Toys That Worth a Fortune: Treasures From Our Childhood

Toys were generally tagged play objects for children several decades ago. Kids were hardly satisfied without a beautiful doll in their possession. Most parents found it a necessity to get the shelves in their children’s rooms decorated with toys to keep the kids excited. While parents invested in these play objects, many did not know that these items may worth something valuable in today’s world. Recently, technology has taken over almost all industries, including the development of mobile devices and applications that serve as play objects for children. There has been a sharp cut in the interest for physical toys generally. Notwithstanding, these toys are considered valuable treasures in recent times. The financial value of toys has dramatically increased as you can hardly find some of these iconic nuggets in the market today. The good news is if you were one of those who preserved these toys long before now, count yourself lucky. 

Sky Dancer

  • Average Original Price: $9.99
  • Potential Earnings: $80

Sky Dancer toys are one of the most dangerous on this list. A twin brothers-John and Anthony developed them. Initially rejected by a lot of toymakers, these toys were later accepted and became an excellent nugget for kids. The twin brothers had the support of an aviation expert, which helped in making the toys ascend into space at the pull of a string.

Image credits: YouTube/Mashable Watercooler

Image credits: YouTube/Mashable Watercooler

The incredibly popular toys became a thing of concern to parents and health organizations. Children were finding it fun to shot the toy at their sibling, which was perceived to be dangerous. Sky Dancer Toys were recalled for safety reasons, but that action only raised their value for those who still have them.  

Sit ‘N’ Spin

  • Average Original Price: $9.99
  • Potential Earnings: $80

If you had wanted to give a toddler treat years back, these toys would have been one of the best options for you. Toddlers find them interesting while parents visit toys stores to get them.  Children could sit for hours busy with the toy as they Sit and spin it for joy. Little children could be entertained with these toys as they sit with them just as their names suggest.

Image credits: YouTube/TheHelpfuldad

Image credits: YouTube/TheHelpfuldad

If you need to keep your baby occupied during the afternoon period, you may invest in this toy as you keep on with your project. You can track one down on eBay at $90. If your child is now too big to use this toy, never worry. This toy could fetch you some dollars if you auction it for children of the next generation.

Socker Boppers

  • Average Original Price: $10
  • Potential Earnings: $90 

One of the ways to get your children to blow off some steam is by getting them Socker Boppers for punching each other in the face. These boxing toys are pretty soft gloves for practice. But they can also cause pain and injury depending on the usage-most times the force applied. 

Image credits:YouTube/Channel Super Fun

Image credits:YouTube/Channel Super Fun

These vintage toys may fetch you $90 if you have them in your shelve. Given the fact that there are not many physical toys around again, you may get more value for these toys if you had invested in them in times past. There are very few of these toys around since the internet became the preferred option for.

Hitclips

  • Average Original Price: $5
  • Potential Earnings: $100 

You won’t believe an item worth $5 would sell for as much as $100 or more today. The simple reason is its scarcity and the value people place on it. In the 90s, kids would listen to music with Hitclips before iPods, and other digital devices swept off items like the Hitclips.

Image credits: Reddit – u/MotherOfCats19

Image credits: Reddit – u/MotherOfCats19

For the 21st century kid, the Hitclips is probably a funny and old fashion device. These toys have long become obsolete. But if you are to track one Hitclips down today, you may pay as much as a $100 or more. Getting one would give you access to music of about 20-30 years ago. You may find this either amazing or disgusting, depending on your age.

Nerf Turbo Screamer

  • Average Original Price: $12
  • Potential Earnings: $100 

The Neer Turbo Screamer is probably an item on the wishlist of every child in the 1990s.  It is one of the first turbo footballs in of 1989 with variations of colors- orange and black halves & red. The toys had two whistling holes on both halves. Sonic Siren Football spiritually succeeded nerf Turbo Screamer.

Image credits: YouTube/TTPM Toy Reviews

Image credits: YouTube/TTPM Toy Reviews

The ball is now is very difficult to find. It may go for $100 as many people seek to lay their hands on one of the 90s Nerf Turbo Screamer. The last time you probably saw this toy was when children played with it years ago. Only millennial parents would probably remember the use of this toy. 

Kansas Quarters

  • Average Original Price: $0.25

  • Potential Earnings: $100

At a time in 2005, people noticed a smudge on the letter ‘T’ of the Kansas Quarters coins that were produced. The coins accidentally read ‘In God We Rust’ instead of trust in the last word of the common Kansas Quarters phrase. Although a quick correction was made to the Kansas Quarters Coin Maker, still, some people already had a few of them in their possession. 

Image credits: YouTube/BigDCoins

Image credits: YouTube/BigDCoins

A few years after, the coins the Kansas Quarters worth more than 25 cents, an amount far higher than the original value. Fast forward to 2019, if you happen to have the 2005 version of the coins with the smeared ‘T,’ it may fetch you $100 or more. 

Glitter and Gold Jem Doll

  • Average Original Price: $3

  • Potential Earnings: $200

You can trust your Glitter and Gold Jem Doll to fetch you a cool $200 on eBay. All you need to is to ensure that each toy is in good shape and preferably in its case. You would maximize your profit if you can provide these toys that sold for $3 when they were introduced into the market. 

Image credits: YouTube/AZ 80's Girl

Image credits: YouTube/AZ 80's Girl

The glitter and Gold Jem Dolls entered the market following the success of Jem and the Holograms television series between 1985 and 1988. Characters in this television series soon became priced toys in their own right. Though the series was short-lived, the toys garnered so much popularity even much after the TV series. 

Fisher-Price Little People Family House

  • Average Original Price: $40

  • Potential Earnings: $200

Some Fisher-Price items could cost as much a thousand dollars. But for Fisher-Price Little People Family House, people can get the toy for $200 on eBay if the house is in good condition with all the accessories in place. The original house was in two colors, but the yellow is more valuable based on demand.

Image credits: YouTube/Grandmas Toys

Image credits: YouTube/Grandmas Toys

The first house produced by Fisher-Price was in 1969. The ideal house (yellow and blue), had a carry-and-play handle with five significant figures which include: Dad, Mom, boy, girl, and a Dog. It was an ideal family house that contains four rooms -living room, kitchen, children’s bedroom, and another room. Having this toy today is a thing of value if you choose to sell it.

Moon Shoes

  • Average Original Price: $37.52
  • Potential Earnings: $200

The appearance of these shoes seems they were not designed for walking; truth, they were made to make you bounce in them. These shoes are meant to give you a feeling of walking on the moon as it were. Designed initially with metallic material, they were improved upon when the rubber and plastic versions were introduced.

Image credits: YouTube/TTPM Toy Reviews

Image credits: YouTube/TTPM Toy Reviews

 The original Shoe was introduced in the 1950s. The reality of bouncing and walking on the moon was a bit awkward and clumsy even, with the presence of the springs in them. Although the experience never stopped kids from having fun with the shoes around the house. Provided you have them in their box; you can get as much as $200 for Moon shoes today.

Dear Diary

  • Average Original Price: N/A
  • Potential Earnings: $200

Although we could not track the original price of these pocket-sized electronic devices, reports have it that they could sell for $200 today. These electronic devices used to be the companion of young girls. Girls would write down their feelings on these secret-keepers to prevent their parents from reading them. 

