Over the past years, people have started to notice how much their old toys have gone up in value. Those old children toys your parents have been keeping in an Omaha storage, could be worth hundreds to thousands of dollars. Especially if they were kept in amazing conditions or even still in the original box.
It’s time to go through your Omaha storage to see if you can find one of these gems.
If you were one of those kids who would try to collect all the Pokemon cards that came out, you might have been on to something. Pokemon cards are now selling for hundreds to thousands of dollars. Those packet of cards could soon be considered an investment in the future.
Of course, not all of the Pokemon cards are worth that much money. Collectors take into account the grade, condition and how rare the card was. The card that was sold for the highest price was the holographic shadowless first edition Charizard. It sold for $11, 999. Next time you come across your old card keep an eye out for those limited edition ones.
Star War figures
Another beloved toy from your childhood is making the list of collectible items. Time to get those Star War figures out of your storage to see if they're worth thousands. The Star War figures that every collector is trying to get their hands are from the 70s to early 80s.
During this time, there weren’t any movies produced, and the push of figures was low. Those hardcore fans who got their hands on Star War figures now have an investment. Some of these collectibles are worth figures equivalent to a house.
The most expensive Star Wars toy was the Rocket launcher Boba Fett. The owner never sold it but brought it in for evaluation. Experts gave it the selling price of $125,00! To date, it’s the most expensive Star Wars toy out there.
American girl dolls.
For those who love to collect American girl dolls, collectors understand that these collectible dolls are valuable. They can sell for for hundreds of thousand of dollars.
The dolls that were created by Pleasant company before the company was sold to Mattel makes these dolls so valuable. These are the ones collectors will pay thousands of dollars for. Collectors also look for:
Dolls with their hair not cut off.
The eyes still intact
Dolls in original boxes.
One of the most expensive dolls is Kanani Akina. It’s a limited edition Girl of the year doll in 2011. It’s asking price is $2,468.99.
In the late 1990s, Furbies were the “it” toy every kid had on their wishlist. The toy was the first of its kind. It was an in-home robot that would speak to you. The toy quickly increased into high demand and prices even reached the hundreds.
The toy was relaunched 20 years later. Improvements were made to the original Furbies, but toy collectors everywhere wanted to get their hands on the vintage Furby models. The older models are selling on eBay up to $500. Those old classic furbies that are collecting dust in your Omaha storage unit can sell up to hundreds of dollars.
How to store toys
When trying to keep your collectible toys in impeccable condition, it’s important to keep them in a climate controlled storage. The room temperature storage will protect toys from receiving damage which will reduce the value of the toy.
It’s recommended to place the toys in a box or bin. A closed container will prevent any dust or moisture from getting on the items. If the toy has any batteries, make sure to remove them. Batteries over time can explode and damage the wiring inside the toy. Another reason why you should choose a climate controlled storage unit.
If you’re looking for an Omaha Storage unit that will keep your valuables safe, look at our website. You can see the storage units that are available to reserve.