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These Old Toys Are Worth A Fortune Now



For those of you who couldn’t let go of your favorite childhood toys and insisted on keeping them, today could be your lucky day. As phones and video games are taking over kids’ lives, it’s becoming increasingly rare for parents to buy physical toys or save the ones they already have to pass down to the next generation.
As such, the value of classic, older toys has skyrocketed in recent years, but if you have some of these gems hidden in the back of your closet or attic you could be in for a wonderful surprise…

Garbage Pail Kids Cards

While these weren’t exactly wildly popular with parents, kids couldn’t get enough of them! These crazy cards are worth a pretty penny today depending on the type of card, when it was made, and what condition it’s in. For example, a single card just sold for $300 while an entire 1985 Garbage Pail Kids Series One is being sold on eBay for $4,000!

Pokémon Cards

Pokémon was all the rage back in the day, and even today it still has a massive fan base. Since their release in 1996, many people collected and traded the cards, but donated their collections to friends or just outright threw them away when they got older. It’s those diehard fans that held on to their collections that are in luck. If kept in mint condition, a single Pokémon card could be worth thousands of dollars!

Luke Skywalker Action Figure

Star Wars fans don’t mess around, especially when it comes to their collectables. In 2015, this Luke Skywalker Action figure which was released in 1978, sold for $25,000. For those people fortunate enough to own one of these, you might want to hold on to it for a few more years until it’s worth $50,000!

PEZ Dispensers

Who didn’t love PEZ dispensers, and who didn’t own one at some point? With thousands to choose from, it’s not surprising that people will shell out quite a bit of money in order to complete their collection. Recently, a 1982 PEZ dispenser known as the “Astronaut B” sold for $32,000!

The Original Monopoly

Monopoly is classic, fun for everyone, and apparently worth a ton of money! In 2001, one of the original 1933 versions of the game, which was hand-drawn by Charles Darrow, sold for $146,500. If you have any old, dusty Monopoly games laying around, pull them out and see you could be the lucky owner of one of the original games!

Game Boy

With the latest and greatest in technology being applied to video games, Game Boys are a thing of the past. As such, their value has gone up because of it. A Game Boy in perfect condition could go for a couple hundred, but any of the special edition Game Boys are selling for as much as $1,500!

Hot Wheels

Hot Wheels have been around since 1968 and since then, over 4,000,000,000 have been created. The cars that hold the most value are the prototypes that were never produced on a mass scale. These one-of-a-kind cars have sold for as much as $125,000.

First Edition Pound Puppies

Pound Puppies were a huge hit when they came out in the ‘80s. They were safe, wholesome toys that every parent loved to buy for their kid. These days, if you’re looking to get rid of your Pound Puppy and it’s a first edition, you could sell it for around $5,000.

Cabbage Patch Dolls

It turns out your Cabbage Patch Doll could earn you some serious cash. Certain dolls are worth quite a bit of money right now. The award for the biggest collection of Cabbage Patch Dolls has to go to Pat and Joe Prosey whose custom-built Maryland museum currently houses over 5,000 dolls! That may seem unreal, but what isn’t is the $360,000 they received after selling their whole collection.

Sega Genesis Console

If you have an old Sega Genesis game system in your possession, it’s the perfect time to get rid of it. A working console is selling for about $2,000 right now, so fix it up and make some quick cash!

Fisher Price Push Cart Pete

When it was released in 1936, Push Cart Pete could be purchased for a grand total of 50 cents! Today, this little guy is worth about $3,000 if he’s in relatively good condition.

Skeletor Action Figure

Out of all of the action figures from the Masters of the Universe World, it’s safe to say that He-Man and Skeletor are by far the most popular. It would have to still be in the box and in mint condition, but a 1982 Skeletor action figure could be worth more than $2,000 if sold today.

Lite Brite

You’ll be hard pressed to find a person who won’t look back on their Lite Brite with fond memories. This toy was largely popular during the 1960s and 1970s, and was even named one of the top 100 toys of all time by Time Magazine. An original Lite Brite, in the box, has gone for as much as $300 online.

