Anyone who was alive during the '80s or '90s will remember that Polly Pockets were a big deal. They were the toy of all toys and the best gift you could receive. Now, according to eBay, the small dolls might just be the gift that keeps on giving.
For anyone who is unsure how Polly Pockets became so popular, the craze started with a dad named Chris Wiggs in 1983. He wanted to create a compact dolls that his daughter Kate could take around with her. This idea quickly snowballed into a Polly Pocket empire, and by the early '90s, the toy was distributed worldwide by manufacturing company Mattel.
Today, they are a popular collector’s item, and you can actually earn a lot of money from them.
The dolls have become so popular that eBay released their very own purchasing guide, which is broken down into five key steps:
Learn how to spot a vintage Polly Pocket doll.
Know which Polly Pocket dolls and sets the company Bluebird produced.
Know Polly's friends.
Learn how to evaluate vintage Polly Pocket dolls.
Choose the right vintage Polly Pocket Dolls for a particular collection.
People who have been following these steps have earned between $20 and $2,030!
There are other children's toys that are pretty profitable on eBay. The Disney collections seem to be going for the highest amounts — an Alice in Wonderland and Little Mermaid bundle set from 1996 being auctioned for almost $2,000. A Peter Pan play set is going for about $1,400.
Other classic sets such as the Polly Pocket 2 doll swim party and a vintage 1996 jewel case are also going for more than $1,350. It might be time to take a look in the attic.
This post was written by Tara Castiglioni. For more, check out our sister site The Debrief.