look. He’s has a larger edition than Versailles Claire had, so that’s good, I hope that his body is tall enough to stand next to Claire, who, lest we forget, has Wonder Woman’s body. I will be able to tell sooner, rather than later, since the first WW Doll is almost here and I have a few Matt Tonner dolls to measure them against her.

 

T17OTDD04 Claire’s New Look (dressed doll) - $235.00

Claire and Christian Dior converge as she re-interprets 18th-century fashion with a version of Dior’s 1940’s “bar suit”. The bespoke off-white satin jacket and floor-length black satin skirt are accented by sparkling faux diamond earrings, white gloves, stockings, family crested bag and bow-front black pumps. The outfit also features a black straw hat which completes the ensemble. Claire’s New Look is on the  16" RTB 101 hard plastic/vinyl body and has a Robert Tonner portrait sculpt of Caitriona Balfe with mink saran hair color and ice blue eyes. Acrylic base stand also included. Limited Edition 300. June/July estimated shipping (subject to change).

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La pièce de résistance! That’s the outfit I most wanted to have Claire in, even more than the red Versailles dress! The genius of Terry Dresbach, Outlander’s costume designer shines through in all of her work for the series, but so much more in this particular outfit. A 40s woman, getting her clothes made in 18th century France, presaging the New Look that would debut a few years after her first time travel. Brilliant. Preordered already!

The goddess is here: Tonner Doll Wonder Woman in Gal Gadot’s likeness available for preorder!

Today one of the best, if not THE best superhero doll Tonner Doll has ever created is finally revealed and available to preorder. A gorgeous rendition of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, with a new 15- points-of-articulation body is now ready for preorder either from Tonner Doll or from your favourite Tonner Doll dealer. As the company website ships only to the United States, Guam, The US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, US military bases, Australia, New Zealand and Asia , the rest of the world will have to scramble to the dealers to secure one of the 500 available dolls, There was a 100 pieces Deluxe edition but that was sold out in a flash. What’s the difference? Read on. 

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T17DCDD03 Wonder Woman Deluxe Set - $310.00 - SOLD OUT

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16” character figure of expertly engineered injected plastic and vinyl.  The totally new body has 15 points of articulation and Gal Gadot’s likeness is captured in detail. Saran is used to create lifelike hair set off with an accurate, highly detailed crown. Accurately sculpted depicting her movie costume, the WW armor consists of a molded breast plate with a genuine leather battle skirt; her armband and gauntlets are made of real metal. Wonder Woman carries her golden lasso in a genuine leather harness.  Boots are made of detailed vinyl and resin.  Figure comes with changeable open hands, fists and gripping hands. The Deluxe set Includes, along with the WW figure, her intricately detailed metal sword, shield that she can hold and stand designed to keep her on her feet for display.  LE 100

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The likeness of the face is incredible. Robert Tonner now sculpts first on a computer in 3D rendering software, so he can tweak a sculpt to perfection. We also found out that the very talented repaint artist Shannon Craven was directly involved in the process of creating the face likeness of the actress, you can read all about it in her website.  If the production doll looks exactly like this one, it will be the best Tonner Wonder Woman ever. I knew I was right holding back on buying one of their previous Wonder Woman versions.

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The detail on her costume is amazing. With real metal and leather used for so many things in addition to plastic and resin, the impression it gives is that of a great recreation. Metal sword eh? Yes! Leather skirt and harness? Check. Three sets of hands to vary the poses? Sure!

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T17DCGS01 - Wonder Woman #1 BUNDLE COLLECTION - $310.00

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The bundle actually contains the same things the Deluxe editions has, for the same price. They are just packed separately instead of being in the same box. So I suspect that the Deluxe version will have a different, bigger box, maybe made for display like the Spiderman 3 one, while the simple doll has a normal, Tonner Doll sized box. We’ll see. 

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There is also the option of getting each element of the bundle separately: Doll, set of sword and shield, and stand.

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T17DCDD02 Wonder Woman #1 - $225.00 - LE 500. This is the doll only, No sword, no shield, no stand included.

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T17DCAC01 - Shield & Sword Accessory Pack - $50.00

Wonder Woman Sword and Shield—Both shield 4.5" and sword 7.25" are crafted in fine metal with high attention to detail. It’s the perfect accessory set to your Wonder Woman character figure.  Open Edition

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T17DCAC02 - Wonder Woman Stand - $50.00

Wonder Woman Stand—The stand base 5.5" is made of acrylic resin with the Wonder Woman logo and a black bendable rod 13" so that she can hold any number of poses. A specially designed gripper keeps her secure no matter what the pose! Open Edition.

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If you order separate sets of the weapons or the stand, there is a limit of six per order. So what are you waiting for! Run!

Oh, and do you know what is on the way! Look at a sneak peek from Tonner Doll official Facebook page:

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All photos courtesy of Tonner Doll Company. 

Wonder Woman Barbie Collector dolls available to order!

Mattel is pushing ahead with their Wonder Woman releases, right before the premiere of the film next week. After the playline releases, the collector dolls are now available to order - but on backorder till June 1st. That either proves that the available ones are already snapped up or that the company will be late in releasing them but did not want to lose the momentum that the film will create. I really like them and will try to order them all. Let's see them all - description from the Barbie Collector website. The dolls are all Silver Label, i.e. 25,000 or less dolls.

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Barbie® Wonder Woman™ Doll

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Designer: Bill Greening
Release Date: 4/27/2017
Inspired by the first-ever live-action Wonder Woman™ feature film, this doll is sculpted and costumed just like the movie character. This Amazon warrior is armed for battle wearing her iconic Super Hero costume with headdress, boots, armored bracelets, iconic “magic”; lasso, sword, shield and black cape.  Doll also features a fully articulated body—perfect for high-action poses.

