If You Still Have These Old Toys, You Could Be Rich!
Toys are amazing entertainment tools to keep our children quiet… But, have you ever thought about them as money-making machines? Namely, there are lots of toys that might grow in value as they get older and older. The big problem is when the kid starts playing with the toy it usually rips open the box and eventually breaks the toy. If you’re one of the lucky ones and actually kept the toy in its original box and if the toy itself is relatively in a good shape, then you’re looking at probably making a small fortune if the toy has a good value! Following are some amazing toys that still have great value!
1. Vintage 1959 Barbie
Barbie dolls, one of the most well-known toys for young girls. There are tons of Barbies you can find, but the only one which keeps its value is The Original First Edition. If you have one of these in good condition you’re looking at making around $23 thousand dollars.
You’ll know that you have the first original edition Barbie if you can see a retro hairstyle, along with some zebra bathing suit, as well as her usual high heels and hour-glass body. There are only two other Barbies that sold better than the first edition one, those are De Beers 40th Anniversary Barbie which was sold for $85 thousand dollars and the Stefani Canturi one that went for amazing $302 thousand dollars.
2. Game Boy
Vintage toys go pretty expensive, and the 90s was when this bad boy (or should I say Game Boy) reigned supreme. If you have an original one we’re talking somewhere between $752 AND 1,5 thousand dollars.
If you want more from your game boy, you can check if you maybe have the gold-plated Game Boy which goes for up to $25K. But, if we’re honest, the diamonds would be obnoxious for a regular game of Tetris.
3. The Original Easy-Bake Oven
Another hit for the girls reading this story. The Easy-Bake Oven was introduced back in 1963 and it was a hit among girls at the time, every girl had to have one. The design at the time was similar to the modern (for that time at least) looks of the kitchen. You could find this toy in teal or in light yellow.
So, you better go up in the attic and see if you own one of these toys! Chances are you’ve been sitting on a golden egg. This toy goes for anywhere from $4K up to $6K.
Ahh, the good old times when we used to sit in front of each-others and play monopoly all the time, you remember that right? Who would’ve thought that this amazingly addictive game could earn lots of money…? In fact, the creator of the monopoly made a hand-drawn version of it back in 1933 and it was sold for one hundred forty-six thousand dollars at an auction.
You can find a couple of those, but not much. But the best thing about this game is that even the lesser versions can be sold for a good amount of money. They go for anywhere from four thousand dollars and up to six thousand dollars.
5. Luke Skywalker
Action figures, we all know that the older ones can be sold for a good amount of money. Namely, if you have these 1978 Luke Skywalker ones then you’ve hit the JACKPOT! These are holding a great value and one of these was sold for whopping $25K at an auction back in 2015. Crazy, I know.
Vintage Action Figures
And, the good thing is that if you don’t have the original Luke, you can opt-in for different characters and versions. A Canadian Boba Fett has been sold for $6 250, and there was on from Hungary that brought almost $15K to the owner when he sold it.
6. Nintendo 64 Games
Nintendo 64, an amazingly amusing toy that brings back a lot of nostalgia… You can sell games for the Nintendo 64 if you have any in mint condition and if you have some unopened ones, you’re talking money! A mint condition game for the Nintendo 64 goes for about $750.
Mario Kart 64, and the Harvest Moon 64 are two of the games that have the biggest demand and you can sell them for anywhere from $700 to up to $900. We know that there weren’t many games being made, and the large fan base of the games further inflates the prices of these games with their demand.
7. 1938 Action Comics No. 1
Comic books, a great thing to resell, and if you are keeping some older ones that are in a pretty good condition, these are like wine, they get better with age. One of the most expensive comic books in existence has been printed less than 50 times. If you have this comic in a good condition you’re looking at an amazing $3,2M.
This comic in particular is that expensive because of Superman’s first ever appearance in comic books. When this comic book was printed the price of it was only 10 cents apiece. So with knowing how much he actually paid for the original comic book the seller started the bidding process at 99 cents.
8. Pokémon Cards
Yeah, all of the Poke cards we collected as kids are starting to catch on price… See mom? All joke aside. These cards actually go for a lot of money considering how cheap we got them as kids. In fact, a Japanese version of a Pikachu Illustrator card goes for upwards of one hundred thousand dollars.
And that is not all! Other cards can also be sold for a lot of money! Namely, the pre-released holographic card of Raichu can be bought for upwards of $10K, the catch is that there were only ten to fifteen cards produced in the whole world.
So, when the next time you think of throwing some of your old toys away, or giving them away, know that they might be worth something. In fact, they could be worth upwards of a thousand dollars if you actually cared about them and have them in a nice condition!