What toys do our children need?
Wishing to encourage a seven-year-old godson for his excellent studies, she decided to give him a valuable gift — some useful and clever toy. Or a sweet, “iconic” one, which…

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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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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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Tonner dolls. Have you heard of these?

When I started writing this article, I realized that I would have to collect a lot of information about these dolls, review photos, and I was really afraid of “getting sick” with toners. Well, I will tell you right away, my fears were confirmed, now I do not sleep at night and dream of at least five such pupae! It is impossible not to fall in love with these dolls! Continue reading

The phenomenon of a Barbie doll. Do not send a revolutionary to retire?

Our beauty has grown old – this year she turned 50. Still good and slender, still popular, vrazhina. But I would rustle her to retire – our beauty has already done her rotten work, and it’s enough for her to trash all over the world.
And hide your tomatoes – let’s see first … In the pre-war Germany, in general, Puritan, with the advent of the “people’s car”, still little available to the German people, in the front seat the proud owner of the car loved to plant a sort of blond woman doll. Continue reading

Where is the dolls house? In Petrozavodsk!

Yes, yes – the house of dolls is here, in the capital of Karelia. Honestly! Without any deception. This house even has a postal address – La Rochelle Embankment, 13. Well, and if someone is not very well oriented in Petrozavodsk, the main landmark, by which no one arriving in the Karelian capital, – the railway station. Continue reading

Where did the matryoshka come from?
Many consider this wooden toy, which is at the same time a subject, and sometimes a piece of folk art, exclusively Russian. Among those who were interested in the history…

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What is a Berenguer reborn doll?
Not so long ago Berenguer dolls shook the whole of Europe. These baby dolls look so authentic that sometimes they cannot be distinguished from real living babies. The modern company…

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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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When did Barbie dolls have friends and family? Ken, Midge, Teresa and others
As befits any lady, sooner or later Barbie had to get a family. What happened - in 1961, the platinum blonde appeared plastic "boyfriend" Ken, named after the younger son…

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