3/04/2016

Tonner Introduces Miette

Another new doll joins the Tonner Doll Co. Tribe.

Here is Miette's back story:

Once upon a time, in a far off corner of a very southern part of France, lies a tiny village called, Faire Croire. Don’t bother to look on any map, you’ll never find it. It’s a lovely village where the people enjoy a life of beauty and peace. Every house in the village is a different color and has window boxes filled with flowers of all kinds. The moss covered thatched roofs slant in all angles. There are no locks on any doors or windows. The narrow cobblestone streets are lined with fragrant flowers growing in beautiful pots adorned in jewels. The air is always thick with the scent of freshly baked pain au chocolat.  It seems like a place you would hear about in a fairy tale.  Although Faire Croire is well over 500 years old, no one knows it’s there.  But, Faire Croire does have a quality, something sinister that hangs over the heads of all the villagers. Something like a dark cloud.  Could that feeling be coming from the castle on the hill?
How could a village be over 500 years old with no one except the people that live there knowing of its existence? Miette, the lovely daughter of the Mayor of Faire Croire, intends to find out.
 It's a good story with excellent fairy tale possibilities. No one does fairy tale and fantasy like Tonner.

Miette is Tonner's newest 16" vinyl entry. I see her as a toned down Deja Vu with a less open mouth, a softer aspect and a much better, although still vinyl, body. If I could choose the best features of both, I'd pick Deja Vu's eyes and Miette's mouth and nose.  (Below, Deja Vu is on the left.)


Facial Comparison



For this initial release there are 2 basic, 5 dressed dolls, 2 outfits and 1 accessory cape.

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2 Basics $99.99 each.
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2 Outfits $89. each.
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1 Cape Accessory $30.

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5 Dressed dolls range in price from $179. to $199.
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From what I've seen on the boards, Miette seems to have been very well received. She has the Chic body.


Note the big difference between the Deja Vu body (hands included) and the Chic body. 


I always thought Deja Vu's body was an exaggerated and distorted teenage body. The Chic body has more curves and is a bit more realistic and those freaky spread-fingered hands are gone.  Nice improvement.

The only low spot as I see it is the blue and pink outfit. Mrs. Oz seems to have wandered into Miette's village in her sleep. It's very strange. It's even described as having so much going on that you don't know what to look at first. I do like the shoes.
Read the description:
Soft and stunning is how Miette approaches life and as a vision in pink and green, this outfit is no exception.  With so many intricacies, it’s hard to say what garners your attention first. Her boucle´ coat is an understated seafoam green with the finest details of delicate pink lace and tulle trim while boasting a pink flower at the point of closure. Her pink hat with green lace trim and floral decoration is a lovely juxtaposition with the rest of Miette’s ensemble. Her pink ruffled dress sits atop green ruffled cropped pants while her dainty pink floral lace tights peek out leading down to her pink ruffle trim faux leather shoes accentuated with an elegant green bow. Simply charming!  LE 200

 Only Royal Miette and the cape are available at this time. I wonder why they have offered a 10% off event when barely anything is ready to purchase. Were there so few pieces available on the first day of the sale? That surely doesn't seem right.

This is from the email that arrived on March 1.



http://www.tonnerdoll.com/wilde/miette?utm_source=Collectors&utm_campaign=66633a6f00-Meet_Miette3_1_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6e7f0b2ba7-66633a6f00-74926109&ct=t%28Meet_Miette3_1_2016%29&goal=0_6e7f0b2ba7-66633a6f00-74926109&mc_cid=66633a6f00&mc_eid=d9d30ea598


Have fun with the website. :-)



8 comments:

  1. Tonner has always been (ultimately) about the clothes. They retain the value. Even older outfits sell for higher prices than the vinyl dolls. As for this new line.... glad the upper torso is fuller than Deja Vu- more ability to switch and change with other lines/ dolls. Creativity is the key in collecting. And...separates are always a plus. I do like this line.

    As for the hand change on the chic body, truly glad. The separated-finger hands, although appropriately in-scale, they looked like "hand model" hands.

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    1. Many of my fellow collectors are dressing their Kingdom Dolls in earlier Tyler fashions and I'm seeing outfits that I had and sold. Not happy about that. Sigh.

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  2. I just wanted to tell you that I enjoy all of your posts, pics, comparisons and your overall approach to your site. Thanks!

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  3. I like her. I like that the mouth is slightly open, but she doesn't look vacant like DejaVu does. Her outfits are detailed, and she has accessories. I hope she is a runaway hit, Wilde/Tonner could really use it; she has defintely sparked renewed interest for me. :)

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    1. You hit the nail on the head. The vacant look is gone.
      T

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  4. Just have to tell you how great your blog is. (You didn't know? Really?) Even if we don't have the same taste in dolls, I wouldn't miss your comments for a treacle sandwich. For TWO treacle sandwiches.

    Not sure yet about Miette. The blond one is nice, but she only comes with an outfit. Michelle says there are no plans for a simple blond. Pity. Unlike you, I love the pink and green confection. I think it's the Charles I frilly drawers. Keep up the good work!

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    1. Well I'm relieved to learn that I beat out two treacle sandwiches. That's a distinction I wouldn't miss for the world.
      Seriously, thanks for being a reader!
      Terri

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