If you’re a toy hoarder, you may be coming into some cash soon, especially if you have held on to this original tree house toy.

Kids growing up in the 70’s and 80’s will remember the super-popular Kenner Family Tree House, which caused a major craze throughout the world.

This was basically a plastic tree with a button on top of the tree. When you give the button a push, a three-roomed house was revealed, with a staircase, garage, swing and even an elevator.

The tree was the home for a whole range of figurines and accessories which came bundled with the toy.


Well, it may be over 40 years old, but the iconic Kenner Family Tree House is still a much-wanted item for collectors.

You can find various listings for the item on eBay, ranging up to a couple of hundred dollars for the Vintage item, complete with original box and accessories.

So may be it’s time to rustle through the garage or attic and check if you still have an original tree house. Although your kids may love it so much, that they’ll beg you not to sell it.

One lesson from this – it can obviously pay off financially to hang on to our kid’s toys. You never know what’s going to be in fashion in 50 years time. You could be sitting on a potential gold mine.

Did you have one of these tree houses growing up? Tell us in the comments below.


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  • I always wanted one of these growing up!


  • Nope, never had it or wanted it. I do have a few of the kids toys that have become collectables tho. Sad part is to maximise worth, they need to be in original packaging. Not happening here


  • I loved this toy when I was young. My sister-in-law still has hers.


  • I would actually love to have one, it really stimulates the fantasy !


  • I never own one.


  • I’ve never seen this, but my kids would love it!


  • I’ve never seen this toy but my mother in law does still have some toys from when her kids were babies…the oldest is now 45 yrs old and my bub now gets to play with them.

    • Aw that’s so much fun, I love old toys ! I remember my oma had lots of old toys too and we got to play with them…if only I would still have them !


  • I never had one and I had boys and they were into sports. I have seen them at people’s houses though


  • No, I didn’t have one growing up.


  • I grew up in the 70s, but don’t remember this. I don’t have much of a recollection of toys growing up. I think they were scarce in our house with 4 kids.


  • I use to have one – whow if i only knew.
    The family tree house was loads of fun when i was a kid


  • Never had one, it’s an ugly toy. They sell fairly cheaply on US eBay if you want to shell out a truck load of money on postage, more than the thing is worth.


  • I do remember having one of these growing up. I think it was chucked out


  • I do remember having one of these growing up. I think it was chucked out when our house was floored many many years ago


  • Unfortunately no I don’t anymore :(


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