Check Your Attic For These Old Toys That Are Worth a Lot of Money
Before you go clearing out your attic or basement for spring cleaning, you might want to check this list to make sure you're not throwing out a fortune.
Toy collectors and enthusiasts will spend hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars for vintage and rare pieces. But really, what are the odds you still have a toy from your childhood that's still in mint condition?
Here are a bunch of toys that could make you a lot of money:
- Garbage Pail Kids – Some cards sell as high as $300 with whole series bringing in $4,000.
- Pokémon Cards – Rare cards that are still in good condition can net thousands of dollars.
- 1978 Luke Skywalker Action Figure – Collectors have shelled out $25,000 for this catch.
- PEZ Dispensers – Rare dispensers, like 1982's Astronaut B, bring in $32,000 at auction.
- Monopoly – An original hand-drawn game from 1933 is worth about $150K, other vintage versions are worth a lot of money.
- Game Boy – Mint condition Game Boys sell for hundreds and special edition are worth more than $1,500.
- Hot Wheels – Prototype-only cars like the 1969 “Volkswagen Beach Bomb” are valued at $125,000.
- Pound Puppies – A first edition Pound Puppy is worth $5,000.
- Cabbage Patch Dolls – A collection of 5,000 dolls is on sale for $360,000.
- Sega Genesis – A working game console in good condition can sell for up to $2,000.
- Pushcart Pete – This toy originally sold for 50 cents back in 1936, now it's worth $3,000.
- 1982 Skeletor Action Figure – You could make $2,000 if you have this figure in-box and mint condition.
- Lite Brite – An original version of this toy can go for more than $100.
- Happy Meal Toys – Full collections of themes throughout the years can bring in some serious cash. A 2002 Disney theme sold for $300.
- Furby – An original Furby in an unopened box is worth $900.
- Talkboy – Popularized by "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York", this toy can sell for more than $200.
- Beanie Babies – Collectors will pay thousands for rare and limited edition Beanie Babies. The 1997 1st Edition Princess Diana Beanie Bear could sell for $12,000.
- Lionel’s Pennsylvania “Trail Blazer” Train Set – The 1934 Standard Gauge version of the set is worth $250,000.
- 1980's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Action Figures – Mint condition pieces are worth $600 and rare ones are $5,000.
- Vinyl Caped Jawa – This Star Wars creature is worth $5,000 and is incredibly rare.
- Transformers – These action figures in the original packaging sell for more than $2,000.
- Jurassic Park Figures – The original dinosaur figures from the 90s could sell for $1,200.
- Super Soaker – These vintage water guns from 1982 are worth about $1,000.
- Stretch Armstrong – Vintage Stretch Armstrong dolls have sold between $4,000 and $10,000!
- Mario Kart 64 – A mint-condition cartridge of this game is worth $750.
- 1964 G.I. Joe – The original version of G.I. Joe is worth $10,000 if it's mint condition and unopened.
- Playmobil – Full, vintage sets sell for more than $800.
- Barbie – Collectors will shell out more than $23,000 for a 1959 doll.
- "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" – First edition versions of this book are worth $6,500.
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