Let start a shitstorm…shall we, Puddings? I had to have this doll. I saw images of her on Facebook (thanks, Troy!)…and thought she was utterly fabulous. Yes, dears…Tyler Wentworth is back, and although not in such a grand scale as Mel Odom’s Gene Marshall’s treatment by JAMIEshow, this is the Tyler her fans will love by the very same doll maker that created her…at … Read More Hell Freezes Over – A FRODO Review: Tyler 2016
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The International Doll World just got a little closer – thanks to Cecile at Miss Vinyl Blog – my French-Speaking Puddings can now enjoy the satire, too! Here’s what ma chérie has to say: Note de l’auteur: Cet extrait des Sombres Chroniques des Wentworth est une « fan fiction », une pure parodie. Nul n’en fait commerce… le but en est l’amusement et le respect de la devise … Read More Tommydoll en Français
Inspiration can arrive in many forms. Usually, we are beset by the visual that brings such florid images to our imagination. But when you have a commission request from one who is blind…well, one’s thoughts of fashion-traditional ideas leave us for another type of inspiration – one that is tactile. It’s an intriguing thought, and one I thought I had nailed in the concept … Read More Rising From The Ashes
Lire cet article en français! – cliquez içi Author’s Note: The following excerpt of The Wentworth Shadows Chronicles is purely fan fiction parody. No one is making a red cent from it…and it’s all in good ‘power of play’ fun. If Hollywood happens to be sifting the internet looking for story ideas, this one will cost you a license from Tonner Doll Company, the rightful … Read More OWN Exclusive Interview: Tyler Wentworth with Oprah
You WON’T want to miss this…UPDATE: Re-scheduled to June 15 – Game of Thrones Season Finale is on Tonight, and Oprah doesn’t miss that… …check local prime time listings.
It is true that only fashion dolls matter – not just because of their reach, but also because of their ability to take reality and transform it into different eras, ethnicities and fantasies, all while maintaining the one thing that unites them as a genre – the clothing. Baby dolls can’t say the same thing. But it is also evident that not all fashion … Read More Are Fashion Dolls Over?
NOTE: Many of the Artist Images used in this blog post are credited to the artist, and clicking the image will transport you to their website or contact points such as Flickr, Facebook, Etsy or Pinterest – explore with wonder!!! Let’s get intellectual – shall we, Dears? Many of my readers have commented on how much they learn when they read my blog, and … Read More The More You Know – Repaints
There are many repainters out there…but the renowned work of Shannon Craven at Flutterwing captures facial expression in a unique and bewitching way. I’ve admired Shannon’s celebrity work, and her fantasy art – many times, re-creating celebrity likenesses from sculpts not intentionally created to look like a particular person – that is an amazing talent in and of itself. Shannon is also currently nominated … Read More Flutterwing Dolls by Shannon Craven Gives Big for Lily!
2014 was an interesting year for dolls, no? You had true magnificence and devastating disappointments, as we always do in the doll world. There is no question we are much more impassioned about our hobby than say…stamp collectors. Be that as it may, we cheer along with the grandest, and repress conniptions when we feel that age-old turn of the marketing machine’s thinking we’re some … Read More 2014 – The Year That Was In Dolls
On December 14, 1999 – the very first Tyler Wentworth dolls shipped to retailers. It was a thrilling moment for the Tonner Cheerleaders – the first production run of Tyler was not without its issues, though…unpainted scalps, a hole in the head, and a minimal quantity in her initial shipment. But that didn’t sway any of we-the-faithful who had been virtually ‘playing’ with Tyler … Read More Happy 15th Anniversary, Tyler Wentworth!
Let’s sit down for a little history lesson, shall we? This post has taken months to write. There are dolls here of which I know a great deal, yet others – not as much. In my search to find the best doll concepts, I found that they didn’t have to be separated into fashion dolls and everything else – because – only fashion dolls … Read More The Best Doll Concepts…Really.
For many doll makers, the doll convention represents something that is equal to, or even more important than, the release of its primary collections. And since new doll collections have mutated into a non-event for the collector as makers scatter their release timings across the calendar, any anticipation that comes therein is undeniably destroyed. Hence, we are left with companies’ annual conventions – events … Read More How To Host The Perfect Doll Event…Really.