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Woods-Palsen Elves – Carlinville, IL

The Woods-Palsen Elves are three animated mechanical figures holding a saw, drill and hammer displayed in the front window of Tarrant & Harman Real Estate and Auction Co. at 252 South Side Square in Carlinville, Illinois. First seen in the

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Lumber Elves – Peterborough, Ontario, CA

The Lumber Elves debuted in 1955 as the stars of a Christmas window display for Peterborough Lumber on Monaghan road in Peterborough, Ontario. The six, 2 1/2-foot mechanical figurines were constructed of wood and paper mache. The elves became a

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Oh Gnome You Don’t! – Battle Ground, WA

Oh Gnome You Don’t! is a fantasy board game distributed by Gut Bustin’ Games of Battle Ground, Washington. The board game was designed by Lisa Bowmam-Steenson and illustrated by Two Tree Illustration. It will handle 2-6 players, aged 13-plus and

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Magellan the Dragon – Eureeka’s Castle

Magellan the Dragon is a clumsy, one-toothed green dragon (with a tail with a mind of its own) seen on the Nickelodeon children’s series EUREEKA’S CASTLE (1989-1995). Magellan the Dragon lived in a huge windup castle music box that was

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Mimi’s Troll Dolls – Cleveland, OH

Mimi’s Troll Dolls – On the situation comedy THE DREW CAREY SHOW/ABC/1995-2004, Mimi Bobeck (Kathy Kinney) played a cosmetically-challenged department store secretary who loved Troll dolls. Mimi showcased her collection of troll dolls at her apartment home and her work

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Dooley the Leprechaun – The Land of Beyond

Dooley the Leprechaun – Enchanted leprechaun featured on the Saturday morning children’s marionette adventure THE WHISTLING WIZARD/CBS/1951-52 produced in New York City. The show was the first of its kind to be broadcast in color. THE WHISTLING WIZARD was a

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Annabelle the Doll – Monroe, CT

Annabelle the Doll is a haunted Raggedy Ann doll stored in a special glass case in the Occult Museum of psychic investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren in Monroe, Connecticut. The doll originally belonged to a nursing student named Donna whose

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Fairy Hoax or Not? – Guadalajara, MX

Fairy Hoax or not? Well, let’s examine the evidence. The story began in 2011 when Jose Maldonado, a 22-year-old unemployed Mexican bricklayer reported finding a fairy while picking guavas in western Mexico. According to Maldonado, “I saw a twinkling…I thought

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Trevor Troll – Midland, MI

Trevor Troll is a cute, stuffed troll doll who wanders through the business district in the City of Midland, Michigan. He is part of a seek-and-find game called “The Troll on the Stroll.” The object of the game is to find

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Abby Cadabby the Fairy – New York, NY

Abby Cadabby is a smart, funny, feisty, three-year-old fairy-in-training who lives in “Sesame Street,” a fictional (but ever so real) neighborhood in New York City. The pink and purple-haired sprite with dragonfly wings debuted in 2006 during the first episode

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The Fairy Shop – Boston, MA

The Fairy Shop is a specialty gift shop located at 272 Newbury St in Boston, Massachusetts, between Fairfield and Gloucester Street. It is the home of the “World’s Softest Magical Unicorn.” Since 1994, The Fairy Shop has been selling items

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The Elf on the Shelf – Atlanta, GA

The Elf on the Shelf® is a children’s book company located in Atlanta, Georgia. It is owned and operated by Chanda B. Bell along with her sister Christa Pitts, (a former QVC host) and their mother Carol V. Aebersold. The

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Troll Museum – New York City, NY

The Troll Museum is located in a sixth floor walk up building at 122-124 Orchard St #19 on the Lower East Side (Chinatown) of New York City. The museum is just down the street from the Tenement Museum at 97

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The Troll Hole and Art Emporium – Alliance, OH

The Troll Hole and Art Emporium is located at 222/228 E. Main Street in Alliance, Ohio, two doors down from the Alliance Chamber of Commerce and directly across the street from the Alliance Farmers Market. Owned and operated Sherry and

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5 Arts Studio – Cosby, TN

5 Arts Studio is located at 150 Troll Mountain Way in Cosby, Tennessee off of Highway 321 near the border of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, about 15 miles east of Gatlinburg. The slogan on their company logo reads:

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U.S. Trolls – Wilmington, NC

U.S. Trolls is located at 2305 Market Street in Wilmington, NC. It sells stuffed, hand-made troll dolls for children of all ages. The business was founded by Helena Kuuskoski, a talented and imaginative Finnish artist. After World War II, Helena

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Brownie Castle – Granby, QC, Canada

Brownie Castle is the former home of Palmer Cox a writer/illustrator who created a popular group of impish brownies in the late 19th century. Palmer Cox was forty-three years of age before he drew his first Brownie. “I was brought

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