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Tonner Doll Company Takes a Bite Out of Zombie Love with Latest Collection Warm Bodies
World-famous doll company tackles zombie romance with their latest release of R and Julie from Summit Entertainment's #1 film Warm Bodies. The figures are now available for pre-order at www.tonnerdoll.com. Stop by Tonner's booth at 2013 Toy Fair to see
By: PR Newswire
Feb. 11, 2013 06:00 AM
KINGSTON, N.Y., Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tonner Doll Company, an award-winning designer and manufacturer of high-end collectible dolls and figures, has released Character Figures® based on Summit Entertainment's Warm Bodies. The film was released nationwide by Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE® company, on February 1, 2013, and was the #1 box office hit its first weekend.
"I read the book a while ago after a friend had suggested it," said Robert Tonner, doll artist and company CEO. "When I found out there would be a movie, I just had to jump at the chance to get this license."
Sculpted in the likenesses of the film's lead characters, R and Julie, Tonner's figures will allow fans and collectors alike to bring home their very own, collectible example of the power of human connection.
The Warm Bodies Collection reflects Tonner's rigorous standards for quality, and each figure includes authentic costuming from the film, hand-painted facial features, and multiple points of articulation for dynamic posing. Each figure also comes with a stand for ease of display.
Tonner's 17" R figure features hand-painted facial detailing. R arrives in his red sweatshirt, oatmeal long-sleeved T-shirt, denim trousers, holes and stains included, white socks, and black sneakers. His ensemble is completed by clear and blue elastic bracelets.
Tonner's 16" Julie also boasts hand-painted facial details. She wears her grey tank, tan corduroys, white socks, and brown faux leather boots, complete with mud marks. Julie also comes with a few accessories: a brown faux leather belt and black rubber bracelets.
Based on the novel by Isaac Marion, and directed by Jonathan Levine from a screenplay he wrote as well, Warm Bodies stars Nicholas Hoult as R and Teresa Palmer as Julie. The film had a very strong opening weekend at the box office earning $20 million making it the #1 film its first weekend.
"I saw the movie and loved it," said Tonner. "It had just the right amount of everything: comedy, flesh-eating action, and romance."
Tonner Doll's The Warm Bodies Collection is currently available for pre-order on www.tonnerdoll.com. For more information or to see Tonner's other masterful creations, visit the website, or stop by booth 2834 at Toy Fair Feb10-13th.
About Tonner Doll Company - Headquartered in Kingston, New York, Tonner Doll Company, Inc. develops and markets high quality collectible Character Figures and Dolls like TWILIGHT, Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Gone With The Wind, The Wizard of Oz, and DC Stars, as well as fashion dolls such as Tyler Wentworth™, Antoinette™, Precarious™, and Cami & Jon™.
About Summit Entertainment - Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE® company, is a worldwide theatrical motion picture development, financing, production and distribution studio. The company handles all aspects of marketing and distribution for both its own internally developed motion pictures as well as acquired pictures. Summit also represents international sales for both its own slate and third party product.
SOURCE Tonner Doll Company
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