When was the Barbie doll born?
Women born in 1959 are still charming and even sexy. But, unfortunately, not at all young. What can you do, you will not argue with time. Only one woman born…

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What children's toys existed in antiquity?
A child from the earliest years begins to explore the world. It is very important that this happens in an entertaining way. The role of toys is difficult to overestimate.…

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Who is Jen Macklin and what is she famous for?
Jen was born in New Zealand in the middle of the last century in a very creative family. Her grandmother was a sculptor, and her mother was an artist -…

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Why was Nikolai Bartram called a fanatic, playing with dolls until old age?

Can you imagine that in the post-revolutionary hungry and cold Moscow people, saving even their own food, create a Toy Museum?
The name of this enthusiast who tried to prove in practice that all the best should belong to children, Nikolai Dmitrievich Bartram. By this time he was already a famous artist, a historian of arts and crafts, the author of several books. Continue reading

Dolls The Lollipops. What are they?

At the beginning of 2006, amazing pupae with puffy cheeks appeared on the shelves of Russian toy stores. These girls are a little taller than the standard Barbie, they have very beautiful lush hair and slightly elongated slender figures.
These are Lollipop Girls – dolls from Jen Macklin. Brightly and fashionably dressed dolls depict top models from different countries. They are all very cute and completely different. Englishwoman Lulu from London is very gentle and dreamy. I was struck by her hairstyle. On one doll, pale pink hair the color of a chewing gum does not look so natural! Continue reading

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What do our children play?
I remember a few years ago I came across an interesting article that the first meaningfully selected toys by a child as favorite (i.e., not those that are used to…

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Why did our ancestors kept ... dolls behind the stove?
In ancient times, our ancestors had a cherished custom: to keep 12 dolls suspended from a string on the stove - “twists” (or “stolushkahs”), made by all means by members…

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Are Monster High dolls dangerous?
Recently, children have become very fond of Monster High dolls. Sometimes the child’s choice falls on such toys, which even scare parents. Therefore, many adults are very concerned about this…

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How did Armand Marcel become a puppet master?
I want to tell you about one of the largest manufacturers in the field of puppet production, the company which produced several million puppet heads from unglazed (biscuit) porcelain of…

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