75 Toys Vintage Worth Hundreds to Thousands of Dollars

A number of common toys from the last ten to fifty years have become highly collectible, with people paying big bucks to own a piece of the past. If you, your parents, grandparents, or even your kids have any of the items on this list, you may want to give some thought to selling them while they're in demand. Here is a list of 75 toys that are currently in high demand by collectors.

NOTE: As you would imagine condition, year manufactured, and availability of original packaging affect the value of these items when attempting to sell them.

Sky Dancer - these dolls could soar into the sky by pulling a string. Despite being dangerous, the dolls were a big hit.

Original Cost: $9.99

Potential Worth: $80

Rainbow Bright Doll - modeled after the popular cartoon series characters in the 1980s.

Original Cost: $7

Potential Worth: $100

Happy Meals Toys - older versions manufactured in the 1990s.

Original Cost: Free with Happy Meal purchase

Potential Worth: $100

Skip-It - a jumping, skipping device that swerved when you swung it.

Original Cost: $12.89

Potential Worth: $120

Lite Bright - originally introduced in the 1967, kids could make backlit images using a variety of neon colored pegs.

Original Cost: $9.97

Potential Worth: $130 - 150

Socker Boppers - blow-up punching gloves.

Original Cost: $10

Potential Worth: $90

HitClips - kids in the 1990s could hear their favorite songs over and over again through these little cartridges that had a key ring size player.

Original Cost: $5

Potential Worth: $100

Nerf Turbo Screamer - whistling new ball shaped like a football that were produced in the 1990s.

Original Cost: $12

Potential Worth: $100

Glitter and Gold Jem Dolls - glitzy clothed dolls based on the TV characters from Jem and the Holograms.

Original Cost: $3

Potential Worth: $200

Fisher-Price Little People Family House - a plastic doll house for little weeble-like dolls.

Original Cost: $40

Potential Worth: $200

Moon Shoes - these boots were made for bouncing, but turned out to be a bit clunky.

Original Cost: $37

Potential Worth: $200

Dear Diary - a pocket-size, electronic device gave young girls a way of writing their secrets without anyone else being able to read them!

Original Cost: N/A

Potential Worth: $200

Talkboy - the guy version of Dear Diary. The toy gained popularity because it was featured in Home Alone 2.

Original Cost: N/A

Potential Worth: $130

Bop It Extreme 2 - one toy with five different activities.

Original Cost: $15

Potential Worth: $212

Spice Girl Doll Collection - the complete collection included Posh, Baby, Ginger, Scary, and Sporty.

Original Cost: $15

Potential Worth: $225

G.I. Joe Breaker Action Figure - this guy only cost $2 when it originally hit the shelves in 1982.

Original Cost: $2

Potential Worth: $250

Michael Jackson: Superstar of the 80s Doll

Original Cost: $10

Potential Worth: $300

Barbie Golden Dream Motorhome - it looked a little like a US Post Office delivery vehicle but if played with Barbie, it was totally cool.

Original Cost: $45

Potential Worth: $325

Tickle Me Elmo Extreme - a cuddly laughing bright red Elmo doll that was almost impossible to buy when first introduced.

Original Cost: $10

Potential Worth: $350

View-Master - they've been around since 1939 and gave viewers a cool 3D look at attractions, parks, and more when you looked in the binocular-type viewing device.

Original Cost: $12.50 (depending on the year purchased)

Potential Worth: $430

Webkins - stuffed animals that have an interactive online counterpart. These toys have only been around since 2005 but already they've increased in value. An eBay user recently sold a rare collection of 85 for $5,000.

Original Cost: $15 (prices can vary significantly)

Potential Worth: $500

Strawberry Shortcake Dolls - Strawberry and her friends were popular TV show, movie and toy characters in the early 1980s.

Original Cost: $20

Potential Worth: $550

Super Soaker - high-pressured water guns that were introduced in the 1990s.

Original Cost: $10 - 50

Potential Worth: $600

Toy Story Toys - the original Woody and Buzz figures are valuable, but the supporting characters are worth even more!

Original Cost: $30

Potential Worth: $700

Nintendo 64 Games - some are more valuable than others, like Mario Kart 64!

Original Cost: $60

Potential Worth: $750

The Real Ghostbusters: Fright Feature Action Figure - the figures had pop-out eyes, moving jaw, and rising hair.

