‘The Toy Scout’ comes to SWFL and want’s to value your toys from the 80’s and beyond

Reporter: Marcello Cuadra
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Rare and vintage toys are on display right now. Hundreds of the valuable collectibles are up for grabs over the next few days at shows across Southwest Florida.

You know the expression; “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” 
Is there a treasure in your home you don’t even know you have?

America’s Toy Scout owner Joel Magee has been featured on the reality TV show Pawn Stars and travels the country as a toy expert. He  said, “we’re looking for everybody to clean up their attics and their closets and find all these old toys and stuff that’s been hiding for all these years.”

And those vintage toys may be worth more than you think. One particular Hot Wheels car may not look like much to some, but Joel Magee said he’s been offered $100,000 for it.

“It’s priceless to me right now,” Magee said, “but yeah, it’s just one of those effects. If you look at the internet, there are probably 20 pages of Googling on this car alone. So, it’s quite the famous car.”

Magee is in Southwest Florida this week to help people put a price on their old toys – first stop, Naples.

Toy enthusiast Graham Mold said, “We decided to pack a few things into a bag and come down here and see if we’re millionaires or not.”

A watch sold for $50, and a silver coin brought in by Mold sold for $20 and he said it was just collecting dust for years. “It’s been [in a drawer] for God knows how many years. You know, let’s get a drink out of it or something.”

Magee said America’s Toy Scout is looking for items from the 80’s or older, “Anything, like I say, just bring it out and I’d love to search through it and see what kind of goodies we have.”

And you never know, it could be worth a lot of money.

And that $100,000 vintage Camero Hot Wheels Car, you too can see it for yourself at one of the local events.

  • Monday, Feb 14, Springhill Suites, 3798 White Lake Blvd., Naples
  • Tuesday, Feb 15, Townplace Suites Marriott, 23161 Via Coconut Point, Estero
  • Wednesday, Feb. 16, Fairfield Inn, 7090 Cypress Terrace, Fort Myers

The show runs daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission and parking for the show are free.

They’re even offering curbside contactless appointments by calling (561)628-1990.


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