Sunday, 21 July 2013

Toys in the attic

A recent audit of the nation's attics (UK) has discovered that our lofts are home to a hoard of Barbie dolls, Care Bears, Action Men and Scalextrix. Currently in storage there is enough track to race around the earth, three and a half times.

Insurers Zurich surveyed 2,000 people to highlight the risk of not insuring valuables lurking in the loft.

According to Leigh Gotcha, Toy Department Head at Bonhams, the auctioneers. 'Toys from the not too distant past which are rising in value include early hand held electronic games, toys from fast-food meals and come-and-go fads like Beanie Babies.'

The Top Ten (toys in our attics) are;

  1. Barbie
  2. ActionMan
  3. Fisher Price Toys
  4. Toy Cars
  5. Scalextrix
  6. McDonald's Happy Meal Toys
  7. Electric Train Track (Hornby)
  8. Etch-a-sketch
  9. Care Bears
  10. Kerplunk

From Waitrose Weekend, 11 July 2013

If we were playing Toys in your Attic Bingo, how many of us would have a full house?

Tony

PS.
Obviously the sample attic's were not wargamers or there would have been Games Workshop lead figures by the ton.....

1 comment:

Paul Smith said...

No Star Wars, He-man or Transformers toys? What kind of attic is that?