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30 Old Kids Toys That Are Worth A Fortune Today

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If someone told you that you could get a lot of money for those old children toys you left years or decades ago in your attic, would you believe them? Apparently, there is a huge demand for old toys from the period of the 60s, 70s, and 80s. They were totally different than what we have today and these items are valuable either for nostalgic generations that played with them, but they are also very interesting to new generations that grew up with computers and smartphones.

The price of an item in high demand inevitably increases, and so is true for these kids toys from the past. So, if you happen to have some of them collecting dust in your attic, then we have good news for you! You can get rich if you decide to sell them! (However, never sell those you’re emotionally attached to) Let’s find out what are these toys that you forgot about and are worth a fortune today!

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30. Happy Meal Toys

Original Price : FREE (With a Happy Meal)
You Could Earn : $100

The McDonalds’ toys you got for free with your happy meal can today earn you a lot of money! It seems there finally is a reason to thank your parents for bringing you to McDonald’s’ as a kid.

However, Happy Meal toys can be easily sold for $100 or even more. If you have whole sets of toys, then you can earn even more money. Namely, Mental Floss reported that a whole set of “McFurbys” was recently sold at a price of $899.

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29. Lite Brite

Original Price : $9.97
You Could Earn : $130-150

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Lite Brite was named one of the top 100 toys of all time in the Time’s magazine. This toy was released in 1967 and started gaining popularity throughout the nation. Its bright colors and lit designs made it one of the most wanted toys back in time.

Retailers are still looking for Lite Brites and would even buy it for $130 or $150 if you still have its box. Have one? Well, it looks like you can make a quick buck with it!

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28. Moon Shoes

Original Price : $37.52
You Could Earn : $200

These weird-looking shoes are meant to make you feel as if you’re walking on the moon! The built-in trampolines mimic how creators thought walking on moon feels like. While we can’t say if they are imitating it well, they were definitely a lot of fun!

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If you have moon shoes (and we doubt you’d really walk around your house in these) somewhere, you could easily earn around $200 for them on eBay. Of course, if you have mint condition Moon Shoes in an original box, you’ll earn more money!

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27. Dear Diary

Original Price : Unknown
You Could Earn : $200

Dear Diary from Tiger Electronics provided teenagers with a perfect place to keep their thoughts and feelings away from their parents’ eyes. This electronic diary was released in 1991 and made a huge, instant success.

Similarly to today’s smartphones, you could only open it with a secret code. If you happen to have one in mint conditions and with the original box, you can expect to earn around $200 on eBay. But we’re just wondering, what happens if you forgot the code?

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26. View Master

Original Price : $12.50
You Could Earn : $430

This is a very old toy that was introduced back in 1939! The View Master created such a craze that not only children but adults only, looked through them to entertain themselves.

You could look through this binocular-like device and see images of tourist attractions, travel and other different topics that were on a reel. Today there are fancier and more modern looking View Masters, but the old, vintage ones are definitely worth more!

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25. Strawberry Shortcake Doll

Original Price : $20
You Could Earn : $550

Strawberry Shortcake was the main character of The World of Strawberry Shortcake that was created by Muriel Fahrion and introduced in 1979. The story got so popular that it went on to inspire TV shows, toys, merchandise, and even movies!

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Have a Strawberry Shortcake doll at home? The red-headed character could earn you even $550! The plum-scented Plum Puddin’ with Berrykin Doll Set was sold for $500. However, don’t expect to earn that much if your vintage doll doesn’t come in the original packaging!

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24. Super Soaker

Original Price : $10-50
You Could Earn : $600

While you could still find a lot of water guns on the market, a lot of people are trying to find exactly these. They were a hit in the 80s and 90s and the Super Soaker ended up generating more than $1 billion in total sales.

The original model, Super Soaker 50, and the model called Monster XL were the ones people searched for the most 4 years ago. The models in demand change with time, so if you happen to have one, check how much people are ready to pay for it! You can get a tidy profit for it!

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23. Toy Story Toys

Original Price : $30
You Could Earn : $700

If you grew up in the 90s you surely watched Toy Story as a kid and imagined how your toys turn alive when you leave the room. Despite not being that old, these toys are sold for a couple of hundreds (if you still have the original packaging).

Buzz Lightyear is sold at the price of $500, Woody for $580. However, the less-known characters might earn you even more! For instance, Stinky Pete can sell for $700! The alien characters from the crane machine can earn you $690! You’re on your way to check your long-forgotten boxes, I suppose?

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22. Nintendo 64 Cartridges

Original Price : $59.99
You Could Earn : $750-900

The whole Nintendo 64 console didn’t have any sense without those amusing cartridges you looked for everywhere in order to play Nintendo with your friends. While there were different game cartridges on the market, there are some that are really high in demand today.

The most wanted game is definitely Mario Kart 64. Having the mint condition one in an original, unopened box can earn you around $750. You can also check how much you can sell other Nintendo 64 cartridges (You can get even more money for Harvest Moon 64).

