Thursday, April 11, 2013

Jordon Hembrough AKA The Toy Hunter Finally Did It! 1972 Kenner Blythe Doll Found On Toy Hunter!!!!

So I was watching Travel Channel's Toy Hunter season two episodes this morning on my droid tablet whilst working out and was so pleasantly pleased to see that Jordan finally came through!  I was patient all last season waiting for him to find my favorite vintage dolly to appear but sadly she didn't :(

Well in the 2nd episode titled "Toy Lovers", at approximately the 10 minute mark, my wait was over!  The doll is even cuter than I imagined!  I wonder if this is the same doll that Jordan told me about on the phone cause he said that he found the doll and not his friend Steve lol  Maybe there is another dolly ;)  Ya right lol

I bet he was just trying to help his friend Steve find a buyer quick because he knew how much I like Blythe dolls.  I did notice that Steve was asking $200.00 less than what Jordan offered me lol  Sheesh... talk about taking a bit off the top.  Well he is a toy dealer, maybe he left room to haggle, and what a total Jersey Boy too!  He's a regular wise toy wise guy ;)

He was a riot on the phone, as well.  Not exactly what I was expecting.  I thought he'd be more like "ARE YOU KIDDING ME" "HAHAHA" but he was a bit more like.. well think Sopranos hahaha  Funny thing is I'm Calabrese toy mafia since both my parents are from the South of Italy so I passed on the doll because I like em cheap and dirty ;)  I'm still dreaming about finding one for a buck at a thrift shop, flea market or garage sale.  Anyways, here is the clip of yesterday's show featuring a gorgeous 1972 Kenner Blythe doll      

Love, A xo

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Season Two Of Toy Hunter On The Way & He Told Me That He Found A Blythe Doll!

Toy Hunter, Jorden Hembrough All-New Wed. April 10th 9/8pm C
Okay... where to begin!  Let me start with the part about the Blythe doll first ;)

Jordon Hembrough, aka The Toy Hunter, called me and told me that the Virginia Toy Museum closed down but he purchased all the stock and it included a Blythe doll!  I was over the top happy for him and I really hope that he will feature the doll on his 2nd season.

He asked me to be an expert on his show but I consider myself more of a dolly dork than an expert so I wasn't really into it.  Then he said that he was coming to Toronto and would be at the Toronto Toy Show.  There are so many toy shows and stuff here in Toronto but I think it was the one this past January.  I didn't make it but I'm sure that Jordan would find someone who knows all the exact details about Blythe dolls.  I mean he has his Kenner Toy connections so I'm not worried.

He also asked me if I would be interested in styling the dolls hair how it was originally in the box and maybe even purchasing the doll but I really don't have any experience with that and I'm not in the market for any more dolls right now.  I mean I would love more Kenners but only if I find them at a thrift shop or garage sale for an incredible price.

I already secretly named his dolly Virginia by the way!  I mean of course I day dreamed about the doll and owning the doll lol  I pictured her with long and thick raven hair, wearing the navy blue Pretty Paisley dress without any shoes on.  I'm not delusional and have to be realistic, or course ;P  I have never found a vintage doll with her shoes on!  You have to be super lucky if you do imo.  Anyways, I'm being silly now.

He said he would email me pictures of the doll but nothing yet.  I guess he's been busy with the show and promoting the show.  He probably found another buyer too.  I mean he was asking $1,500 for an out of the box doll.  Plus, I would not even consider a doll sight unseen.  What if it's an Ashton Drake Blythe doll?  I mean they are copies of the originals and that would have been a big disappointment if I said yes and then deboxed to find a repro!  Aye yai-yai!  Most people that don't like blythe have no idea what is vintage or what is not.  I'm sure he has a pretty good idea though so it's most likely a vintage.  Hopefully it's not a super mint doll with blushy cheeks.  I already know that the hair is not perfect ;)  Joking!  I have no idea still.  

So back to the new episodes of Toy Hunter!  The next one is titled KISS n' Tell because Gene freakin Simmons is going to be on with him!  Just like in the picture on this blog and on the website.  The following is what Travel Channel Toy Hunter site lists for the episode: "Jordan heads to LA and receives a special surprise call from rock legend, Gene Simmons of KISS! Gene accompanies Jordan on a hunt to pick up as much rare KISS memorabilia as he can, including a KISS radio-controlled van that could cost Gene a fortune.".  I can't wait!  Who doesn't love KISS!  EYE want to rock and roll and play blythe dolls all night... and party evErrY day :D 

For more information about the show please visit the Travel Channel's Toy Hunter website.  

A xo