Toys from our childhood never lose its sentimental value they have acquired. No matter how much time goes by, it will always remain in memory as warmth and love.
Keeping its sentimental value, some of the toys from our childhood are actually worth a fortune. There are a lot of collectors around the world who collects rare toys that you can earn money out of them!
If you still have any of these toys that are in good condition, consider selling them to make a small fortune out of them. Although it may be a different joy from your childhood, it will come handy in another way.
1. 1978 Luke Skywalker Action Figure
This probably comes as no surprise. Star Wars is still so popular! People are buying these toys for crazy amounts of money. In 2015 a 1978 Luke Skywalker action figure sold for $25,000.
2. G.I. Joe Action Figure
This is the original action figure. He came out in the 1960’s, and he has seen so many modifications since then. An original in mint condition will sell for a couple thousand dollars.
3. PEZ Dispensers
I was so in love with these as a kid! Who didn’t crave those brick-shaped candies?! Now PEZ dispensers are selling for thousands. A PEZ dispenser from 1982 recently sold for $32,000 on eBay.
These toys originally came from Germany. They were like the young version of Legos. A set in good condition is worth hundreds of dollars today.
The original monopoly board game, which was created by Charles Darrow in 1933, is worth a small fortune now. One set sold for $146,500 in 2011. Why didn’t our parents tell us to preserve our toys when we were young?!
6. Rainbow Brite
This animated series created quite a fan base. Rainbow Brite and her sidekicks the Color Kids preserved the colors of the world. Now a doll can sell for $1,000.
7. Game Boy
The original handheld video game. Way before smart phones came out, Game Boy kept us entertained for hours. Today mint condition Game Boys go for hundreds of dollars.
8. Action Comics
This is the comic that came up with Superman. There are less than 50 copies in the whole world, making each one worth a fortune. A 1938 edition sold in 2014 for $3.2 million.
9. Hot Wheels
I can’t even look at this word without hearing the commercial in my head. Hot Wheels have been the coolest cars around since 1968. The more rare editions are worth bunches.
10. Wun-Dar He-Man
In the 1990’s you could get this action figure with your Wonderbread purchase. It might have been free at the time, but now it is worth lots. You can sell one for up to $500.
11. Pound Puppies
These were all the rage among children back in the day. If you kept yours in the box, you’re in luck. You can probably get some good money for them online.
12. Push Cart Pete
These toys came from Fisher Price in 1936. They were super fun at the time, and now they will help out your bank account. A mint-condition version – which originally sold for 50 cents – is worth $3,000 today.
13. Cabbage Patch Kids
Two collectors names Pat and Joe Prosey created their own museum in Maryland where they store their enormous collection of 5,000 dolls. They are selling their entire collection for $360,000. Hope you held onto your Cabbage Patch dolls!
14. Lego Trains
Legos are still super popular, but they have been around for so long that some of their old stuff is coming back into the limelight. The Lego trains are serious collector’s items. They are selling for thousands.
15. Sega Genesis Console
There was a time when old consoles were just out-of-date. Now they are worth even more than when they first came out. The Sega Genesis console is selling for thousands of dollars if it is still in good condition.
16. American Girl “Molly” Doll
It’s not surprising that the American Girl dolls are worth so much. Molly in particular is seeing the spotlight. Discontinued dolls like Molly and Kirsten are worth way more than their already-expensive counterparts. You can sell one for up to $11,000.
17. 1982 Skeletor Action Figure
These once-popular action figures are making a come back, and it can be very good for your wallet. If you are willing to part with your action figure, you could get at least $1,500 for it. Not bad for simply holding onto a toy for a while.
18. Where The Wild Things Are
The recent movie might lead you to think this is a newer story, but it has actually been around for ages. The book came out in 1963. In 2012 a signed, first edition of the book sold for $25,000.
19. Lite Brite
These were the best! You could make your art so creative and colorful. An original Brite Lite from the 1960’s will sell for a few hundred dollars.
20. Lionel’s Pennsylvania “Trail Blazer” Train Set
Who didn’t love a good train set back in the day?! They were so addictive! The electric train set might be outdated, but it is worth a lot of money.
21. Happy Meal Toys
These aren’t exactly a thing of the past, but some of the older toys are super valuable now. The toys have been in circulation since 1979, and you can get hundreds of dollars for selling them. Happy Meal toys are still out now, so start collecting!
