Saturday, March 26, 2016

Trolls Official Teaser Trailer #1 (2016) - Justin Timberlake Animated Mo...

Can you guess where I will be on my birthday?




Magical Super Trolls -P1- 90s Television - 1992 Cartoon Series

Thomas Dam's trolls were often stolen and morphed for cheap profit by other companies.  Troll "knock offs" actually began during the 1960's (with Wishnik making the greatest profits) . . . but Russ, Treasure Trolls and several others really made a killing with Dam's copyrighted creations in the 1980's and 90s.




Friday, January 02, 2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR!


Above is a custom-restored Scandia House Troll that I gave to my sister for Christmas.  As you can see, she is celebrating the New Year with a Bud Light!  (Yes, I know.  There was no Bud Light in the 1960's and early 1970's.)

Friday, August 22, 2014

The Creator of Beautiful Dam Things

Thomas Dam was born in Denmark on October 2, 1909.  He loved and spent most of his life in his hometown of Argir, a village in the Faroe Islands.  On January 11, 1986, he passed away, just before the second "troll craze" hit.

Maria Joensen Dam, wife, sews and stuffs troll dolls - while Thomas Dam "puts on the finishing touches".

Thomas Dam in his later years, enjoying the ocean breezes of the Faroe Islands.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Of All the Dam Horses, . . .

. . . this one is my favorite!

This photograph of Thomas Dam and his largest equine creation was taken in Denmark sometime during the early-to-mid 1960s.

Original (No Restoration Needed) "Iggy Normous" Cave Trolls



Thursday, May 23, 2013

Restored "Iggy Normous" Cave Troll


In the 1960s, the largest Dam dolls on the market were known as the "Iggy Normous" trolls.  They were anywhere from 10.5 to 12 inches in height (not including the hair).  Probably the best known of the Iggy Normous Trolls was Dam's Cave Troll.  This 1964 version of the Cave Troll originally had a 2-inch, (cream colored) plastic, sharp-tooth or bear-claw piece hanging from his neck.  "Ugh" was missing this before I got him - so, I replaced it with an authentic Bison (American Buffalo) tooth.  White Icelandic mohair now takes the place of his once rotting gray hair.  Real rabbit fur, dyed in a leopard pattern, now covers his body - instead of the original deteriorating costume.