I never thought I’d say this, but I own a doll just like a little girl. Yeah, I know the whole “action figures” are really dolls business jerks throw at toy collectors, but this time I’ve really gone and done it. I bought a doll and I lay the blame on Tonner Dolls who were at this year’s Chicago Comic Con. If they hadn’t of been there, I’d still be happily doll free.
I normally admire Tonner’s work from afar without ever thinking of purchasing anything from them. Firstly there’s the social stigma for a man who owns a doll, but secondly there is the high price point. Most of their figures cost over a hundred bucks a pop. The only Tonner doll that I’ve ever thought about owning was their Supergirl who I first saw on the cover of a Lee’s Toy Review several years ago and thought she was a fantastic representation of the character.
While taking photos of Tonner’s dolls at the Chicago Comic con, I saw that this very same Supergirl was on sale for 50 bucks. That’s about a third of what I’ve seen her go for originally and cheaper than what I’ve see her go for on eBay now. Hell, there’s a nude Supergirl going for about 50 right now. Creepy! I think that they were unloading her because there’s a new Supergirl doll in town, but who knows.
But now that I have her at home, I’m not sure what to do with her (get your mind out of the gutter). She’s still in the package and I’m sure I should display her, but man it’s tough getting over the fact I’ve got a friggen doll in the house that doesn’t belong to my wife.
Please tell me that I’m not the only person here on Poe Ghostal’s fine blog that has purchased a Tonner Doll or a Barbie that’s related to some of nerdom’s greatest female characters. I saw that their Harley Quinn was also on sale, so I’m sure some dudes bought them for themselves and not their wives/girlfriends/daughters, right?