5/17/2014

TonnerCon Part 3

Wizard of Oz Seminar - Late Friday
Joe Petrolese and John Fricke
John Fricke was the guest speaker. He is a "world famous" Oz historian according to the Tonner Blog. Mr. Fricke spoke about the making of the original movie, behind the scenes, Judy Garland and what it was like.

Patience GLINDA THE GOOD WITCH OF THE NORTH LE 300

Patience DOROTHY –  LE 300

Just when you thought the Wizard of Oz was all wizarded out, Tonner Doll has come up with two cute new versions.

Saturday Afternoon: "It's Time for Action!"
Tonner announced a new partnership with Captain Action Enterprises and debuted the first ever Lady Action doll. The guest speaker was Ed Catto from Captain Action Enterprises who spoke on the history of the Captain Action comics and toys.

 Lady Action features the Tyler 2.0 head sculpt on the 16" super heroine body, removable wig and painted blue eyes.

Lady Action LE 250
Joe Petrolese announced a new line coming to Tonner Doll: Diana Prince.
"This is a really exciting new line and, while we all know her alter ego is a tough-as-nails super heroine, this line is going to primarily focus on Diana Prince as a fashion icon – though there will be a few Wonder Woman themed threads woven in for good measure. We also were party to a great retrospective program taking us back through all the Tonner Super Heroes and Villains we have created over the years."
The Saturday banquet:  Time and Time Again Renaissance Ball!
Centerpiece
Milady LE 100
 Convention Souvenir
Lady Arabella Bertran! LE 300

If I had attended this convention, I would have enjoyed the speakers, the workshops, the costumes collectors wore, meeting Carmen Dell'Orefice and seeing friends. As for the dolls, I had a proxy for the Carmen doll so she will be coming and I probably would have purchased the Victorian Cami in the white dress. She would have fit in nicely with my Great Gatsby dolls. I do like that fashion a lot. Otherwise, there is really nothing else I'd have come home with. I don't collect the super heroes or the little dolls. I liked being able to look at the pictures on-line.
At breakfast event on Sunday morning I wonder if Amelia or some other little doll will make an appearance. 



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