Original Cost: $15

Potential Worth: $900

Jurassic Park Toys - if you have merchandise from the original 1993 film release it could be very valuable, specially the Carnotaurus, Gallimimus, and of course the T-Rex.

Original Cost: $27

Potential Worth: $900

Furbys - in the 1990s these furry, bug-eyed little creatures had their own language and behavior patterns, that drove people nuts.

Original Cost: $35

Potential Worth: $900

My Little Pony Dolls - in the 1980s 150 million of these colorful, pony figures were sold in America.

Original Cost: $13

Potential Worth: $900

Castlevania, NES - Nintendo Entertainment Systems produced this popular Dracula-based video game. It was also available the 1994 SEGA Genesis.

Original Cost: $12.50

Potential Worth: $950

G.I. Joe Motorizes Battle Tank - produced in the 1980s.

Original Cost: $30

Potential Worth: $1,000

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Action Figures - from when the characters first became popular in the 1980s.

Original Cost: $6

Potential Worth: $1,000

Pogs - simple, round cardboards discs that were used to flip on tables.

Original Cost: free with purchase of Haleakala Dairy products from Maui, HI

Potential Worth: $1,000 (depending on rarity and collection type)

Sega Genesis - this was one of the first video game console available to consumers.

Original Cost: $200

Potential Worth: $1,000

Syphon Filter 3 911 Edition (PlayStation) - one of the rarest games made for PlayStation in the early 2000s. Distribution was restricted because it was released just two weeks after the 9/11 attacks.

Original Cost: $40

Potential Worth: $1,250

Nintendo NES - the entertainment system.

Original Cost: $200

Potential Worth: $1,300

Game Boy - one of the first handheld gaming devices introduced in 1989.

Original Cost: $90

Potential Worth: $750 - 1,500

Power Rangers - action figures from the 1990s.

Original Cost: $20

Potential Worth: $1,400

Yu-Gi-Oh Cards - although not as popular as its rival Pokemon, this card-based game can commands big bucks.

Original Cost: $8-10

Potential Worth: $1,450

Skeletor Action Figure - He-Man's nemesis in the Masters of the Universe franchise. The 1982 model is the most valuable.

Original Cost: $5

Potential Worth: $1,600

Teddy Ruxpin - launched in 1985 (and taken off shelves in 1997) this talking bear played pre-recorded messages and sang songs to children.

Original Cost: $160.

Potential Worth: $1,640

Polly Pocket - popular in the 1980s and 90s, these tiny themed dolls and homes, could be set up and displayed.

Original Cost: $15

Potential Worth: $1,926

Raiders of the Lost Ark Well of Souls - based on the first Indiana Jones movie, the toy recreated the scene where the Arc of the Covenant was stored along with action figures.

Original Cost: $50

Potential Worth: $2,000

Transformer Action Figures - the original toys from the 1980 are worth a bundle, especially Optimus Prime.

Original Cost: $20

Potential Worth: $2,000

Playmobile - produced in the 1990s, these little guys are collected by adults and have a cult following.

Original Cost: $18-26

Potential Worth: $2,000 - 2,322

LEGO Trains - Legos have been around for 70+ years and the train sets are very valuable - especially the High Speed City Express produced in 1985.

Original Cost: $159

Potential Worth: $1,500 - 3,000

Cabbage Patch Kids - these round-faced dolls hit shelves in 1978 and were an instant success. Some models like the "James Dudley" are incredibly valuable.

Original Cost: $25

Potential Worth: $3,000

Eternia Playset - it depicted the mythical world of the He-Man Universe and gave kids a way to play with the Masters of the Universe figures.

Original Cost: $30

Potential Worth: $3,000

Tamagotchis - little electronic eggs that could be worn on necklaces or keychains and required constant care to keep alive.

Original Cost: $18

Potential Worth: $3,000

Garbage Pail Kids - this series of sticker trading cards featured injured and abnormal children. They were banned at most schools for because they were rather disturbing.

Original Cost: $0.25

Potential Worth: $4,000

Lego Star Wars Sets - Legos of all type hold their value but Star Wars in particular has skyrocketed in value, especially the First Edition Millennium Falcon.

Original Cost: $18

Potential Worth: $4,000

Megatron Gun - this toy was part of the Transformer toy line.

