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The unifying theme of the day: interviews.

@cleolinda: Talking to a reporter later today about SOMETHING OTHER THAN TWILIGHT. #excite

@cleolinda: If you can't get someone of actual Potter importance, I am available for comments, interviews, birthdays and bar mitzvahs.

@particle_person: @cleolinda FTW!

@cleolinda: @particle_person I'm so happy to go on record about something other than Twilight, I can't even tell you.

@alliancesjr: @cleolinda Wait, you mean there are OTHER topics of conversation?

@cleolinda: @alliancesjr The answer is none. None more horrifying.

@alliancesjr: @cleolinda (Says the guy who will have had you on his show for one Watchmen and two Harry Potter episodes.)

@cleolinda: @alliancesjr And like four Twilight episodes...

@alliancesjr: @cleolinda So, that's still almost 50%!

Speaking of which, I will indeed be on the next Made of Fail, which records on Saturday. We will have a very special guest as well as a returning guest I've done a number of shows with, and apparently I am also going to be Dayna for the occasion.

@cleolinda: ...we also talked about Twilight. #sob

(Says the girl who is antsy-pants about getting a Tonner Alice for her birthday.)

@cleolinda: I should just accept my destiny. With great sparkle comes great responsibility.

Speaking of Tonner dolls, I have good and bad news for you guys, or at least bad for the Doctor Who and Firefly fans: Robert Tonner has had a three-part Q&A on Facebook. 

Robert Tonner's Q & A Part 1

Short version: "Eowyn is on our line plan"; the BBC license has ended, so no more Doctor Who or Torchwood; loves Buffy, almost got the license, may try again; possible steampunk and Elizabethan dolls; no current plans for True Blood or Star Wars.

Robert Tonner's Q & A Part 2  

Short version: No more Firefly, the license is up (and lo, the River and Kaylee fans did rend their garments); The Vampire Diaries sculpts "are some of the best we've ever done"; no more Narnia at this time (which is not what I heard last week, but this is Robert Tonner himself speaking, so I don't know); wanted to do Lady Gaga but the license is too expensive; a fan of the Sherlock Holmes movie but no plans to do dolls; the Marley child fashion doll is coming back with more articulation (I have to confess: this is possibly relevant to my interests); they're doing Rapunzel from Tangled; NO, STILL NOT DOING TRUE BLOOD. "Don’t you think we’re doing enough vampires?"

Robert Tonner's Q & A Part 3

Short version: "Eowyn is not currently on our line plan" (*RECORD NEEDLE SCREECH*) (BUT YOU JUST SAID!); would like to do Titanic, but no plans thus far, and Leonardo DiCaprio has also refused to license his likeness, not that we actually cared about anything but Rose's outfits anyway; "The Twilight figures have been some of our best-selling ever," and they will definitely be adding Jane, because I am always right, and "a couple are in approvals" at the moment and they may try to get through the entire family "in time" (this information comes from three different questions on the subject).

Word on the street is that Jasper is one of the dolls still in approvals. Mostly because of his hair. I am not committing myself to a Tonner Jasper unless I see a picture that makes me fall off my chair. IN A GOOD WAY.

Meanwhile, I'm going to Midnight Harry Potter tonight, so I am trying to get some sleep in, and failing miserably. We'll have a discussion entry this weekend, once people have had a couple of days to see it. That said, counter-programming for Saturday is pretty much ready to go.

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"Don’t you think we’re doing enough vampires?"

Someone should prolly explain to this dude the epic and vast difference between awesome sexy Viking vampires and sparkly emo lamepires.

They should also explain to him that, apparently, in today's economy: no. You cannot do enough vampires.

(That's what she said...?)

Have fun at the Potterdammerung pt 1!

Will Tonner be getting any new movie licenses, such as Sherlock Holmes (I am thinking specifically of the Robert Downey Jr. /Jude Law version)?
Well, well, well... only way to go, really.

