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KINGSTON, N.Y., Feb. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Transgender star of TLC's docuseries "I Am Jazz", Jazz Jennings, will take form as the newest Tonner play doll. The 18" portrait doll was designed and sculpted by renowned doll artist Robert Tonner.
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Robert Tonner founded the Tonner Doll Company in 1991 and has continually created the best and most fashionable dolls in the world. Designers such as Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren, Oscar de la Renta, Donna Karan, Betsey Johnson and Anna Sui have dressed Tonner dolls. Tonner has also participated in myriad licensing programs including DC and Marvel, Twilight, Harry Potter, Dr Suess, Peanuts, Gone with the Wind and The Wizard of Oz.
With the Jazz Jennings doll, Tonner continues its history of ground-breaking doll line introductions based on socially transformational heroes, who have included the plus-size model Emme and Carmen Dell 'Orefice, whose first Vogue cover was in 1946 and who remains a working fashion model. Robert Tonner, CEO of Tonner Doll, states "Jazz stands for everything I respect from a human nature point of view-she's incredibly brave, intelligent, warm-hearted and creative."
"Dolls get blamed for everything," he says, citing Barbie, who has been targeted by groups who claim the doll distorts girls' body images. "If dolls are so influential, we should have influential sorts of themes and different sort of themes."
Jeanette, who cried when she saw the doll, told Tonner that Jazz loves the doll. "[Jeanette] thinks it looks very much like [Jazz], and she's very, very happy with it. Her daughter gets a transgender kid represented in the toy aisle."
"My trainer says, 'What makes this is a transgender doll if she has no parts?'" he says of a conversation he had at the gym. "I said it's about who it represents. It represents a person with an issue that -- 20 years ago, you couldn't have done it. Now it's opening up conversations, and that's what I like about it."
The doll was designed and sculpted by company founder Robert Tonner. His company has made dolls based on a variety of TV, film and book characters including Spiderman, Harry Potter, Dr. Who and Wonder Woman.
Transgender activist and star of TLC's I Am Jazz, Jazz Jennings, has advocated so much for the LGBTQ community since she started her show. The teen already has two books under her belt, and now she's getting her very own doll! And according to Jazz, it's the first-ever doll to be based on a transgender person.
This is the first transgender doll on the market, and guess what?! It's ME!!! @tonnerdoll did a great job of creating this beautiful item! It will be available in July, and I hope that it can place transgender people in a positive light by showing that we are just like all other people. For those asking: the doll is considered to be the first "transgender" doll because it's based on an individual who is trans. Of course it is still just a regular girl doll because that's exactly what I am: a regular girl!
The excited 16-year-old announced the doll on her Instagram. The doll is super cute, too: she sports a white beret, a fuzzy white sweater, tulle skirt, thick tights, beige boots, and even rocks long, dark hair like Jazz. Standing at 18 inches tall (think American Girl), the doll was made by Tonner Doll Company and won't have any gendered markings (like genitalia or breasts).
"I hope that it can place transgender people in a positive light by showing that we are just like all other people," Jazz wrote in her Instagram post. "For those asking: the doll is considered to be the first "transgender" doll because it's based on an individual who is trans. Of course it is still just a regular girl doll because that's exactly what I am: a regular girl!"
The doll is going to be released in July and will retail for $90(USD). For now it will only be distributed to 20 to 50 specialty retail stores and sold on tonnerdoll.com, but the company says it will move it to more stores if it does well.
The past couple of years have seen more diversity within the doll market, but we're so happy that barriers are continuing to be broken and there are more dolls available for kids to play with.
New York doll maker Tonner Doll Co. will soon release a doll based on teen activist and TV personality Jazz Jennings -- a doll believed to be the first doll based on a transgender person to hit the market.
Jennings, who stars in the TLC series I Am Jazz, posted a photo(Opens in a new tab) of the doll on Instagram on Friday. "This is the first transgender doll on the market," she wrote, "and guess what?! It's ME!!!"
The doll will begin its limited test run starting this July, after its debut at next week's New York Toy Fair, and will be sold in 25-50 stores for $89.99. If it does well, it will move to the mass market.
In her Instagram post, Jennings also clarified what the phrase "first transgender doll" refers to. (Like most similar dolls, the Jennings doll was created(Opens in a new tab) using what is called a "genderless" mold.)
