What you need to know, about Toys !

Updated: May 23, 2020

Hi Guys…it Josh from Josh Levine Speaks and I know you are going to love today's blog and vlog…its everything you need to know to truly understand the toys and collectibles market….and before I get started…if you are enjoying these videos & blogs please help me grow the channel, click subscribe, like and leave a comment…it won’t hurt or cost a bit, but will really help me out….the button is always at the bottom of the page…..So here we go….




When I am at an auction, a yard sale or a thrift store…I always look for the good old toys. After all it was the Vintage Toys and Board Games that really got me into this business. And who wouldn’t love hunting down fond childhood memories….You know…Vs. those scary one’s….right….like no seat belts,

bicycle helmets…or being allowed to eat all the lead paint you want. My hyperactivity was celebrated and handing my mom a Genesee Cream Ale from the cooler in the back of the Buick wood paneled station wagon….was an honor.


Sorry…the lead paint kicked in. Okay…It could be a finding a Barbie, a He Man Figure, G.I. Joe, …. Micronauts for me…or Legos……love them Legos….How about a Battery-Operated Tin Robot,

a creepy clapping monkey… or even your own, personal Poltergeist clown.





Okay, maybe we chose to forget that one. My point is that most people just light up when they come across these goodies and that explains why they are always just so hot in the secondary market.

Okay, okay….What’s the secondary market ? It’s your eBay / etsy, a yard or estate sale…

don’t you find (yard sale/ estate sale…to be a vase / vose thing….yard sale, estate sale…. Anyway, the secondary market is any place you find vintage used and second hand, really…)



So lets now talk about the price trends in this market…..and how it’s shifting in toys and collectibles toward what we used to refer to as the modern-era toys. Ewwww....Here’s a little history for perspective….

When I first got in to this business professionally, way back in 2001….The 1930s Lionel & Marklin trains were the Holy G