Tuesday, January 17, 2023

10 Popular Collectible Toys


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Toys are a popular collectible item among kids and adults alike. Not only can these collections be fun to obtain, but they can also gain value over time. Below are just 10 of the most popular collectible toys (and how much they can be worth). 


People have long collected Lego sets. Some old sets have become incredibly valuable over time - the most valuable being the Space Command Center set, which cost $24.99 upon its release and now is worth over $10,000. 

Minifigures have become the most recent collectible craze. There are sites where you can shop for minifigs

Funko Pops

Funko Pops are a series of bobbleheads that first launched in 1998. There are now over 8,000 variations and they have become a popular collectible item. 

Funko Pops are most valuable when kept in their box. This guide to Funko pops explains more.

Beanie Babies

These small soft toys took the world by storm in the late 80s and 90s. They have become popular collectible items, with some of them being incredibly valuable

Got some old Beanie Babies in your loft? It could be worth digging them out to see how much they’re worth. 

Pokemon cards

Pokemon cards are the most popular trading cards. They became huge in the 90s and have recently seen a revival.

Other popular trading cards include Yu-Gi-Oh and Magic: The Gathering. 


The first Barbie doll went on sale in 1959. Since then, they’ve become one of the most iconic toys.

Many young girls love collecting barbies and some continue to build these collections into adulthood - as they can be incredibly valuable. 

Hot Wheels cars

Hot Wheels is the most popular toy car brand in the world. To date, there are over 20,000 variations of Hot Wheels. You can check out some fun facts about Hot Wheels here.

Dinky, Matchbox and Corgi are other very popular collectible toy car brands. 

Old Nintendo games

Video games are another popular collectible item. Old Nintendo games are particularly valuable - this includes games for the NES, SNES, Gameboy and Nintendo 64. 

You can buy and sell old Nintendo games online at second-hand sites and specialised vintage games stores. 

Rare board games

Some board games have also become popular collectible items, and some have become very valuable - check out this list of the most valuable collectible board games.  

The more popular board games like Scrabble and Monopoly aren’t so valuable; however, there are rare versions of these games that are worth a lot of money. 

Cabbage Patch Dolls

The first Cabbage Patch Dolls were released in 1982. They quickly become a popular collectible toy. 

While newer Cabbage Patch Dolls continue to be produced, it is the original 80s dolls that are the biggest hit among collectors. Those who had these toys in the 80s could find that they are worth a lot of money now if still in good condition. 


Hatchimals are one of the most recent collectible toys. Launched in 2016, these toys take the form of small robotic creatures that hatch out of eggs. 

Available in a growing array of ‘species’, these toys have already become the new Cabbage Patch Dolls. 

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