Friday, September 12, 2014

Tonner Doll Wizard Of Oz Designer Collaboration

Stratos at The Fashion Doll Chronicles posted on a project wherein Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Tonner Doll Company, Inc. worked with famous designers to create new looks for Dorothy, Glinda and the Wicked Witch of the West, from the 1939 movie, The Wizard of Oz. The dolls are being auctioned on ebay and will benefit Habitat for Humanity's "There's No Place Like Home" campaign.


The one I like best is the Reem Acra gingham evening dress with train, but I love that Byron Lars' Dorothy is carrying a water gun. :-)  He also did a unique re-imagining of Dorothy's ruby slippers.

Madame Alexander did something similar in 1999 with its Celebration of Design Collection for the 21" Cissy doll, only those dolls were mass-produced. I can't find any information about that collection online to share with you, however.

Would you buy a OOAK doll created by a famous designer if money was no object?

2 comments:

  1. I would be tempted, definitely!

    Although I think I'd probably end up being too worried about damaging it to enjoy it (especially since I'm not an in-box collector).

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  2. If I bought one, I would definitely keep it in a case, maybe even with a cover over the case if I wasn't in the room!

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