I pondered this. It made sense. Most of members of this household want one. Maybe he was feeling left out.
But he was fairly quick to explain that, unlike those of us who daydream about tea parties on miniature tea sets that cost so much Thomas Jefferson might have made them in his spare time at Monticello, his desire is for purely financial reasons. He seems to have noticed that they are the most secure investment on the planet right now. You can buy one of these dolls, brand new, for $95.00 from American Girl. Or you can get on e-bay and get the same thing for $234. A new outfit on the official site: $32. On e-bay: $46. Even those of us that aren't so good at math can see which one is more.
Well, I live to please.
I just can't wait until I get to tell the Fed-Ex guy that the dolly is for my husband. *smirk*