Older Toys With Insane Value: Which Retro Toys Stand the Test of Time?

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30. Garbage Pail Kids Cards

Popular with the kids, but a parent’s worst nightmare, the Garbage Pail Kids cards were quite a novelty item in the 1980’s. If you have some of these lying around, you might want to see how much they’re selling for. Depending on the card, some go for $300-$400 a piece.
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And if you have the whole set. Well, one series one collection just went for $4,000 on eBay. They may be vile, but they certainly are worth a pretty penny!

29. Pokemon Cards

Pokemon cards were all the rage in the 1990’s and even today they are still quite popular. Some rare Pokemon cards are worth thousands of dollars if they are in pristine condition.
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It may be worth dusting off the old card collection and getting them appraised. Catch ’em all. How about selling ’em all?
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28. Luke Skywalker Action Figure circa 1978

Star Wars collectibles can be worth quite a bit of cash, especially the original toys from the 1970’s.
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The original Luke Skywalker Action Figure from 1978 recently sold back in 2015 for $25,000. Not a bad profit for something that original cost less than ten bucks.

27. PEZ Dispenser

Who doesn’t remember owning a PEZ dispenser as a kid. These cool little candy trinkets were highly collectible during their heyday, yet even today people still collect and sell them.
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Some rare individual PEZ dispensers are worth up to $13,000. We’ll be right back…we need to raid our attics!

26. Original Monopoly Game

If you have one of the original hand-drawn versions of Monopoly from 1933, you could make some crazy amounts of cash.
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Crafted by Charles Darrow, one of these limited editions sold for $146, 500 back in 2011. Talk about passing GO and not stopping!

25. The Original Nintendo Gameboy

Did you ever own one of the original Nintendo Game Boys. We sure did, and we still can’t beat Tetris. If you still have one lying around or can manage to find one in mint condition, they sell for hundreds of dollars today.
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And the special edition Game Boy. It can sell for upwards of $1,500. Who wants to go garage sale hunting?
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24. 1960’s Hot Wheels Car Toys

With over 4,000,000,000 units sold since 1968, Hot Wheels is still a popular toy with the kids these days. And while the recent models may not be worth much today, a few from the 1960’s could make you a nice bundle of dough.
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In fact, the “Volkswagon Beach Bomb,” which was only released in limited quantities is currently worth $125,000. We think it’s time you start looking through your boxes of old toys ASAP!

23. Pound Puppies Plus (1st Edition)

Pound Puppies to the world by storm in the 1980’s becoming the #1 toy on most kids’ Christmas lists.
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Now, one of these first edition plush dogs can go for around $5,000 at auction. That would make a nice down payment on a new car.

22. Cabbage Patch Dolls

While they’re not as popular as they once were, Cabbage Patch Dolls were a staple for young girls (and some boys) in the 1980’s. And guess what.
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Some of these dolls go for crazy amounts of cash online today. The most expensive dolls from the Cabbage Patch line belong to Pat and Joe Prosey, whose entire collection is worth over $360,000.

21. Sega Genesis Game System

If you’re a hardcore gamer, you most likely had a Sega Genesis game console at some point.
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Well, if you still have one and it works you might be able to sell it for a pretty penny. In fact, some have gone for as much as $2,000 on eBay.
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20. Push Cart Pete by Fisher Price

When Push Cart Pete first hit the market in 1936, it cost 50 cents.
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Today, this toy can go for as high as $3,000 if it’s in decent condition.

19. Skeletor 1982

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18. Lite Brite

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17. Happy Meal Toys

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16. The Original Furby

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15. Talkboy

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14. Beanie Babies

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13. Lionel’s Pennsylvania “Trail Blazer” Train Set

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12. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1980s Actions Figures

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11. Vinyl Caped Jawa

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9. 1959 Vintage Barbie

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8. Easy-Bake Oven

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7. Original Lego Sets

You might like to know that an original sealed LEGO set (and we’re talking vintage) is worth $500. Now don’t fret if you have one that’s opened.
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If the condition is mint they can go for around $200. We have legos at home but they are like six different sets and all missing pieces.

6. 90’s Super Soakers

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5. Tamagotchi

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4. Mighty Max

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3. American Girl Dolls

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2. Dinky Toys

These toys were on the market from 1934 to 1979 and were produced in England. These were some of the first toy cars to hit the market and are worth quite a bit today.
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In fact, some of the original Dinky Toys in mint condition go for over $500 on eBay. Not a bad price for a small piece of metal.

1. My Little Pony

The original My Little Pony toys are still the best in terms of quality and design, and fans still go crazy for them.
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The originals are the most popular because of the pairing with the cartoon and film during the 1980’s and today, some of the mint condition ponies go for $30-$50 online. Not bad for a toy that cost $9.99 at one point.