Fashion Doll Quarterly Archive
Published from 2003-2020, you can still purchase back issues and digital downloads
Fashion Doll Quarterly is being digitized so you can read every issue from start to finish. We will be adding new downloads weekly of our back issues, special event issues and books. You can carry the whole set on your iPad or tablet!
We have listed every magazine, book and special issue published since our premiere. Look up your favorite issue, just click the icon on the right.
Tonner: Two Decades of Design is still in print! You can also order the KD Compendium as a digital download.
Dolls, fashions, props and other goodies are always being added to our studio sale. Be sure to click the link.
Over the seventeen years in publication, we have taken FDQ to events and conventions around the world. Frequently, that would include publisher Pat Henry offering a free photo seminar. Pat Henry is an adjunct Assistant Professor at NYC's Fashion Institute of Technology in the Photography department. She brings 25 years of teaching photography to you for free, customized just for the needs of the fashion doll collector. However, all the tips and tricks you will learn can be applied to any type of subject, so check in frequently for new episodes and learn to take the most beautiful pictures of your favorite dolls, whether it is for sale, social media or your own website.
Two decades ago, a crazy idea was born from the love of dolls. Every day of my life became consumed with my hobby, bur what could be better than doing what you love for a living? And so, Fashion Doll Quarterly was launched at an evening soirée at the showroom of the Alexander Doll Company. Since the launch in 2003, FDQ has published 69 regular quarterly magazines, 23 unique event and holiday issues, two calendars and three books. I have traveled the world, from Australia to Japan, Italy, The UK, Canada and many of these great United States, all to share my love and passion for fashion dolls and to report on my adventures to you, the reader. Our goal in 2021 is to digitize all of these issues so they will live on for another generation to discover and read all about the glamorous, glorious world of the fashion doll and all that it encompasses.
FDQ was launched as a full color glossy magazine in October, 2003. Our goal was to cover the ever growing and changing world of fashion dolls and action figures, both new and vintage. Over the years, we made changes in topics, writers and features to suit the needs and demands of our readers. In 2017, we published our final print issue and went into digital downloads exclusively. These issues are easy to store on a tablet, so you can take more than one with you wherever you go. We have now retired from publishing new issues, but we continue to offer our back issues in both digital and print, where in stock, as well as special issues and books. NOTE: Digital files are not returnable. Be sure you have a PDF reader so you can open up the file and read it. Click the icon to download Adobe Acrobat Reader.
We considered re-releasing the book this year, but after looking it over, we realized that digital photography has changed dramatically over the last decade. A new approach as well as new procedures and information was required to give you the most up-to-date and useful information we have. So, we decided that how-to videos made the most sense. Launching in April, 2021, we will be uploading shorts on everything from how to build a set to creating dramatic lighting, fashion styling and propping for your fashion dolls and collectible figures. We will be taking questions, too, so if you have one, just contact us and we will incorporate it into our seminars. Check back on our site periodically or sign up to get updates on when each new class drops.
Ten years ago, we published our book on Robert Tonner and his illustrious career in the doll industry. While the Tonner Doll Company is closed, Robert continues to create and imagine exciting new concepts for his fans. This book takes a look at the trajectory of his career and the growth of his company, with the launch of Tyler Wentworth, the American Models, Kitty Collier, Betsy McCall and the incredibly popular licensed characters from Harry Potter, the DC Comics universe and Twilight, amongst many of his popular lines. The book also takes you through his early years as a fashion designer, working for icons like Bill Blass and his own line. Filled with lots of glorious photos and some never before seen samples, this is a must for the Tonner fan!
We have listened to our readers and have some new projects planned going forward into 2022, including a pattern book and specialty books on your favorite dolls. Books take a long time, so be patient with us and check back on the site for updates on what is up first!