... this is going to end well.

ee! So excited for HP tonight! Are you going to McWane? I was going to, but IMAX got voted down this year by my group so we're going to Tuscaloosa. Still dressing up though! Are you going to wear Hermione?

I just have a Ravenclaw scarf. Although, technically, I might have the hair for it.

Will the first part of the Potterdämmerung be subjected to the Treatment We Do Not Name?

And aw, I'm sad about the Who thing. I wanted an Eleventy doll.

I can't ever promise anything, because I don't know if I'm gonna get home and go, "Shit, I don't know how to do this." But in theory, yeah.

Omg, I would die if he did Rose's red-dinner-suicide dress. And the flowy-creamy-white-purple-or-is-it-pink dress she sank into the ocean wearing. And the coat!

No, I am not a a fan of Titanic, why do you ask?

But but... I want a Spike doll!! And maybe Faith, cause I wanna be her.

Vampire Diaries? Oh I am so screwed.

Also, I may be posting a reply in all exclamation points after the movie tonight. Also: Need tissues.

Don't forget Rose's opening pin-stripe outfit with the killer hat of sexy revealing. That's the one I'd want to see, personally.

Just wanted to say that I'm excite for the next Made of Fail.
You've been in 20% of the MoF episodes, I think by now you deserve at least recurring credits (if you count the 2nd anniversary, 7/35).

In doll news, have you seen the Farrah Fawcett Barbie prototype? (it's on ONTD) The likeness is scary.

Oh, whoa. I haven't been checking my linkspam sources, I didn't see that. They've been getting some really scary likenesses down lately.

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The reason I keep waffling on getting an 11 action figure is because of the likeness. Maybe it looks better in person, but all the images I've seen of it online make it look like someone who only vaguely resembles Smith and has also just received an unpleasant diagnosis. I guess it's partly because the dude himself looks so different depending on angles and lighting used that getting a good likeness would probably mean having him model in person or something. He has a remarkably variable face.

An Amy Pond doll though...that was something I didn't even know I wanted until the possibility was raised and then dashed. :(

So, I am not a doll, collector. I have never been a doll collector. But if I can get a Damon from TVD doll that looks like Ian Sommerhalder with precious little sculpted abs and why are his eyes so blue eyes? Shit, I might have to become a doll collector.

(I'm not meaning to disparage doll collecting, it's just not something I really understand. I grew up as more of a mud and firecracker collector.)

Heh, no, I understand. Every time Tonner comes out with a really great doll, there's always a few people who go, "I don't really like dolls, but..." Galadriel was the most recent one like that, I think.

the Marley child fashion doll is coming back with more articulation (I have to confess: this is possibly relevant to my interests)

My mind immediately popped to you making your own Renesmee and now I'm terrified for the shelfians. I fervently hope that it's for something else entirely.

Bear in mind that Tonner will so totally make their own Renesmee. I have absolutely no doubt of this. My only question is what age (looks-wise) they'll put her at.

"Meanwhile, I'm going to Midnight Harry Potter tonight, so I am trying to get some sleep in, and failing miserably."

My Mom's been attempting to get some extra rest today in preparation, as well.

Given my messed-up sleep schedule, it probably won't be a problem for me.

GUH me too. I took the afternoon off thinking I could nap. But nooo, my brain wouldn't shut down. So I did laundry instead. LOL

SO EXCITE. I'm going as Hermione. I got her wand today, have the Gryffindor robe in the car...but I'm just missing The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore by Rita Skeeter. LOL

Was unaware Tonner did DOCTOR WHO dolls, so did a search. Um...yeah. You'd think that their 10th Doctor doll would at least have a passing facial resemblance to David Tennant. I think I'll stick with the Forbidden Planet versions....

