The host of Toy Hunter, Jordan Hembrough, travels the country dealing in vintage toys. Sometimes he comes across pieces that are common and other times pieces that are borderline priceless. So who better to consult regarding my own personal holy grail -- the late 1970's Neighborhood of Make-Believe Playset.
Thanks to the wonders of the internet, I was able to get a message out via Twitter which Jordan kindly replied to within minutes. Honestly, I was somewhat hoping to hear that he had never heard of this playset. If he'd never seen one, I'd be okay with the fact that I've never seen one.
No such luck.
So a guy who deals in vintage toys every day has only seen one of these in fifteen years?!? With this in mind, I'm reminded of a line from Dumb & Dumber: "So you're telling me there's a chance?"
It's out there, people. It's out there.