$44,95

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Body Type: Articulated
Facial sculpt: Wonder Woman
Fashion Sewn On: Yes
Fashion: Super Hero costume with headdress, boots, armored bracelets
Accessories: Sword, shield, lasso
Doll Stand: Yes
Package Dimensions (H/D/W): 13“ x 3.3“x 7“

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Barbie® Antiope™ Doll

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Designer: Bill Greening
Release Date: 4/27/2017

Inspired by the first-ever live-action Wonder Woman™ feature film, this Antiope doll is sculpted and costumed like the movie character. Doll also features a fully articulated body—perfect for high-action poses.

$44,95

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Body Type: Articulated
Facial sculpt: Antiope
Fashion Sewn On: Yes
Fashion: Super Hero costume with headdress, boots, armored bracelets
Accessories: Bow, arrows
Doll Stand: Yes
Package Dimensions (H/D/W): 13“ x 3.3“x 7“

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Barbie® Hippolyta™ Doll

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Designer: Bill Greening
Release Date: 4/27/2017

Inspired by the first-ever live-action Wonder Woman™ feature film, this Queen Hippolyta doll is sculpted and costumed just like the movie character. Doll also features a fully articulated body—perfect for high-action poses.

$44,95

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Body Type: Articulated
Facial sculpt: Queen Hippolyta
Fashion Sewn On: Yes
Fashion: Super Hero costume with headdress, boots, armored bracelets
Accessories: Sword, shield,
Doll Stand: Yes
Package Dimensions (H/D/W): 13“ x 3.3“x 7“

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Barbie® Wonder Woman™ Paradise Island Gift Set

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Designer: Bill Greening
Release Date: 4/27/2017

This Barbie® Wonder Woman™ Paradise Island Gift Set commemorates the iconic scene on Paradise Island when Diana (Wonder Woman™), portrayed by actress Gal Gadot, first meets Steve Trevor™, portrayed by actor Chris Pine. Both dolls are sculpted and costumed like the movie characters and feature fully articulated bodies—perfect for high-action poses.

$125,00

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Body Type: Articulated Wonder Woman, Articulated Ken
Facial sculpt: Gal Gadot Face sculpt, Chris Pine face sculpt
Fashion Sewn On: No
Fashion:Costumed like the movie characters
Doll Stands: Yes
Package Dimensions (H/D/W): 13“ x 6“x 19“

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WONDER WOMAN and all related characters and elements © & ™ DC Comics and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s17). Photos courtesy of Mattel Inc.

 

New Wonder Woman dolls from Mattel look amazing!

With Toy Fair coming this weekend, companies keep on releasing previews of the goods that will debut in New York. Mattel of course is a major player and nabbed the opportunity to present their Wonder Woman movie dolls. Entertainment Weekly had the photos and so we can show you what is coming this spring, ahead of the film release June 2. The prices are good, this is no upscale release like the Superman Vs Batman one, so I bet they will be very popular.


Deluxe, sword-wielding Wonder Woman figure ($19.99). Gal Gadot plays her in the film.


Wonder Woman in gold training outfit with bow and arrow ($19.99)


Wonder Woman in classic uniform ($14.99)


Wonder Woman doll in a blue evening gown and a concealed sword ($14.99) - I so want this!


12-inch Diana figurine ($29.99), outfitted for battle and accompanied by her armored black horse


Wonder Woman's mother, Queen Hippolyta, ready-for-battle figurine and horse ($29.99). Connie Nielsen plays the big-screen version of the Amazonian queen. Wonder why they did not make Robin Wright's Antiope as a doll. I'd get that in a heartbeat. I might give this one a try anyway.


Steve Trevor appears in this figurine two-pack ($26.99), which includes Diana. Chris Pine plays the part in real life. Unfortunately the doll has molded legs. I want to get him and will probably change him into another Mattel body.

Censorship on the Internet: how far can Mattel go to protect their interests?

A couple of days ago, I saw a post by a fellow doll collector on Facebook : it mentioned that a common friend and popular doll blogger, Ada - better known as Papusile Mele  had been blocked on Facebook and could not post anything for the next few days. I soon discovered that she had been blocked  by Mattel. The  reason for this was that she had posted on her Facebook page a sneak preview photo of the upcoming Mattel Star Trek dolls.


That photo, showing three upcoming dolls from the Star Trek series (Spock, Kirk and Uhura in the likeness of the original actors), had been already posted in many Facebook groups, chat rooms and even some obscure online shops (Ada posted a Linkin to a Greek one!), so blocking her for posting it was a bit extreme - and without even warning her first or asking her politely to delete it, as would have been the proper way for Mattel to follow.


Companies have the right to restrict the use of their photos, especially of they are from unreleased products or have been made known to certain groups of people under condition of confidentiality and guidelines for their publication. That would be the case, for example, with photos of dolls send to W Club members by Integrity Toys or the Barbie Collector club and their sneak pics. From what I know about this particular case, this is not a sneak photo from a club etc., but a picture probably leaked online by someone with access to it. 


So, however ridicule may sound to you, it is perfectly legitimate for Ada to post it, until Mattel asks her to pull it down. Which never happened. She got blocked for three days instead. Just like that. It sure does not look good for Mattel - it makes them look like a bully scaring people off. Which is exactly the opposite of what a company like it should be doing. Was it that hard to simply ask for the photo to be taken down? And the irony is that Ada is a genuine Barbie fan: her blog and Facebook page is a testament to that and a source of valuable information for Barbie collectors all over the world. It is ridiculous to attack people who support the doll industry like this, especially when they do better PR for their product that the company interested. 

Shame on you Mattel.

All photos are courtesy of Mattel, from previous Star Trek releases.