TOY STORY 4 lands in cinemas today where you’ll be introduced to a few new characters – but did you know your old ones could be worth hundreds of pounds online?
We’ve had a look on eBay to find out what items of old memorabilia from the Disney Pixar franchise are worth a mint and found that a collection could be worth up to £680.
15 Your Toy Story toys collection could be worth a fortune on eBay
But even on their own the toys are still worth a small fortune with a Buzz Lightyear figurine selling for £385.
In Toy Story 2 we see Stinky Pete and Jesse unable to leave their boxes because it makes them less valuable.
But it turns out that your toys don’t even have to be in the original packaging to make them worth triple figures to a collector.
Take the Lego Alien alarm clock for instance. It sold on eBay for £469 without the box.
From posters to figurines, these are the Toy Story memorabilia that are worth the most on eBay:
Toy Story figurine and toy bundle – £680
15 Some toys in the collection may be worth more than othersCredit: eBay
15 The toys didn’t have their boxes and they still sold for a small fortuneCredit: eBay
If you’ve been a fan since the first movie was released in 1996 and have been collecting merchandise ever since, you could be in for some cash.
I’ve you’re looking to free up some cupboard space then it might be worth selling your toys as a bundle.
This seller made £680 from their collection and attracted 59 bids, even though the toys came without their box and have been used.
Of course, some of the toys may be rarer than others which could push up the price of the bundle.
Lego Toy Story Alien Clock – £469
15 The alien digital clock made by Lego didn’t have its box any moreCredit: eBay
15 It sold for £469 in the end despite being listed for £2.50Credit: eBay
You’re probably as surprised as we are to find out that a Woody or Buzz Lightyear figurine isn’t the most valuable toy on the market – it’s the aliens toys from the vending machine.
This clock is made by Lego and had been previously used by the seller although it’s in good nick.
The seller listed it for just £2.50 online but seven days and 16 bids later the price shot up to almost £500.
Buzz Lightyear figurine – £385
15 This Buzz Lightyear figurine had never been opened beforeCredit: eBay
15 It was bought from Tesco back in 2010 after the release of the third filmCredit: eBay
It’s no surprise that one of the most valuable Toy Story toys to sell online recently is a boxed-up Buzz Lightyear.
It’s a Thinkway original and was exclusively sold at Tesco following the release of Toy Story 3 back in 2010.
When you press the button on the belt Buzz will talk and it has over 60 different sayings.
He’s never been opened though and is factory sealed which makes it worth more to a collector – up to £385 in fact.
What should you do if you have a valuable toy?IF you think you’ve got a toy that’s worth a bit extra then you should start by doing your researchFind out how much your toy is worth to a collector by checking the same or similar toys under “sold listings” on eBay.
Compare your toy to other higher selling auctions and ask yourself if it’s in a similar condition? Is is authentic? Does it have its original packaging?
If it’s in mint condition then it might be worth selling it through an auction house or directly to a collectables website.
If it’s not in mint condition, it’s probably worth sticking it on eBay for a moderate sum.
But in both cases check for any fees involved and find out what percentage of any sale an auctioneer may take.
Mr Potato Head – £270
15 The Mr Potato Head actually speaks to whoever is playing with itCredit: eBay
15 It ended up selling for £270 after getting 15 bidsCredit: eBay
Toy Story 4 features a new voice for Mr Potato Head after the original voice artist, Don Rickles passed away in April 2017 aged 90.
But if you didn’t have a Mr Potato Head when you were growing up then were you really a Toy Story fan?
You’re in luck if you still have yours at home too because one recently sold for £270 on eBay.
He’s in pretty good nick and still has the original box even though it’s been taken out.
It was listed on the auction site for £150 to start with and after 15 bids it fetched almost double.
Toy Story screen print – £310
15 This Toy Story screen print was designed by illustrator Tom WhalenCredit: eBay
15 Similar posters cost around £32 if you buy them directly from the artistCredit: eBay
Unfortunately, this isn’t just any old poster so don’t get your hopes up just yet – the tattered one you’ve got at home might not be worth as much.
This particular print is by US pop artist Tom Whalen. Typically his posters cost around $40 each (£31.57) but this seller flogged his for 10 times as much at £310.
Bo Peep Doll with Sheep – £270
15 The Bo Peep Doll had never been opened and came with all of the original accessoriesCredit: eBay
15 It attracted 41 bids and sold for £270 on eBayCredit: eBay
Much like some of the characters in Toy Story 2, Bo Peep is in her original box which has in turn bumped up the price.
The seller pointed out that the clear blister packaging had turned slightly yellow thanks to age and there was a small amount of scuffing on the box.
But as the doll had never been taken out the box, it sold for £270 after getting 41 bids.
Dolly figurine – £267
15 The Dolly ragdoll character was introduced in Toy Story 3Credit: eBay
15 The doll is in mint condition and sold for £266.99Credit: eBay
It’s not just the original characters that are worth a sum to collectors.
We were introduced to Dolly the rag doll in the third instalment in the series.
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Owned by Bonnie, she was one of the toys that helped Woody get back to Sunnyside.
Okay, so this one was in mint condition which helped it sell for so much cash. In the end it fetched £266.99.
It’s not just these childhood toys that are worth a mint – your old My Little Pony could be worth more than £450.
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