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Childhood re-collected

Nostalgia turns children’s playthings into valuable collector’s items
The older, the pricier. ‘Star Wars’ dolls can fetch up to 2,500 euros each, depending on their condition.

By Yiannis Souliotis – Kathimerini

“The last generation of traditional toys and games before the advent of computers and digital heroes have become collector’s items and figure large in the nostalgia market.
Chiefly action figures, with fixed or flexible limbs, the toy soldiers – to give one example – of the 1980s and early ’90s are at a premium as collectors spend small fortunes on their acquisition. On special websites, thousands of such toys are auctioned off on a daily basis, while annual conferences of collectors take place in the USA and Western Europe.”

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