There’s something magical about toys. They manage to capture the imagination and a moment. Everything from Barbie to Action Man and all the in-betweens, chances are we’ve all had that moment of letting our minds run wild when we were younger.

But when the world of music also collides into these plastic time capsules, it’s a perfect recipe for building a collection — and sometimes a solid monetary investment. From Freddie Mercury to Kurt Cobain, below, we’ve picked out a bunch of rare, expensive (and two starter points) of this wonderful world.

Sound off in the comments on any you have!

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