Saturday, November 29, 2008

Wild Inspiration by Tonner - Asia Exclusive Daphne

Tonner has just announced that the 2nd Asia Exclusive doll - "Wild Inspiration-狂野風情" LE 100. It is the 2nd exclusive doll to it’s Taiwan dealer, Chief Shine International Co., Ltd.. Last time, it was a China doll hair style raven Kit. It was a basic doll and did made some noise in the Asia regions. And this time, OH MY GOD, it is my favorite Daphne sculpt!!! Since the retirement of the whole line of Brenda Starr, I thought that I would never see Daphne again. I am so happy that she is back in special occasions like that!

[Pricing & Order information]
This Wild Inspiration is retails at US189.99 plus s&h

Chief Shine will start taking pre-order from 30th Nov. 08. But they limited to maximum 2 dolls per customers. And this doll would ship via EMS. The shipping cost of 1 to Hong Kong is only US15. However, if you are in USA or Europe, it would be US25. Other places like S. American would be a little bit more US32. It is quite reasonable, I think!

As you could see from the pictures below, Daphne is in chestnut color curly long rich hair. I wish that it is kind of mixed color one. I always have a preference on high lighted and low lighted hair. Daphne is come with BW body. Now sure if she comes with a flat foot and high heel foot as well. But if not, you can always buy an extra body from Tonner dolls website. For the ball gown, honestly, it is not so attractive to me. I would be more interested in the jewelry that would come with her! I could not wait till the end of this month! What about you?

p.s: I am not associated with any dolls, manufacturers or any dealers.

Picture credit: Tonner dolls, Chief Shine Int'l Ltd. (

by: Cliff Chan

Fashion Doll Empire???

(Skye repaint by Chewin)(more pictures, please read all the way down to the bottom of this page)
I have been always thinking of opening up my own blog for my collection – fashion dolls. And I am glad that I have finally put it into action!! Thanks to my good friends and colleagues who know that I have such a passion towards fashion dolls for quite some years. They have been amazed by how I could admire a piece of plastic/vinyl from many perspectives that they could never thought of. So they said “why not starting a blog to share your excitement and pictures with the others and, especially to those like-minded?”

Like most of the collectors, I started my collection since I was kid. However, it never was fashion dolls. As far as I could remember that it began with TV characters, animation heroes and the Justice Leagues. But then with the wonderful information in the internet, I found a repainted
Sydney Chase (Tonner Robert) as an Indian beauty by chance one day. Her beauty totally haunted me for days, or I should say for weeks. That stunning repaint was so stunning that I began to follow the links in the website and then go deeper and deeper for a research. Since then I shifted my collection to fashion dolls. Without much time, I found the Shock Bon Bon Vanessa, Graphic Language Adele and Glam Slam Kyori of Fashion Royalty by Integrity later on. Then these girls captured all my attention! I have given up my action figures collections and spent all my devotion and every single dime saved for fashion dolls.
(Lation Aaron, BJD of 64cm tall)

(Some of my Charle's Angels - Fashion Royalty dolls)

In 2005, I had the luck to purchase a
Skye of Sybarite by Superfrock in UK. Sybarite is the kind of department store look-alike mannequin that I have ever dreamt of. Later, I also found Deva dolls by DHD Thailand. Wow… each of them has its own characteristic and attitudes. Now, I also have some bigger BJDs, namely Aarron by Iplehouse and Spinel Super Gem by Soom also. I don’t know where my collection would go in the future. But it is absolutely a wonderful journey so far (except not so wonderful for my wallet) !!!

(Sydney and Daphne are my favorite Tonner girls)

(Some more Tonner eyecandy)

As a matter of fact, several of my close friends were influenced by me and they also started to collect fashion dolls. Some of them even bypass my collection within a short period of time!!!

I wish this blog would be able to share my fashion dolls collection joy and excitement with my dear family, friends, colleagues and whoever is about to collect dolls or already a well experienced collectors.

(My favorite action figures - rare Asian face)

(These series "Ryutsu" triggered the boom of action figures in Hong Kong - all in different faces)

(This is Green Aarow, 1974 - the oldest doll in my collection)

FOR SALE, ask me if you are interested in him

(Six Million Dollar Man - still in great condition)
FOR SALE, ask me if you are interested!

(She is my Goddness - Charle's Angel Farrah Fawcett)
For Sale, ask me if you are interested!

Cliffy – HONG KONG