While dolls representing mythical troll creatures likely date back to ancient times, modern troll dolls were born in 1959, when Danish woodcutter Thomas Dam (pronounced like "Don") created a wooden troll to give his young daughter for Christmas. Once he saw the toy’s popularity among other children in Gjøl, Denmark, Dam began making more and eventually formed a company called Dam Things, established to produce the dolls in hard rubber and,...Continue Reading
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