Image credits: eBay/ ImageMagick

Image credits: eBay/ ImageMagick

The secret keeper diary is usually locked with a unique code that prevents other people from gaining access to the contents in it. Of course, the device is much forgotten now as a result of technological development. Now are the days of smart devices that can be locked with the use of fingerprint. Nonetheless, the secret diary still worth a fortune if it is in a perfect working condition. 

Talkboy

  • Average Original Price: N/A
  • Potential Earnings: $130

While Dear Diary rocked among girls, the Talkboy was the boys’ thing. Talkboy garnered so much popularity in the 1990s among boys. The demand can be traced to Kevin McCallister, who used the toy in Home Alone 2. Boys were found with the device which, could do some recordings that were probably kept from the reach of others.

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Image credits: YouTube/NEStalgiaholic

If one is to acquire this device today, it would probably be a nostalgia purchase. It can barely do what any present smart invention is capable of pulling considering its features. I wonder what secret recoding will be done with a Talkboy now. However, this device worths up to $130 on eBay today. 

Bop It Extreme 2

  • Average Original Price: $15
  • Potential Earnings: $212

Almost every kid in the 1990s had the Bop It Extreme 2 toy. The five-levered toy started as a stick with three simple buttons. It is a noisy speed reaction game, which requires a fast and accurate response from the player. Kids need to respond to the commands and manipulate the device to get a win.

Image credits: YouTube/TheStruggleville

Image credits: YouTube/TheStruggleville

You can imagine how kids would love to play with this toy considering the entertainment it offers. The game passed through a series of development and modifications like the ‘one-on-one’ feature to better entertain users. Bop It Extreme 2 is rarely available now. It sells for $212 if you have it with its battery in place.

Spice Girls Doll Collection

  • Average Original Price: $15

  • Potential Earnings: $212

Spice Girls Doll Collection is celebrity dolls of a group of five girls-Posh, Baby, Ginger, Scary and Sporty. The collection was released by Galoob Toys between 1997 and 1999 with over 11million sales recorded. The transactions recorded made the collection win the bestselling celebrity dolls of all time when they were in vogue. Long after the reign of the group on the planet, more people still are attaching value to their collection.

Image credits: eBay

Image credits: eBay

Almost 20 years now, the Spice Girls Doll Collection is worth some good dollars on e-commerce platforms like eBay. If you have some of these toys, you may find it difficult to decide to either buy the remaining set or sell the ones you have. Either way, the complete set of these celebrity dolls would cost some good cash.

Boy Scouts Memorabilia

  • Average Original Price: Free (based on Merit)

  • Potential Earnings: $240

Boy scouts badge is adding value these days since fewer people are joining the organization. It is exciting to know that those badges earned are presently worth more than just the pride and satisfaction you get from them. They could fetch you some real cash if you can get them across to those who need them.

Image credits: YouTube/Jason Spangler Santeeswapper

Image credits: YouTube/Jason Spangler Santeeswapper

The cost of these boys scout badges is also dependent on the premium placed on them at the time of collection. Since medals are given based on grade, the high-quality badges could list as much as $240 on eBay. If you are a scout with lots of honors, you can as well expect cash from the markers that have only decorated your shelve for some time now.

G.I Joe Breaker Action Figure

  • Average Original Price: $12

  • Potential Earnings: $250

Here is another toy that swept young boys off their feet in 1982. It was only $2 at the time it was released into the market. The doll had a straight arm similar to others in the collection of 16 that were released at that time. The G.I Joe Breaker Action Figure was available in the nearest store for kids to pick up.

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Image credits: YouTube/TheSkullReviews

Changes were made to the arms of the toy from straight into those that could swivel at the biceps. Also, the bulkier waist was reduced while the date changed from 1982 to 82-83. People only considered the new version as a variation concerning the year. It seems these toys are never going to slow down with two films that have featured The Rock. The G.I Joe Breaker Action Figure still goes for $250 if you need to sell one.

Happy Meals Toys

  • Average Original Price: Free! (With a Happy Meal)

  • Potential Earnings: $100

It’s been a while you probably bought a happy meal for yourself or your kids. Yes! Maybe be a few years back, you even had a free lunch with a toy as a gift for your patronage. If you have one of the happy meals toys today, you might just be owed a payday for them because they are rising in value now.

Image credits: YouTube/DRIVE THRU TOYS

Image credits: YouTube/DRIVE THRU TOYS

Depending on the type of toy you have, your doll which probably came for free may be worth a $100 today. Happy Meals Toys that were in circulation in the 90s would go for $100+ today. You see, time counts on these toys in terms of value. You may post your gadget on eBay and see people bid for it. There was a case of the McFurbys; these toys sold for a whopping sum of $900. 

Rainbow Brite Doll

  • Average Original Price: $7
  • Potential Earnings: $100

These little girl toys are worth some dollars if you have a rainbow collection of them. They were a major competitor with the Strawberry Shortcake Dolls which reigned in the 1980s. Later on, the Rainbow Brite Doll gained ground and increased in value even up till now. You could get as much as a $100 for the rainbow dolls if you still have them in your shelve. 

Image credits: YouTube/AZ 80's Girl

Image credits: YouTube/AZ 80's Girl

These days, there are generous bids on eBay and a lot of people who are willing to part with some good money for dolls. Dolls are considered valuable, especially if you have those that existed a while ago. Much more premium is placed on them on e-commerce platforms. You may decide to check your attic to see if some Rainbow Brite Dolls are lying there.  

Skip-It

  • Average Original Price: $12.89

  • Potential Earnings: $120

Skip- It toys were everywhere after their screening adverts for schools in Illinois. Children were crazy about these infamous play objects as both local and online stores had them in stock to meet the demand of parents and kids. Skipping and jumping was a common sight as Skip-It toys were taking much of the attention of children.

Image credits: YouTube/Mashable Watercooler

Image credits: YouTube/Mashable Watercooler

At a time, some parents believed that the use of some toys like the Skip-It and Fidget toys in school should be limited. This was because of the time and attention kids dedicated to the toys in schools and homes. Today, kids would prefer to play with pads and play games on electronic devices. But if you have Skip-It toy packed in its box, you can get as much as $120 for it.

Lite Brite

  • Average Original Price: $9.97

  • Potential Earnings: $130-150

Released in 1967, Lite Brite enjoyed full acceptance and usage for about 30 years. You may want to query what these lights were used for. Well, they LIT the atmosphere around children and even adults. They were so much fancied that TIME magazine named them among the top 100 toys of all times.

Image credits: YouTube/The Twin Dolls

Image credits: YouTube/The Twin Dolls

Children loved the design and calmness of the light, which probably made them influence parents to get and also love them as well. Today, you may get a solid $150 if you still have a Lite Brite in your custody. They are very much hot in the auction with a few stores having them for sale. There is no doubt you have a better value for the toy that cost you only a few dollars years back.

iPod (2001)

  • Average Original Price: $12

  • Potential Earnings: $250

One would hardly believe that the first generation of iPods is already considered as vintage toys for most kids. Even though a lot of kids placed so much premium on the music device, the technology that produced the iPods of 2001 was only revolutionary. Today’s kids will only look at the first generation iPod as a nothing but a paperweight box.

Image credits: YouTube/iJustine

Image credits: YouTube/iJustine

However, you can make some money if you still have one lying in your house. The pretty first-generation iPod in a working condition could be what a teenager somewhere needs. Just ensure you delete those cheesy hits you’ve gathered on the device and see people request to buy it.

