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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  • Ebay listings for products seem interesting – prices seem to vary quite widely.
    Sold listings need to be looked at to get a true reflection of the final price for products.


  • I wish I had one, they’re adorable !


  • Oh wow! i remember so fondly my Family Tree house. it brought me many happy play times with the family in different rooms or on the swing ..even putting the dog in the car or in the lift! I so wish I never got rid of mine many years ago!


  • my sister probably still has ours, we used to love it


  • I had one as a kid. I can’t remember having the car, so maybe it was a hand me down. But I still have some of these chairs and little beds.


  • No I don’t, bugger!


  • Can’t believe toys like this could be worth something


  • I remember desperately wanting one, but I never got it.


  • wow if only we all had the room to hang on to things from our past! – love seeing retro pieces coming back into fashion – it’s very cool!


  • very cute


  • ohhh memory lane! how cute is it! I dont own one sadly !


  • It looks like such a cute treehouse.


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