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21. Jurassic Park Toys

Original Price : $26.99
You Could Earn : $900

Knowing that the blockbuster movie Jurassic Park gained a huge fanbase across the world, it’s no wonder that after the movie came the merchandise – t-shirts, hats, and, toys.

But, it seems that those dino toys are still in high demand today! Various toys of Tyrannosaurus Rex, Carnotaurus, Gallimimus are sold at prices of astonishing $900! Look up on eBay how worth are your Jurassic toys today, and sell them!

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20. Furby

Original Price : $35
You Could Earn : $900

If you’re a millennial, chances are you grew up speaking in Furbish with your little fluffy Furby toy. The interactive toy all kids in the 90s became crazy about is now worth a lot of money!

However, in order to make the most money, you still need to have the original box! Have it? Then, get ready to party because you can earn as much as $900 by selling your old Furby friend.

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19. My Little Pony Dolls

Original Price : $13
You Could Earn : $900

My Little Pony toys have been around since the 1980s. The colorful, magical ponies were introduced in 1982 and they have been popular ever since. But apart from capturing your heart when you were young, you can have another benefit from these toys.

Flickr: Steven De Polo

You can sell the more recent ones, but the vintage ones will definitely make you the most money. If their hair is of great quality and the markings and symbols are still clear and existent, you can even expect to sell one Little Pony toy for $900!

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18. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1980s Action Figures

Original Price: $9.99
You Could Earn: $400-900 to thousands

Everyone’s favorite green heroes are always popular. However, if you have these 4-turtles-pack action figures from 1980′ you can actually earn money.

The truth is that almost every kid’s birthday during the 1980s had Ninja turtles involved, so it can’t be too difficult for you to find this set. In good condition, these figures can go up to a couple of hundreds to thousands.

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17. Pogs

Original Price : FREE (with purchase of Haleakala Dairy product)
You Could Earn : $1,000

Today’s kids might easily wonder what are these? And how do you play with them? Pogs are round cardboard “coins” inserted in milk caps. Kids used it to play flipping games.

If you happen to have the rare Marilyn Monroe pogs set, you can earn as much as $1,000! It seems quite unlikely that pieces of cardboard that were given for free could be sold at such a price today, but it might be its rarity or the blonde starlet’s appeal that makes the set so valuable. Other sets, however, will earn you around $100.

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16. Faker Action Figure

Original Price: $ 4.99
You Could Earn: $1,000

Faker action figure can bring you some real money. Fans are in love with Masters of Universe even today, so don’t hesitate to check your attic or toy box for this blue hero.

Faker can bring you between $300-$1,00 for an in-box version. Not too bad for a villain, right?

NEXT: Oh Boy, how much can you earn from selling your old Game Boy!

15. Game Boy

Original Price : $89.99
You Could Earn : $750-1,500

The creation of Game Boy in 1989 caught the attention of millions of kids around the world. Especially boys were all about this popular handheld game console throughout the 90s.

Flickr: William Warby

Depending on the edition of Game Boy you have, you can earn from $1,000 to astonishing $25,000 (for a gold-plated, diamond-encrusted special edition Game Boy). However, an OG Game Boy can be sold for one grand which is not bad at all, right?

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14. Power Rangers

Original Price : $20
You Could Earn : $1,400

Power Rangers were among the most popular TV shows for children, and each kid that grew up in the 90s had their own favorite Power Ranger. In 1994, the Power Ranger toys reached the sales worth incredible $350 million!

The franchise continued selling merchandise and earned another $200 million in 1998. Not all Power ranger toys can earn you a lot of money, however, if you have a Power Rangers Lost Galaxy Deluxe Gold Galaxy Megazord toy, you can expect to have around $1,400.

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13. Skeletor Action Figure

Original Price : $4.99
You Could Earn : $1,600

Everyone that grew up in the 80s probably remembers the Masters of the Universe franchise. They were the creators of He-Man, but it is his rival that is worth much more today.

Flickr: Dan Me

He-man’s nemesis Skeletor is actually worth the big bucks today and is sold for $1,600. Like with most of the toys on this list, if you’re planning to earn more money when reselling it, you’ll have to provide the toy with its original box.

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12. Teddy Ruxpin

Original Price : $159
You Could Earn : $1,640

This teddy bear was a creation some kids loved back in the 80s. Teddy Ruxpin read bedtime stories to children thanks to its prerecorded cassette tapes. The idea behind them was that kids could get their amount of good night stories even if their parents are busy.

However, the Teddy Ruxpin had a really short appearance on the market. It was released in the 1985, only to be taken off in 1987. However, the first, original Teddy Ruxpin’s are the ones you can make money on today and earn as much as $1,640.

