Alert
Close

Help pack a million meals for struggling seniors on Sept. 11. Volunteer today

Contests and
Sweeps

Happiness
poll

most popular
articles

Viewed

Boomer Fad Toys

10 toys that will take you back to childhood

Dam Dolls!

Regardless of what you call them — Wishniks, Leprechauns or Gonks — Troll Dolls are so ugly that they're cute. Created in 1959 by Danish fisherman Thomas Dam, they are considered one the most memorable and creative toys of the 20th Century. Dam's dolls have been a fad for three generations — Boomers, Gen-Xers and Millennial. Original Troll Dolls still hold their value, but the market has been flooded with knock-off versions. So, if you're trolling eBay for collectibles, beware.
— Photo by James Worrell

Topic Alerts

You can get weekly email alerts on the topics below. Just click “Follow.”

Manage Alerts

Processing

Please wait...

progress bar, please wait

Tell Us WhatYou Think

Please leave your comment below.

Advertisement

Discounts & Benefits

From companies that meet the high standards of service and quality set by AARP.

Member Benefits HomeServe

Members can protect their homes with comprehensive repair plans from HomeServe.

grocery coupon center member benefit aarp

Members can print savings coupons at the Grocery Coupon Center powered by Coupons.com.

Member Benefits Discounts Angie's List

Members can save 25% to 45% on their Angie's List membership.

Member Benefits

Join or renew today! Members receive exclusive member benefits & affect social change.

Advertisement