The Fairies of Cottingley Glen Toy Guide 

The Fairies of Cottingley Glen!

This toyline is gorgeous, but didn't get really popular, for some reason. It's too bad, since they are so nicely made: from their stands with leaf-disguised comb and mirrors to their lovely hair and wings... ah well, they will have a place here!

Origin

The Fairies of Cottingley Glen toys made their way onto shelves in 1997 and were made by Playmates. They were designed to go along with the movie Fairy Tale: A True Story, based on the girls who claimed they took pictures of real fairies in Cottingley Glen back in the 1917. In reality, their 'fairies' were just paper cut-outs... amazing that they managed to fool so many people for so long!

More about this story can be read here.

The toyline produced two collections: Fairy Collection, and Royal Fairy Collection. The Royal Fairies came with extra accessories, and a more elaborate base. both collections are equally stunning, in my mind.