Some Of Your Old, Beloved Childhood Toys Could Make You A Bomb
We all remember being told when we were younger to look after our toys because “one day they might be worth something”. Let’s be honest, no kid in their right mind has that kind of foresight and didn’t really believe it anyway. Everyone just wants to get as much fun out of everything they own instantly. However, if The 40-Year-Old Virgin and this guy have taught us anything, it’s that patience is a virtue and can earn you some serious bank. Here’s a list of toys and collectibles that are recent enough that you might have them lying around in storage. If you do, get them out, give them a clean and look to sell because they are fetching some serious coin online these days!
1. Mario Kart 64.
Everyone’s favorite plumber, Mario fast became everyone’s favorite go kart driver with this beauty. The newer manifestations of the game are still very popular. However, the N64 version has been said to fetch up to $500. The highest-priced cartridge is listed on eBay at $2,500.
2. Easy-Bake Ovens.
The toy that every young girl needed, and most boys were too embarrassed to admit they wanted, the Easy-Bake Oven. These bad boys are experiencing somewhat of a renaissance, possibly thanks to Chrissy Teigen, and are really fetching some money online. The original ovens are reportedly getting valued up to $300 online.
3. Power Rangers action figures.
With a particular focus on the Megazord, these toys are getting some traction in online sales. Recently, a mint condition, complete Megazord was sold on eBay for around $550. It’s morphin’ time!
4. First edition Charizard Pokéman trading card.
This illustrious shiny that you would have traded your parents to get your hands on in the mid 90s. This particular card sold for over $5,000 on eBay. If you think that’s impressive, a Raichu card is currently up on eBay for $10,000.
5. Sega Genesis.
Many people’s first ever game console, and the reason we have the likes of Sonic in our lives, the Sega Genesis was a thing of beauty. If you still have yours in storage somewhere, it might be worth getting it out and checking if it works. Why? They’ve been selling for up to $1,000.
6. Teddy Ruxpin.
A staple of every household in the 80s, Teddy Ruxpin is an animatronic bear that can read stories to children. The guy you loved with all of your heart was worth keeping because an original Teddy Ruxpin can go for around $500 on eBay!
7. Cabbage Patch Kids dolls.
Cabbage Patch Kids dolls were huge in the 80s, and continue to be a popular toy to this day. Collectors go absolutely up the walls for original dolls, and some are listed on eBay for prices of up to $2,500.
The bain of every elementary school teacher in the 90s’ life, Furbies would disturb classes on the regular with their outrageous demands. In spite of their unrivaled annoyance, they have made a big comeback recently and as a result the original toys – in mint condition – are being sold for around $900 on eBay.
9. Polly Pocket & Lucy Locket Dream Home.
Polly Pocket was a huge deal in the 90s. The dolls are still being made today, but by Mattel, who took over the original manufacturers and totally redesigned the brand. An original Polly Pocket doll or play set goes for big bucks on eBay, upwards of $450.
10. Princess Diana Beanie Baby.
These things were everywhere. You couldn’t avoid them in the late nineties and early noughties. While most of the dolls did not appreciate in value in the time they (mercifully) died out, this particular version has had an astronomical rise in value. For example, a used, “near mint” doll is currently valued on eBay at over half a million dollars!