"This has been a tough one to keep under our hats," said a giddy Robert Tonner, CEO, company namesake and doll artist extraordinaire. "There is a lot of excitement about this project internally, and we had so much momentum going into it, so we are really excited to finally show you the finished product."
Tonner Doll is known for their elaborately detailed and high-fashion collectible dolls and outfits, as well as their ability to authentically capture popular characters such as Scarlett O'Hara and Dorothy Gale and bring them to life in vinyl form.
"This collection will be a marriage of what we do best: High fashion and pop culture," said Tonner. "In this case, though, we're not re-creating the Seuss characters, per se, but instead, what we're doing is inspired by the colors and the shapes that are at the essence of what we all love about Dr. Seuss's art."
There are 3 pieces in the Dr. Seuss Collection: The Cat's Hat, Sam I Am and Truffula, and each is inspired by the timeless, ageless art included in Dr. Seuss's books. Each doll is 16" tall, adorned with inset eyes, rooted Saran hair and includes multiple points of articulation for imaginative and dynamic posing and play. Only 500 pieces of each doll will be made.
The Dr. Seuss Collection is currently available for $189.99 each on www.tonnerdoll.com.