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Toying around: Anything but child's play

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Toys mass-produced in recent years carry more value if they are in their original packaging and have never been played with. But it's difficult to predict what will increase in value. Terry Kovel, co-author of "Kovels' Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide," said that some Star Wars figurines that no one wanted in the 1970s are now valuable because so few of them were produced.