Everyone loves a great origin story! Collectors are always on the quest for the rarest, most valuable item to add to their treasure trove. Often, the “first edition” of a piece is the most valuable, especially if it’s in great condition.
Have you ever wondered how iconic brands like Lego, DC Comics, Marvel, or Nerf got their start? You may be surprised to learn that they are a far cry from the items we know and associate with them today!
In fact, Lego didn’t start off with plastic building blocks at all; their first product was a wooden toy duck! Meanwhile, the first Nerf product was a ball, and it promised not to “hurt babies or old people!”
For lovers of action figures, readers of this infographic from PlaygroundEquipment.com can explore the beginning of iconic items like G.I. Joe and Kenner Star Wars action figures. Enjoy exploring the first item created of 20 popular collectibles! Which origin story surprised you the most?