ONES TO WATCH
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.