TonnerCon 2013 – Day 4

We had a lazy start to the third day of the convention as we did not attend the Patsy “Go Fly a Kite” event in the morning. There are some beautiful pictures of this event over on the Tonner blog. Instead I wandered the sales rooms that morning, admiring all the lovely dolls, outfits and accessories for sale.

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The lovely Shannon with her table.

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This was only one half of the vendor room!

Soft Sigh Ellowyne, while not yet available, was on display in the sales room.

Soft Sigh Ellowyne, while not yet available, was on display in the sales room.

Pretty soon it was time for the 1960s luncheon! We were greeted by the Tonner staff wearing some pretty funky, psychedelic outfits from that era! We were given peace sign necklaces upon entering to help put us in the ’60s mood.

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Amelia with our table gift, a Beatles lunchbox!

The centerpiece, Mod Tyler and Ava.

The centerpiece, Mod Tyler and Ava.

During the program, tables were picked to turn one of our members into a go-go dancer. Of course, our table was one of the ones chosen. One of the gentlemen at the table was kind enough to let us make him over thankfully!

Our table was represented by the gentleman in green.

Our table was represented by the gentleman in green.

Sadly, our table did not win, but it was a super fun experience!

After the meal and program, it was time to open our souvenir doll, Sydney a Go Go!

Very Fem-bot! :D

Very Fem-bot! πŸ˜€

The afternoon was busy-busy! First we attended a very informative seminar given by Mr. Robert Tonner himself. He talked about what a typical day in the life of a doll designer is like and answered some questions. We learned that Tonner is now focusing exclusively on DC characters, as the Marvel license has expired, particularly the male characters. There will be more Twilight dolls, including Renesmee. We also learned the reason they didn’t do any more Hunger Games dolls, like the Girl on Fire dress, was because the studio wouldn’t let them. There won’t be any Catching Fire dolls because of this. Tiny Kitty and Sindy should be out later in the year as well.

Then it was time for the raffle! Sadly, this time, I did not win anything. But I was sitting next to Lance who won a Wonder Woman doll. Congrats!

Before too long it was time for the main event, the Carousel Ball! The ballroom was magnificently decorated with lit trees at every table. There were four different centerpiece dolls and eight different carousel horses. Our centerpiece was my favorite.

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“Lady Catherine” with the Silver Spirit Stallion carousel horse. Antoinette sculpt.

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Amelia dressed for the ball!

Me and Dad!

Me and Dad!

Dinner was delicious, and dessert, served during the dance party, was faboo! But before that, it was time to reveal the souvenir doll!

Lady Grace! Cami sculpt.

Lady Grace! Cami sculpt.

I didn’t stay too long at the dance party, because I was pretty worn out at that point. Also, we were given a surprise announcement… a factory sale would be held the following morning at 6 a.m.! Early to bed for this doll collector.

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