Monday, September 22, 2008

Tonner makes Twilight Dolls!

Weee! I sort of expected this to happen. I only wish he would get the Buffy license as well. Maybe someday....

Firm to produce collectible character figures in support of feature film’s November 21, 2008 release
Hurley, NY (September 22, 2008) – Tonner Doll Company, an award-winning designer and manufacturer of high-end
collectible dolls and figures, has been granted the license for character figures based on the much-anticipated movie from
Summit Entertainment, TWILIGHT, which arrives in theatres nation-wide on November 21, 2008.
Sculpted in the likenesses of the film’s lead characters - Edward Cullen (as portrayed by Robert Pattinson) and Bella Swan
(as portrayed by Kristen Stewart), - each fully-authorized, highly-collectible TONNER CHARACTER FIGURE™ (TCF)
will give fans the opportunity to possess their very own Edward and Bella for all eternity. TWILIGHT TONNER
CHARACTER FIGURES™ range from 15"-17” tall with multiple articulated joints for expressive movement and
mobility. In keeping with the fine detail and high-end quality of Tonner’s other popular product lines, they will feature
hand-detailed face painting, rooted hair, and authentic costuming.
Based on Stephenie Meyer’s best-selling book series, having sold more than 10 million copies domestically, Twilight has
captured the attention of readers of all ages, via its action-packed, modern-day love story between a teenage girl and a
“good” vampire, who must protect her from “bad” vampires while resisting his natural instincts.
Tonner's marketing division began to take shape with its HARRY POTTER film series and is now in full swing with the
addition of TWILIGHT. Romances are abundant in both storylines and have become much more important elements to
this burgeoning, sought after segment of buyers. “TWILIGHT was the perfect project to help launch us further into the
teen and adult market,” Robert Tonner, CEO and head designer of the TONNER Company says.
“I am a huge fan of Stephenie Meyer’s work and I intend to read everything she writes,” Tonner explains. “She is
unbelievably talented and it's an honor to be able to work on this project.”
Tonner plans to release other characters from the film in addition to Edward and Bella. “I want to make them all,” Tonner
admits. “I’m having such a blast reading the books and getting to know all of the characters. I’m also reviewing movie
stills, sculpting and designing. I’m completely immersed in their world,” he says.
TONNER CHARACTER FIGURES™ can be purchased direct via as well as at gift and toy
specialty retailers nationwide, including FAO Schwarz.
About Tonner Company
Headquartered in Hurley, New York, Tonner Doll Company, Inc. develops and markets high quality collectible Character
Figures and Dolls like Betsy McCall®, Mary Engelbreit®, Effanbee® Dolls, and the popular Tyler Wentworth® line of
dolls and fashions, as well as other licensed characters, including THE WIZARD OF OZ, HARRY POTTER™, GONE
About Summit Entertainment
Summit Entertainment is a worldwide theatrical motion picture development, financing, production and distribution
studio. The studio handles all aspects of marketing and distribution for both its own internally developed motion pictures
as well as acquired pictures. Summit Entertainment, LLC also represents international sales for both its own slate and
third party product. Summit Entertainment, LLC plans to release 10 to 12 films annually.
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