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 taken 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 into infinity. This continued appeal and popularity has drawn the attention of savvy collectors. Toy Story dolls are definitely more than just toys.
Could it substantially increase the value of a collection of Toy Story dolls and related items? Absolutely! Some of these dolls have already experienced a sufficient increase in value to be considered an asset. One collector commented that he anticipates enough profit on the Toy Story collection to pay for a child’s college expenses. After doing some research on eBay, this collector seems to be on his way. He definitely generates interest and is worth exploring the possibilities of a Toy Story collection as an investment.
It is important to note that the value of the collection is directly related, in part, to the condition of the products. Products must remain boxed with any labels. To maintain value, the collection must be in mint condition. If there are kids in the house who also adore Buzz and Woody, you’ll need to come up with a plan to keep the collection in a sacred place. You may want to buy 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 researching. Start your collection one item at a time. Make sure you really love what you collect. If you really love Buzz Lightyear or Sheriff Woody, focus on a collection about a specific character. Then proceed to collect one product at a time. Watch for changes in value and add to your collection accordingly. Remember that any investment, whether an annuity or a doll, needs time to mature and pay off.
If you follow these steps and your Toy Story collection doesn’t turn out to be a profitable investment, you have items to enjoy. You can always display your collection (away from little hands) in an attractive display case. Make the decision that your investment in the collection has now become a hobby you love. Or, there will always be a child delighted to receive Buzz or Woody. Either way, you win!