Thomas Dam

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Thomas Dam
Born (1915-05-15)15 May 1915
Died 12 November 1989(1989-11-12) (aged 74)
Nationality Danish
Occupation Woodcutter

Thomas Dam (15 May 1915 – 12 November 1989) was a Danish woodworker and fisherman who designed and invented the original troll doll also known as the "Good Luck Troll". He created the toy during a period of financial distress, and carved it from wood. Soon, the family had started up a new business and Dam earned enough to buy himself a small factory where the dolls were produced in plastic. Dam created many different trolls as well as plastic baby dolls. Dam formed "Dam Things" to market the dolls. Dam trolls are now considered collectors' items.[1][2][3][4]


  1. ^ Walsh, Tim (2005-10-01). Timeless Toys: Classic Toys and the Playmakers Who Created Them. Andrews McMeel Publishing. pp. 187–. ISBN 9780740755712. Retrieved 20 September 2012. 
  2. ^ UEBELHERR, JAN (October 17, 2005). "Trolling around town". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved 20 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "American company can continue making troll dolls". Associated Press. May 17, 2002. Retrieved 20 September 2012. 
  4. ^ Sheff, David (January 4, 2005). "New Babes in Toyland: Trollz". The New York Times. Retrieved 20 September 2012. 

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