30 Old Toys Worth a Fortune
Like a good wine, some things improve with age. And in the case of toys, their value may increase over time. Unfortunately, the boxes are usually torn and the toy ends up being broken when the kids play with it. But the lucky ones who have kept their toys (or their children’s toys) in good condition, can get a small fortune in exchange for this relatively cheap toy they bought years ago.
Continue reading to discover the old toys (the ones that you probably had) that are now worth a fortune. After reading this, you will regret not having kept many things from your childhood.
1. Vintage 1959 Barbie
There might be many Barbies floating around these days, but there is only one original. And she reigns supreme. If you have one of these Barbies sitting around then you just became rich. The first edition in good condition can bring in around $23,000.
The original Barbie sports a nifty, retro hairdo, a zebra-striped bathing suit, high heels, and her classic hour-glass figure. Only two other Barbies hold a candle to the original (as far as price goes), and they are the De Beers 40th Anniversary Barbie (sold for $85,000) and the Stefani Canturi Barbie, which sold for a whopping $302,500.
2. One Expensive Egg
Anyone who was a true ’90s kid definitely had a few digital pets, known as a Tamagotchis. These adorable pixelated creatures provided hours of entertainment, or maybe you just used them as a watch. They also apparently make for a great accessory to any outfit. Either way, you definitely owned a piece of toy history right there, and are going to be happy to hear about what’s in store for you if you still own it.
If you still have an original Tamagotchi in its box then you might be looking at a cool $3,000, should you be looking to sell. Recently the pets have made a comeback. Even Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry showed up to the Met Gala in 2016 sporting the gadgets.
3. Game Boy
People will pay big bucks for vintage toys and this is one almost everyone had at some point during the ’90s. It’s the Nintendo Game Boy, one of the most legendary gaming devices of all time, and fairly popular to this day. An original Game Boy can bring in anywhere from $750 to $1,500 on sites like eBay – you can basically trade your Game Boy for the latest generation console and then some.
If that isn’t enough money for you, then check to see if you happen to have the gold-plated, diamond-encrusted special edition Game Boy. If so, you’re looking at a nice sum of $25,000. But let’s be honest, all those diamonds would be a bit distracting during a rigorous game of Tetris.