 Michael Jackson: Superstar of the ‘80s Doll

  • Average Original Price: $10
  • Potential Earnings: $300

Until his death in 2009, Micheal Jackson was the biggest pop star in the world. Who didn’t love the king of Pop? His legacy and music live on in the heart of many, who still play his records years after his death.  Many enjoyed the image of the music idol in a doll, dressed in white with a microphone held with hands covered with gloves. 

Image credits: YouTube/Maranda Russell - My World

Image credits: YouTube/Maranda Russell - My World

Faithfuls of the pop star would be thrilled to have the doll of Michael Jackson. When the toy was released in the 90s, it hardly left the sight of kids that that loved the music star. The Doll which sold for $10 in the 90s would go for almost $300 now. Maybe you need to Moonwalk to your shelf or attic to see if one still lies there.

Barbie Golden Dream Motorhome

  • Average Original Price: $45

  • Potential Earnings: $325

If your Barbie Golden Dream Motorhome is in a condition with a bunch of accessories, you have just got yourself a great treat if you decide to sell the package. What if you have the Barbie doll itself with the complete accessories, you stand a chance to get more than 200% of your original investment in the doll and all its accessories.  

Image credits: YouTube/Grayskull Warrior

Image credits: YouTube/Grayskull Warrior

Only the Barbie Golden Dream Motorhome is priced at $325 on eBay. The golden dream motorhome of isn’t the only Barbie accessory on this lift. We have a few others. Some could sell for up to a thousand. You see that your forgotten collectible worth a few dollars more than what you think of it. 

Tickle Me Elmo Extreme

  • Average Original Price: $10
  • Potential Earnings: $350

Tickle Me Elmo Extreme swept a lot of people off their feet in the 90s. Kids would give their parents no rest until they pick up one for them. It is amazing how parents combed toy stores all over the country, with the willingness to part with some good cash to get the doll for their kids. One would wonder what could be achieved the red looking image. 

Image credits: YouTube/HollyW00d81

Image credits: YouTube/HollyW00d81

Looking back today, it seems the whole rush to get a tickle me doll worth it after all. The value of Tickle Me Elmo Extreme on eBay is as high as $350 for some auctions. You will surely laugh when you cash out a few hundreds of dollars for the sale of your laughing doll. 

Vintage Lunch BoxesAverage

  • Original Price: $2

  • Potential Earnings: $400

One of the most iconic possessions of school children from the 1950s until recent years, there was no school day without a lunch box. What is a school day without lunch boxes? It was a must-have for every child back in the 90s. Although recent years have witnessed its evolution, the tin made versions have continued to stick to the mind of the older generation.

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Image credits: YouTube/ViloniousTV

These boxes were popular for iconic designs. There were different versions featuring acts like The Beatles, Superhero figures like Superman, Batman or Spiderman. Also, action figures like Arnold Schwarzenegger (Commando), Sylvester Stallone (Rambo), Tu Pac, Snoopy, and famed Disney cartoons (Aladdin, Pocahontas, Mickey, Minnie Mouse) were popular features in the Vintage Lunch Boxes. These boxes worth some dollars today, the classics can earn you hundreds of dollars on eBay.

View-MasterAverage

  • Original Price: $12.50

  • Potential Earnings: $430

The view-master was first introduced in 1939 by Sawyer Photographic Services. The binocular device which, was used as special viewers for pictures mainly at tourist sites, made its debut at the New York world fair. Incredibly popular and common before the advent of television sets and smartphones, the device has gone through several transformations over the years, but the original concept behind the toy has remained largely unchanged. 

Image credits: Wikimedia Commons

Image credits: Wikimedia Commons

Besides tourist parks, the View-Master was also used in National Parks and Monuments sites. Using things using the device is like viewing the world from another angle through a pair of glasses. Considered as an exciting innovation of the 20th century, a classic unit of Sawyer's binoculars today's vintage market is worth $430, this is over 400% of the original price.

Strawberry Shortcake Dolls

  • Average Original Price: $20

  • Potential Earnings: $550

These Adorable baby dolls were designed by Muriel Fahrion.  They have inspired Tv shows, films, toys, and blossoming merchandise over the years. Introduced in 1979, they appeared in the strawberry shortcake line in 1984 with the debut of miniature versions of four iconic characters namely: Blueberry Muffin, Lemon Meringue, Orange Blossom, and Strawberry Shortcake. The Strawberry Shortcake was introduced as the redheaded heroine of the world of Strawberry Shortcakes. 

Image credits: YouTube/Strawberry Shortcake - WildBrain

Image credits: YouTube/Strawberry Shortcake - WildBrain

This vintage little girl doll is energetic with an adorable smile. Do you still own this doll today? You can get up to $550 if you decide to sell it. Other dolls in the strawberry line can reach similar price provided their packaging is still in place. The 6years old red dress and white pinafore dressed doll and family can get you some bucks on eBay.

Typewriters

  • Average Original Price: $35
  • Potential Earnings: $560

First introduced in 1874, typewriters were important machines for typing documents and other correspondences. Around this period, typewriters became so popular that they were an almost indispensable tool used by secretaries and receptionists in offices, and for most business engagements. Until the advent of computers in the1980s typewriters were the king in offices. Although they are out of use today, a few folks, which make the typewriter niche still love to use them.

Image credits: YouTube/Bryan Sherwood

Image credits: YouTube/Bryan Sherwood

 The 21st century and technological advancements in computing have made typewriters obsolete. But even with the multiplicity in typing solutions, there still appears to be a growing number of people who are interested in typewriters. Not surprising this classic invention still has a niche market for its lovers out there. Due to its unavailability in stores, the old stock would even sell as much as $560 per unit.

Super Soaker

  • Average Original Price: $10-50
  • Potential Earnings: $600

A brand of recreational water shooting guns, Super Soakers was a fun toy for young children in the 1990s and 2000s invented by Engineer Lonnie Johnson.  The weapon uses manually pressurized air to shoot water. In 1992, it topped the charts for the highest-selling toys.  Fun was the outdoor battles that had kids aiming water spitting guns at each other. The losers were usually drenched lot in the soak-and-get-soaked game. 

Image credits: YouTube/Aaron Esser

Image credits: YouTube/Aaron Esser

Advancements in the production of newer versions of the guns led to pockets of complaints of these innovations taking the fun out of Super Soaker. These developments made the older versions valuable in today’s market. A unit of Super Soaker vintage gun can rack up to $600 provided the wear due to use is minimal.

Toy Story Toys

  • Average Original Price: $30

  • Potential Earnings: $700

Most kids of the 1990s are familiar with both the major and supporting characters of the animated movie franchise Toy story- a computer-animated Disney Production. The movie was released in 1995 alongside the animated film of the same name.  Due to the popularity of the film, the image of characters such as Woody, Buzz Toy, Jessie, and Mrs. Potato became favorite toys amongst kids.'

Image credits: YouTube/Show and Tell Toys

Image credits: YouTube/Show and Tell Toys

 Market sales for these toys are bound to increase due to the release of the fourth film in the franchise; Toy Story 4. There are a lot of people who are interested in owning one or more of these figures at the right amount. Do you own any of these toys? You stand a chance of earning as much as $700 from selling any of these collections.  

