Are your old toys worth thousands?

Published Tuesday, Jun 4 2013, 21:00 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Could you do with an extra £600? Well, the answer might be child's play - literally!

Because experts say that our old toys might be worth thousands.

They believe that the average attic holds around £584 of toys.

pile of toys

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Toys like a 1958 vintage Barbie doll in its box is worth £2,000, while Sports Series Action Man - complete with his football - could make about £500.

An extremely rare Mego Elastic Batman has sold for an incredible £10,000.

Leigh Gotch, head of toys at auctioneers Bonhams, said: "Some toys like Scalextric and Hornby can make a lot of money if they are rare, boxed and in mint condition.

"The most collectable toys of the future will probably be those you least expect - toys closely associated with a moment in time but not necessarily heavily advertised and promoted."

Do you have any of the following hidden away in your loft?

1. Barbie: 1958 vintage in mint condition and boxed. £2,000

2. Scalextric: 1967-68 James Bond set with Aston Martin. £2,000

3. Sport Series Action Man: with football. £500

4. Hornby: 1920s-30s regular little set with two carriages. £300

5. Kerplunk: 1967 boxed £10-£15

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