Every single one of you was given a toy or two when you were a child. As soon as you were given one, though, you most likely ripped it out of the package to play with it immediately. Fortunately, there were some people out there who avoided the temptation and allowed the toy to sit in the box to remain immortal in the cardboard or plastic. Those people made wise decisions because some of those toys are now worth insane amounts of money.Kids have been playing with these timeless toys since 1968, but they probably never imagined how much some of them would be worth. Every year, Mattel releases a Treasure Hunt Series, which have been limited to between 1,500 and 5000 copies. From 1995 to 2002, JCPenney sold these collectible sets. In fact, the Treasure Hunt Series sold by JCPenney in 1996 can actually bring in a few hundred dollars!
Fans of Super Mario were ecstatic when Super Mario Bros. 3 was released on October 23, 1988. Considered one of the greatest games of all time, Super Mario Bros. 3 was a challenge for gamers because of its hard levels and sophisticated complexity. While used games aren’t worth much of anything, mint copies of the game can bring in close to $800, as long as their still sealed in the box, of course!
We all have certain books that we remember from our childhood, and The Polar Express is certainly one of those books. If you were lucky enough to grow up reading The Polar Express while you were waiting for Santa to drop through the chimney, then you might just have a small fortune sitting on your bookshelf. First edition copies of The Polar Express can be sold for $150-800, depending on the condition of the book, of course.
Kids all over the world were given a whole new world to play in when Indiana Jones hit the big screen. Using their imagination, kids were able to put themselves into Indiana’s shoes as they explored ancient caves and temples. Fortunately, when the Well of the Souls Playset came out after Raiders of the Lost Ark was released, kids were able to play Indiana Jones right at their kitchen table. Those who bought the playset for $11 when it first came out will be happy to know that if their copy is in mint condition, it could bring them roughly $1,500…as long as they find the right buyer, of course.
Going to McDonald’s as a child is a favorite pastime, especially when you got to bring a brand new toy home. Most people didn’t realize when they were younger that some of those cheaply made toys would one day be worth a little bit of money. For example, an incomplete set of their mini Beanie Babies can sell for $100, but if you have a set of all 80 Furbys then you could be looking at a $900 come up!
When Pokémon hit the world, millions of children were all of a sudden trainers to these strange creatures. While their kids begged for more cards, some parents headed to the store to purchase the very first Pokémon video game, Pokémon: Red Version. It was an instant hit, causing games to just fly off the shelves. If you’re lucky enough to have a sealed copy of the game, you could possibly bring in a bit of money because mint copies are worth up to $600!
There was a craze of Beanie Babies that came to the world in the ’90s. Believing that they would one day be worth a fortune, collectors bought up every Beanie baby they could find. Sadly, most people were disappointed to find out that most of them wouldn’t be worth much of anything. Fortunately, for those that have certain Beanie Babies, like the Royal-Blue “Peanut the Elephant” Beanie Baby, they can bring in a little bit of money. Because of a manufacturing error that caused Peanut to come out darker than anticipated, anyone who has one of the 2,000 copies of this Beanie Baby could bring in up to $5,000
The cute, story-telling Teddy Ruxpin stole the hearts of children when it came out in 1985. While you can buy the modern version of this toy for about $100 in stores, the original version from the ’80s is worth a bit more. On eBay, the 1985 version of Teddy Ruxpin was sold for an impressive $415!
Children from all over the world were introduced to a brand new world of adventurous fantasy when Harry Potter came out! When it first came out, parents were just happy to buy their children books that they actually wanted to read, that they didn’t even realize they were making an investment. Anyone who has a First Edition Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone book can look forward to getting almost $3,500 for the one book!
Kids drooled over the He-Man action figures after Masters of the Universe was released in 1987. While some kids liked pretending that they were He-Man, other kids had a much better time pretending that they were his nemesis, Skeletor. In 1988, Laser Light Skeletor was introduced to the world, which can bring in a little over $11,000 today!
Every kid dreams about running around with dinosaurs, and thanks to Jurassic Park, kids were able to do that with the help of their imagination. When the Jurassic Park Electronic T-Rex was released in 1993, kids finally had the opportunity to know what it was like to hang out with their favorite enormous lizard. If you’re lucky enough to still have this dangerous reptile hanging around your house, then check to see its condition because it could be worth up to $600!
