Whimsical, fantastical matrioshke

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11 Responses to “Whimsical, fantastical matrioshke”

  1. pidg says:

    Nice. I have a set of communist Presidents ones.

    BTW, the singular is ‘matrioshka’ and plural is ‘matrioshki’.

  2. boxlightbox says:

    Did you already see the Golden Girls nesting dolls, from Ginger Williams?
    http://jezebel.com/5615747/omg-golden-girls-nesting-dolls

    They’re marrrvelous.

  3. DJBudSonic says:

    My daughter loves these, too. Our favorite is smaller and smaller chickens, then a baby chick, then an egg.

  4. Rich Keller says:

    These dolls look like they could be the crewmembers for the airships and submarines from yesterday’s post.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Many years ago, while traveling, I came across a set of five pre-made blank matryoshka dolls, which I brought back as a souvenir for one of my housemates. She used them to make nesting-doll portraits of the five of us who shared the house, a project which turned out really cool. I should check if she still has them.

    Meanwhile, the memory of that has inspired me to do a quick internet search and Google shows several sources if you search on “blank matryoshka.” Anyone liking the look of the dolls in the write-up but looking to do their own take on the subject might like to know that ready-made dolls are easily available..

  6. narddogz says:

    Those are cool… not quite as creepy as the ones that were on Sesame Street: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNQV45Wichw

    For some reason, that video used to scare me.

    Now it just seems cute.

  7. Fang Xianfu says:

    These are great, but you missed out the best part: that they’re a tie-in promotion for a WHOLE FRICKING GAME that Doublefine is making about them! Presumably it’ll be like all other Doublefine games – beautiful, flawed genius, made by a team trying their hardest to distil awesome and ending up overdoing it a bit. Sort of like Tactical Nuclear Penguin, for the beer drinkers.

  8. Anonymous says:

    nice matrioshka – reminded me of the set i bought for a friend, a couple of years ago, from bulgaria;

    http://flic.kr/p/4Jbdc7

    i called them the ‘axis of evil’ matrioshka (although maybe not strictly politically correct)

  9. Anonymous says:

    For some reason, I read this as Marioshke, then I thought to myself, “I wonder if anyone has made Mario nesting dolls?”

    A quick google search revealed the answer…

    http://9gag.com/gag/30287/

  10. Stone says:

    My friend in Oz makes the most clever matroishka dolls:
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/bobobabushka

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