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REVIEW: Bella Swan Tonner Character Figure

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Background

If you’ve gone to San Diego Comic Con over the past several years, you’ve realized that there are a ton of Twilight fanatics in attendance. Whether you’re pro, anti or indifferent, it’s likely that you were trampled by at least one or two mobs of vampire-adoring middle school girls. So having the Twilight license is a big draw, and there’s no one that creates large scale articulated character figures the way that Tonner Doll Co. does.

And while Tonner introduced a trio of new Twilight characters at SDCC, we got our hands on one of the originals – the Bella Swan TCF. Bella – based on actress Kristen Stewart from the first Twilight film - is the main character of the forbidden vampire love tale.

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The Facts



Bella Swan TCF
Series: Dressed Tonner Character Figure
Authorized Likeness: Kristen Stewart
Manufacturer: Tonner Doll Company
Material: Hard plastic body and vinyl head
Height: 15”
Points of Articulation: 15 (neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, bust line, waist, hips, knees, and ankles)
Accessories: Display base
Outfit: Green tank top, peasant top, boot-cut corduroys, socks, shoes with working laces, and detailed jacket
Edition Size: 3,000 pieces

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Packaging

This is fairly standard packaging for the Dressed Tonner Character Figure line. It features the Twilight logo on the front, with the same ribbons, Styrofoam and hairnet protecting your valuables inside.

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Our Opinion

I’ll admit to watching the Twilight film and reading the first book. But that was only for research and it was 100% work related. Okay and maybe I dressed up as Edward and waited in line for 8 hours for the Twilight panel… Yeah. That never happened.

Looking at the Bella figure brings me back to some of the things I pointed out about the Edward Cullen TCF. The skin tone isn’t pale enough. She was supposed to be a pale looking teen living in the rainy Northwest, but she appears to be the same shade as other Tonner figures. It also might be that the figure’s makeup doesn’t allow for that pasty look. Also, the hair appears to be red with dark brown highlights, when it should probably be the other way around.

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Looking at the sculpt, Tonner’s done another great job capturing an authorized likeness of a movie star. It looks like the actress Kristen Stewart. And while I recognize the basic outfit from the film, I wasn’t able to pinpoint the jacket Bella’s sporting. Nonetheless, all of the clothes are of superior Tonner quality.

Overall, you’re looking at the best looking and highest quality Bella Swan figure on the market. Tonner has a few other versions of the character planned for release in the near future (we uncovered the “Turn Me” version earlier today). So keep your eyes out on some different takes on your favorite Twilight heroine (or damsel).

You can pick one up at the following:

Panik's Toy Box: $139.99

Tonner Direct: $125.99

Bella Swan TCF Grades:

Figure Quality: 8/10
    Sculpt: 9/10
    Paint: 7/10
Accessories/Outfit: 9/10
Packaging: 8/10
Durability: 9/10
Fun Factor: 9/10
Value: 8/10

Overall: 9.0/10

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