Sea Spirit (male) - Neptune
2013 Christmas Troll
Blue lit-eyes(now in 30" & 60" sizes too)
valentine troll with rose
valentine troll with poem
special design can be used either as tree toppers OR to stand close by on a shelf or table
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Test your troll knowledge
Troll Crossword Puzzle
2011 Troll Crossword Puzzle
Custom Troll Contest
People sent in pictures of Custom Trolls that they have created.
Click Here To View Candidates
Here were the Winners:
#1 River Trolls
#2 Golden Age Troll
#3 May King and Queen Trolls
The making of our troll costume
Trolls and accessories made by some talented collectors:
Click HERE to see Pictures
Stories, poems, etc....
troll stories and poems sent to us by collectors...
Regional TV Station feature Click Here
Regional newspaper article Click Here
Local newspaper article(large file) Click Here
Minor troll cosmetic surgery video on You TubeClick Here
Be sure to see our new video about customizing trolls Click Here
(you will find the Vivi's Workshop video link on bottom left side of that page)
50th Anniversary Troll
Ken Arensbak made the original troll for his children in 1959 to help make his stories come to life.
He first unbraided
strands of jute rope and glued it to a wooden base, then added the details which
included natural materials found in the nearby woods.
To help celebrate its 50th anniversary, we are making this 1/3 scale reproduction of that original troll (pictured on right).
The trolls will be made by Marianna (Ken's daughter) and will be the first trolls she has made since the late 1970's.
This is a Limited Edition of only 250 pieces and will be numbered with a special tag on bottom of base.
Click Here for info...Online Collectors Club
Visit the our Collector's Market where you can submit a free listing to locate a specific Arensbak Troll, or try to find a home for one of your Trolls.
* Retiring in 2012:
2012 Christmas Troll click here for descriptions of each year
Sleepy-time Troll, Dec. 31st
Red Hat Troll, Dec. 31st
* Retired in 2011:
2011 Christmas Troll
Valentine Troll - Trolly Yours, Feb. 15th
Mini Valentine Troll, Feb. 15th
* Retired in 2010:
2010 Christmas Troll
Dancing Trolls, Dec. 31st
Snowboarder, Dec. 31st
* Retired in 2009:
2009 Christmas Troll
Troll Wizards (not the ones with lit crystals) March 31st
CompuTrolls, June 30th
Cupid, June 30th
Stargazer, December 31st
Male Cook, Good Luck, and Computer Wiz
* Retired in 2008:
2008 Christmas Troll
10" Albino Gnomes
Snowboarder Troll; snowboard w/ Special Troll Logo, wears goggles...no hat
* Retired in 2007:
2007 Christmas Troll
* Retired in 2006:
2006 Christmas Troll
* Retired in 2005:
2005 Christmas Troll
8" Ski Troll (Sept. 30th)
Sweeping Troll (June 30th)
Golf Troll changed after June 30th to a 5" on wooden plaque/base
Melody Troll w/ guitar changed after Sept. 30th to an 8" with a horn
* Retired in 2004:
2004 Christmas Troll
8" Fishing Troll on base
* Retired in 2003:
2003 Christmas Troll
14" Gnomes (end of June)
Cyber Nurse (end of June)
* Retired in 2002:
2002 Christmas Troll
* Retired in 2001:
2001 Christmas Troll
2001 Millennium Troll
12" Timekeeper Troll
Dream Guardian Troll w/ music box
* Retired in 2000 :
2000 Christmas Troll
2000 Millennium Troll
* Retired in 1999 :
16" Troll w/ Sprout
1999 Christmas Troll
* Retired in 1998:
Troll w/ Twins (16")
1998 Christmas Troll (8")
* Retired Trolls pre-1998:
Christmas Trolls....years 1981-1998
Great Granddaddy (96")
Jute sliver Trolls (8",12",16")
Melody w/flute (16")
King & Queen (26",23")
20" male & female (albino & reg)
Ski (12", 16")
Golfing (12", 16")
Mystic w/lit ball (8")
Leave a note (12")
* Christmas Trolls - description by year:
1981- 12" all green male holding a pine cone
1982- two 5" (1 male & 1 female) on a wooden base with pine cone "Christmas Tree" that is decorated with green and red beads.
