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.

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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 remember playing with this tree house at my grandparents house. Ya grandkids would always fight over who got to play with it

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  • I’ve never had one of these but I know of a few children who did.

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  • I never had one but they seem vaguely familiar. I definitely wouldn’t have kept the box even if I did get one so it probably wouldn’t be worth much anyway.

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  • We never had one of these, but had friends that did and they were so much fun to play with

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  • Wow! Wish I had one of these. A good reminder to keep popular toys.

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  • I was born around then and remember these but unfortunately never received one. :(

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  • I think it was about my time but I don’t recall this.

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  • I have one similar but it’s Winnie the Pooh house. It’s amazing what toys fetch big dollars these days. I need to hold onto stuff instead of throwing things away!

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  • If only, if only I had kept the toys of my childhood. Truth be known, mine were pretty much hand-me-downs so they would have been thrown out long ago.

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  • I remember my mum had one of these in her old toys. Wonder if she still has it under the house

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  • I don’t remember this at all. Perhaps a little too young.

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  • I definitely never had one. I don’t remember asking for one either.

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  • I always wanted one and asked Santa on many a Christmas but it never came

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  • I have never heard of this toy, it is surprising what collectors are after these days, if you have the original boxes they definitely make any vintage item worth more.

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  • I don’t know of anyone that didn’t have one of these growing up – pity we haven’t still got it!

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