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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Fashion Show

One of the things I love to do is to try and find new outfits for my larger trolls. The 16 inchers (Livvy, Henry, & Greta) have the most doll-like proportions of the Dam troll line, so therefore have a greater possibility of fitting into pre-made doll clothing. "Possibility" is definitely the word for it though - most clothing does NOT fit. Their arms are big, and their chest is small. It is an adventure to try and find clothing that I can alter without it ruining the look of the garment. Build-A-Bear is often a good place to start. There are a lot of returns, and a lot of alters, but it is so exciting to see your troll looking so cute! Iggys are another large sized troll that I love to try and outfit.

Since this is something that tends to be a continual process, this post will be updated periodically with new looks.

The following are what my girls are currently wearing :-).





Saturday, March 19, 2011

Dam Angels

I find that I love to collect certain categories of trolls. Angels are one of them, so I thought it would be fun to put together a post of all the Dam Angels. There are many Angels made by other brands, but since this blog focuses mainly on Dam trolls, other brands have, for the most part, been excluded.

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She is the largest of the Dam Angels currently being made.
The smaller 6.5" version is below.

The Angel on the left was made primarily in the 80's. The Angel on the right is much newer, made around the year 2005. She was part of a short lived series where they tried to reintroduce Dam trolls into the American mainstream market.

The Angel on the left is the newest of the Angels, having been made by Dam in just the past couple of years. The harp is removable - it is held in place by a stem protruding from the back, which is inserted into a hole in the right hand. The Angel on the right is named Glenda Goodheart. She is part of the second series of Totally Troll. Around 2001, Playmates Toys released 2 series of Dam trolls (5 inchers in cute outfits, with cute names), and called the line "Totally Troll." Unfortunately, they were rather unsuccessful, and were very short lived. They all had colored shapes on their hands that when warmed by the heat of your finger, they would fade and reveal the one word message underneath. Glenda has a blue butterfly that says "Faith."

There are a series of Christmas ornaments that were made in the 80's/90's (all made out of the 2.5" Norfette mold), one of which was a cute little Angel. The 5 inch angel next to her is for size comparison (plus I think they are cute together ;-) ).

This is a rare prototype of an Angel troll made at the Dam factory. There are only a few of her in existence. Her wings are part of her mold, and since she is made to be suspended and flying, she is unable to stand on her own. No problem, she always has a handy Angel friend ready to help!

Though Cupid is not an Angel, he is sort of celestial...
Well, I couldn't resist adding him. He's just so darn cute. The Dam cupid on the right (his Ace brand cupid friend is on the left - another pair I think are cute together ;-) ) is a new Dam, having been made in the past couple of years. He has a bejeweled belly button, white cloth diapers and booties, and holds a fabric bow and arrow in his hand. His other hand holds a plush heart, and heart antenna adorn his head. His golden cloth wings are topped by tufts of white hair.

This is a redone Dam Angel in my collection that I just love! Her wings are real feathers, and I love the hue of her hair. (Redone by Transplash on eBay :-) )

Sunday, March 13, 2011

"Addicted to Trolls" song

A member of the Damthings Yahoo group created some awesome alternate lyrics to Robert Palmer's song named "Addicted To Love" recently, and I think it is rings such hilarious truth!


Your lights are on, but you're not home,
another troll horse, you'd like to own,
Your head is spinning, your body shakes,
Another Iggy, is all it takes !!

You can't sleep, you can't bid,
Your Ebay spending, is off the grid,
You're getting nervous, you're drinking wine,
one more Scandia, and you'll be fine !!

Well, you like to think that you're immune to the stuff, oh yeah
It's closer to the truth to say you can't get enough
You know you're gonna have to face it, you're addicted to Trolls

You're at the auction, You make a fuss,
until you find out, that its a Russ,
Up comes a tailed troll, and you go nutty,
you can not see straight, your mind is putty !!

You bought a lot, and its not funny,
you're high and dry, spent all the money,
its an addiction, its not greed,
a second mortage, is all you need !!

Well, you like to think that you're immune to the stuff, oh yeah
It's closer to the truth to say you can't get enough
You know you're gonna have to face it, you're addicted to Trolls