Sunday, April 3, 2016

Tonner One World Dolls to produce an Empire line of dolls

Tonner One World dolls have made their first joint move after their merge: they are going to release a limited edition of Empire dolls. The TV series Empire, if you have been living in a cave for the last 18 months, is a pop phenomenon, the most successful TV series in the US and a worldwide hit, a black soap opera taking place in the music industry, Much of the series'success is due to the incredible Taraji P. Henson (formerly of Person Of Interest), playing the sassy Cookie Lyon.

The company has reserved a website where one can sigh up for email releases regarding the dolls. So far there has been no information regarding which characters are making it in the line up and if they are going to have the actors' likeness or not. It's certain though that Cookie will be the star of the line as she is in the series. The welcoming email does not say much more:

Empire is one of the hottest show's on television and it is about to get even hotter! The Empire Collector Doll Series is in full development right now and we guarantee you are going to love these dolls! 
Hand scuplted and designed by legendary doll designers, Robert Tonner and Stacey McBride-Irby, these one of a kind, limited edition works of art will leave you breathless and weill be a definite conversation piece.
For up-to-the minute details on what's new, what's coming next, promotions, collector's contests, all things EMPIRE and so much more; be sure to stay connected.

Cannot wait to see the dolls! Can we hope for a Naomi Campbell doll too (she guest stars in the series)?

UPDATE 14/4/2016: Tonner One World published sketches of the dolls and a photo (or good render) of the doll boxes: two Cookie dolls and one Lucious:


  1. Cool! I want a Cookie Lyon doll!!

  2. Are they 16 inch or 12 inch dolls? Does anyone know?

    1. Tanner does not make a lot of 12" fashion dolls so they are probably 16" as with all their movie/tv dolls so far

    2. I am really hoping these are 12 inch since One World does 12 inch dolls.

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    1. no but you can subscribe to their website and receive updates