Original Cost: $20

Potential Worth: $4,000

Boba Fett Action Figure - it was originally deemed unsafe, so its release was very limited. Now after 40 years some have been released to the public but they are quickly snatched up by collectors.

Original Cost: $25

Potential Worth: $5,000

Beanie Babies - this craze lasted a long time but certain models, like the Royal Blue Elephant called Peanut command outrageously high prices.

Original Cost: $5

Potential Worth: $5,000

Pound Puppies - manufactured in the 1980s, their popularity lead to a TV show that ran for two years.

Original Cost: $30

Potential Worth: $5,000

American Girl Dolls - they've been popular for decades and are somewhat pricey when because of the MANY accessories available. A model from the 1950's called Molly McIntire commands the biggest bucks because it's initial production was very limited.

Original Cost: $82

Potential Worth: $5,000

Vinyl Caped Jawa - another Star Wars toy that's highly collectible but only if it has the original VINYL cape that was produced until 1978 - after that they were made of fabric.

Original Cost: $15

Potential Worth: $5,000

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Book - if you began reading the series in the 1990s and have one of the early published books, you might be able to cash in!

Original Cost: $11

Potential Worth: $6,500

Thundercats Thunderwings Lion-O Action Figure - these figures were popular because of the cartoon series than ran 1985-88. If you have one in original packaging, you could be in for a big bonus!

Original Cost: $15

Potential Worth: $7,000

Vintage Care Bear Dolls - each of the cuddly, colorful dolls had a unique pattern on its belly and some are extremely rare.

Original Cost: $2

Potential Worth: $7,500

Magic: The Gathering Cards - introduced in the mid-1990s, there are still 12 million active players worldwide. Card value depends on rarity, with "Power 9" being the most valuable.

Original Cost: $4-8

Potential Worth: $13,500

Mego Elastic Batman - it was released in 1979 and produced for a few years.

Original Cost: $25

Potential Worth: $15,000

Where The Wild Things Are book - it's been a popular child's book for decades, but if you happen to have a 1963 first edition that's signed by the author, it could be worth $25,000!

Luke Skywalker Action Figure - if you have the limited edition version produced in 1978 it could be worth $25,000!

Star Wars Kenner Obi-Wan Kenobi Action Figure - the original Alec Guinness dolls (the actor who played Obi-Wan in Star Wars) with the double-telescoping feature.

Original Cost: $15.99

Potential Worth: $30,000

Pez - they were first produced in Austria in 1927 with the goal of making a sanitary candy dispenser for children, and they've been around ever since. The original dispensers command the highest price.

Original Cost: $1.79

Potential Worth: $32,000

Atari 2600 Games - are incredibly popular with collectors, especially the Air Raid game.

Original Cost: $199

Potential Worth: $33,400

Pokemon Cards - certain cards have high value and complete collections can command a $100 grand!

Original Cost: $10-20

Potential Worth: $100,000

Hot Wheels - some of these little metal vehicles are worth more than the car you drive (probably). The 1969 pink, rear-loading VW Beach Bomb Hot Wheel sold for $125,000!

Original Cost: $.59

Potential Worth: $125,000

Monopoly - over 250 million copies of this board game have been sold since it was created in 1933. A very early version called The Landlord Game, is rumored to be worth close to $150,000.

Original Cost: $2

Potential Worth: $146,500

G.I. Joe - they've been in production for over 50 years and are still popular, but if you have one of the very first prototypes, it could be worth $200,000. Other figures have sold in the $10,000 range and The Missile Commend Center sold at auction for $17,500.

Lionel Pennsylvania "Trail Blazer" Train Set - the company has been around since 1900 and some of the complete sets can be worth a quarter million dollars!

Original Cost: $199

Potential Worth: $250,000

Baseball Cards - be sure to check the value of any card you might find - the rarest cards can be worth millions! Only 200 of the Honus Wagner Sweet Caporal collection were made between 1909 - 1911 and one of the cards recently sold for 3.12 million.

Easy Bake Oven - almost every little girl wanted one of these in the 1960s and 70s. They're popularity earned them a spot in the National Toy Hall of Fame. Vintage sets that are complete can command thousands.

Original Cost: $11

Potential Worth: $4,000

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Photo Credit: Getty Images. Hasbro for G.I. Joe figure. Playmobile/Facebook. Hot Wheels.

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