Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Tonner 2006 Pt. 2

Doll companies very often spring surprises on us throughout the year. As if the mainline shown at the start of the year isn't enticing enough, very limited dolls turn up as store exclusives or at special events. Tonner seems to be a master at keeping collectors on their toes.

Attendees of the Oz Farewell Brunch held during the 15th Anniversary Tonner Convention received a special souvenir doll "We Welcome You to Munchkinland", a beautiful little lady known to Oz fans as the Flower Pot Munchkin. She has a sweet, dimpled unique head sculpt and black curled hair. She stands at 12 inches and her costuming is made up of vibrant colors of red, teal, and purple. She is an edition of 500.

Also at the Tonner brunch were Wizard of Oz tablepieces of Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion on an exclusive yellow brick road stand. Forty to fifty were made and numbers were drawn for a chance to purchase the piece. This set has commanded prices up to $800 on EBay. Rumor was the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Cowardly Lion were sneak previews of dolls to be added to the fall line up and indeed they were introduced this week.

There could still be more releases as FAO exclusives later this year. For now, there is plenty to keep the Oz fan occupied. Stay tuned to the Curiozity Corner. As soon as any news breaks, it will be posted here.