Collectibles bring a pretty penny

Hot Wheels and other hot toys: Collectibles bring a pretty penny

By Eleska Aubespin
Florida Today
December 26, 2005

“Exactly what toys are hot on the antique and collectors’ market?

“Robots and space toys are really popular right now,” Parsons says. “Items that were selling for $500 five years ago are selling for $2,000.”

Other hot toys include Hot Wheels, especially those with red lines on the tires, which weren’t made after 1970, and any battery-operated or windup toy, even those that are broken.

Desirable to collectors are also toys made between 1850 and 1920, especially with action, such as carousels, pull toys and windups. Plus, toys that were childhood favorites of the baby boomers are being sought after.”

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