When you were a child did you ever think that some of your childhood toys would be worth hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars today? When we were kids, we laughed at the other kids who kept their toys in the box. Well, now those “kids” are making a ton of money off of their toys.
Here are some of the most valuable collectible toys from your childhood:
Who remembers the Furby craze? Well, if you have one of the original ones, unopened in its box, it is worth around $900.
2. Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone – First Edition
For Harry Potter fans out there, the first edition of the first book in the series is now worth up to $6,500. For a signed copy you can probably sell it for $15,000.
3. American Girl Doll
New American Girl dolls go for about $120. The out of print models can range up to $5,000 – if you still have their original clothes and accessories, of course.
4. Pez Dispensers
Even without the candy they are worth something! The prices vary, but this one takes the cake. In 2006, the dispenser Astronaut B, made specifically for the 1982 World’s Fair, sold for $32,000 on eBay. Some other ones that are worth serious cash are Mickey Mouse Soft Head dispenser, the 1955 Santa Claus Head, and the PEZ gun.
5. TY Beanie Babies
Hope you didn’t take the tag off! Prices vary on these guys. There are only 2,000 royal blue elephants in the wild. The darker blue coloring is due to a manufacturing error. It’s the most valuable Beanie Baby, going for $5,000. There are other valuable ones, such as Humphrey the Camel at $2,000.
6. Cabbage Patch Kids
Prices vary, but, if you have $360,000 to spare, you can buy the world’s largest collection from Pat and Joe Prosey. They keep their collection of 5,000 kids and 3,000 pieces of memorabilia in a museum.
7. Star Wars Figurines
Star Wars is one the most lucrative franchises in history. There are only 20 – still in the box – Luke Skywalker figurines (pictured above) in the world. When Nigo, the Japanese founder of A Bathing Ape, sold his Star Wars collectibles in 2015, he did it through Sotheby’s auction. He made over half-a-million dollars. He had two Bobba Fett figurines. The Canadian one sold for $6,250 and Hungarian went for a whopping $15,000!
8. Classic Barbie
First edition Barbies can go up to $23,000! The classic edition from 1959 with the hour-glass shaped body and zebra-print bathing suit can be worth up to $8,000 to $23,000.
The original hand drawn, oil cloth version of the game made in 1933 that was owned by the creator of Monopoly, Charles Darrow, sold for $146,500. Other vintage, limited editions can sell for hundreds on eBay while some have sold for as much as $3,125.
10. Where The Wild Things Are
In 2012, a signed 1964 first edition of Maurice Sendak’s classic children’s book was sold for $25,000 on Abebooks.com.
They’re worth anywhere between $130 to $350, depending on the condition it is in.
12. Pokémon Cards
Pokémon has been around since 1996, but it’s still a big hit with kids these days. The original cards are more expensive, like this mint condition Pikachu card, on sale for $100,000.
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