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The Eyebrow-Raising Price American Pickers Paid For Pillsbury Doughboy Models

Some items are expected to be found on "American Pickers." When you travel across the country, it isn't exactly a revelation to discover that someone has a vintage car hiding away in their garage. Of course, throughout Mike Wolfe's journey on the History series, he's come across plenty of items that were probably in the last place he expected.

One of these treasures was an autographed picture of Eartha Kitt, dressed to the nines in her full Catwoman regalia. This piece was merely lying around in someone's garage just waiting to be found, and now, hopefully, it will go to a good home that will adore it. That's the endgame with any of the items discovered on the show, and while some pieces may appear too esoteric for their own good, there's inevitably someone who will pay top dollar for it. 

Some viewers likely had questions when Wolfe purchased one such item they probably never expected to see on "American Pickers."

Mike Wolfe dropped $2,250 for Pillsbury Doughboy models

The Pillsbury Doughboy is an icon of American advertising. Everyone saw those commercials growing up, and the character's been parodied in many different properties. To this day, the mascot is associated with getting a poke in the stomach and making his legendary giggle. Most people probably never thought about how they brought the Doughboy to life, but Mike Wolfe and his brother, Robbie, got to see the process up close and personal in the Season 23 episode, "Movie Magic Picking."

In this installment, they visit the home of some Hollywood veterans who just so happen to have real-life models of the mascot they're looking to sell. The collection consists of a series of Doughboy heads, as well as a body, that were used during stop-motion animation to bring the character to life. It's an intriguing set, and Wolfe even mentions in the episode how there are people out there who collect advertising pieces, so he seems pretty confident he can sell the heads for a pretty penny. 

While the sellers originally asked for $2,500, they eventually settled for $2,250. Wolfe seems very happy to get his hands on the set, so much so that we wouldn't be surprised if he let out his own little giggle when the cameras stopped rolling.