Product Type: John Hinde Novelty Toy
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Watchover Voodoo Dolls
Member Name: wigglylittleworm
Watchover Voodoo Dolls
Advantages: quirky, good quality
Disadvantages: get dirty and cant be washed
I'm a sucker for quirky objects, anything that is funky or a bit different seems to find its way into my house. I had spied the mini voodoo dolls on chains at a music festival but despite falling in love with them did not love the £6 price tag. Later in Blackpool one of the shops on the promenade was selling them for just a couple of quid each and I grabbed a few, one to keep for myself and a couple to give as gifts.
The voodoo dolls come in a number of designs, I have the little green monster and I bought my zombie obsessed daughter the ninja one. Mine is a simple green doll with features sewn on whilst my daughter's is more complex and comes with a cute little black costume and hood.
It's quite hard to describe the dolls, they are around 6 or so cm long and the outside at least is made of string which is wrapped right round the doll if that makes sense. All the features and any additional items of clothing are very firmly attached. After being used for over a year the dolls are completely intact with no damage but they are grubby and there is no way of giving them a proper wash.
Each doll comes presented on a simple card backing and each doll comes with a special power, for example my daughter's ninja is meant to help her cope with idiots without frustration and give her patience, I could say it isn't working very well but who knows how grumpy she would be without it! Other dolls give you confidence or peace and this is what makes them nice gifts for friends.
The dolls come with a strong chain on top of them which means they can be attached to your keys or bag or anywhere else. I would have preferred a traditional keyring because it is easier to use but that is a minor quibble.
I would not buy one of these dolls at full price but if you can find them cheaper then they are a fun little gift for yourself or others.
Summary: a quirky gift