[AD] From rocks to footy cards, to stamps and comic books, humans have long walked a fine line between collecting and hoarding. However, whoever discovered the art of collecting was both a genius and a parent’s nightmare… especially when it comes to toys!

The collectibles craze is undoubtedly powerful, as it gets both parents and kids in-store because it taps into not only the childlike fascination of ‘playing shop’ but also that little drive within each of us, to ‘own them all’, ‘collect them all’ and ultimately be the GREATEST COLLECTOR OF ALL TIME!!!

As part of the Ravel Tales takeover all about the highly collectible DIY plush toys, we’ve taken a look at the science behind why we collect.

How many Ravel Tales will your little one collect?

Science behind why we collect – ‘the blind bag’

The ‘blind’ factor is that exciting element of not knowing what you’re going to get until you’ve bought the item and ripped off the packaging! This blind factor is what encourages repeat purchases and lifts the hope that the next item you get will be different.

Now we’ve had a look at the science behind why we collect, let’s take a trip down memory lane and remember some of the collectable crazes that we couldn’t get enough of!

  1. Trolls Pencil Toppers
  2. Pokemon Cards
  3. Fruity Pencil Tops
  4. Slap Bracelets
  5. Loom Bands


What does your little one collect? Let us know by commenting down below or over on Facebook and Twitter @UKMumstv.

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