Suddenly, "Hitty" as we know her, no longer exists. Hitty goes to CAMP! YES! At only about $130.00, YOUR Hitty can travel to camp! (I don't remember the exact price, but I think that's close.) So you pay your dolls "travel fare" both ways--PLUS $130.00. For this, you get some cheap souvenirs, and some photos (that cost nothing.) I am sure the Old Crow laughed all the way to the bank! (Just think, for every ten dolls that went to "camp", she pockets a cool $1, 300.00.) You send her your doll, she dresses it and takes a few photos for that price--- Such a bargain! (What a racket! The Mafia would LOVE this!) Except.................
Hitty never went to camp. I am sure Rachel Fields would turn over in her grave if she saw what was happening.
"Hitty" has become a cash cow.
Suddenly, the name "Hitty" is tagged onto any and every thing. If you can slap Hittys name on it, you can make a buck! Yay! (Do you still wonder why I call these people "Hidiots?")
This attitude literally drove hundreds of REAL Hitty fans into hiding. Now mind you, I am not saying it is WRONG to profit from Hitty--I myself carve a Hitty doll now and then and sell her on Ebay. But the original "spirit" of Hitty--her honesty and values--has gotten lost in all the craziness. And this never would have happened had "The Empire" not taken over.
So because of all this, suddenly--prices for the decreed "desirable dolls" skyrockets. A Lotz Hitty, that cost 400 dollars originally, is suddenly selling for two to three THOUSAND and more. WHY?? And why don't people see what is happening here??
To be continued!!!