If you’re one of the lucky few that still owns any of the original Polly Pocket toys, you could be sitting on a small fortune. Those vintage toys are now selling for a whole lot more than their original shop worth of about £10!
It might be time to have a look in your attic and dig out your old Polly Pocket toys. Some of the original sets are currently selling on eBay for as much as £7,795! Some eBay sellers are even listing their individual Polly Pocket figures for £11.99.
Of course, the ones that sell for higher prices tend to be brand new and never opened, but there are some pre-owned sets, such as the Polly Pocket Wedding, which is still selling for as much as £2,000.
The Polly Pocket toys were originally sold by Bluebird Toys in the late 80s, but then they were taken over by toy giant Mattel in 1999.
Following its huge success, the Polly Pocket brand was redesigned and expanded with a bunch of new accessories and characters with brand extensions including its own TV series. However by the noughties the craze died down making way for newer, alternative toys.
According to the eBay guide, if your Polly Pockets were made before 1998 in the Bluebird toys era, these are worth more than the ones by Mattel, so those are the ones that’ll earn you the big bucks.
The website advises that if you’re planning on buying or selling an old set on eBay, you should check the following:
‘Check whether the hinges on the doll and the case are intact and in good working order.
‘Check sets for signs of wear and damage, and ask the seller whether sets are missing any components.
‘The doll’s finish should be smooth, without chips or fading.
‘Check the case for cracks and the interior for damage.’
Have you got any old Polly Pocket toys at home? Would you try and sell them for cash, or would you hold on to them for sentimental value? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!