Not being a fashionista or even one who wears makeup that often, I don’t pay much attention to Avon products. Except when those products are cute toys. And in 1977, Avon put out a product that my friend Andrea got, since her mom sold Avon, and which I coveted. Why I didn’t try to wheedle my mom into buying just that one thing from Avon I’ll never understand, but at least I got to play with the thing when I went to Andrea’s house on the weekends when we were in grade school.
What was that thing? Why, it was little Gilroy Ghost, one of the most sought-after Avon collectibles ever.
Here he is on our table of small toys appropriately known as Toyland.