Nintendo 64 Games

  • Average Original Price: $60

  • Potential Earnings: $750

Unlike other Toys, the Nintendo 64 game was a bit on the high side when it was released into the market. But it is a good thing the game has aged well now. More advanced games and online entertainments are what kids concentrate on right these days. However, the extinction of Nintendo 64 Games has only increased its value. 

Image credits: YouTube/91Tech

Image credits: YouTube/91Tech

A unit of Nintendo 64 Games will go for as high as $750 today. That is a lot of cash compared to how much the game cost when released. One could even sell other gams for more money, depending on their value. A game like Mario Kart 64 is one of the tops in-game collections. Those who are fervent and faithful lovers of the console will part with some hundreds of dollars to have the game.

The Real Ghostbusters: Fright Feature Action Figure

  • Average Original Price: $15

  • Potential Earnings: $900

Do you have a copy of the real Ghostbusters-fright feature action figure? It probably worth more than you think. The doll has a connection with Real Ghostbusters film. Though it is over 30 years since the production of the film, yet the action Figure toy still proves to be valuable to date. All you need to do is to call for one who appraises toys and get your doll sold.

Image credits: YouTube/Pixel Dan

Image credits: YouTube/Pixel Dan

Amazingly, the Ghostbusters action figure has survived through time. One of the probable reasons is that a recent film on the Ghostbusters was released in 2016. The current value of this toy is up to $900. Following the rebooting of the toy since the gender-reversal wasn’t accepted, there are increased chances of people getting a copy.

Jurassic Park Toys

  • Average Original Price: $27
  • Potential Earnings: $900

The Jurassic Park toys are vintages that are associated with historical animals. It is wonderful having these toys around, because to a large extent, they bring about the feeling of having a piece of history with you. The Toys are considered a blockbuster as other merchandise are well promoted through the collection. Though at a superficial level, you can learn something about the features of this historical animal.

Image credits: Loren Javier/Flickr

Image credits: Loren Javier/Flickr

One major thing that makes the Jurassic Park Toys so fascinating is that they mostly represent dinosaurs. Dinosaurs are ancient animals that do not exist anymore. More dinosaurs are being lab created apart from the existing TRex, Carnotaurus, Gallimimus, etc. These items seem to have increased in popularity and in no small extent, value. If you possess these toys, they are precious. They can go as far as $900 on auction!

Furbys

  • Average Original Price: $35

  • Potential Earnings: $900

Parents in the 90s had concerns about the usage of some toys that their kids had. Such was the case of the Furbys. They make gibberish sounds screaming across the rooms with their rolling eyes. Even with the concern of parents, Furbys were one of the biggest toys in the 90s.  

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Image credits: YouTube/BuzzFeedVideo

Children enjoyed the gibberish sound made by Furbys while most parents found them to be offensive. Some people, who had this toy at some point, took time to explore the inside. This toy is still much value if you have it in good shape.  Furbys toys are worth $900 in the market today. Is that not worth checking your attic?

My Little Pony Dolls

  • Average Original Price: $13

  • Potential Earnings: $900

One of the quickest ways to earn $900 if you have a vintage pony doll, is to put them up for sale on e-commerce site. To maximize profit, ensure you still have the original box in which it came. The original packaging of toys to a large extent helps in preserving the value of the toy.

Image credits: YouTube/mlpstopmotion

Image credits: YouTube/mlpstopmotion

The popularity of these vintage toys was huge years back. An outstanding 150 million ponies were sold in 1980 in the US alone. Young girls fell in love with the toys because of their colorful design and magical appearance right from 1982. Even today, these toys are still popular. A collection of the toy well packaged can earn you $900 in 2019.  

Castlevania, NES

  • Average Original Price: $12.50

  • Potential Earnings: $950

For those who played console games in the early 90s, the Castlevania is a name that rings a bell. It was a famous video game on the platform of the NES, an acronym for the Nintendo Entertainment System. The then highly rated video game is based on Dracula and was quite fascinating. There were different versions of the game, but the NES version was the most popular of them all.

Image credits: YouTube/Matthew Edmonds

Image credits: YouTube/Matthew Edmonds

You might be wondering why we chose to write about Castlevania. It is because there is good news for you. In case you still have the NES version of Castlevania somewhere at home, you are probably not aware that it is worth far more than it ever did in the 90s today. On most eCommerce sites, the Castlevania is worth about $950 today. So, you may consider selling it to raise some money.

G.I Joe Motorized Battle Tank

  • Average Original Price: $30

  • Potential Earnings: $1,000

If there was a toy that every kid desired in the 1980s, it was G.I, Joe. Those days, every parent did all they could to get the famous army action toy for their kids. The toy came with several accessories, and one of such accessories was the battle tank. Every kid then knew that the G.I Joe motorized battle tank was the most valuable of all the accessories.

Image credits: YouTube/TheSkullReviews

Image credits: YouTube/TheSkullReviews

Several years have elapsed, but the Battle Tank has not lost its value. Instead, it happens to be even more valuable today than it has ever been. Assuming you choose to sell it today, you can get up to $1000 for it. Wow, right? Well, we expect that exact reaction from you. However, having the Battle Tank in a mint condition and stored in its native box may be necessary. 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Action Figures

  • Average Original Price: $6

  • Potential Earnings: $1,000

From the onset, people had fallen in love with the Ninja Turtle characters. One would hardly find a person that does not love or have watched the cartoon characters back in the 1980s. If you had the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Action Figures back then, you might love them a little more after seeing the cartoon movie itself. 

Image credits: YouTube/TRT TV

Image credits: YouTube/TRT TV

As at today, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Action Figures have a value of $1,000 on eBay despite their modest original prices. The second value of the figures would cost up to $200, even if they are not in good shape. It means you do not have to pristine condition to make something good out of your vintage figure.  

Pogs

  • Average Original Price: Free (with purchase of Haleakal Diary product on MauL, HI)

  • Potential Earnings: $1,000

Talk about toys with great return on investment! These modest cardboards would make the list. For those first had them, they got the cardboards for free when they purchased a Haleakal Diary product on MauL. At this time, these cardboards can achieve more than a flip on tables. They are valuable.

Image credits: WikiFido/Wikimedia Commons

Image credits: WikiFido/Wikimedia Commons

For these cardboards, you may consider them valuable for a reason – what you can gain from them. They can be traded for $1,000, although that largely depends on having the entire set and collection. A typical group of the cardboard could go for a $100, but the holographic Jurassic Park values up to a whopping sum of $1 million.  

Vintage Cereal Boxes

  • Average Original Price: $0.5-2.00

  • Potential Earnings: $1,500

An autograph from your favorite celebrity means a lot; most especially when it is on an item that can earn you a fortune. Back in the day, the vintage cereal box is cherished once endorsed by a celebrity; it does not matter what is inside it.  A lot of people would still cash in on the nostalgia today.

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Image credits: YouTube/throwback slideshow

Have you got one of these vintage cereal boxes, an autograph of a superstar on it makes it a treasure box? If you have it safely stacked somewhere, now is the right time to dig it up, pull it out and dust it off. A vintage cereal box with the autograph of a very famous celebrity back in the 1990s was sold for a whopping $1,500. Imagine how much you would make if you have more of this.

