Thought I would chime in, I just got done reading the whole malee. So totally a hero if you consider due to my extensive traveling you helped develop toys that left a lasting impression on me and kept me company in many lonely nieghborhoods. AWE auction, that's awesome it sold for that much for you H.E. I love it when mine go for more than I thought they were worth. Personal opinion from where I am sitting way too much, opinion from the winners eyes "I could totally blow 1500 on this" Seriously if I had the jack I would have been bidding. Due to it's sentimental value, that and I hate to loose I go to many public auctions and am shocked at what people pay for other items so this wasn't too big for me. I think it is awesome where little girls toys are at. I have a almost two yr old and she loves My Little Pony and many other Hasbro products. Though you may still be in the hate hasbro mode! So do you think since they farm out the sculpts to other countries who will make the product, that that's why Joes and other lines for boys have lost their heart???