Wilde Wednesday Takes Flight

The Tonner Doll company (which includes Tonner, Wilde Imagination and Tonner Toys) had its annual convention for doll collectors a few weeks ago and while I couldn’t go, I was captivated by the theme – Tonner Air – and as photos of the event started to surface I found myself totally in love with a few new dolls. Each session of the convention had special dolls – all with the aviation or flight theme – each one more beautiful than the next. Thanks to Charlie from Dolls Behaving Badly – who was my gracious personal shopper from a far – I now have two more dolls to add to my collection.

Flights of Fancy Ellowyne TonnerCon

Let’s start with a close up of Flights of Fancy Ellowyne, who we have named Victoria. She has beautiful glass eyes and a striking shade of reddish-brown hair.

Flight of Fancy Ellowyne

Here is a closer look at Flights of Fancy Ellowyne’s dress. It is the most gorgeous shade of light blue, full of tulle layers, brass and leather Steampunk detailing and has WINGS.

Flights of Fancy Ellowyne wings

This is a closer look at her oh, so cool Steampunk inspired wings complete with gears and brass detailing. Flights of Fancy Ellowyne is a limited edition of 300 and they are all sold out as of now.

Flight of Fancy boots

Her boots! How awesome are her boots!

Flights of Fancy Ellowyne TonnerCon

My son has some cool radio control airplanes that are similar scale to Ellowyne making them perfect for photo props. Victoria practicing her wing walking before her first flight. For more photos from this photo shoot visit the Doll Diaries Facebook album (you don’t have to have a FB account to view them, just to comment).

I have been wanting a mainline Tonner doll for quite some time but had not found “the one” yet – that is until I saw the photos of the centerpieces at the opening event for TonnerCon. There was a pilot and two stewardesses – so classic!  I just had to have to the brunette – Stewardess Kay.

Tonner Stewardess Kay

Stewardess Kay is a limited edition of 150 made. She is 16″ tall and is on a Tyler body (one of the main Tonner dolls). She looks like a stewardess from the late 1960s but her styling is so classic that it never goes out of style. I love the details in her outfit from the decoration on her hat to her necklace to the wings on her jacket down to the polish on her fingernails and toenails – just perfect!

Tonner Stewardess Kay

I just love the classic styling of the stewardesses from that era (just like I loved the TV show Pan Am and the movie Catch Me If You Can) and think I may have to get the Madame Alexander PanAm Alex, who is a blonde, to go with Stewardess Kay. The Helen Kish High Flying Raven would round out my trio of aviation girls… but that is just a wish still.

Stewardess Kay by Tonner Doll

Here is Stewardess Kay checking out the propeller of the airplane she is about to fly in. There are more photos of her in the Facebook set I linked to near the Ellowyne wing walking picture.

A view from the shelf

And the latest view of the top shelves in my computer desk. From left to right – Little Miss Matched Girls, two Barbies and Stewardess Kay, the six Ellowynes, Madame Alexander, American Girl Felicity and Matilda.

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Comments

  1. Megan says:

    too cool and firstie!!!!!

  2. aglover says:

    secondie! i want one now

  3. Annika says:

    Cute! Lucky you! :)

  4. Lance G says:

    Love the shots with the plane – so perfect for them both.

  5. alicia says:

    stewardess kay is just so preetty, i got to get one of those somehow

  6. gail says:

    She is so lovely and steampunk! I have a few ellowynes on ebay that i am watching

  7. gymnast4life says:

    i wouldnt buy 1, but, they are so cute and life like!!

  8. Irene says:

    Thinking about the post with the shadow of the new american girl doll. I think it will be a 50′s or 60′s doll. The shadow appeared to be a trapezoid dress that was popular in the late 50′s early 60′s. Also,
    it could be an empire waist with no gathers which was popular then.

  9. Char says:

    Gymnast4life – that is the beauty of looking at photos – you can appreciate how special so many dolls are without having to have all of them yourself.

  10. Lisa says:

    Your girls look amazing with the planes! What a great prop–oh, wait, that’s your son’s hobby! *g* Bet he didn’t think they’d crossover quite so well. Your new girls are so wonderful!

  11. Char says:

    Thanks Lisa!!

  12. Chloe says:

    Char, cute!!!! But I don’t have a Facebook.

  13. Char says:

    Chloe you don’t have to have Facebook to view those photos – they are all marked as public. You just can’t comment on them without a Facebook account.

  14. Maggie says:

    WOW!

  15. Princess Belle says:

    I really do have to stop reading the Wilde Wendsdays posts! I’m supposed to be saving my money for summer holidays, but…. My money, plus dolls= BROKE. ;)

  16. Erin says:

    It looks like the aeroplane was made for her!

  17. Chloe says:

    Oh, I just viewed them and there gorgeous!!

  18. emma says:

    So pretty!! I love the steam punk elements on Victoria! The stewardess is so cute too! Airplanes seem to be popular right now. Our Vacation Bible School theme this year is aviation. So cool!

  19. elise says:

    I really want to get an Ellowyne, but I just don’t know where to find them, and I coudn’t find any on eBay.

  20. Char says:

    Elise – you can get Ellowyne at http://www.wildeimagination.com and there are TONS of them on eBay

  21. granof4 says:

    Victoria is so pretty! Each E.W. is more beautiful than the last! I like that steampunk look and love her boots. Kay is pretty too. The upper shelves are looking quite full: with so many lovely dolls just above the computer it’s a wonder you can tear yourself away to get any posting done!

  22. Jj says:

    Char , have you. Noticed that your shelfs go modern , historic , modern , historic .?

  23. Char says:

    No I had not noticed that! Thanks for pointing it out.

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