Skeletor Action Figure

  • Average Original Price: $5

  • Potential Earnings: $1,600

The skeletor action figure was the powerful thing back in the 1980s and was something every kid then had. Some people rarely let go of their childhood memories, most especially the things that remind them of it. If you are someone like that, it probably means that you have been innocently stacking up wealth. You might want to search through and see if you still have in your possession the skeletor action figure.

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Image credits: YouTube/zoltantribe

 The skeletor action figure is now worth a fortune. Back then in the 1980s, this action figure was probably sold for $5 or less. Now the potential earning is about $1,600! Now imagine if you have more than one of these toys. If you were one of those kids that had this toy to play with and still kept it, you could now make a fortune from this. However, the toy should be in its original case and perfect working condition to profit from it.

Teddy Ruxpin

  • Average Original Price: $160

  • Potential Earnings: $1,640

As at 1985, toys then were a huge deal most especially teddy bears.  Children then did not have so much technology devices to entertain them, unlike what kids of today enjoy. All they had then were the most valued toys. The Teddy Ruxpin was a very special one; kids would relax and be happy when they have the toy around them.

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Image credits: VincentDiamante – Flickr

The Teddy Ruxpin has a very calm and soothing pre-recorded sound that every kid loved listening to. Features of the toy made it a treat to kids from their parents. Some people would pay a considerable amount to enjoy the nostalgic feeling created by this toy. Currently,  the toy worths about $1,640 on e-commerce sites.  

One Hundred Years of Solitude

  • Average Original Price: $10

  • Potential Earnings: $1,800

The book One Hundred Years of Solitude was first published in English in 1970. It is widely considered as an impactful material and one of the most important literature pieces from Latin America. Having this material is beyond having a book, it means having a treasure as well.

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Image credits: Fictional Cafe

One Hundred Years of Solitude would sell for $1,800 today. This is cool, right? If you have the first edition in your possession, with all the pages intact, you can earn something reasonable as a reward for keeping the Latin America literature piece.  

Polly Pocket

  • Average Original Price: $15

  • Potential Earnings: $1,926

Every girl child in the 1980s and 1990s wanted to be a princess, a mermaid, or some magical being. If you were a girl child, then, you would perfectly understand that feeling. The dream of becoming a princess, or at least having one in a toy, was made possible by toy companies. The Polly Pocket was a toy that fulfilled every girl's dream of having a princess.

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Image credits: YouTube/Vintage Polly Pocket World

These toys were adorable and came in different themes. Some came with the princess theme, while others took the form of a mermaid. The reality of these toys made them desirable and attractive to kids. They can still sell for $1,926 if you had managed to keep the complete set! 

Raiders of the Lost Ark Well of Souls

  • Average Original Price: $50

  • Potential Earnings: $2,000

Indian jones captured the mind of a lot of people in the 1980s. A lot of kids who had the merchandise of Indian jones loved the hero more. Since the film was widely accepted, it gave birth to a toy two years after-the Raiders of the Lost Ark Well of Souls.

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Image credits: YouTube/Animalvader1

The Raiders of the Lost Ark Well of Souls was loved, and it fed the curiosity of many kids that saw the movie. May kept the toy as proof of their undying loyalty to Indian jones. If you are lucky to be one of these fans, the toy can fetch you $2,000, if you so wish to part with it.

Transformers Action Figures

  • Average Original Price: $20

  • Potential Earnings: $2,000

People are still crazy over the transformer series till today.  A lot of them were created since the early 2000s, while the transformers series already had fans since the 1980s. The transformer figures also gained popularity, especially Optimus Prime. Owners of this toy are enjoying an overwhelming increase in value for some time now. 

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Image credits: YouTube/[토이팩토리] ToyFactory(장난감TV)

Although the action figures are still sold as transformers continue to thrill people; the original version of the toy is hard to come by. People who still have transformer figures, especially the Optimus Prime from the 1980s could make so much from it today. The original figure in good shape can fetch you as a much as $2,000 today. 

LEGO Trains

  • Average Original Price: $159
  • Potential Earnings: $1,500-$3,000

Legos are indeed amazing. How they have survived this long, and still maintained their relevance is intriguing. People consider Lego toys as one of the real vintages and would pay an unbelievable price for them. For more than 70 years, these toys have been in homes, and the movies they represent are still relevant even until this day.

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Image Credits: YouTube/JANGBRiCKS

Since the toys became popular, their value has not ceased to increase. If you have the Lego train (Lego toy with the highest value) in your possession, congratulations on the fortunes you stand to gain from it. You might love to check the stacked toys of your grandparents, to see if you can get more of the toys. Each would sell for a whopping $3,000. 

Eternal Playset

  • Average Original Price: $30

  • Potential Earnings: $3,000

There is a popular comic book character long ago that was later made a television star in the 1980s. Kids in the 90s will remember the name, He-Man. When he resurfaced in the television scene, he immediately became the go-to show.  And because of his growing popularity, many kids naturally wanted the doll for themselves. This increased the scale of merchandise across the market, and the sales also increased grossly.

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Image credits: YouTube/Facts Verse

The Eternia Playset, which is an adventuresome and exciting game for kids, was designed and produced as part of the He-Man; the comic book character. The improved game design came with a few additional characters that children could play with after watching the characters on the television show. Because of the widespread fame of the show, the popularity of the game increased rapidly. If you need to get one today, be ready to part with about $3000. 

Tamagotchis

  • Average Original Price: $18
  • Potential Earnings: $3,000

This is one of the best children's companions. It made a great trend in use and companionship when it showed up in the market. Kids loved and devoted their time to the handheld digital pet that it got parents to dislike it. Parents disliked it because of the care and attention it required at all times. Consistent attention was the only way to keep them alive for long.

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Image credits: YouTube/AtlanticRaven

Tamagotchis were created in Japan by two great toy tech wizards; they were released by Bandai in the early 1990s. The toy spread rapidly in the market throughout the world, becoming one of the biggest toy fads in the 1990s to 2000s. These toys were fragile, and little or no care for them often leads to their destruction. They received high patronage from both young boys and girls at the time of release. A packed Tamagotchi will go for $3000 on eBay in 2019.

Fisher-Price’s Push Carte Pete

  • Average Original Price: $0.50

  • Potential Earnings: $3,000

This wonderful pin was discovered by Carolyn Garcia. It is a fantastic design of a moving toy called Pete. The pushcart Pete, works with an unhappy expression on his face, pushing his cart. The cart was made of a wooden red rectangular box with two large yellow wooden wheels on the side. Other features were also fitly designed to give the cart an attractive look.

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Image credits: YouTube/TTPM Toy Reviews

This toy hit the market after the discovery in 1936. If you still have the 1936 model of this toy, you should count yourself lucky. Reason being that the toy has received a high sales boost over the years and the latest classic model called the "Push car Pete" goes for about $3000 in the market today. Push car Pete is still popular till date, although only a few are in circulation. 

Musical Instruments

  • Average Original Price: $1,200

  • Potential Earnings: $3,100

Your musical career dream didn't work out? Well, never worry. Maybe it is time to go clean your instruments from clouds of dust. It is good to know that your musical instrument is a treasure which others may desire to have. It seems your rockstar dream is not entirely a bad one since your instrument worth some fortune.

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Image credits: YouTube/Normans Rare Guitars

The prices of musical instruments have increased drastically on e-commerce sites. Platforms like eBay, for instance, accept old instruments because they increase in value over time. A failed rockstar once sold his Gibson guitar for over $3000 which was two times the original price. Don’t know how much your musical instrument would cost? Go online to search.

