About Troll Dolls
With their wild hair, potbellies, and goofy smiles, troll dolls have been popular with kids and collectors since the 1960s. People find them either incredibly cute or outrageously ugly. Most trolls have bright neon hair, but colors like blond and black are also common. They come in every theme possible such as holiday trolls, college trolls, career trolls, and much more. The smallest are only about half an inch tall, and most of these are pencil toppers and gumball machine prizes. Very large trolls, those over 12 inches tall, are extremely desirable. Thomas Dam carved the first doll from wood as a gift for his daughter in 1959. When her friends loved it, he founded a business to produce more. In subsequent years, trolls' bodies are found in rubber, vinyl, hemp, glass, and other materials, with hair made of fur, nylon, straw, mohair, and more. The Vintage Dam trolls are very popular with collectors, especially animal trolls and trolls with tails. With the vast inventory on eBay, you can easily find the perfect troll dolls to give to a child or collect for yourself.