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#45 Purchase....

In a recent previous post, I typed: "I was out on Amazon a few days back, and found a gem. I just had to order it." Some of you that left comments were curious. Trust me, the subject matter for this particular piece isn't popular for most, but there were features that made it "cute" and to a collector, irresistible. Even the staunch "hater" of #45 such as Bud had to agree, it was something to add to what I have.  I loved it at first sight...the mouth was the key feature.

I started my collection [tho very small] in 1959!! I saved my pennies, nickles, and dimes and my dad helped me a lot by paying me change from his pocket when I'd do a task for him. I wanted one so badly, I even cleaned stuff that even amazes me today - like washing his car for a quarter]. I was TEN years old. And no, it wasn't child labor, it was MY suggestion!!  FYI...I was never into dolls such as Barbie and all the frilly, feminine kind.  In fact, I was and still am...a tomboy.  Over the years, even after marriage [and as late as the 1990's when Erik, our son, joined the Marine Corps], I'd see one that connected to me somehow and I'd buy. I bought one back then that was 'military - camouflaged, and carrying a rifle, like the Corps!!'

I also mentioned [I think] that I'd show my collection. Well, I had the help of Bud so I could get the bin in which they're stored down from the shelving unit, and unpacked them. We actually had a bit of fun reminiscing about when and where and the reason I bought them. We giggled a lot. Those faces [and butts] are just too priceless. And the 'costuming' was more or less the 'selling point' for me years ago. I haven't purchased one for nearly 20 years, but now, I'm all ready to begin again. LOL Anyway, I have a couple of photos I'll show you now, but if you wish to see them individually, I thought I'd share one with each new post I publish. I think I probably have about a 30 something to show off.


A Table covered with Troll Dolls!


Just a quick recap, the dolls were first produced in 1959 by a gentlemen from Denmark I believe. They were first put on store shelves that very year, and I had to have one. A few I have are now considered rare and collector's items worth startling prices selling online. Now, Amazon is a good place to start.

 
history of the troll doll...read HERE



46 comments:

  1. I still have my 2 mini trolls from back in the mid '60's ~ my best friend and I used to build elaborate houses and sew clothes for them ~ great memories.
    I wouldn't own the 45* one, though... too disgusting!

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    1. He too will be packed away with the others.

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  2. We called them wishnicks and I had two of them a long time ago but not anymore. One had pink hair and the other had blue. They were all the rage when I was in elementary school. You have quite the collection, Anni!

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    1. That's a new term for me...wishnicks.

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  3. Oh wow, I love your troll collection! The hair on the # 45 troll looks just like him.
    Have a great day and a happy new week!

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    1. I thought the mouth was a perfect comparison, as vile as the real one!!

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  4. Just for the fun of it, have you tried to stick a pin in 45. Think I would be tempted.

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    1. OMG...OMG!! Patti? I DID mention he could be a voodoo doll!! Seriously, you and I think alike.

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    2. Ha ha. Let us know if you do so we can watch to see if he suddenly grabs a body part:)

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    3. Or one falls off!!

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  5. My sister collected them and after she died in 2004, they are still in her display case for her grandchildren to enjoy. There are many.

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  6. I followed the link because I was thinking I have never seen a troll doll, by looking at yours, when I saw the photo at the top of the link, I have seen those, but maybe only once or twice . I can say i have never seen any like the ones you have. Just like your witches, i said I had not seen them in the store but when I LOOKED for them found them at WM... I am not a collector of anything. even the 8 lamps I own, were bought to sit out as a decoration for a spot that needed something. I must say if i were collecting these, # 45 that I also despise would have to be purchased. they did a great job of it. cant wait to see the rest of yours. i am wondering if you have a witch troll or a western troll.

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    1. I'd say your glass figurines & all glass you have on display is a collection!!

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  7. I was going to do my imitation but I don't think it would relay in writing. The face looks just like the idiot himself. I love your collection and the memories to go with it. I would enjoy seeing each one. I loved them when I was a kid but I called them Uggies and I have no idea why lol.

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    1. Uggues...I like that and can relate.

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  8. This is a great collection, and of course now I want to see them better, including their faces and clothes. The Trump one is a scream!!

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    1. They're fun. And, yes he's a scream.

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  9. Coming from the country where the real trolls live (and it isn't Denmark, their forests aren't big enough), I'm not sure how I feel about your trolls. And I can't help but wonder how the real trolls feel now that these trolls are so famous and on Amazon no less. But then, maybe they like the fame these trolls have generated for them, even if it all started in Denmark.

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    1. But, these, are just for fun. I guess.

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  10. Hah, I love it. I had no idea that you collected troll dolls.

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    1. Once upon a time, finding a "new" to add was a fixation.

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  11. Quite a collection you have. I had a couple of them when I was a kid but don't know what happened to them.

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  12. Way to go! I can hear the joy this collection brings you and that is wonderful .

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  13. I have seen them before but never have owned one. Of course you would, though, since that is your kind of "thing." Laughed at #45. :-)

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  14. When I was younger I loved them! I thought they were so cute! I never collected them though! Looks like you have quite a collection!

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    1. I remember how popular they once we're.

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  15. cool collection,
    I collect. donkeys, and Mater from Cars.

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  16. I always loved the Troll's hair so much. The colors were so pretty, pop-art I guess it was. I wanted one very badly but contented myself with playing with the ones my friends' had. You have quite the assortment there!

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    1. Sometimes I wish I had a display case. But keeping it dusted & web free seems too much work.

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  17. Your collection is impressive! I was never a collector, but my mother had a beautiful collection of story book dolls after I grew up.

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    1. Oh, I bet that too was an impressive collection.

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  18. I had few trolls, my one Aunt had small colection of them. She claims anything got misplace the trolls did it.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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  19. What an adorable collection and #45 definitely tops the list. I don't know what (or who) would top that. :-)

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    1. Obama ... In dreadlocks? (Kidding)

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  20. I thought I was the only one to own a troll. It's fun knowing I am not alone. lol

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    1. If you have a chance...share a photo?

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  21. What a great collection. This is yet another one of those toys I had when I was a kid and wished I had saved.

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  22. I love your collection. I use to collect them. I have a few but I definitely want this one!

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