If you’re a fan of the card game Magic the Gathering, then you understand the importance of having a stacked deck. But if you’re looking to add the Alpha Deck Black Lotus MTG Card to your deck, then you better think again. Recently, this coveted Magic card sold on eBay for a whopping $57,350.00!
Castlevania: Dracula X was released in the United States in September of 1995. Following Castlevania: Bloodlines, Dracula X allows gamers to defeat the vampires throughout the castle in order to, ultimately, destroy the deadly vampire in charge, Dracula. If kids were able to resist the temptation of breaking into the package, Castlevania: Dracula X is now worth almost $750!
Pokemon swept the nation in the form of TV shows, video games, and of course, playing cards. While most of the cards aren’t worth much, there are a few that are worth an unbelievable amount of money. For example, the First Edition Charizard card sold on eBay for an impressive $6,500.00.
If you’ve ever seen this furry little creature, then you understand how unbelievably annoying they are. Luckily, those who were able to deal with the colorful ball of obnoxiousness are able to thank their lucky stars today. As of February 23, 2019, the Kids Cuisine Furby is now worth $500!
Released by FAO Schwarz, the Lost Galaxy 14k Gold-Plated Megazord is a rare find that any collector would love to have. In fact, this particular toy could bring in around $1,000 from the right buyer. Of course, the 14k Gold Plated Megazord would need to be in mint condition for it to bring in that kind of money. But when you think about it, who allows their kids to play with a gold-plated toy anyway?
Released in 1998, the Devilgotchi could only be found in Japan, which is why people are so eager to drop a few hundred on it. After Angelgotchi was released in the UK, Europe, and the U.S., makers came out with the Devilgotchi! One of the most sought after ‘Gotchis, the Devligotchi can be found on eBay, but you’re going to pay at least $300 for it. Look around long enough and you’ll find out that they can bring in over $500!
There’s no denying that little girls had an obsession for this miniature toy when it came out in the ’90s. Polly Pocket Partytime Birthday Party was a fun way for little girls to use their imagination. Luckily, if parents kept this toy in good condition, it could be worth up to $200 today!
Kids were reminded not to be afraid of ghosts when the Ghostbusters showed up to the scene. Not only did the hit the big screen, but they also took over the shelves of toy stores all over the country. If children were able to be patient enough to keep their Ghostbusters Fire House Playset in the box, they could have an extra $200 in their pocket.
Like Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh! commanded the attention of card players from all over the world. While most box sets are pretty inexpensive, there are a few that are worth big bucks. The First Edition Legend of Blue-Eyes White Dragon Yu-Gi-Oh! Booster Box has recently sold for a mindblowing $3,500 on eBay!
There’s a good chance that you have a collection of old CDs taking up space in your closet, but after reading this you might want to take a peek at them.It may be a bit surprising to find out, but there are quite a few CDs from the past that are worth a pretty penny today. For example, Bob Dylan’s 50th Anniversary Collection is valued at $2,600, while the Slim Shady LP by Eminem can bring in even more!
Board game collectors go crazy for finds like this one. The Fireball Island Board Game, which was released in 1986, has become a timeless favorite of children and adults alike. Today, the game is worth a cool $400! Who would have thought that all of our old games were going to be worth so much money? Wish we would have known that ages ago.
If you’re a fan of old vintage tees, then you understand that they can be a bit pricey at times. But nothing compares to the prices for the most expensive vintage tees out there! For example, the Pink Floyd 1971 Relics album shirt is worth $3,000, while the Led Zeppelin 1979 Knebworth concert shirt is worth an unbelievable $10,000! Looks like you should start saving all of your concert tees, so maybe they’ll be worth that much 30 years from now.
The American Girl Dolls have been around for decades, and they’re still just as popular as they were when they first came out. While little girls can still go to the store to pick out their favorite American Girl Doll, there’s nothing quite like finding a vintage doll at a thrift store. If you’re lucky enough to come across Molly while you’re looking through the shelves, make sure to scoop her up because she’s worth almost $1,000!