Yesterday marked the 40th anniversary of me not receiving a Death Star playset from Santa on Christmas Day 1978. There are so many collectors around the world and through autcion sites and conventions, the trade in retro and vintage toys is booming.

With this in mind, a timely question has been asked by David Wilson in an article on the BBC website;

Can old Christmas toys make you rich?

Few childhood moments match the Christmas morning joy of ripping off the wrapping paper to reveal that sought-after toy yearned for all year.

But, perhaps reluctantly for some, the time comes to put away childish things.

In the darkest corners of many attics and spare rooms lie the toys of Christmas past.

And those once much-loved and played with presents may now have a value beyond nostalgia.

To read the full article, click here.