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