For the past six months or so, I have had a keen interest in male dolls that vary in size from 12- to 17-1/2-inches in height. My first male doll was Russell Williams, boyfriend of Esme. Russell was the king in this doll land for several years. Even though Esme is his artist-created girlfriend, here, he has his pick of several 16-inch dolls.
Post Russell's arrival, several 12 inchers have joined the collection: DID's Barack, a "generic" dreadlock wearing male, and another that looks like the actor, Djimon Hounsou.
This morning I visited CherishedFriends.com where I read the full description and noted the price of Tonner's newest dark skinned male doll, Laurent, as portrayed by Edi Gathegi in Twilight. I am not into vampires and things of that nature, but Laurent is intriguing. After seeing only his image yesterday via an e-mail link shared by another doll enthusiast and realizing he is by Tonner, I knew his price would be over $200. Cherished Friends' price is $153. Laurent has, thus, become a possibility for me... vampire and all. Oh, but no, he won't be a vampire here.