Garbage Pail Kids

  • Average Original Price: $0.25

  • Potential Earnings: $4,000

Garbage pail kids are arguably one of the biggest returns on investments in this list of toys. At the time they entered the market, each sold for a meager price of 25 cents. Having one in your room currently should put a smile on your face. These dolls would require thousands of dollars to be swapped today.

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Image credits: Pinterest

Garbage pail kids garnered popularity in the 1980s featuring small characters. The game enjoyed an overwhelming patronize from customers across the world. Many kids loved them, and parents could not help but get the toys. A garbage pail kids toy may not be found less than $4000. You can check on eBay and other e-commerce sites for more information if you want to purchase or sell an old one.

 Lego

  • Average Original Price: $5

  • Potential Earnings: $4,000

One could get Lego toys on Amazon. They have a high financial value with a constant increase in price since 2000. It seems investing in Lego is a better bet than doing the same for gold. Gold has only increased by 4.1% since 2000; whereas Lego has increased by 12% from the same time. 

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Image credits: YouTube/Art Insider

Legos enjoyed an overwhelming celebration and investment from toy lover, thereby creating an enabling environment for the value to increase continuously. If you might want to invest in Lego or buy one for your kid, the most popular edition is the Lego Star Wars sets. The first edition goes for $4000 in recent times. That is a lot of profit if you probably bought a copy for only $5.

 Megatron Gun

  • Average Original Price: $20

  • Potential Earnings: $4,000

The Megatron guns have proven to maintain high commodity value even after use. The gun looks beautiful and attractive as a play object for kids. You will probably see children playing with this gun back in the day when kids were less delicate. Right now, people who still own them would probably have them packed in the box

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Image credits: YouTube/emgo316

The current value of Megatron Gun is over twenty times its original price. The recent price for a Megatron gun is about $4000. Of course, you could get more value if you have the toy in its pack unused. Wouldn't it be a cool idea if you can locate this toy where you hid it? It is one of the vintage toys that have more value now than mere decoration. 

Boba Fett Action Figure

  • Average Original Price: $25
  • Potential Earnings: $5,000

These toys were loved owing to their origin from a global action movie of all time- Star Wars. Many people loved the Star Wars movie; of course, that love was transferred to these toys.  Following the released in 1977, the toy collection has been growing in value. There are signs that the Boba Fett Action Figure would continue due to new television shows and films today.

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Image credits: YouTube/John Carlos McMaster

One of the biggest factors that trigger the value of these toys was the ban placed on them. The toys were kept hidden for about forty years since they were labeled unsafe. Recently, Boba Fett Action Figure toys were made available to the public with a value of $5000. If you were lucky to get before they were banned, you could get thousands of dollars from a mere toy.

Beanie Babies

  • Average Original Price: $5
  • Potential Earnings: $5,000

No one will ever forget the Beanie Baby craze in a hurry. They were the trending toys before the arrival of Tamagotchi and Pokemon. Beanie Babies are of different adorable toy animals. They were collected by kids who love to display them for viewing pleasure each animal has its personality and character traits. The toys were beautiful and could quickly grab the attention of anyone. As a result, parents were concerned about their kids who love to play with the toys.

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Image credits: YouTube/Earth Titan

Although the toys were a headache for parents, they could not help the situation. Beanie only became more popular. You are the lucky one if you still have Beanie Babies with you. Because, you can sell all of them if you want, but the most valuable one is the Royal Blue Elephant called Peanut created. This one goes for a price of $5000 in today's market. 

Pound Puppies

  • Average Original Price: $30

  • Potential Earnings: $5,000

Here is another toy that raged in the 1980s. Pound Puppies were on top of the toy market for a while. You won't believe that $300 million sales of this toy were made by the owner company within three years. The success of the vintage toy didn't stop there; it later turned a TV series that ran for two years. 

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Image credits: YouTube/TTPM Toy Reviews

Pound Puppies are worth some thousands of dollars today. The puppies which sold in about 35 countries were a variety of plush stuffed dogs of different colors. The floppy ears and droopy eyes puppies came in a doghouse made from cardboards. If your toy is still in its doghouse, you could rack up to $5,000 in 2019 selling it. 

American Girl Dolls

  • Average Original Price: $82

  • Potential Earnings: $5,000

The American Girl Dolls were attractive to kids and toy lovers. These little girl dolls were like a companion to kids, especially the female children. Kids often love them around dressed in gorgeous gowns and chunky shoes. More can be gotten from these dolls if you still happen to have them in your attic.  

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Image credits: YouTube/SpringStyleAGStudios

Back in the 1950s, American parents disliked visiting American girl store to avoid the unnecessary but fascinating collectible items of the toys catalog. These dolls were popular in the 1950s, but the most valuable of the collection was Molly McIntire. Molly McIntire has further increased in value in recent times; it has risen from the original price of $82 to a mouthwatering price value of $5000.

Vinyl Caped Jawa

  • Average Original Price: $15

  • Potential Earnings: $5,000

Most fans of the Star Wars figures will be familiar with Vinyl Caped Jawa. The toy hit the market in 1978 with a unique feature, which was the vinyl. Although the vinyl material was later changed to a cloth material, people still consider the vinyl version of the toy as the original vintage toy.

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Image credits: YouTube/Action Figure Grader

If you have any of the toys of 1979, you have a treasure that can fetch you some real cash. Would you have imagined your Vinyl Caped Jawa sell for $5,000 from the $15 you bought it? Well, you can make as much as this from its sale, but ensure that the toy is made of vinyl. That is what makes it valuable in the market.

Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone

  • Average Original Price: $11

  • Potential Earnings: $6,500

Harry portal has remained one of the greatest movies of kids. No one could imagine in 1997 how big this franchise would turn out to be. It has recorded a large number of movie reprints as well as stage plays, spin-offs, and amusement parks. The franchise climbed a height of fame and popularity in the movie industry and other recreation areas.

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Image credits: Scholastic

The 1st edition of this figure's book is increasingly rising in value. You are lucky if you have one of the books at the first emergence in the 1990s. You can now make an overwhelming amount of 6,500 US Dollars from that old book in your library.  Do you have one? Then you are in for a real deal of fortune.

Thundercats Thundering Lion-O Action Figure

  • Average Original Price: $15

  • Potential Earnings: $7,000

These were certainly the dolls of the moment in the 1980s. They were popular between 1985 and 1988 due to a cartoon series that was trending at that period. It was a hook for the kids everywhere; they were excited to pick up this toy to play in the open fields or gardens. Considering the low price of the toy, it became one that almost every kid had.

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Image credits: YouTube/SEAN LONG

The breaking news is that these toys have now become a great treasure. You might have seen them as ordinary play toys in the early times, but the financial value of these toys has crazily increased. Take a search at your attic and rooms if you could locate one you dumped some time ago. A sum of $7000 could be yours if you have one in good shape. 

 Vintage Care Bear Dolls

  • Average Original Price: $2

  • Potential Earnings: $7,500

These are beautiful and lovely toys that received great attention in the 1980s. Almost all the kids were in love with these cuddly toys. They were accorded so much patronage and soon became a leading toy in stores and markets in terms of sales. The popularity grew so much that you can barely enter an average household without seeing them around the children.

