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Son outgrown Lego, Transfomer and Bionicles - anyone ever sold outgrown toys

posted 20-7-2012 @ 10:04 PM www
Son outgrown Lego, Transfomer and Bionicles - anyone ever sold outgrown toys

Seriously- we have spent a fortune on our only son. He is now 13 and has bins and bins of the stuff, its all in incredible condition - has anyone ever sold their lego. Just wondering where and what you expected for it.

We have tons - first grandson was seriously spoilt rotten!
posted 20-7-2012 @ 11:02 PM www


My nephew sold his outgrown Lego on ebay and got good prices...just make sure you describe the condition accurately.
scooper
posted 20-7-2012 @ 11:13 PM www


My grandson now 4 has his fathers lego. Its been pasted down to him . He's buying new stuff to add , and he just loves it. Also my grandson has his grandfathers hornby train set plus his meccano set.(appox 50 years old now) You would be more proud to past down rather then sell. ;)
posted 20-7-2012 @ 11:14 PM www


LOL Scooper I am guessing by the time I have grandkids they will e playing with virtual Lego.
scooper
posted 20-7-2012 @ 11:21 PM www


Maybe, still nice to pass down.
Sharonk111
posted 20-7-2012 @ 11:41 PM www


Facebook!

We made a small fortune a couple of weeks ago selling outgrown Duplo, Zu Zu's, Barbie etc as well as all the junk we usually tip or give away, you would believe the crap people buy :D

The is usually a buy sell swap group for most areas.
posted 20-7-2012 @ 11:53 PM www


Thanks Sharonk- thats exactly what I was looking for. Cheers :)
Sharonk111
posted 21-7-2012 @ 12:38 AM www


have fun....got addictive seeing how much we could get rid of and how quickly!
posted 21-7-2012 @ 01:24 AM www


My kids are now 30 and 34 and they wish they had held onto their toys instead of giving them away. My son especially, had fantastic collection of He-man, transformers, etc.

If storage isn't a problem might be worth hanging onto them and surprising him at 30, and letting him decide what to do with them. :)
posted 21-7-2012 @ 02:27 AM www


You know what, Munchkin - thats our problem- we have a samll house and now the kids are getting bigger its seems to be getting even smaller :)
posted 21-7-2012 @ 02:30 AM www


Quote:
Originally posted by munchkin
My kids are now 30 and 34 and they wish they had held onto their toys instead of giving them away. My son especially, had fantastic collection of He-man, transformers, etc.



ditto. I now am looking at a 2nd hand 1970s Fisher Price Record player for my boy, I had one as a kid. no idea what happened to it. Wish I'd kept all my golden books and other books as well. Kicking myself.

If he's got tonnes as you say, perhaps keep some of the better/more interesting models to pass down and sell some others.
posted 21-7-2012 @ 03:08 AM www


www.freecycle.org

This organisation is great if you just want to give to someone and not end up throwing out in the rubbish. You find the group that is most local to your area and join that one. All details are on the website and it is great if you find that things don't sell and you just want them gone. Also helps people that cannot afford to buy things which I believe is a lot of the population because you can only offer things for free and in the same way also put wanted ads out too.

Just something to think about.
posted 21-7-2012 @ 03:24 AM www


I'll be keeping my sons HUGE Lego collection, Hot Wheels, Transformers etc... and keep them for my future Grandkids - is it strange my kids are 10 and 11 and I'm sooo excited about Grandbabies already?...Hubby thinks I'm crazy!!! Hehehehe :P:P:P:P:spin::no::kiss:
posted 21-7-2012 @ 04:12 AM www


Quote:
Originally posted by munchkin
My kids are now 30 and 34 and they wish they had held onto their toys instead of giving them away. My son especially, had fantastic collection of He-man, transformers, etc.

If storage isn't a problem might be worth hanging onto them and surprising him at 30, and letting him decide what to do with them. :)


Same here...time just flies by and when the grandbabies start arriving you wish you had kept your children's toys to pass down to them
parker_street_mum
posted 21-7-2012 @ 04:58 AM www


We have two huge boxes of lego that my husbands mum kept. That said my kids have been into trash packs, bionicles, zhu zhu, you name it - so much stuff that is going to the op shop bins or the bin
posted 21-7-2012 @ 09:00 AM www


I would never sell my kids lego, I would keep it for their kids and I love the fact on rainy days even Grandpa will play with lego. My hubby complains we still don't have enough lego and i have bought at least 4 sets per year for 15 yrs :lol:
posted 21-7-2012 @ 09:28 AM www


My son had every bit of the wooden Thomas Tank Engine set you can imagine - soooooo many trains and wooden tracks etc. My dad then made heaps and heaps of track to go with it too. We have about 4 large plastic containers full of it! Of course he's too old now, but we have just sat them up in the garage in the roof and figure one day his kids may play with it :)

In saying that - I kept my Barbies (not that I was really into them) and they were in fantastic condition. I gave them to my daughter who apparently was also not into them too much... but at least I let them live ha!

You'll get good moolah for lego if you sell it on ebay, I've seen it go for quite a bit. As someone else said - there are many local buy, swap and sell groups on facebook now (which means no fees!).

Tye :)
posted 21-7-2012 @ 09:35 AM www


I look at it and I get nostalgic...but then I think logistically and consider the potential advatage of increased economics:)
posted 21-7-2012 @ 09:48 AM www


My mum kept all my brothers lego and my kids used to love playing with it cos was not the same as todays lego. We have decided to keep the lego, duplo, wooden train set and the Barbie dolls as they are great when we have little kids come to visit......
posted 21-7-2012 @ 10:34 AM www


Toys like Lego are timeless. Get a couple of large plastic storage boxes with tight lids and store them in the roof space if you don't have much storage room in the house. Just make sure you buy boxes that fit through your manhole.
posted 21-7-2012 @ 10:47 AM www


Don`t rip yourself off, I buy from garage sales and resell stuff like this. Once I sold 11kg of lego on ebay for over $660 it is highly collectable and the older it is the more it is worth. Transformers etc are also worth good money sometimes selling for more than was originally paid in the shop.
joey2608
posted 21-7-2012 @ 10:49 AM www


same, i have passed down so many of my toys to my kids, so glad my parents kept them....barbies, fabuland and my little ponies (they dont make them like they use to!) now with kids of my own, i'll save some special toys and keep and store away for them....worse thing is, i cant seem to part with the 'crappy toys' my dad kept for 25+years for me...i feel guilty about throwing them out :)
posted 21-7-2012 @ 02:44 PM www


My mother hung on to everything and I am glad she did. I think it is nice to keep and pass down to either the grand children or niece and nephews.
posted 22-7-2012 @ 02:08 AM www


That is a sensitive spot with my 27 year old he,s a cartoon buff ( nerdy I know butifyou meet him you wouldntthink so) and told me of for getting rid of the original TMNT and power rangers, but Ihave kept the Lego as I had 3 boys and have a huge container of the stuff. Soits out in the shed waiting for grandchildren
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