1983- 12" Albino carrying a stack of firewood. tag reads..."I bring you the warmth of Christmas"
1984- 12" male holding a Christmas Flag/pennant ( green felt background with a red heart)
1985- 12" holding a round twisted vine wreath
1986- 8"male holding a folded yellow Danish star. sprinkled with mica dust. tag reads "catch a falling star"
1987- 12" male with red eyes holds glass mug of "Christmas Cheer" tag reads- "good cheer for the new year"
1988- 12" with red hat, holds a pine cone tree (white pine cone) decorated w/ glitter. tag reads- "make Christmas magic"
1989- 8" male red or green eyes, holds a red sled tag reds- "slide into the new year"
1990- 8" female albino with green eyes, holds a small bird (Partridge) tag reads- "The Partridge for your Pear Tree"
1991- 5"albino female with a silver star topped staff in one hand. other hand is motioning to follow. tag reads- "follow me to Christmas"
1992- 8" male holding bell (which rings) tag reads- "ring in the new year"
1993- 5" albino female wearing red burlap cloak. carries a crook (shepherds staff) and holds a small bird. tag reads- "watching over the Christmas flock"
1994- 8" male with a wooden log drum. holds drum sticks. tag reads- "to the beat of a different drummer"
1995- 5" male with green felt hat and white pom pom. holds snowballs and ready to throw one. tag reads- "better to give than receive"
1996- 8" male w/ red felt Santa hat. holds a house mouse that has a similar Santa hat. tag reads- "Santa little helpers"
1997- 8" male holding a silver package wrapped with shiny red ribbon which is twisted around Troll face and body. tag reads- "wrap up in Christmas"
1998- 8" albino female decorated with red berries real Holly, and holding Holly leaves (from special tree up on Troll Mountain) tag reads- "happy holly days"
1999- 5" male with red and white stripped hat, wire-rim glasses, and holding a green pencil. writing on a long paper list which has two columns....Naughty and Nice. tag reads- "....making a list"
2000- 5" male that is building a snowman (twig arms, holly scarf, and candy cane) sprinkled w/silver glitter. tag reads- "this season make a friend"
2001- 8" male holding red (w/ white trim) stocking filled with packages. Also holds a gift wrapped package in one hand. Top crown decorated w/ colored Christmas "lights". tag reads- "stocking up for a great Christmas!"
2002- 8" male holding feed sack. Logo on sack ...Troll Mtn Co-op Reindeer Feed. Top crown decorated w/ reindeer feed and red berries.. tag reads- "take care of all your dears this season!"
2003- 5" male holding Christmas package, wearing red scarf and riding skis made of candy canes. Has ear muffs and a top crown decorated w/ silver bells. tag reads- "have a cool Yule!"
2004- 8" light grey female holding pair of scissors in one hand and in other a paper strip with cutout snowflakes. Wears a long red felt cloak with white trim and covered with a few snowflakes. tag reads- "making snowflakes for your hair"
2005- 25th Anniversary Edition -12" male holding round silver ornament with "25th" printed in red. Has top decoration of evergreen branches tipped with small silver balls. tag reads- "Silver Anniversary Limited Edition - the 25th year of our Christmas Troll Series"
2006- 8" female albino wears green apron and white bakers kerchief. Holds silver baking tray with three decorated gingerbread man cookies. Tag reads - "Christmas smells good this year!"
2007- 5" female holds small candle and Yuletide Carol song book (open to the traditional song Deck the Hall). Decorated with green holly leaves and red berries. Tag reads - "troll the ancient Yuletide carol"
2008- 8" male carries small poinsettia and wooden staff. Decorated on top with a large red poinsettia. Tag reads - "may your Christmas joy always be in bloom!"
2009- 8" all grey male that wears leather apron with "Santa's Workshop - North Pole Division" logo, holds small hammer and a wooden toy. Tag reads - " making toys for good girls and boys".
2010- 4" male that can stand or hang from string loop. Top is decorated with mistletoe and berries and it also holds a mistletoe bunch. Tag reads - "under the mistletoe good things happen!".
2011- 8" male wearing large red hat with white fur trim and standing in "pile" of snow. Holding snow shovel (made from hickory nut hull) full of snow. Tag reads - "Clearing the way for Santa's sleigh".
2012- 8" female albino holding red and green quilt and a golden needle with red and green threads. Decorations on top include gold buttons and red and green thread. Tag reads " Christmas Quilts we are a sewing for when it's cold and blowing".