Happy Meal Toys

Let’s be honest here. Nobody wanted the Happy Meal…we all just wanted the toy. Today, certain toys can be worth a fair amount of money. For whatever reason, certain collections from the Happy Meal Toys are now considered collectable items. The 2002 Disney characters were recently sold on eBay for $300!


Owning a Furby was the “it” thing to do for kids growing up in the ‘90s. This hamster/owl hybrid could keep kids entertained for hours, which every parent loved. Today, an original Furby unopened in its box could be worth at least $900!


Who remembers having one of these? Talkboys gained a lot of popularity after Home Alone 2: Lost in New York was released. While it really wasn’t much more than a fancy tape recorder that looked cool, Talkboys are still sought after today. If you’re looking to make an easy $200, just sell your Talkboy and you’ll be good to go!

Beanie Babies

How could anyone forget the era of Beanie Babies? You weren’t cool unless you collected Beanie Babies, and while most people have since moved on, a few diehard fans will pay a pretty penny for certain ones. The value varies depending on how rare and in demand they are. For example, a 1997 1st Edition Princess Diana Beanie Bear could be worth as much as $12,000!

Lionel’s Pennsylvania “Trailblazer” Train Set

You’re really going to wish you still had one of these when you find out how much it’s worth. A 1934 Standard Gauge version of this train set is valued at a whopping $250,000! It might be time to do a thorough spring cleaning of the attic and basement just to make sure you don’t have one of these lying around…

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1980s Actions Figures

The inimitable Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were a classic toy for kids growing up in the ‘80s. Over the years they’ve had makeovers and reboots, but the original action figures still haven’t lost their charm or value since they were released. If sold in mint condition, the figures can go for $600 a piece, with rarer figures going for as much as $5,000.

Vinyl Caped Jawa

After Kenner Company released their Jawa action figure in 1978 with a vinyl cape, they decided the vinyl was too cheap and switched to cloth. Because of that switch, the vinyl-caped action figures are extremely rare and worth at least $3,000 per figurine!


When Hasbro first introduced Transformers back in 1984, they were all the rage. Today, finding those toys in their original packaging can be hard to come by, which is why they can be worth as much as $2,000.

Jurassic Park Figures

What little boy didn’t have a Jurassic Park dinosaur action figure after the first movie came out? These original figures are now worth about $1200, so start rummaging through old toy bins to see if you have any left.

Vintage Super Soaker Gun

Everyone loves a good Super Soaker, but it’s Lonnie Johnson’s original prototype that is worth the big bucks these days. First introduced in 1982, these vintage soakers now sell for as much as $1000.

Stretch Armstrong

Who knew that when Hasbro created the Stretch Armstrong toy it would become so valuable all these years later? In the past, these dolls have sold at auction for as much as $4000 and $10,000 per doll!

Mario Kart 64

Mario Kart has always and will always be a classic game that’s fun for people of all ages. While many new versions of the game have been released since the first one, it’s the original cartridge that can be worth upwards of $750 if sold in mint condition.

G.I. Joe Circa 1964

G.I. Joe’s timeless nature has caused him to become a favorite with kids everywhere since the 1960’s. Though the action figure has undergone multiple transformations and updates since the original version, it’s always stayed relevant and proved to be a beloved toy for each generation. However, if you just to happen to own the 1964 version still in its unopened box, you could sell it for an impressive $10,000.


Playmobil originated in Germany and was the slightly-less-cool version of Legos. However, they were just as fun and extremely popular all over the world. Today, a set in the proper conditions could sell for as much as $800.


Perhaps the most classic toy of them all, Barbies have been around since 1959. Rare, original dolls have been sold in the past for as much as $23,000! It looks like she won’t be going out of style any time soon…

First Edition of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”

While this technically isn’t a toy, it is a beloved part of many kids’ childhood. First editions of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” are now worth as much as $6,500. To those publishers who turned down the book when J.K. Rowling was trying to get it published…your loss.

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