If you were born in the 80s or early 90s you’ll probably be familiar with Polly Pocket dolls.
The mini sized trinkets were a toy staple!
If you were savvy enough to keep your stash of the classic toy, which was first created by Chris Wiggs in 1983, you’ll be pleased to know the Mattel-sold toys are now a popular collector’s items worth a mint.
Rare versions of the toys, which went out of production in 2015, are are being sold on eBay in the UK for huge sums.
One UK online listing for a sealed 2008 Polly Pocket doll is being sold for a whopping £7,795 – yes, you read that right.
There are plenty of other listings ranging from £100 to £1,000, but it’s not just UK based fans trying to get their hands on the retro toys…
Another eBay listing for the classic toy on the Australian version of the online marketplace is up for sale for a staggering AU$2,500 (£1,445).
eBay previously posted official tips for anyone wanting to purchase vintage Polly Pocket toys , with advice such as “buyers need to do some research before buying. If possible, identify set names and their years of manufacture. Know which of Polly’s friends, both human and animal, featured in the original range.”
eBay outlines in the guide that “only the official Polly Pocket website is an invaluable online resource for vintage Polly Pocket collectors. This is the only website aimed at collectors. The website owners offer a guide to Polly Pocket to facilitate doll and doll set identification.”
How To Tell If Your Old Toys Are Worth A Fortune
- Any Polly Pocket created post 1998 will have been made by Mattel – these are some of the toys that are now being sold for crazy amounts on eBay.co.uk.
- Check the condition of any toys, especially those made by Mattel that feature hinges that allow the miniature dolls to move. If they’re in good working order they will be worth more.
- For an idea on pricing, have a look at similar listings to see how much they’ve sold for.
- Any items with original packaging will be worth considerable more than those out the packet, however you still may be able to get a fair amount if the unpackaged toy is particularly rare.