Sarah Horne and the folks at goodhousekeeping.com compiled this list of the Top40 most valuable toys from your childhood. Since it is that time of year all the kids have opened their presents and your thinking about the good old days. Now I dont know whose childhood exactly they are referring to but you might want to check back with your mom or look in the basement or attic. These are worth a mint. I know I had a couple of them when I was a “wee Lad” ttyl
Ahhhh, the ’80s. The surreal and offensive Garbage Pail Kids collectible cards have found their ideal home on the equally surreal Interwebs, where a card like “Adam Bomb” can collect around $4,000 and even an unremarkable full set can bring in about $700. Bonus dollars if they are in their original packaging.
When Nigo, the Japanese designer and founder of A Bathing Ape, decided to offload his Star Wars collection, he turned to Sotheby’s. The total haul of the 2015 auction came to over half a million dollars, and included this as-new boxed Luke Skywalker figurine, one of only 20 out there. Other MVP Star Wars action figures from the sale included Canadian and Hungarian versions of bounty hunter Bobba Fett (sold for $6,250 and $15,000 respectively).
Due to a manufacturing error, only 2,000 of these royal blue “Peanut” elephants were fabricated with a darker color than originally intended. Now, it’s the most collectible Beanie Baby in existence, and sells for as much as $5,000. Other valuable versions include Humphrey the Camel, valued around $2,000, and the 1997 Princess Diana Beanie Baby.
Sugar fiends will be delighted to know that even that old, candy-less PEZ dispenser might be worth something someday. In 2006, a dispenser known as the Astronaut B, created for the 1982 World’s Fair made major bank, selling on eBay for $32,000. Other collectible dispensers include the Mickey Mouse Soft Head dispenser, the 1955 Santa Claus Head dispenser, and the PEZ gun.