Check the garage! Your old Sylvanian Families could be worth a goldmine!
Collectors are paying HUGE prices.
Editor / January 15 2020
Back in 1985 Sylvanian Families arrived on the market.
Created by Japanese company Epoch, the miniature plastic flocked fur figurines became a household favourite.
By 1988 the teeny tiny furry critters had even won the British Association of Toy Retailers 'Toy of the Year'. They were THE toy of the 80's.
Chances are you have some of the original 80's and 90's figurines stashed away that could be worth thousands!
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Attention Sylvanian Families fans, you need to check your stash, you could be sitting on an absolute goldmine!
Here are the Sylvanian Families figurines and houses that could earn you a tidy little profit
The rarest in the Sylvanian families collection are the ultra rare giant ex-retail display figurines. Years ago there were competitions you could enter to win the 71cm size figurines, there are very few left in the world.
If you are lucky enough to have one you are sitting on upwards of $2000!
Ralph the giant squirrel has a current listing price of $2,400! It is not in mint condition, imagine just how much you could make if you have one in it's original packaging!
This vintage original Windmill with packaging from 1989 has a current listing of over $1000. The box and the windmill have been stored away from light, you will note there is no fading on the packaging or the product. A rare find indeed.
If you are lucky enough to own a Deluxe Village house in it's original packaging, the standard asking price is around $500. This is for the house alone, furniture and figurines in mint condition can earn you even more!
This 1987 ultra rare Deluxe Family Home has a listing price of $800. Others with an unfaded box have sold for double the price. It really does count to save the packaging and to store collectables correctly.
Another huge 71cm giant figurine, ultra rare, limited edition. These were often used in retail stores, supplies were limited at the time of release, they are ultra rare today.
This little beauty Freya Chocolate Rabbit has a current asking price of $2200!
Ex store display in clear packaging is another rare find. The current asking price is close to $1000!
If you have any vintage Sylvanian Families in storage forgotten on boxes, now is the time to start checking if you are sitting on a goldmine!
Michelle Connolly has worked as a photo director, social media manager and photo editor at some of Australia's biggest media companies, including New Idea. She is now editor of Practical Parenting and loving mum-of-two.