Fan-Made Tooka Doll

Bonnie Burton | March 24, 2009

Whenever I post a new craft on Starwars.com, I’m always interested in seeing how fans create their own version of the craft, and make it uniquely their own.

Recently, I posted a craft tutorial on how to make your own Tooka Doll, as seen in The Clone Wars episode “Innocents of Ryloth” when a five-year-old Twi’lek girl called Numa helps the clone troopers as they try to help her people who are being held captive by droids under Separatist leader Wat Tambor’s orders. In the episode, clone trooper Waxer finds Numa’s tooka doll and returns it to the grateful girl.

So when Clone Wars fan Mandy tweeted me to say she was diligently working on the Tooka doll craft, I asked her to post photos when she finished. And she did!

Mandy writes about the craft:

Occasionally, I get carried away by bursts of spontaneity. Last night was no different. I decided I wanted to make a Tooka doll and I wanted to make it NOW. After a hasty run to the local Wal-Mart, I came home armed with felt, thread, stuffing, and buttons. I was ready to craft! I followed Bonnie Burtons’s handy DIY guide that can be found at the official website.

After a disastrous session with straight pins, my bleeding fingers needed a rest, so I decided to eat some cookies, but I digress. It took me about four and a half hours to complete the doll. I never claimed I was fast. She isn’t the prettiest Tooka doll, and she’s the wrong color, but I’m proud of her!

Check out the photos here on her blog:
A Labor of Love aka I’m Stubborn as Hell

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