The old kids toys that could make you a fortune

Allison Yee

Think your old playthings hold sentimental value? Well, it turns out they could hold some serious cash value as well – if you’re happy to part with your precious childhood toys.

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For those kids of the 80s out there, it’s worth a trip back to your parents' house to see if they’ve kept your old figurines, with Sylvanian Families sets in particular highly sought after on the internet.

The adorable figurines were made by Japanese company Epoch in 1985, and while you can buy the sets brand new, it’s the old ones that really fetch the cash.

A quick trawl on eBay reveals some sets are going for hundreds of dollars.

Sadly, for those of us out there that eagerly ripped into the packaging and perhaps lavished your little plastic buddies with a little too much love, obviously the better condition they’re in, the more they’re worth.

But some collectors are really cashing in, with one Sylvanian Families Log Cabin coming with a whopping asking price of $1215.

Got a spare thousand dollars lying around? You'll be able to nab this vintage house. Photo:

Another vintage house has an asking price of nearly $350.

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If you're short on cash, it might be worthwhile to see what your old toy chest can fetch you!

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