22. Atari Cartridges
An insane rumor that Atari buried hundreds of its vintage game cartridges in the deserts of New Mexico turned out to be shockingly true. 881 cartridges were found and sold. I wonder what other rumors have a little truth behind them…
You may have thought these toys were cute, or you may have found them downright creepy. Either way, they are really valuable now. An original Furby in an unopened box is worth up to $900.
24. Eternia Play Set
This game, created by Masters of the Universe, served as a battle ground where action figures could fight their battles. If you kept yours in good condition, you will be able to sell it for a pretty penny. Holding onto old toys really can pay off!
This toy became super popular after “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.” The sleek little tape recorder amounted to endless fun. If you kept yours you can sell it for over $200.
26. Teddy Ruxpin
Teddy bears are the best, and Teddy Ruxpin was THE teddy bear from 1985. This teddy read stories to children thanks to an audio cassette player built into his back. Now he is ultra valuable.
27. Beanie Babies
These are worth SO MUCH MORE than when they first came out in the 90’s. There are so many Beanie Babies out there, but the older and more unique ones are worth an actual fortune. A 1997 first-edition Princess Diana Beanie Baby can sell for $600,000.
28. Faker Action Figure
Masters of the Universe made so many popular action figures in its time. If you kept yours in the box, you are about to enjoy the fruits of your not-so-taxing labor. You can sell it for up to $1,000.
29. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Action Figures
This is another toy that is probably still pretty popular today. The action figures from the 1980’s are worth a lot today. Would you have saved yours if you knew they would grow in value?
30. Vintage Colorforms
Adult coloring books are all the rage now. They soothe the mind and provide a nice little distraction from the day’s obligations. Coloring books were once coveted by children, and today the vintage versions are worth hundreds.
31. Vinyl-Caped Jawa
All things Star Wars are going to be worth a bunch of money. The caped Jawa from 1978 will sell for around $15,000. I can only imagine how much it will be worth in another decade or so.
32. Jem and the Holograms
The 1980’s cartoon was transformed into a doll, and girls just couldn’t get enough of her! Now she is worth so much more than the original price. You can sell a Jem doll for about $600, and you can sell her accessories separately.
No, not the more recent movie, the original! Transformers toys came out in the 1980’s. If you held onto them, your wallet will be rewarded.
34. She-Ra and Swift Wind
She-Ra was the epic twin sister of He-Man, and she had her own trusty steed. Today the set is so valuable! It’s not surprising at all, especially since unicorns have made a real come back.
35. Jurassic Park Action Figures
Jurassic Park was so epic when it came out! The 90’s film sparked the creation of dozens of toys. An original dinosaur action figure will get you up to $1,500 today.
36. Easy Bake Oven
These were so much fun. Finally, a way kids could practice cooking without parents having to worry about a burnt mess! If only they were still as popular today.
37. Garbage Pail Kids Cards
Remember these? Cards are super hard to keep in good condition, especially for so many years, but if yours are in mint condition you are in luck! They are super valuable now. Even if you only have one good card, someone will be willing to buy it from you. And if you have the whole deck – jackpot.
38. Strawberry Shortcake Dolls
The original Strawberry Shortcake dolls came out in the 1980s, and the television show kept them in vogue for quite some time. Now they are back and better than ever! No new sets are out, but the originals are worth plenty of cash.
39. Vintage Super Soaker Gun
These were the sign of an excellent summer. Super Soakers are still on the market, but the originals are worth a lot more. If you can resist the temptation to soak everyone around you, keep yours in good condition for some serious dough later.
These digital monsters came out in 1997, and they were an instant hit! Cards and video games soon followed. Today they are all worth some good money.
41. Stretch Armstrong
This toy featured arms that could stretch impossibly far without breaking. It was obviously super cool when it first came out, but now it is worth thousands of dollars. Who knew our childhood could have so much monetary value?
42. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
This phenomenal book originally struggled to find a publisher. Now Harry Potter is one of the best-selling series in the world. The first edition of the original book is worth up to $15,000.
43. Mario Kart 64
Super Mario Bros. is always releasing popular items. Their games are so fun! Mario Kart 64 will sell for up to $750 if it is still in great condition.
These toys are still on the market today. The newest line is super inclusive. An original 1959 Barbie can sell for $23,000.
45. Pokémon Cards
Pokémon never went out of style. I recently saw a trailer for a new Pokémon movie. The cards, released in 1996, are worth up to thousands of dollars today.
Who knew that the toys from our childhood would be worth so much money?? It’s crazy how value can change over time. If you have any of these items in mint condition, you are about to become very rich.