Dolls were most certainly used as a toy, but also far beyond that, as spiritual or ritualistic objects. Dolls represented seasonal change good fortune or for some cultures, even witchcraft. Indisputably, dolls have always been iconic, setting the stage for their eventual transition into the modern female action figure. For hundreds of years, dolls have acted as a reflection of the society of their creation. Be it the Russia, West Africa, Japan or even the United States, dolls are among the most influential mediums of history to date.