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Image credits: YouTube/AZ 80's Girl

The Vintage Care Bear Dolls were beautifully designed, with each having different patterns around their bellies. The models were either signs of love, flowers, or other beautiful designs that are appealing to kids. It has risen from an average price of $2 in the 1980s to an overwhelming amount of $7,500 in the market today. 

Vinyl Records

  • Average Original Price: $15
  • Potential Earnings: $10, 000

Vinyl records have increased in popularity in recent times. They were common in the 1960s for listening to music at home. Although outdated, these records still find value among a few people. If you still have any of them in your closet, you may want to thank your parents getting them. Today, some of the records are selling for a reasonable price.

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Image credits: YouTube/Vinyl Eyezz

If you have any of the old music album recorded in one of the records, you can earn thousands of dollars from selling it. Some of these old vinyl records can sell for a whopping sum of $10, 000 or more. That's a considerable sum of money from a vintage file that original cost $15 sometimes back.

Magic: The Gathering Cards

  • Average Original Price: $4-8
  • Potential Earnings: $13, 500

Magic cards began to make waves in the mid-1990s. Today, it would interest you to know that there are still millions of people that play the game in different countries around the world. Recently, the values of each of the cards have significantly increased. Some of them can go for a prize that will leave your mouth opened.

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Image credits: eBay

The value of each of the cards depends on how rare they are. Some numbers are difficult to find when compared with others. Today, the 'power 9' card tends to be the most valuable among other cards. You can sell the Alpha edition of the Black Lotus card for a whooping sum of $13, 500. Some people will spend any amount to buy these vintage cards. 

Mego Elastic Batman

  • Average Original Price: $25

  • Potential Earnings: $15, 000

Comic book toys are loved around the world, resulting in their high demand. The Elastic Batman toy was, released in the year 1979 and it remained a hit throughout the 1980s. Everyone loved the Elastic Batman toy, and this fact remains until today.

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Image credits: YouTube/Hurricanrana Funk

If you have a piece of this toy in your attic, you can sell it today for a vast amount. The toy is unique and, that explains why it fetched over $15, 000 dollars in the year 2006. There are only two that were ever created. If you have one somewhere around your home, you can sell it for a reasonable amount. That old play toy can earn you a fortune today.

Beano Comics

  • Average Original Price (weekly): $0.20

  • Potential Earnings: $17, 000

The first edition of Beano Comics is challenging to come by these days. This is an opportunity for anyone that still have them. You can earn a lot of money on some of the comic characters. Beano Comics will fetch a whopping sum of $17, 000 if they are still in good condition.

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Image credits: YouTube/All Things 80s

The prize above can only be claimed if you have some of the comics from 1938. The rewards are real. You can carry out a thorough check inside your closet to see if you can find any. If you do, you will soon be smiling on your way to the bank. One can still invest in these exclusive comics today for greater rewards in the nearest future. The Beano Comics continues to grow even though they have been around for a long time.

Where The Wild Things Are

  • Average Original Price: $8.95

  • Potential Earnings: $25, 000

This is one of the books that can earn you fortunes. However, before you sell your child's favorite book; you need to remember that it is not all the editions that can make you up to $25, 000. There is a special edition that will earn you up to that amount, and it is only a few persons that can claim this prize.

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Image credits: Warner Bros

If you have the 1963 edition of Where The Wild Things Are, this could be your chance to make a fortune. It can earn you thousands of dollars. If you have a copy with the autograph of Maurice Sendak, you can count yourself among those that will enjoy this prize. There are newer editions of ‘Where The Wild Things Are.’ It has sold above 2 million copies as of 2013.

Luke Skywalker Action Figure

  • Average Original Price: $20

  • Potential Earnings: $25, 000

When talking about dolls that can earn you money, there are many of such that you may never expect to be on the list. The figure of Luke Skywalker is one of the unique toys that can put a smile on your face. Previously owned by Tomoaki Nagao, Luke Skywalker is a toy that can put fortunes into your hands.

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Image credits: YouTube/chefatron

However, it is not any variety of old Luke Skywalker toy that can earn you a reasonable amount of money. The 1978 special edition of the toy is preferable among fans. In an auction in 2015, it would interest you to know that this particular toy was sold for $25, 000. You can sell for a higher price if you have it in its original state. Have you the special edition of Luke Skywalker toy? If yes, rejoice!

Star Wars Kenner Obi-Wan Kenobi Action Figure

  • Average Original Price: $15.99

  • Potential Earnings: $30, 000

Obi-Wan was among the major characters in the Star Wars franchise. However, it is interesting to know that the same doll that was first introduced in the 70s have significantly increased in value. The action figure of Obi-Wan Kenobi doll can now be sold for $30, 000.

Image credits: Hasbro

Image credits: Hasbro

Do you have one in your attic? Instead of putting the toy in a place where it could be damaged, you can bring it out for sale at a rewarding price. With such a value placed on Obi-Wan action figure, one may find it challenging to keep the character. Imagine a doll that can buy you a car? That is tempting to keep. 

Pez

  • Average Original Price: $1. 79

  • Potential Earnings: $32, 000

Pez was made in Austria in the year 1927. It was a collective effort of those that wish to make a candy dispenser with sanitation in mind. The name PEZ came as a result of the German word peppermint. If you have the original toy in your closet, it is time to bring it out.

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Image credits: YouTube/CGTN America

Although the company is primarily a candy company, it has a lot of consumers in the United States alone. Pez dispenser is also popular in many parts of the world. You can sell the original toy today for a whopping sum of $32, 000. These toys continue to remain popular even though they have been in existence for many generations.  It is possible to place any character of your choice on the candy. Each of these vintage toys can fetch you a lot of money if you can present them in their original state. 

Atari 2600 games

  • Average Original Price: $199

  • Potential Earnings: $33, 400

Atari games are considered to be among the best games ever known in the world. Among these games, some have significantly increased in value over the years. They can fetch a lot of money for anyone that still have them. But note that these games are hard to come by now.

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Image credits: eBay

If you find one of these games, it could change your financial status and earn you a lot of cash. Just like every other vintage items, these games value more if they are still in their original state. That means each of those items must be well packaged to get maximum profit. The Air Raid is one of the most valuable products that can be sold for a great price. A used one can be sold for $14, 000.

Spider-Man Comic Book

  • Average Original Price: $0.12

  • Potential Earnings: $47, 800

The rise of superheroes has caused an increase in the popularity of their source material. Most of the old comic books on Spider-man comics can now be sold for a lot of money. Since many books have talked about this great action figure, they deserve to be given special recognition, hence the increase in their values.

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Image credits: YouTube/ComicBookFanatic123

Some of the comic books that talked about Spider-man can be sold for thousands of dollars today. This is mostly dependent on their storyline. The one that has a perfect storyline will value higher than others. This can fetch you a lot of cash. The first appearance of Spider-man can be traced to Marvel's Amazing Fantasy #15 before Spider-man became it's comic. You can search your attic to see if you still have this special comic book.

Stamps

  • Average Original Price: $10-20
  • Potential Earnings: $100, 000

Have you been mocked for keeping stamps before, it is time for you to have the last laugh. Patches have become one of the most valuable collectibles in the world. Today, these stamps are not just collected for a historical purpose; they can also help those that have them to earn money.

