A little bit of cheese Gromit?
Great listening once again guys, ended again all too soon despite doubled air time.Your mention of the Tivvy Annual hit close to home for me as Tivvy - or Sumppi in Finnish - belonged to a larger family of Fauni trolls that were a craze here in the 60's and 70's. There was even a kind of an amusement park called The Troll Forest. The Finnish couple who created the Fauni trolls moved later in the 70's to U.S. where their offspring still continue producing the trolls.
Thanks Arto. Nice to know. Yes, Tivi or Teevee, not sure. I recall him quite clearly. Like an oven bird, a huge beak. I will try to blog some strips of his in annuals I have if I can find them. I'm sure there was a money bank as well in the UK in the Sixties. That's fascinating about the Fauni. I see trolls now and then at car boot sales. they are marked as German. Maybe there are two families of trolls from the Sixties?
The trolls known as "The Trolls" are obviously those created by Danish gentleman Thomas Dam back in the 1960's. They have really conquered the world, with a motion picture in the works and everything.I first came across - and to my utter amazement - with Tivvy Annual at a local flea market. It featured the troll Sumppi you described on the cover. Never knew before Tivvy made it big in the UK!Here's their current U.S. websitehttp://www.trollforest.com/With a little bit of history (pictorial, too)http://www.trollforest.com/history.htmGot dozens of different Fauni trolls, handmade ones in different sizes, various banks and a plentiful of other merchandise. However, the Atelier Fauni brand is nowadays most famous for their Moomin Family made back in the 50's and 60's. They command considerable sums today.