Thursday, December 24, 2015
Saturday, December 19, 2015
As it is the 10th anniversary of the W Club, it could not let the year go out without a bang! The final club exclusive doll was announced to its members and it is a stunner. Hearkening back to the good old days of the early gorgeous gift-sets from Integrity Toys, Elyse Jolie will be available to pre-order (members only of course) until the 5th of January 2016, in a fabulous gift set called J'Adore La Fête. It includes an evening gown, a suit and lingerie, and it is packed inside a lovely suitcase.
Item # 91387
J'Adore La Fête
Elyse Jolie™ Dressed Doll Gift Set
The Fashion Royalty™ Collection
2015 W Club Exclusive
Limited Edition Size: TBA
Estimated Ship Date: Late Spring / Early Summer 2016
Regular W Club Price: $225.00 + Shipping, Handling and Applicable Sales Tax*.
Special W Club 10th Anniversary Price: $175.00 + Shipping, Handling and Applicable Sales Tax*.
*A non-refundable deposit of $25.00 due immediately at pre-order, balance of $150.00 + shipping and handling (and tax for Maryland residents) due approximately late Spring/early Summer 2016.
Doll Tech Specs:
Head Sculpts: Elyse Jolie
Body Type: FR2013
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Colors: Raven
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied
Elyse Jolie is a 12.5-inch fully articulated vinyl fashion doll with a fully rooted hairstyle and hand-applied eyelashes. This gift set includes three complete outfits for Elyse: a lingerie set, a two-piece suit and a gown. A jewellery set, a clutch purse and two pairs of faux-leather shoes are packaged in a carry-on trunk. A doll stand is also included. For adult collectors ages 15 and up.
She is gorgeous! Only the second Elyse in FR White skin tone (the first was a convention workshop edition), she has the A Fashionable Life screening but (unfortunately) not the hair style. The dress top half looks a lot like a Dior gown worn by Charlise Theron at the 2014 Oscar Awards ceremony:
The colouring and style of the gown also remind me of Born To Gamble Kyori:
Her "tweed"suit looks like Chanel, even with the flounce - I'd rather have it with a longer pencil skirt though. Her bag does not look like something extraordinary but we will see when she arrives (end of Spring 2016). There is only that one bag unfortunately, the suit really needs another one - it has its own shoe pair, why not another bag? A miniature version of the trunk would have been great.
Love the jewellery too, and the lingerie looks great as well (although I have enough black lingerie sets from Integrity by now). A welcome return to luxurious gift sets for Integrity, after the lame one that was Veronique this spring.
Pictures of prototype shown; final production colours and textures may vary slightly. Dress form and other staging props are not included. All photos and information contained herein is copyrighted Integrity Toys, Inc. and Intercap Merchant Partners, LLC 2015 and may not be reprinted or disseminated without express written permission.
Friday, December 4, 2015
Yesterday the holdings company One World Holdings announced the merging of One World Doll with Tonner Doll. What does that mean? Probably access to cash and resources for Tonner Doll and access to insider know how and resources for One World Doll. Will it provide for better dolls? It remains to be seen. Below is their press release.
ONE WORLD HOLDINGS, INC. – Houston, Texas – December 3, 2015. One World Holdings, Inc. [OTCPink:OWOO] and Tonner Doll Company, Inc., today announced that their Boards of Directors have approved a definitive agreement for The One World Doll Project (a subsidiary of One World Holdings) to merge with Tonner Doll Company. The agreement was entered into on December 2, 2015. The agreement is a friendly, stock-for-stock transaction in which 100 percent of Tonner Doll Company’s 145,200,000 shares outstanding will be converted into an equal number of shares of One World Holdings. Each Tonner Doll Company share will be exchanged for 1 share of One World Holdings common stock, resulting in Tonner Doll Company shareholders owning approximately 15% percent of One World Holdings common stock upon closing. Also following the closing of the merger, The One World Doll Project will change its name to Tonner One World to reflect the combined business of both companies. Under the definitive agreement, all assets, licenses and contracts of both companies will become the property of Tonner – One World, which will remain a wholly owned subsidiary of One World Holdings, which will file with FINRA and the state of Nevada to change its name to Tonner One World Holdings, Inc.
As a component to the merger, a Connecticut based private equity firm that has been a primary funder of One World Holdings for the past three years has agreed to fund the company with an additional $750,000, and plans continue to fund One World Holdings until it completes a proposed $5,000,000 round of private equity financing. In connection with the definitive agreement, One World Holdings will increase its authorized shares to 1.6 billion shares, which management believes will facilitate the merger transaction and permit One World Holdings to collateralize the $750,000 funding, as well as provide shares potentially needed to facilitate the private offering.
“The combination of The One World Doll Project and Tonner Doll Company creates an exciting opportunity for our company, for our customers, and for our shareholders,” said Corinda Joanne Melton, President and CEO, One World Holdings. “In addition to creating a world-class toy company, this is a compelling financial and strategic transaction for our shareholders,” she added. “Robert Tonner and his team have created a multi-million dollar collector doll company that, combined with One World, has the foundation for massive future growth, new product development and maximization on current licenses to create product for some of Hollywood’s biggest television and film projects.”
“This combination creates a company that delivers maximum value for us and we are thrilled to be joining forces with the amazing team at One World,” said Robert Tonner, CEO of Tonner Doll Company.
Management of both companies believe that the new toy company, which will be led by CEO Corinda Joanne Melton, President Robert Tonner and COO, Jack Kralik, will generate multiple benefits, including an accelerated deployment of products into big box retail stores and innovative ventures into ancillary properties ” such as character licensing, children’s television programming, apparel, accessories and publications.
Through the merger, Tonner – One World will acquire Tonner Doll Company’s approximately 15 thousand customers. The merger agreement between The One World Doll Project and Tonner Doll Company has received board and shareholder approval from both companies, and is subject to customary conditions and is expected to close during the first quarter of 2016.
For more information about the merger, hear interviews with company executives about Tonner One World, log onto tonneroneworld.com.
About The One World Doll Project: Established in 2010, The One World Doll Project, a subsidiary of One World Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: OWOO) is committed to changing the retail landscape of the doll industry. The Prettie Girls!™ (Positive Respectful Enthusiastic Talented Truthful Inspiring Excellent), The One World Doll Project’s debut collection, is a line of fashion play dolls that are diverse in culture, interests, and style. Founders Trent T. Daniel and Stacey McBride-Irby, a former Mattel® designer who designed Mattel’s first authentically designed African-American dolls, developed the Prettie Girls! to capture the essence of positive values and attributes that every little girl can embrace.
About Tonner Doll Company: Tonner Doll Company, founded by Robert Tonner in 1991, is an established collector doll enterprise based in New York. The company has earned an esteemed reputation for creating the highest quality and most detailed collectible doll and accessories. Tonner’s products have been displayed in the Louvre complex and his immaculately proportioned creations have earned him the rights to bring: The Wizard of Oz, Harry Potter, The Big Bang Theory, Twilight, Avatar, Superman, Spider-Man, Gone With the Wind, and myriad other film, television and comic book characters to exquisite life worldwide.