You might have heard recently, that apparently a well kept Lego set with it’s originally packaging can be a better investment than Gold! As time goes on, and the set becomes discontinued and rare then it’s pretty much guaranteed that the prices will sky rocket – as I found out to my detriment recently when I tried to buy some Harry Potter Lego sets for my kids and found that they don’t make them any more, and they are now available on E-Bay for a lot of money!
This got me thinking about how much money our old toys could be worth. We do have a lot of Beanie Babies which were always supposed to keep their value, and a vintage 80s Popple in new condition. If the boys keep their toys in good condition, perhaps some of those will be sought after in future too.
If you want to find out the value of some of your old toys, you can try the new Toys will be Toy$ tool on the Co-operative website. Just click the decade you grew up in and then select the toys you had, or still have, to see how much your toy box would have been worth.
I was born in the mid 80s, so I checked my toy box for both the 80s and 90s and found that my 80s toys, if I still had all the ones listed, would have been worth £900.00!
This is for:
- Care bear
- Pound Puppies
- Rainbow Brite
- My Little Ponies
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
- Rubiks Cube
- Skip It
- Crayola Crayons
- Yellow Tea-Pot
Unfortunately I don’t still have them all – although maybe I should ruffle around in my mums attic a bit just in case!
In comparison, my 90s toy box was worth less at £146.00. It’s a shame I don’t still have them, as I would have quite liked to introduce my kids to the playground craze of Pogs.
So far my kids current toys don’t seem to have much collector’s value either – but we will see in the future!
Check the Toys will be Toy$ tool and see how much yours would have been worth.
Image: Old tin toys macro Shutterstock (modified)