Gather up your old toys to make some money
HOUSTON – From Cabbage Patch Kids to Transformers, if you or your children saved any of your old toys, you may be sitting on a small fortune. The owner of a Houston vintage toy store says business is booming during the pandemic, with customers trading in their childhood treasures for cash every day. “Anything, I would say, from 2000 to now,” answered Daniel Blackbird, owner of Misfit Toys in Montrose, the Heights and West Houston. “Those toys are becoming very popular again.”He lists these five brands as the “holy grail” of toys:TransformersThundercatsTeenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesStar WarsGI JoeHow much can you make from your old toys? He says the most valuable vintage toys are still in the box, in excellent condition, but most of the collectibles he buys are good quality without the box.
The strange story of the Cabbage Patch Kid Riots of 1983
NEW YORK -- In November 1983, America went bonkers for Cabbage Patch Kids. A handful of them got to the store in time, but in a matter of minutes, Josh Howell reports, it was over. The dolls were sold out.One woman told Channel 7 she was calling her sisters in Nebraska and Illinois to see if they could get her a doll. Or she would drive to Pennsylvania. Rowe-Manse would then sell the dolls again for a tidy $10 profit.abc13.com