Just based off what my son and kids his age get excited about, I think a lot of lines we don't really think about will be nostalgic and collected decades from now. I keep a lot of my sons toys even when he's done with them since I have an attachment to them now. What do you think?
Post by waywardmonk on Jul 6, 2017 13:55:49 GMT -6
Never heard of PJ Masks and I'm not convinced about Dinotrux, Blaze & Skylander, but I agree with the rest. Minecraft and Cars are hugely popular. My son is also into Rescue Bots and Imaginext has always impressed me with the quality and attractiveness of their lines. Mega Bloks has also been producing a lot of nice sets in recent years. I'm not sure if they're taking much of the market share away from Lego, but I imagine they will have a nice collector following in the future.
My son is also into several YouTubers. He has a Dan TDM figure and I know they made some others. I wonder how social media stars will fare in people's memories as they get older.
I don't know I think some of the social media stars will be remembered like Captain kangaroo and stuff like that. Fondly by those that grew up with them. I'm thinking the less popular lines won't be popular in the future either but still be collected by some. Like Visionaries and Blackstar are to us.
Post by Thor Laserpunch on Jul 13, 2017 16:39:44 GMT -6
I think Trash Pack will be a winner. They're simple and hard to improve upon, like MUSCLE and Garbage Pail Kids, and it's not a huge property that people are going to have merchandise of shoved down their throats constantly for years and years. Imaginext also impresses me a lot. Also Stikfas, SLUG Zombies, Xevoz, Glyos, Mystery Minis... Lego & wrestling figures will always be collectible.
I don't know as much about licensed stuff--guess it depends on staying power of the brand. Don't think Cars is going away any time soon. Minecraft will probably not be popular forever but I think it will at the very least be fondly remembered enough for toys and collectibles to have some decent value in the future since it already has several generations of fans playing the game and collecting things.
I think you're all pretty accurate. Most of what I listed or what my kids play with won't be worth much money and they'll be considered "obscure" toy lines. I was think more along the lines of nostalgic collectibility. If I tried to make a list of toys on par with Star Wars and GI Joe or even tmnt I don't think I could come up with much. It's a crap shoot really. If you would have told me back in the early 90's that a MOC tmnt figure would be valuable in 25 years I would have laughed even though I knew the value of a MOC Star Wars figure at the time. Come to think of it the Nickelodeon Ninja Turtles might be competitive 30 years from now.
Thor, when you say Mystery Minis are you talking about blind bags? Those things are pretty sweet and I like the variety.
Post by Thor Laserpunch on Jul 14, 2017 3:35:11 GMT -6
Yeah, I was thinking the little blind bag PVC figures.
It really is a crapshoot. Paw Patrol could be as strong as Smurfs 30 years from now for all we know. They could finally have that live action movie series featuring real genetically engineered talking super dogs.
TMNT I think is probably the strongest now as it has been since the original series. Hard to say if the toys themselves will retain their desirability because the products will be in stores for the foreseeable future.