Tonner Doll Company Partners with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to Extend the Yuletide Cheer with A Christmas Story

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Tonner, noted doll company, takes a Triple Dog Dare and releases 12” Ralphie figure from Holiday Classic, currently available for pre-order on http://www.tonnerdoll.com

By partnering with Tonner Doll, fans of this classic film will now be able to welcome their favorite character into the home for the holidays.

Tonner Doll Company, an award-winning designer and manufacturer of high-end collectible dolls and figures, has partnered with Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), to release a Ralphie Character Figure® based on the 1983 American comedy, A Christmas Story. The film, based on the short stories and semi-fictional anecdotes of Jean Shepard, including In God We Trust and All Others Pay Cash, has become a beloved holiday staple, even being selected for preservation by the Library of Congress in 2012.

“I am a huge fan of this movie, and of the Ralphie character himself,” said Robert Tonner, doll artist and company CEO. “Getting the opportunity to work with WBCP and on this project has been like working with an old friend.”

Sculpted in the likenesses of Peter Billingsly, fans of A Christmas Story and collectors everywhere can take home their very own Ralphie – BB gun included. “Careful… you’ll shoot your eye out!”

“Watching A Christmas Story has become a beloved tradition in many households during the holiday season,” said Karen McTier, executive vice president of Worldwide Marketing and Domestic Licensing at Warner Bros. Worldwide Consumer Products. “By partnering with Tonner Doll, fans of this classic film will now be able to welcome their favorite character into the home for the holidays.”

The Ralphie Character Figure® reflects Tonner’s rigorous standards for quality, and includes hand painted facial features, authentic costuming from the film, and multiple points of articulation for dynamic posing. Ralphie also comes with a stand for easy display.

Tonner’s Ralphie stands 12” tall and is dressed in his red plaid cotton shirt, oatmeal knit sweater, brown corduroys, white socks and brown boots. This impeccable figure includes Ralphie’s signature spectacles and, of course, his beloved BB gun. Collectors and fans of the classic film can pre-order the Ralphie Character Figure® now on http://www.tonnerdoll.com.

Ranked the #1 Christmas movie of all time by AOL in 2007¹ and more recently the #1 favorite holiday movie in the U.S. by a Marist Poll in 2012², A Christmas Story is iconic, historic and inescapable during the holiday season.

Tonner Doll’s Ralphie Character Figure® is currently available for pre-order on http://www.tonnerdoll.com. For more information or to see Tonner’s other masterful creations, visit the website.

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, Warm Bodies, The Wizard of Oz, and DC Stars, as well as fashion dolls such as Tyler Wentworth™, Antoinette™, Precarious™, and Cami & Jon™.

About Warner Bros. Consumer Products – Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.
A CHRISTMAS STORY and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Turner Entertainment Co.
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MEDIA CONTACTS:

Tonner Doll Company
Joanne Canapini
845.339.9537 ext 100
jcanapini(at)tonnerdoll(dot)com

Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Janice Aguila-Herrero
818.954.3821
janice.aguilar-herrero(at)warnerbros(dot)com

¹"Best Christmas Movies: Top 25 of All Time". AOL. December 24, 2007. Retrieved 2013-2-15.

²"’A Christmas Story’ and ’It’s a Wonderful Life’ Top List of Favorite Holiday Films". Marist University. 2012-12-21. Retrieved 2013-2-15.

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