09 May 2024

Tweedle De De, and no Dumb

Read about the chubby twins here

Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum are two chubby characters in Alice in Wonderland, specially in the original book's sequel. These two are identical twins and appear in both movies about Alice. They are dressed in schoolboy uniforms and wear caps. They are jolly, but at the same time a bit annoying. Because I do fancy Alice in Wonderland, it felt specially fun to find a doll inspired by the movie and not Alice in particular. 

Out of the box, looking a bit grumpy.

"Aah, fresh air!"

The box.

This doll has a long name: Tonner Tweedle De De Re-imagination 16" doll Jon Alice in Wonderland NIB LE-500. You can stumble on shorter names.

I was looking at Tradera, that amazingly enough was a Swedish version of eBay. It was bought by eBay in 2006. Mostly people have been selling clothes, shoes and the dolls did come to this place later on. I have the app and sometimes I go in there and make a search. 

She is stunning and I love the sculpt.

This time a bunch of Tonner dolls appeared and one of them was Tweedle De De, a 16" doll with the Jon head sculpt. With her chic body, mink (thought it was black) with red rooted saran hair and brown painted eyes I just had to have her. So I clicked the "buy now" button and paid her. Some days later she arrived and it was a happy day. 

"Where am I?"

She is in a very good condition, almost as new. She has honey skin tone and her outfit reminds of the newer chubby twins from Alice in Wonderland, which is rather funny. She is limited to 500 and has her own storyline, that I found on the internet. It goes like this: 

The day seemed like any other...

Charlie Dodgson is disillusioned, jaded by the daily grind. He happens upon a trendy new pub called The Looking Glass. Dipping in to erase the day, Charlie cozies up to the bar, and orders a drink. As he takes in his surroundings, Charlie notices a woman to his left. Her beauty assaults his senses - she is swathed in white from head to toe. She notices him staring, and asks, “Excuse me, but do you have the time?”

Bianca Lapin is in a hurry. Her platinum white hair cascades down her back, as she sits inside The Looking Glass, tapping her fingers anxiously against the bar. Noticing a sharply dressed gentleman taking a seat beside her, she quickly averts her eyes and glances, again, at the clock. Asking the man for the time, she begins to panic at his response. “I’m late!” With that, she hops off her stool and darts toward the back of the pub.

“But wait!” she hears as she races off.

Taking a last sip, Charlie’s curiosity gets the better of him. Leaving his stool to keep his scotch company, he follows the mysterious pale beauty. Suddenly, the crowd seems to thicken, and he can’t quite keep her in his line of vision. Finally, the crowd parts, but it’s too late. She has vanished.

Creeping down the long, dim hallway, Charlie notices a door at the end that appears slightly ajar. Racing toward it, his shoe catches on something, catapulting him through the doorway and downward he goes. Laying on the ground for a moment giving his eyes time to adjust to the dark, Charlie hears maniacal laughing.

“How d’ya do?”

"I'm Tweedle De De."

Looking up, he sees a tall, slim, honey-skinned girl with pigtails and stripes reaching a graceful hand down to him. Grateful for the help, he grasps her hand… and she shakes it.

“I’m Tweedle De De - How d’ya do? State your name and business.”

As Charlie brushes off his knees, he begins to explain that he was just following a curious woman in white.

“There she is!” he points as a flash of white rounds the corner.

With that, Charlie and Tweedle De De are off, hot on the tail of the woman in white.

They walk toward a hazy and dimly lit space. Charlie hears more laughter and the sound of clinking glasses. Heading toward the action, he finds himself suddenly at a long table but can’t quite make out who is at the other end.

“May I pour?” a voice asks Charlie.

A slender woman with a large feathered chapeaux looks eagerly at Charlie as he nods.

“Haddy Madigan,” she says as she reaches for his glass...

Tweedle De De and Bentley.

She is really tall with her 16", as seen below compared to a curvy Made to Move Barbie and one of my Sonny Angels. My Barbie Rose got some new clothes from a woman who makes them herself. She has a Flickr account here and an Instagram account here. Bought the outfit as I wanted to spoil Rose with some new stuff.  

Hope the the May 4th was with you!

Rose in her new outfit.

So, this was some dolly news from me. Have an exam to attend and some preparing to do for our travel to the cottage. Enjoy May and the coming weekend.