Toys “R” Us Photos Bring Back Memories
For many ’90s kids, the sight of rows of toys at Toys “R” Us is enough to bring back a metric ton of memories. Whether you’re digging through your parents’ attic or shopping the online sale of the beloved store that closed in 2018, vintage toys can bring in big bucks.
Buying Vintage Toys
It’s always best to research before buying, especially when dealing with vintage toys and action figures. These items tend to be fragile, regardless of their grade. Look at the wikis for each toy, and be sure to consider its condition, how it was packaged, and any other factors that may affect its value.
The hottest segment of the market right now is for 1970s- and 1990s-era toys, as well as re-imagined customs combining franchises like G.I. Joe, Star Wars, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Many people are investing in these types of toys, and prices have been rising steadily for the past 15 years. eBay, Etsy, and FB Marketplace are all good places to shop for these items, but beware of scammers. They often post sale prices that are only valid for a few hours or days before they change to the regular price again. Also, check whether the seller has a buy now or auction option.
Selling Vintage Toys
Selling your old toys can help clear out space in your home and make some extra cash. You can sell them to a pawn shop or an online marketplace, such as eBay or Etsy. Some of these sites also specialize in specific types of toys or collector’s items, such as dolls or action figures.
Whether you have one rare toy or a whole collection, it’s important to research the value of each item before setting an asking price. You can use an online toy valuation tool or look at sold listings on websites like eBay to see what similar toys have sold for in the past.
You can also try online classifieds, such as Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace. Many people also sell their items to resale shops, which can often offer more money for collectible toys. Some retailers, such as GameStop, also buy and sell used toys and collectibles. They can even accept your old toys as trade-ins for new ones.
Finding Vintage Toys
Everyone has at least one toy from their childhood that brings back fond memories. Many people save these toys, hoping to one day pass them onto their children. Some people even start collections of vintage toys.
The internet is a great resource for finding vintage toys for sale. There are numerous websites that specialize in selling old toys, as well as auction houses that sell rare and collectible items. Many of these sites also offer advice on buying and selling vintage toys.
Some of these sites, like The Gnarly Toy Box, sell popular vintage brands such as He-Man, GI Joe, M.A.S.K, Star Wars, Rock Lords, Godaikin, Silverhawks, TMNT, and more. Others, such as Boscombe Vintage Market, feature a wide selection of antique toys for sale. These sites also often feature special offers or discounts for their customers. They may also have a section for special requests, where you can request a specific vintage toy that they do not currently stock.