The collectible toys from the 1990’s
The collectible toys from the 1990’s had brought in the introduction of military and public servicemen action figures. There had been a few military action figures and policemen and firemen action figure toys prior to the 1990’s but this is when the market really took off for these types of toys that are now considered collectibles. Little boys and girls all over the world would play with military soldiers, Indians, policemen, and firemen action figures for hours on end, or until supper time, that is.
These sought after collectible toys from the 1990’s were able to be purchased, at the time, for just a couple of dollars, but now can bring prices of over $1,000 at collectors exhibits as they are extremely popular. The 1990’s was not very long ago and many collectors remember these toys as when they were young, or their children were young and used to play with them so it tends to bring back a feel of their childhood. The fact that these toys are not too old, many collectors already know a great deal of information about the specific toys they are looking for, which make it much less difficult to research the values as well, making the market for these toys much more broad and bringing in competition amongst buyers.
Plastic materials had nearly taken over by the 1990’s, as opposed to the wooden, cast iron, or fabric toys, making these toys much less dangerous as far as causing injury where as a cast iron toy may have some sharp edges or wooden toys could have splinters that could also harm a young child. This gave great comfort among parents buying toys for their children knowing that the toys were much safer and also made of a more lightweight material. This, in turn, brought on a different types of collectible toys that are still in abundance today and you very well may already have some that are collectibles, that you may not have known of.