This doll sparkled my return to Tonner dolls – once very much loved but now rather overshadowed by BJDs. I wanted this doll for a long time but kept postponing getting him, and now, when he became very rare, I managed to find him by pure chance… in Australia.
Prince Dastan, Prince of Persia, 2010, LE1000. He is 18 inches (46 cm) tall and has an athletic body type – the one I didn’t have in my collection before. I thought, since I am planning to start accepting commissions for doll dresses, I might as well get myself a doll I’ve always wanted and also a type of the doll body I didn’t have!
I love this doll! He is simply gorgeous. He is still dressed in a Prince of Persia outfit – the way he arrived to me. Since I haven’t seen the actual film, I didn’t know what some of his accessories were for – nor did I care. There was an orange scarf which is very nice but somehow didn’t make it to the photographs! I am planning to make him a 19th century outfit – eventually, of course (Mr Rochester is the first in a queue!).
I am tempted to leave him his own name – Dastan, but he seems to insist his name is Robert. Who knows, perhaps, it is so? (And of course, would I leave such a hero on his own? His second half is another doll that I have always wanted but have bought only now – but that’s another story!)