Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Collector Books (May 1995)
Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 8.5 x 11 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds
Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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This book is frustrating. The reader must look in four different sections to find Dam/Norfin trolls: vintage Dam trolls, Norfins (which are Dam products, after all!), animal trolls, and seasonable/special occasion trolls. There are brief mentions of Scandia House Enterprises but none are pictured. Oh, and the author misspells Scandia as "Skandia". There was one place in which she got it right but in the next sentence---and every one thereafter--- she misspelled it.I was disappointed that there was such a paucity of information on rare Dam trolls. For example, one of the most irritating deficiencies in this book is the paucity of information on tailed Dam trolls. There's a discussion on tailed trolls but only pictures of the 6.5" doll. The author made no mention that there are two other sizes of tailed trolls that are even more hard to find than the large 6.5" troll---the 3.5" and 2.5" dolls. They're vintage. They were around when this book was written. And pray tell---why is there a picture of a filthy 1960s Dam troll on page 43? Yes, condition is everything but it does little good to show a troll in such poor shape. It is also confusing. All too often, people don't actually read books on collectibles and they look only at the pictures. Upon seeing this picture, a novice collector might be convinced that even trolls in the worst possible shape are collector's items as is. Trust me on this. I've collected Barbie and was amazed at how many people thought a green-eared Barbie with fingers missing and torn out hair are worth thousands.Perhaps my bias is showing but I don't get why there was so much emphasis on Wishniks and Russ trolls.
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