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Collecting Toys as a hobby for Grownups

Updated on July 28, 2010

A lot of grownups do grow up in theory but actually they appear to continue their wide-eyed childish curiosity of the things they see every day.  These grownups are those who are most probable to start a toy hobby for pastime. Children find it enjoyable to spend time and interact with these grownups since these adults are kids by heart.  Occasionally kid or a grandkid could trigger an involvement in toys.  Whatever the reason is, a toy hobby keeps everyone’s heart youthful.

Baby Dolls loved by little girls as well as grownups
Baby Dolls loved by little girls as well as grownups

Women and Toy Collecting

Many females adore dollies and ne'er outgrow these dolls. A few favor baby dollies, a couple of like fashion dollies such as Barbie, and however some opt for antiquate or ornamental dollies. Frequently an involvement in dollies will pour out a keen interest in craft as a pastime, as the dolly fan sets out to design outfits and ornaments for their darling dolls. Every so often the amateur's skill level upgrades and they start crafting dolls on their own. A number of dolls regularly handmade are cloth doll that is stuffed and (usually) painted; these dolls are called rag dolls. Lot of grownup women like to flaunt their unique and extraordinary doll collection and you should not be surprised if you find a whole area of a room in their house crammed with these dollies.

Men love collecting a variety of Toy Cars
Men love collecting a variety of Toy Cars

Men and Toy Collecting

If we look from another point of view, we find that grownup men and females, as well love different types of cars, such as Micro Cars, luxury cars, convertibles, compact, off roaders, vintage cars, SUVs, sport cars, trucks and so forth. Antiquate metallic and vintage cars are the ones which are hot favorite among car enthusiasts, the older the car is, more valuable it is. If you have grandkids they for sure would desire to play with your antique car collections.

Beanie Babies
Beanie Babies

Soft Toys

Collecting Beanie Babies is an awfully popular hobby. These toy animals made from velvet like fabric are manufactured by Ty Company. The best thing about Beanie Babies is that each toy has a unique persona and character.  These Beanie Babies can be found in any type of animal one can think of.  A hobby related to this one is teddy bear collection.  You can easily find a lot of Beanie Baby teddy bears, although a teddy bear enthusiast will almost certainly like to diversify his collection and will want to collect a multiplicity of bears. If truth be told, numerous teddy bear enthusiasts boasts of holding passion of  action figures and additional things collected other than teddy bears.

Modern Wood toys
Modern Wood toys
Old is still gold..
Old is still gold..

Wooden Toys

Grownups also have a fondness towards wooden toys. Some like to craft their toys on their own and some just love to collect these. We find that there is this incredible old-fashioned yet enjoyable concerning a hand-made wooden toy being played by a kid. These woody toys make striking but amazing sounds when they fall from someone’s hand which cannot be found in a hottest plastic doohickey.  It is seen that a lot of people who appreciate country décor favor their child to play with wooden toys.

One can NEVER Grow too old or too mature for toys. Collecting toys as a pastime keeps your heart youthful and the added bonus is that the kids instantly start to love you and you become their favorite. It does not matter if you gather toys or craft those; a toy hobby is a pastime that one can always keep!


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    • Blackspaniel1 profile image


      3 years ago

      It becomes more interesting for the toys we remember.

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      4 years ago

      Keep working ,impressive job! aedgffdddaec

    • FuzzyCookie profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      lol yeah Car collection counts! :D

    • billyaustindillon profile image


      8 years ago

      I found myself really getting into car collections again with my two sons - I guess that kinda counts :)

    • FuzzyCookie profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      Hello Prasetio, I like the idea of collecting softtoys. When i was younger, I loved collecting Barbies and had this really cute garden set for them, with tiny items. :D

      Thanks for stopping by!

    • prasetio30 profile image


      8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I found many beautiful toys here. Thanks for share with us. I am confuse to choose one of the best. But this hub totally cool, my friend. Thumbs up for you!


    • FuzzyCookie profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      aha.. right, some collectibles are auctioned at really high rates. See, there is always some benefit from collecting toys :D

    • LeanMan profile image


      8 years ago from At the Gemba

      One of my friends used to work at matchbox cars many years ago as an engineer chap... He collected 100s of their products, some of which were in non standard colours.

      He auctioned them in london about 7 or 8 years ago, then he retired!!!!!!!!!!

    • FuzzyCookie profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      Yes, Gwennie its all about keeping your heart young. Thanks for your lovely comment..cheers!

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      gwennies pen 

      8 years ago

      Enjoyed this hub as it deals with those of us who are not afraid to remain 'young at heart'! Thanks for the reminder.


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