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Image credits: YouTube/The Complete Guide to Everything

According to eBay, an uninverted Jenny Error Stamp sheet sold for $83, 000. That is how much a single unused stamp can be sold. You can get a considerable value for your stamps today if you can keep them safe and clean. Some other stamps can sell for a higher profit. Some of these stamps can even worth millions of dollars. It does not end there. The values of these stamps continue to soar.

Pokémon Cards

  • Average Original Price: $10-20
  • Potential Earnings: $100, 000

If there is anything you can do to get quick money, it would be selling your Pokémon cards. These cards amazingly sell for a whopping sum of $100, 000. It is interesting to know that after so many years of keeping these cards, you can now sell them for a reasonable amount. If you decide to keep them, they are treasures you can always count on. 

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Image credits: YouTube/Leonhart

The card can be sold to buy a luxurious accommodation in a choice place. If you ever had some of these cards in your attic, it is time to bring them out. Many copies of Pokémon cards have been sold since inception. As of March 2019, about 27 billion cards have been sold. Each of the cards now values more than what they valued in the last 20 years.

Hot Wheels

  • Average Original Price: $0.59

  • Potential Earnings: $125, 000

It may seem new to yiu that some toy cars are higher in value than the typical cars you see on the road. This may sound funny, but that is the truth. Although Hot Wheels was originally meant for children, it is one of the most popular names that produce scale models.

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Image credits: YouTube/Barcroft TV

One of the cars designed by Hot Wheels is the Volkswagen Beach Bomb. The car is valued at $125, 000. Many other toy cars can be sold for a price not less than $20, 000. If you have any of these toy cars hidden in your attic, you can make a lot of money by selling it today. But for the Beach Bomb, it is the only one ever made; if it in your possession, that is a whole lot for you.

Monopoly

  • Average Original Price: $2
  • Potential Earnings: $146, 500

Monopoly is a unique board game that is played by 2 to 6 people. Many homes around the world play the game. It is played by rolling two six-sided dice. This enables players to move around the board. You can only come across a small number of homes that do not have any version of Monopoly.

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Image credits: YouTube/GatherTogetherGames

The game was created in the year 1933 and based on the economic theory of monopoly. An early version of the game - The Landlord Game was said to be designed by Elizabeth Magie. This board game is rumored to be valued around $140, 000. If you have the prototype of this board game lying somewhere in your home, you need to dust it up. You can sell it for a great price today. This could also be your chance of becoming rich at once.

G.I. Joe

  • Average Original Price: $2.50-5.50
  • Potential Earnings: $200, 000

These toy soldiers primarily entered the toy market in the year 1964. The price at which each of them was sold is based on their model. However, it is interesting to know that 50 years down the line, the price for each of these soldiers’ toys has significantly increased. It is now sold at a price that may raise your eyebrows.

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Image credits: YouTube/formbx257

It is a set of action figures designed by a toy company known as Hasbro. The prototype of this set of action toys represents the four branches of the United States armed forces. The Missile Commander Center at an auction was sold for up to $17, 500, and others have been sold for $10, 000 each. If you have any of these action toy soldiers in your home, you may be locking up treasures without knowing. There is also a film franchise under the name G.I. Joe.

Lionel's Pennsylvania "Trail Blazer" Train Set

  • Average Original Price: $150

  • Potential Earnings: $250, 000

This set of trains can be dated far back to the year 1934. It is possible that you might have seen your grandparents play with this set of toys. It is a special set of toy that has increased in value over the years. Today, the value of this set of toys is more than what it used to be 80 years back.

Image credits: YouTube/TrainKeepers

Image credits: YouTube/TrainKeepers

If you can still find a piece of this particular train in your home, that could be a chance for you to become rich. You can sell this set of trains for an amount up to $250, 000. This could be your opportunity to own a luxury apartment in a chosen city. With $250, 000, you can acquire a beautiful home or invest in profitable business. If your grandparents kept this set of toy for you, you could consider yourself very lucky.

Barbie

  • Average Original Price: $2-4
  • Potential Earnings: $302, 500

The Barbie is unique among many other dolls that have ever been designed. It was first created in the year 1959 by Ruth Handler. The concept of this doll was drawn from a German doll known as Bild Lilli. Barbie has survived for 60 years because of its ability to move with the trend. Babies are sold in many stores across the globe because kids enjoy having them. It has also helped to transform the toy business to a great extent.

Image credits: YouTube/TheChildhoodLife Kids and Toys

Image credits: YouTube/TheChildhoodLife Kids and Toys

This particular Barbie is the handwork of Stefano Centuri. It was sold for $302, 500 in an auction and the money was donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. That is a huge sum when compared with the amount it was originally sold. Barbie dolls are available in different skin colors across different parts of the world to reflect different times.

Baseball Cards

  • Average Original Price: $2-4
  • Potential Earnings: $2.8 million

The values of Baseball cards continue to rise in value, and many of these cards are selling for a high price. Some Baseball Cards are being sold at a price that can change the life of an individual within a few seconds. The rarest Baseball Card was the Honus Wagner Sweet Caporal collection. Baseball Cards are nothing more than an old piece of cardboard, but the value placed on them is great.

Image credits: YouTube/Jabs Family

Image credits: YouTube/Jabs Family

What is so unique about this card that makes it so valuable? It is because there were only 200 copies produced between 1909 and 1911. If you can get hold of one or come across one in your attic, this can be a life-changing opportunity for you. Today, you can sell each for almost $3 million. Similarly, if you want to buy one of the cards, you may need to mortgage your house because of its value.

1938 Action Comic #1

  • Average original price: $0.10
  • Potential Earnings: $3.2 million

Superheroes occupy a special place in the heart of many people. This Action Comic is the original book that explains the potentials of each of the first known superheroes. The book gives a detailed account of several comic heroes. The first edition of Action Comics gave birth to the popular D.C Comics.

Image credits: YouTube/ODN

Image credits: YouTube/ODN

The book has a cover that is dated 1938. That was the year in which the first copies were published. The cover of the book depicts an accident scene where the superman is seen lifting a car. Interestingly, only 50 copies were ever printed. If you have a copy of this comic book locked up somewhere in your attic, this can turn your story around. You can sell this comic book for a whopping sum of $3 million or above. The book is considered special because the origin of superheroes can be traced to it.

Easy-Bake Oven

  • Average Original Price: $11
  • Potential earnings: $4,000

It is a toy that was introduced in the year 1963. During this period, it was the dream of every kid to own a set of the toy. It is a special toy that is known and owned by many kids across the globe. As at 1997, more than 15 million sets of Easy-Bake Ovens had been sold.

Image credits: Hasbro

Image credits: Hasbro

The toy uses an incandescent light bulb as a source of heat. The last set of the toy was manufactured in May 2017. It is essential to let you know that you can make a lot of money if you still have a piece of this vintage item in your attic. You can sell it today and make as much as $4, 000. It is a popular toy that still has a place in the heart of many people around the world. If you have one packaged somewhere, this could be your chance of making money. 

Vintage toys are treasured commodities, especially those of the 1990s. A lot of people are willing to part with some good cash, to get a treasured doll or an action figure of their favorite hero. It is incredible how some of these toys have considerably increased in worth, considering their modest original value. Depending on the vintage toys you own, and how rare they are, you could rake thousands of dollars for the most sought-after old toys. Even some unique toys worth millions of dollars! what a fortune?

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