Life’s a Beach Neema

Name:  Life’s a Beach Neema

Made by and When:  Robert Tonner, 2022

Material:  Articulated vinyl

Marks: (Upper Head) Lizette / 2020; (Lower Head) R. Tonner Design / ©2020; (Lower Back) ©2006. / Tonner Doll Co., Inc.

Height: 16 inches

Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Long side-parted black wavy wig that attaches with Velcro, removable to change the doll’s hair looks; dark-brown painted eyes with applied upper eyelashes and painted lower eyelashes; closed pouty mouth with painted coral full lips. Earrings were not included for the doll’s pierced ears.

Clothes: Dressed in a sky-blue and white striped short romper, a cotton canvas belt with gold-tone buckle, and white high-heel sandals, has an Ellowyne Wilde hang tag, doll stand, and story card.

Other: Style #RT21NEBC16, Life’s a Beach Neema is one of four Neema dolls sold exclusively at the 2022 Better Together Virtual Doll Convention Pop-up. Made in a limited edition of 200 dolls, Neema sold out in only a few minutes on August 27, 2022! Designed by Robert Tonner, Neema is part of the Ellowyne Wilde Collection. In addition to the usual five areas of articulation, articulation extends to underneath the breast area, at the elbows, wrists, and knees.

Life’s a Beach Neema’s story card is illustrated in the last gallery photograph.



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Doll collector, historian, co-founder of the first e-zine devoted to collecting black dolls; author of black-doll reference books, doll blogs, and doll magazine articles.

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