Most of the mass produced, collectible “goth” dolls these days ape Tim Burton or lean towards the heavy makeup/fishnet/corsets/piercings ala BeGoths
Tonner Doll Company has recently released a line of dolls called Agnes Dreary, which is comprised of “Agnes,” her twin brother “Victor Dreary,” and their older sister “Sister Dreary.” It’s pretty clear this is a fashion doll company that is trying to get in on the buying habits of the goth crowd. But I think they are providing something a little different.
The twins are the most interesting – to me, anyway. They remind me of Ingmar Bergman’s Fanny and Alexander.
I love Tonner’s outfits for the dolls. They provide a few styles (mainly for the older sister) which are modern and fall in line with the goth crowd but the rest are almost 100% vintage – and the fabrics seems to be genuine: corduroys, twills, lace and chiffon as opposed to cheap felt & polyester. That should explain the $60+ price tag for most of the outfits. Speaking of price, they run along the lines of $100-$150 which is quite good considering they are jointed like a BJD but sell at half the cost of a Volks creation.