Are Toy Story Dolls More Than Toys?
Toy Story dolls have remained popular for several years.
New versions of old characters, new characters and new accessories have been added frequently. Buzz Lightyear and Sheriff Woody have held their place in the hearts of Toy Story fans. The Toy Story 3 movie made it to the Academy Awards! Appealing to young and old, Buzz Lightyear soars on to infinity. This continued appeal and popularity has grabbed the attention of wise collectors. Toy Story dolls are definitely more than toys.
Could a collection of Toy Story dolls and related items substantially increase in value? Absolutely! Some of these dolls have already experienced enough increase in value to be considered an asset. One collector commented that he anticipates enough gain on the Toy Story collection to pay for a child's college expenses. After some research on eBay, this collector seems to be on track. It definitely generates interest and merits exploring the possibilities of a Toy Story collection as an investment.
It is important to note that the worth of the collection is directly related, in part, to the condition of the products.
The products should remain boxed with any tags. To maintain value, the collection must be in pristine condition. If there are children in the house who also love Buzz and Woody, you will need to devise a plan to keep the collection in a sacred place. You may want to purchase duplicates of some items or let the kids have a collection of less expensive items.
Before you decide to start any type of collection, do your homework and spend some time in research. Begin your collection with one item at a time. Be sure you truly love what you collect. If you really love Buzz Lightyear or Sheriff Woody, focus on a collection around a specific character. Then proceed to collect one product at a time. Keep an eye on changes in value and add to your collection accordingly. Remember that any investment, whether it is an annuity or a doll, needs time to mature and yield a result.
If you follow these steps and the Toy Story collection does not prove profitable as an investment, you have items to enjoy. You can always put your collection on display (away from little hands) in an attractive display case.
Make the decision that your collection investment has now become a hobby you love. Or, there will always be a child delighted to receive Buzz or Woody. Either way, you win!
By Mel Otero