5 Vintage Toys That Are Worth A Small Fortune Today

You must have some toys from your childhood that were and always will be valuable in your hearts. These were the tops you played with to keep yourself entertained when you were alone and even with your friends. Being a part of your childhood, these toys are what helped you grow up. Over the years, the sentimental value that they have acquired is priceless. But, there are some vintage toys that are actually really valuable. These simple objects that you once played with are collector’s items now. 

If you have held onto them, you might make a lot of money. You can sell a-team toys, barbies, baseball cards, and other childhood toys and make a quick buck. Now, if you have kept these toys for all these years, it probably means that they mean a lot to you. Even if you are not willing to part with them, it can be fun to know about their extrinsic value.

Check out these vintage toys that are worth a small fortune today:

  1. Vintage 1959 Barbie

Barbie is among the most popular toys in the world. There are a lot of Barbies in the market. However, there is only one original. Launched on 9th March 1959, the first Barbie doll was displayed at the American Toy Fair, New York. Tall and blonde, Barbie was the first toy with adult features that were mass-produced in the United States. 

The original Barbie doll had a retro, nifty haircut, high heels, a zebra-striped bathing suit, and an hourglass figure. If you have one of these sitting around your home, you are sitting on a small fortune. The first edition Barbie doll in good condition is worth about $23,000. There are two other Barbies that are highly valuable as well. One is the Stefano Canturi Barbie which was sold for $302,500, and the De Beers 40th Anniversary Barbie, which was sold for $85,000.

  1. Monopoly

This is the game that everyone has played. Unlike the fake money involved in the game, the original Monopoly game is worth big bucks. The original version of the game that was hand-drawn and painted by the creator in 1933 was sold for $146,000. There are only a few of these out there. However, there are some other versions as well that are worth a lot of money. Vintage versions from the 80s have been sold for about $4,000 to $6,000 at Sotheby. Even some newer, limited editions can be sold on eBay for hundreds of dollars.

  1. Garbage Pail Kids

Garbage Pail Kids were wildly popular collectible cards during the 80s. They were so popular that some schools had to ban them. If you have a few of these cards, they can be worth thousands of dollars. The rare Adam Bomb card was recently sold on eBay for about $4,000. Even if you have a less impressive full set, you can still get hundreds of dollars for them.

  1. Luke Skywalker

There are only 20 1978 Luke Skywalker action figures out there, and if you are one of them, you are really lucky. These are super rare and super valuable. In an auction, one of these figurines from the Star Wars franchise was sold for $25,000. If you don’t have an original Luke figure, don’t be disheartened. There are some other versions and characters from other countries that are worth big bucks. A Hungarian Boba Fett was sold for $15,000 and a Canadian one for $6,250.

  1. Nintendo 64 games

If you have the right cartridges of Nintendo 64 games available, you can sell them for a hefty price. If they are unopened, you will be able to get even more money. One of the most popular games has to be Mario Kart 64. If you have it in mint condition, you can sell it for up to $750.

Another such lucrative game is the Harvest Moon 64 that is worth about $900. This farming game was not produced in large quantities. However, since the game has a loyal fan base, the prices of old games have inflated. 

So, before you get rid of some of your old stuff, sift through those boxes because there might be some vintage toys, collectibles, and books that are worth a small fortune today. 

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