Okay, wait. They already gave up the Firefly license, and all they did with it was a mildly inaccurate Zoe, a wildly inaccurate (and deeply fug) Mal, a very limited release of Inara, and Jayne? They lost/gave up the license before doing River and Kaylee, the two characters who would be most doll-able (oh, shut up, you know what I mean) and most avidly pursued by many collectors?

WTF, Tonner? GAH!

I know, right? That surprised even me.

Oh man, do you think they're going to do some of the FABULOUS Katherine antebellum dresses for The Vampire Diaries line? Because those corsets and gowns are GORGEOUS.

Well, in that Q&A, they ask about Civil War costumes; I forget exactly what he says.

I'm sure you've already seen this all over Twitter, but it seems like the kind of thing your readers might be able to get into. And it doesn't require any financial committment!

This story about a first grade girl who's being bullied because SHE LIKES STAR WARS AND STAR WARS IS A "BOY THING" is making me rage-faced.

Katie's mom, with some assistance from the delightful Cakewrecks/Epbot blog and Entertainment Earth's Geek Girl Diva, is collecting... testimonials, I guess, from geek girls everywhere about how it's okay to be different. It's a little like a small scale It Get Better, specifically focused on geek girls. I know you have a lot of geek girl readers, so it seemed like they might be able to throw some support thataway...

Okay, that just pisses me off! I had the same thing happen to me in kindergarten because I liked Ninja Turtles. Because OMG - ONLY BOYZ LIKE THAT STUFF! RAWR!


Tonner!Rapunzel? Really? OMG (insert swearing) What is the doll likely to go for?

Actually, it looks like most of their Disney dolls are around $150-$200. That's no where near what I expected. That's save up the money for it -able.

Oh my goodness there is a blue dress Belle. I might just become a collector yet. If I do, I'm blaming you entirely. I'm usually creeped out by Dolls...

ZOMG TONNER NEWS. I still cannot wait to see if they actually achieve the face of Ian Somerhalder. Also, Rose needs to be made. With an extensive wardrobe. I'm not sure which dress I would choose first (that crazy Galoob doll wore the red jump dress, as does the Barbie), but they could make her gorgeous. Also, the logic of these Eowyn comments does not compute.

Have an excellent, fantastic time at Deathly Hallows. I've been hearing...very very mixed things...but I hope you get enjoyment no matter what.

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The fact that they're not continuing the Firefly line is a bit of a blessing in disguise for me. I'm not a big doll collector, but if they had made a good River doll? I'd be so screwed (doubly so if they made a good Kaylee in her cupcake dress).

Have fun at the midnight showing! :)

Est. 35 M in advance sales = badassery

So, yeah. -- "...Advanced ticket sales for midnight screenings of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows-Part I have climbed to the staggering number of $35 million. That’s advanced, people. Before the box office even opens, this Harry bastard is already making more money than many films do in their entire theatrical, video, and years on cable runs."

- Source.


Unfortunately, we're still behind Twatlight's two opening weekends. (Source.) UGH.

Keep us posted, Cleo Darling! :)

Dude, DAYNA is going to do a Harry Potter episode?! Did the world end somehow and I didn't know it?

And I have had an eye on Tonner!Alice for a bit now and even though I haven't gotten her yet, I feel it is in the future. SOMEHOW!!!

I hope they do Jasper justice. Because like my NECA figurines, Alice isn't complete without a Jasper.

By the by, I plan on taking them to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter the day after Thanskgiving and will have pictures...

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Dude, DAYNA is going to do a Harry Potter episode?! Did the world end somehow and I didn't know it?

Nope, that's why the role of Dayna is going to be played by me.

No more BBC license?!

That means they'll never do Merlin dolls! D:

*didn't know how much I wanted a Morgana doll until now ;_;*

*randomly commenting for once*

*flails* If they make Buffy Tonner dolls, I will be ruined. I will never have any money ever.

And doing enough vampires? What? CLEARLY NOT. I WANT A SMOLDER-Y VAMPIRE BILL.


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