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.
Get excited! Final 2 Selena cups coming soon to Stripes
HOUSTON – Selena fans, get ready to add two more cups to your collection. Stripes Convenience Stores announced on Facebook on Sept. 1 that the final two limited-edition designs will be released “very soon.”According to its Facebook page, Stripes says cup No. Cup 3 will be out at participating Stripes Stores soon, so... Posted by Stripes on Friday, September 4, 2020The first limited-edition Selena cup was released in 2018 to commemorate the late “Queen of Tejano" on her 25 years of musical legacy, which allowed fans to flock to Stripes in hopes to collect them all. To be the first to know when the cups will drop, follow Stripes on Facebook. Do you have a favorite Selena cup?