Top 10 Novelty, Amazing and Unusual Matryoshka Dolls



If there is one moment in my life that sticks out it was when I was a very small boy and went to my Aunts house (She wasn’t really my Aunt, but that is what I was told to call her) and she showed me something so wonderful it turned my little nerd World upside down. What she showed me has many names: Nesting Dolls, Matryoshka Dolls, stacking dolls, but it doesn’t matter what they are called, that day they blew me away. But it seems I may have underestimated these “dolls” as something past generations played with, so maybe it is time for me to relive that moment I looked at them in awe as I bring you…


Top 10 Novelty, Amazing and Unusual Matryoshka Dolls


 

The Avengers Matryoshka Dolls
The Avengers Matryoshka Dolls

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It was one of the biggest films of 2012 and one of my favourites, so it should come as no surprise to find these amazing ‘Avengers Assemble’ dolls in this top 10. But it has to be said they are amazing for sure (if a little expensive).

Toxic Matryoshka Dolls
Toxic Matryoshka Dolls

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Toxic, fun and very vivid! Those are just a few words that perfectly describe these nesting dolls, and a whole set of them for a tenner it is a great bargain as well.

Yellow Submarine Nesting Doll 5pc./6
Yellow Submarine Nesting Doll 5pc./6

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There are not many submarines that only have a crew of just four people, but this is one of them. It is, of course, the World famous “Yellow Submarine” piloted by the four Beatles.

Wookies Chubby stacking dolls
Wookies Chubby stacking dolls

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A Wookiees natural habitat was the dense forests of the planet Kashyyyk. So it would make sense that they would be right at home in the forest of Russia and then turned into inspired nesting dolls. …what do you mean that makes no sense at all?!? It did to me!

Matryoshka Madness Pink Pig Matryoshka
Matryoshka Madness Pink Pig Matryoshka

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One of the more unusual ones you will ever see is this amazing pig, stacker. Sure it is not really nerd inspired, but I would consider myself a nerd, it’s my top 10, so there in!

Matryoshka Madness Ninja
Matryoshka Madness Ninja

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I have always wanted to be a Ninja or was it a Power Ranger?!? Whatever it was I needed some truly epic martial arts skills to do it and sadly I don’t have them.

Black & White Cat Russian Nesting Doll 7pc./7"
Black & White Cat Russian Nesting Doll 7pc./7″

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Don’t worry it is not Caturday already, but being a cat loving nerd I did find this truly amazing and a perfect gift for any loving cat owner, or maybe just a fan of Caturday!

Ninja Turtles stacking dolls
Ninja Turtles stacking dolls

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For those too young to remember these they are The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and as a child growing up they were my heroes and with a brand new film due out this year they will be back on top of the toy charts and these will sell like hot cakes (or dolls).

Matryoshka Madness Nightmare-Zombie Nesting Doll
Matryoshka Madness Nightmare-Zombie Nesting Doll

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Not only do I like most Zombie related items, but I also a good laugh and this ticked both boxes and it is not too expensive. So for all us Zombie fans out there this might well rank right up there are the best Russian dolls you have ever seen!

Stormtrooper nesting dolls
Stormtrooper nesting dolls

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I would have been a crime not to make this number 1, because not only do they look simply amazing, but they are also cheap as chips! Normally nerd inspired merchandise costs the earth but this is highly affordable and that, in my opinion, makes this truly epic.

80 thoughts on “Top 10 Novelty, Amazing and Unusual Matryoshka Dolls”

  1. You can post any relevant links, and yeah the Dalek ones are cool, but not as cool as a set if Doctor who ones were each previous doctor was inside His future self, its was ours genius but turned out to be nothing more than a photoshop edit, and spent 4 hours trying reverse search it to where I could buy it. Nightmare.

  2. Another great top10. Liked the nostalgic intro to this list, as I have similar memories of the first set I saw, authentic Russian, wooden and beautifully painted. Must be a fellow nerd! 🙂
    As a Whovian, had to be the Dalek set for me, but the Stormtroopers were cool too. Scooby sets out there (more than one available) from the usual on-line retailers. Won’t link as it’s your blog. 😉

  3. #1 is truly awesome, my favorite! But I’m just not into Russian Dolls 🙁 But if I were, I would buy a few of these. This is one cool site. – Claudia

  4. What fun this blog is! (which makes it even more oif a compliment that you have decided to follow mine — thank you) My own favourite stacking dolls are ones I bought decades ago at a fair in Hyderabad, India. They were being sold by a birth-control NGO, and featured Daddy, inside which you found Mummy, inside which you found Boy, in which which Girl… and then no more. Two children only, that’s the messsage. Nicely painted dolls, good folk art, conveying their messsage gently.

  5. I actually have a beautiful set which were brought back for me from St. Petersburg, absolutely gorgeous, but yours are so much more fun!

  6. Well that is so good to hear, it always so nice for me to read comments like that it really is, and I can only hope your partner is enjoying the links. (because I know I would)

  7. Interesting – I love that real thought goes into these lists – not just looks! Infact am totally enjoying your blog, my b/f may be getting sick of the endless links I send him to it!

  8. You know, oddly enough.. not so much. I hate to admit that publicly though! lol I just really liked the yellow submarine (okay, I do even kind of like the song).

  9. I need the Daleks! My hubby would want the Stormtroopers.
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  10. Oooooo! I LOVE the Yellow Submarine! I have only one sad set of Russian nesting dolls that only come out at Christmastime:-) Again.. funny and interesting post!

  11. I loved the cats most too, especially that the biggest swallower of the littlest has ears. And I am reminded, from your own descriptive experience, of my first encounter, with the classics too, and the sense of delight and anticipation and that such a miraculous little thing of beauty could exist in the palm of a small hand. I had no idea these followed and live on. Thanks.

  12. Doctor Who, Beatles, Hero (or Ninja) turtles and Star Wars – these are a few of my favourite things – if I had to pick one I think it would be the Yellow Submarine

  13. With that many inside of each I can tell you after all the research I did on this that, that one you saw was a “official” Russian Doll and would have been worth a LOT of money. And that is no joke you are talking 5 figure sums upwards.

  14. I love these, my mum had standard russian doll russian dolls (lol) that went from huge to absolutely teeny tiny – i think there were like 30 dolls inside each other (oi oi) i was amazed by them – simple minds and all that 😉

  15. Thank you. It’s not so much the list making it is find out what is fake and what is real on the internet! That is while some of them take so long. (but others have taken me less than a hour)

  16. You wouldn’t think there would be so many fake ones out there! I’m not sure most people realize the time it takes to compile a good list. You do it all the time. My hat is off to you Russell.

  17. I love the cats, especially the tiny mouse with them. The zombies are pretty cool too. As are the storm troopers. But ah, I would love the cats!

Which one did you like?