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 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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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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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 hands of Bratz hooligans, and dolls have already appeared on store shelves, in comparison with which Barbie and even Bratz look like innocent pups. Continue reading

How to make a cute herbal doll?

In the old days in Russia, caring housewives made so-called dolls-herbalists. They believed that these dolls would drive out the evil spirits of the house. Tereshchenko Dmitry, Shutterstock.com Herbalists, as the name says, were filled with fragrant herbs. If such a doll is wrinkled in hands or simply moved, a healing herbal scent will spread around the house. Continue reading

What does a Japanese nesting doll look like?
Little is known about how the Japanese wooden doll Kokeshi appeared. Some researchers believe that these pupae arose from religious practice and were designed to contain the spiritual essence of…

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What do we know about Russian wooden toys?
In Russia, poteshki, so called in those days toys, most often made of clay and wood. The doll is one of the first toys of antiquity. But time does not…

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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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Slender Barbie - every girl's dream?
In 2013, the Barbie doll turned 54 years old. A solid age for a toy - interest in it for more than half a century has not dried up. Barbie's…

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