The first trolls were made in 1959, created by Thomas Dam of Denmark. He carved his first troll out of wood as a gift for his daughter. Trolls were originally only 3 inches tall and are also known as treasure trolls. Trolls are known for their crazy hairdo! That hair became the trademark for the troll dolls. Troll hair is made from Icelandic wool. The first hair colors chosen for the trolls were white, black, and orange.
In the 1960’s, trolls were very popular. The largest collection of trolls belongs to Sherry Groom. Her collection includes 3,254 trolls.