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September 2023: Collectors’ Toys

Collectors’ Toys

In the 20th and early 21st centuries, mass-produced franchises of toys have shaped the childhoods of people the world over. From LEGOs to board games and Beanie Babies, children have been writing to Santa to send them the latest and most popular toys. As the toys lose popularity, their production runs stop which sets up, for decades later, a vibrant scene of buying and selling these icons of past childhoods. The nostalgia they bring has added to their value, and today, many of our vintage toys can be worth thousands of dollars. We explore the collectibility and value of some of the more popular toys of this era in this month’s issue.

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