ONES TO WATCH

Robb Report (Malaysia) - - Global Luxury -

Star Wars: With the film fran­chise now re­booted, de­mand for pris­tine toys from the 1970s are run­ning at an all-time high. In large part for their ap­peal to mid­dle-aged men, few auc­tion­eers con­sider Star Wars likely to be topped for some years. Lego: A toy that is typ­i­cally used, un­opened boxes be­come hard to fi nd; any themed Lego - Harry Pot­ter, for ex­am­ple - is es­pe­cially no­table as it ap­peals to two dif­fer­ent kinds of col­lec­tor. Clas­sics: T oy b rands t hat h ave suc­cess­fully adapted over the decades, t he l ikes o f B ar­bie, a re likely to re­tain their col­lectibil­ity over years to come. Age- old toys the likes of Play- Doh, Etch-a-sketch and Slinky have been voted best of the last mil­len­nium, de­spite global film franchises and high-tech toys. Game con­soles and games: Tech­nol­ogy has long sur­passed them, but, like vinyl LPS, the de­sire to own Nin­tendo’s great­est hits rather than to play them is set to be a strong one. Toy brands of the 1980s/early 1990s: Fol­low­ing the the­ory that those who were chil­dren then have dis­pos­able in­come and a ret­ro­spec­tive na­ture now, the likes of Teenage Mu­tant Ninja Tur­tles, Power Rangers and Thun­der­cats could all prove win­ners.

Made in the US for al­most 70 years, Slinky has been cap­ti­vat­ing chil­dren and adults all over the world.

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