Everyone has heard of Stretch Armstrong, but have you heard of Stretch Serpent? While commercially considered a flop, this item has become highly sought after by collectors. With a very limited production and very few known to exist, this item recently sold for $12,500 in its original packaging.
Another great example is the vinyl cape Jawa. Originally priced at $1.99, this item is considered the “holy grail” for Star Wars collectors. A defect with the vinyl cape meant that very few were produced, and with only four are known to exist collectors are willing to pay $18,000 for one in its original packaging.
So which toys on today’s market will we be wishing we’d bought 30 years from now? Here’s what we think will become the most highly sought-after collectors toys of the future!
Harry Potter Action Figures
Once Harry Potter fans are all grown up and nostalgic, you’ll be wishing you’d pocketed a few of these! With 450 million copies of the books sold in 68 languages, there are more than a few Hogwarts-obsessed fans kicking around.
Playmation Marvel Avengers Starter Pack
“Toys to Life” is a buzzword in the toy industry, and this toy is a perfect example of that. A cross between laser tag and a video console game, this is one of those “get it before it’s sold out” items that could become collectible down the road.
Disney’s Frozen – Anna & Elsa Dolls
You’d have to be living under a rock not to notice the Frozen obsession that never seems to end. Will Frozen fans be willing to pay big bucks for this 20 years down the road? We’ll see!
Online pre-order began yesterday for this limited edition toy, which hits stores in late December.
Star Wars BB-8 Droid R/C
This item is actually pretty cool! Responding to voice commands, its basically like having your own robot. But can you resist the temptation to take it out of its original packaging? Otherwise you might not be getting a return on your $150 investment.
Will Hunger Games popularity stand the test of time? It’s anybody’s guess, but if it does you’ll be wishing you’d picked up a few of these bad boys.
At the end of the day, a collection should be a reflection of you, and the items you love. After all, you don’t want to end up like this family, who spent their life savings on Beanie Babies. Spoiler Alert: they are still awaiting their return on investment.
What items do you think we’ll all be wishing we bought 30 years from now? Let us know by commenting below, or on our Facebook page!