Cleolinda Jones (cleolinda) wrote,
Cleolinda Jones



Harry Potter: 17" Dumbledore (Richard Harris likeness, which is probably the more... dignified... one, but I would kind of love to see what they would do with a Gambledore). Note: this is not the original Harry Potter oversized scale; this is back to the regular Tonner scale. Which explains why they're doing another Dumbledore, because this is actually the second; the original was 19". Maybe they finally realized that it was pissing me people off that their oversized Harry Potter and Narnia dolls weren't compatible with any of their other movie dolls. If you'd given me a 12" Ginny or Luna to hang out with Lyra, I would have gone with that in a heartbeat. Or--

Okay, look: this is complicated. Let me try to explain this.

Normal Tonner scale, as seen in The Secret Life of Dolls:

17" standard adult male (Edward)
16" standard adult female (Elizabeth, Serafina, Alice) (and new version Bella, THANKS A LOT)
15" teen female (unique to old version Bella)
12" preteen (Lyra) 

That's the scale we're used to. (I still maintain that the only reason they created a new, shorter "teen body" for the original Bella was so they could emphasize how lurky Edward is.)

Oversized Harry Potter and Narnia scale:

19" Dumbledore, Snape and Lucius Malfoy
19" Peter Pevensie
17" Harry, Ron (actually, it says that the Ron is 1/2" taller than the Harry, which made me laugh), Draco, Luna and Cho Chang
17" Susan and Edmund Pevensie
16.5" Bellatrix (well, she's listed as 17" one place and 16.5" the other)
16" Hermione and Ginny, who are apparently both shorter than Luna, despite Hermione being her age
13" Lucy Pevensie, who is definitely a child in the first movie, younger than Lyra, but a bigger doll

But now that they're going back to the normal scale, we've got 17" Dumbledore, 16" McGonagall, and 12" kids. See? Even if you were going to do slightly older students, I'd think they'd make 15" bodies for them. Instead, I DON'T EVEN KNOW.

So now they have 12" Harry and Ron out--but where is the 12" Hermione? I saw a prototype, and it actually looked really, really good! (Also, they're selling a 12" Hogwarts student robe separately. Lyra...?)

Wizard of Oz: Eh. Little tiny 8" Madame Alexander-style minis.

Clash of the Titans: The shit? I mean, I heard about this license a while back, but when the Prince of Persia dolls came out and these didn't, I wondered if maybe they'd just abandoned the line. However, since they're going to make a sequel... this is actually, probably, a more viable product line. Anyway: WHERE IS MY IO? I LOVE HER. SHE PRETTY. You ALREADY HAVE a Gemma Arterton likeness on file! The hell with Andromeda! She wasn't even IN the movie but for like five minutes! I know she's actually the character from the myth, but I want Io in a muppet pelt and I want her NOW.

(Okay, Andromeda's robes are very, very pretty.)

(Note: Five bucks says the pictures will quietly change to better-looking likenesses within a few weeks. It's happened many, many times before.)

Tron: Seriously? We're doing this? Tonner Jeff Bridges? We're doing this now?

(Is this supposed to be Original Tron? Because it doesn't look like what I've seen of Bridges in New Tron. I DON'T KNOOOOOW.)

That said, Tonner Olivia Wilde in Leather/Neon Catsuit will probably be badass.

Reimagination: Jacqueline Frost: You know, because "Jack Frost," and... sure, okay.

No new Twilight dolls, which is a shame, because I am dying to see the trainwreck that will inevitably be Jasper's Hair. I am serious: word on the street is that Hair Issues are actually what the holdup on a Jasper is. I was also curious to see if they'd up the ante on Jane dolls, since Mattel threw that card onto the table earlier this week. I'm also curious to see a Victoria 2.0 (and, once again, they already have a Bryce Dallas Howard likeness on file).

No new Lord of the Rings dolls either, but they've already come out with four in the second half of the year. Maybe we'll see an Eowyn in the spring, which would be pretty awesome. And for y'all Firefly fans, I bet they'll come out with a Kaylee next. I know we've discussed other licenses we heard Tonner picked up--what were the others, does anyone remember?

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