Vintage Toys
Toys are a significant part of childhood development. A toy can stimulate curiosity in children, and allow them to explore their imagination. Many toys spark the developing mind. A toy car probably lets you be a driver even though you had no idea how actual cars work. Action figures let you come up with all sorts of role play, such as rescue missions or just tea parties. However, as you grow up, you have to part ways with your toys. The beauty with some toys, however, is they can become valuable over time. If you are no longer interested in them, you can sell vintage toy collections. You clear some space, make some money, and make a toy collector happy.


The Value of Vintage Toys

People put value on new things. The newest smartphone can set you back from a few hundred dollars to a thousand. The latest supercar can be worth more than a house. However, people also put a similar value on the old. An old muscle car from the 70s can be worth much more than its original price when it rolled out the factory. It may even match the current prices of the most recent models. Such items do not just become old, they become vintage, and their rarity is the main driver of their new value. This phenomenon also happens with toys.

What is even better with vintage toys is the memories they can evoke. If you grew up in the 80s or 90s, for example, you do not get the same happy feeling when you hold a new action figure of Kylo Ren than when you hold an older action figure, but this time of Darth Vader. Kylo Ren was never part of your childhood. He never made you want to join the Dark Side of the Force. He never made being the villain look cool. It was Darth Vader who did those and more. This sentimental value adds to the monetary value. People do not just want the item. They also want the emotions and memories that come with it.


Parting Ways

With such high value, why sell vintage toy collections? Maybe you like keeping them around so you can continue remembering the glory days of your childhood. You may even play with them from time to time. However, do they serve a purpose beyond being a knick-knack and a reminder? You probably even do not look at them often or even seldomly. Most of your attention is perhaps on work or your family. Yes, it will be challenging to let go of these childhood treasures. However, unless you are an avid collector, you will have to let them go. If you have outgrown them, but you still keep them around, then you are only keeping them away from others who can give them better care and even more value. They can appreciate the design, rarity, and story behind the toys. For these collectors, your toys can be equivalent to a historical artifact. A toy collector can even preserve or renew the value of your toys.

Good things can come to an end, and they include your relationship with toys. When you realize you spend most of your time holding pens or looking at spreadsheets, then it is time to say goodbye. However, the good does not have to end for your toys. By selling them, you can give your old toys a new home and rejuvenate their value.