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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Nasty horrible dolls. Why are monsters popular?
Debate about the dangers and benefits of Barbie dolls and the like barely had time to resound; parents and psychologists are still arguing about whether to give girls into the…

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Revived dolls. What do Japanese lolita look like?
The Lolita style originated in Japan many years ago. The attractive and incredibly beautiful image of a porcelain doll came to taste to many. So who are they - these…

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The story of one doll. How to find her for mom?

I want to tell you an amazing story about an old doll, which by chance has become our family heirloom. Photo: Julia Sun, personal archive So, one of the cozy evenings, my mother and I, talking about everything, looked at photos of various dolls. Mom suddenly became sad and, with the words “Eh, my doll …”, began to gather home. Continue reading

What is remarkable about an ugly doll?
Unusual dolls from the Bratz series are rapidly and triumphantly continuing their march around the world, more and more pushing out not only the beloved pups, but even Barbie, which…

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Why did our ancestors need dolls?
In our age, dolls are, most often, children's toys. But it was not always so. In ancient times, the Slavs took them quite seriously. Dolls were the main charms, each…

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How did Mattel protect the honor of Barbie dolls?
Who would have thought that the obsessive pop song “Barbie Girl” of the Danish-Norwegian group AQUA could cause a loud trial with the producers of the most famous doll in…

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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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