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11. Polly Pocket

Original Price : $14.99
You Could Earn : $1,926

Girls growing up in the 80s and 90s surely remember playing with these tiny doll portable sets. You could choose among various themes for your Polly Pocket and find mermaid, princess, Pocahontas themes, literally anything that was in trend back then.

Flickr: Herry Lawford

If you managed to keep all the little pieces of the set, you might get slightly richer! Check on eBay and see for how much can you sell it! We’ve found that Sparkle Surprise Polly Pocket set sells at $449.99, while the larger castle sets might even be sold at $1,926!

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10. Optimus Prime

Original Price : $20
You Could Earn : $2,000

Transformers made a huge fan base around the world since their release. The transforming robots made millions of kids happy all over the globe, and all of them hoped to have a toy of at least some of the heroes.

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One of the most popular heroes was definitely Optimus Prime, and if you’re among those “lucky kids” that had the privilege to play with the Optimus Prime toy, you might be “double lucky” soon. Selling a vintage Optimus Prime on eBay will get you around $2,000.

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9. Playmobil

Original Price : $18-26
You Could Earn : $1,999-2,322

This toy was originally created for children, but a lot of adults ended up loving it. There are plenty of Playmobil sets available today, however, the vintage ones are high in demand for their rarity.

One big set of vintage Playmobil sells on eBay for unbelievable $1,999! It definitely sounds crazy, but figurines that were in original boxes were sold for $2,322. So, we’re sure you’re hoping that you didn’t throw all those sets away!

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8. Peanut Royal Blue Elephant Beanie Baby

Original Price: $7.25
You Could Earn: $5,000

These royal blue ‘Peanut’ elephants were fabricated with a darker color than it was originally planned. The reason? A manufacturing error and only 2,000 of these elephants were sold.

The Beanie Baby can only be found in private collections, and if you are lucky enough to have one, you can sell it for up to $5,000.

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7. First Edition of “Where the Wild Things Are”

Original Price: $ 4.95
You Could Earn: $13,000

During its history, “Where the Wild Things Are” was often banned for having dark tones and lack of moralizing. Today, this is one of everyone’s favorites when it comes to books.

In 2012, a signed edition of “Where the Wild Things Are” was sold for an amazing $25,000. So, if you have the book around, especially if the condition of the book is well, you can expect to earn up to $13,000.

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6. The Original Monopoly Game

Original Price: $2
You Could Earn: $14,000

Monopoly went a long way since it was first published in 1933. Originally, London was the setting of the very first licensed Monopoly game. The theme today is Atlantic City, New Jersey.

The very original version of Monopoly, made and owned by the game’s inventor Charles Darrow was sold for $146,500 in 2011. If you have any version from the 1930s you can expect to earn up to $14,000, including limited editions.

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

Original Price: $ 16,95
You Could Earn: $6,000-15,000

“Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” was originally published in 1998, and the U.S. version can be easily sold for somewhere between $6,000 and $15,000.

Of course, if you can find a signed copy you can earn more. If the book is in good condition, it goes up. Just make sure that you don’t mix UK and US version. UK version is “Harry Potter and the Philosopher Stone”.

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4. 1978 Luke Skywalker Action Figure

Original Price: $9.99
You Could Earn: $25,000

Having a Luke Skywalker action figure was a big deal back in 1978. After all, who didn’t want to have its personal Luke protector from the dark forces?

If you are lucky enough to have this action figure you could earn up to $25,000. One of the owners was the Japanese designer and founder of A Bathing Ape, who decided to sell his Star Wars collection, so he turned to Sotheby’s. In 2015 auction he earned more than half a million dollars.

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3. First Edition Barbie

Original Price: $3
You Could Earn: $27,000

The Barbie doll was originally created when Ruth Handler noticed how children give adult roles to their dolls. So, Barbie was introduced in 1959, as a teenage fashion model. Soon after, she started appearing in different career roles.

If you are lucky enough to have the first edition of this golden-hair with an hourglass-shaped body, you can earn between $8,000 to $27,000. Just bear in mind that the original Barbie has a zebra-like-stripe swimsuit.

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2. PEZ Dispensers

Original Price: $7.25
You Could Earn: $ 32,000

No matter how old your PEZ dispenser might be, the truth is that it can still bring you money. However, the price may vary.

In 2006, a PEZ dispenser known as the Astronaut B was sold for $32,000. That dispenser was originally made for the 1982 World’s Fair made major bank.

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1. Cabbage Patch Kids Dolls

Original Price: $10-30
You Could Earn: $360,000

Cabbage Patch Kids Dolls were originally created in 1978, by Xavier Roberts. Ever since the original price hasn’t changed too much and that’s the main reason why your Cabbage Patch Kids Dolls price may vary.

The largest collectors of these interesting dolls are Joe and Pat Prosey, with 5,000 dolls they house in their custom-built Maryland museum. If you want to, you can buy them all for $360,000. If you just want to visit them you can do so for an annual membership of $35.

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