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Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Many of us in the troll community crossed our fingers, hoping to see this new collector's item become a reality. Unfortunately, either because the prototype would be too complicated or too expensive to manufacture, the Centaur Troll was never even put on a drawing board.
In 2006, I tried to put together a simple Centaur design. My artistic daughter, Candace, drew the idea. We then e-mailed the proposed troll and sketches to the then APS (formerly Norfin) Company in Denmark.
Alas, the Centaur troll was not to be . . .
Wednesday, June 04, 2008
Monday, June 18, 2007
Thursday, August 03, 2006
I could not resist! My 1965 Scandia House edition of the large (6.75 inches) tailed troll will be entered in this year’s doll show at the Texas State Fair. This bigger version of Dam’s doll with the fur-tipped rear appendage has uniquely detailed finger and toe nails. Many of the larger tailed trolls were dressed in burlap tunics with brown yarn belts tied around them. Sometimes, there were various “charms” strung on the belt. Generally, the charms were made of either felt or plastic. A red felt diamond, two types of green felt leaves, a plastic four-leaf clover and a plastic lantern filled with colored rings are just some of the charms I know of.
Tailed trolls are highly prized among collectors with the smaller (around 3 inches) versions being “all the rage” and selling for hundreds of dollars. Most of them were originally sold “in the buff”, but a few petite individuals with “butt extremities” were also dressed in burlap garments.