Thursday, August 18, 2011

Woo Hoo... My Blog is Featured on the Tonner Blog

Kevin von Duuglas-Ittu just informed me via a comment on my "I Stopped Counting at 500" post, that my blog is featured on the Tonner Blog .  Their post includes a bit of Tonner dolls of color history, too. 

A post about the Tonner dolls in my collection has been dancing around in my head for a while.  The first installment is forthcoming.
So much black-doll history... so little time to write.

The featured doll is Tonner's 22-inch American Models Basic African American from 2007, one of my absolute favorites... had to have her!  I named her Rihanna.  Rihanna wears Tonner's "Mountain Retreat" fashion. The outfit, a limited edition of 300, includes the classically styled red duffle coat with Burberry plaid lining, a long-sleeved red turtleneck over distressed jeans; side zipped, tan suede ankle boots; red drop earrings, and tan suede shoulder bag.  Rihanna looks great in anything. 

(The above image and description are included on pages 369-370 in my book, Black Dolls:  A Comprehensive Guide to Celebrating, Collecting, and Experiencing the Passion, 2008. 

Thanks again Kevin for blog nod!




  1. That is so cool. Gonna have to retweet this :)

  2. Congratulations on being recognized!

  3. Congratulations! I saw that, but I couldn't really figure out what was going on. Have a lemonade on me!

  4. Thanks, Vanessa!

    Ahhh... that lemonade hit the spot!


  5. Congratulations, DBG! Well deserved notice. Applause all round!

  6. Debra,

    We loved discovering your blog - sorry for the delay, was away for a long weekend and just found your response! We are looking forward to your Tonner post when you have the time for it. Please make sure to let us know that it is up:

    Kevin von Duuglas-Ittu
    Tonner Doll, Dir. of SoMe

  7. Kevin,

    I most definitely will share the link to my Tonner blog as soon as it is published.

    dbg (Thanks to mom it's actually Debbie)

  8. wow Debbie, thanks for the correction! (made). Great to connect, and looking forward to it. If you are on Twitter you can also ping me at @mediasres or @tonnerdoll when it is up.

  9. Debbie,

    Thought of you when we put this post up, a 2011 UFDC Special on Jon, don't know if you saw it:


    Dir. of SoMe


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