Saturday, May 19, 2012

Collections: Marvel Legends and Barbie

When Kade was born (2002), Marvel and Toy Biz released the first series of Marvel Legends. I started a collection for him, something that he could keep and put away for a rainy day, unopened of course. I bought as many as we could find, always looking for rare variants, of which we have a few.

The number of Marvel Legends grew with each series, and after some time and hundreds collected, we stopped buying more. We have had them packed away in the cupboard, and Kade has been very good to view them every now and then and put them away. Now 10 years has passed, and some have increased in price. One of his figures alone is now worth $200, a great investment.

Last night he pulled them all out to give them the once over, they will be packed away safely again. I took a few shots.

























Not to be left out, India has a small collection of Barbie's, DC comic ones of course.





















The kids love collecting things, it's in their blood, from shiny stones to cards, to littlest pet shops to Bakugan, to books, they have collected them all. The only problem is storage!

Do your kids have the collecting bug too?

Thanks for visiting!

10 comments:

vintageandart said...

What a fantastic idea...and what a MARVEL-OUS collection it is!!! You know l'm gonna love the barbie's...and l couldn't pick a fave, they're awesome. Both my kids collected Beanie kids but they're all still in my wardrobe even though they've both moved out....hmmm..Have a great weekend Tam.

*Maristella* said...

Hi Tamara. Che meravigliosa collezione di giocattoli, farebbero la gioia del mio nipotino e forse....anche la mia!! ;o))
Un abbraccio, *Maristella*.

Vintage Jane said...

A great idea. My parents have given little man a silver spoon each birthday ... with prices of silver at a record high they have been a good investment. Hope you're having a great weekend. M x

Rosetta said...

Che bella collezione che hai!Baci,Rosetta

Scarlett said...

Thats a great collection, even better that they are still unopened! Scarlett x

Miss Simmonds Says said...

oh I love those barbie superheroines!! I used to collect all sorts of things, dinosaurs, cars, trolls...

Bella Gingell said...

I can see who your children take after!

polkadotpeticoat said...

I love seeing the next generation of collectors ....love the Barbies!

simmone said...

Awesome collection!! love the Barbie girls as well,do Spongebob movies count as a collection? Yay, it's Friday!

Hello Vintage said...

My husband would be impressed - lol.