Troll Dolls: From Wood Carvings To Bestselling Toys

By Linda Speckhals
Christmas trolls. Source: (damworld.dk).
Although most people tend to think of troll dolls as the rather colorful, somewhat creepy dolls which emerged in the 1960s, they are connected to Scandinavia mythology. The designer of the dolls, Thomas Dam, drew on the nature of the mythological beings, while exaggerating the features of the dolls so that they weren’t scary, but rather, some would say, adorable.