"For those asking," she wrote. "the doll is considered the first 'transgender' doll because it's based on an individual who is trans. Of course it is still just a regular girl doll because that's exactly what I am: a regular girl!"
The Tonner Doll Company has a history of "groundbreaking" dolls based on "socially transformational heroes." Its doll line includes a plus-size doll, and dolls inspired by DC Comics stars. The Jazz doll will be available on tonnerdoll.com.
As one of the youngest people to be documented as transgender, Jazz has garnered a large following that includes nearly half a million Instagram followers, and the latest installment of this appreciative fandom is a doll version of the teen.
The doll will come with a pink shirt and jean shorts, mirroring the outfit that Jazz wears on the cover of her memoir, Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen. It debuted at the New York Toy Fair over the weekend.
In 2017, Robert Tonner and the Tonner Doll Company announced plans to produce a doll modeled after Jennings. It is the first doll to be marketed as transgender. The same year, Jennings voiced a teenage transgender character, Zadie, in the season finale of the Amazon Video animated series Danger & Eggs, who sings about acceptance, helping the two protagonists understand the meaning of a chosen family. Jennings described the experience as "groundbreaking," saying she was proud to be part of the show, especially in an episode that takes place at "a Pride event," saying it makes the role significant, meaningful, powerful, and special. In 2018, it was announced Jennings would star in a short film called Denim. It would focus on a transgender teen named Micayla and the actions following a leaked picture of her in the girls' bathroom taken by a former friend. It was released to Amazon Prime Video on July 20, 2019. In 2019, Jennings made a guest appearance on the fifteenth season of the ABC program, What Would You Do?. Jennings voiced the character Lily the Fairy in the 2019 episode "Cedric & the Fairies" of The Bravest Knight, an animated series.
Jenning's doll will debut at the New York Toy Fair, which begins Feb. 18, before coming to select stores and Tonner Doll Co.'s website in July. If the doll resonates with consumers, expect it to go even wider.
From there, Tonner got to sculpting. He and his company sent out a press release earlier this year about the doll, and it was covered by nearly every mainstream news organization. The prototype of the doll was presented at New York Toy Fair on Feb. 17. It is predicted to be on the market by early Fall 2017.
While Tonner noted that the majority of feedback has been positive, some comments have been harsh. Tonner hopes that the Jazz doll will be able to start conversations about rights for transgender people and breed more empathy for the community.
"This is the first transgender doll on the market, and guess what?! It's ME!!!," Jennings wrote on Instagram. "Tonner Doll Co. did a great job of creating this beautiful item! It will be available in July, and I hope that it can place transgender people in a positive light by showing that we are just like all other people."
"For those asking: The doll is considered to be the first 'transgender' doll because it's based on an individual who is trans," she wrote. "Of course, it is still just a regular girl doll because that's exactly what I am: a regular girl!"
What's said to be the world's first transgender doll was unveiled at the New York City Toy Fair this weekend. It's modeled off transgender teen Jazz Jennings. Jennings is the star of her own reality TV show, I Am Jazz. She has also published several books, including "I Am Jazz" and "Being Jazz: My Life As A Transgender Teen."
Robert Tonner is the founder of the Tonner Doll Company, which makes the Jazz Jennings Doll. He expects the doll to retail for $90. Tonner thinks that making a transgender doll will help kids who are transgender feel more included.
Tonner Doll, based in Kingston, New York, shows off what it believes is the first transgender doll on the market called the Jazz Jennings doll during the American International Toy Fair in New York on February 19, 2017. The doll is based on Jazz Jennings, the teenage transgender subject of the TLC documentary series "I am Jazz."
From the moment we're born, our gender identity is no secret. We're either a boy or a girl. Gender organizes our world into pink or blue. As we grow up, most of us naturally fit into our gender roles. Girls wear dresses and play with dolls. For boys, it's pants and trucks.
Dr. Volker then brought out anatomically correct male and female dolls for Jazz to play with, and asked him to point out which one looked like his body. According to Dr. Volker, Jazz pointed to the male doll and said, \"This is me now,\" and then pointed to the female doll and said, \"This is what I want.\" 041b061a72