55 Nostalgic Toys From Your Childhood That Are Worth A Fortune

By Sarah Norman | February 17, 2024

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figures from 1980s go for hundred of dollars

Some of your favorite toys from childhood are selling for astronomical prices online and in auctions...try not to gasp when you realize if you'd held onto them you'd be rich!

Do you remember your favorite toy? The one you couldn't go a day without? Did you give it away when you were too old to play with it, or let it go for a few buck in a garage sale? Have you checked to see how much its selling for now?

The toys collected here, from Mego Dolls to vintage board games, are all huge parts of our nostalgic past...was letting them go a mistake? Click ahead and find out what toys were actually timeless treasures! 

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Children of the ‘80s, this may be painful for you. Anyone who was cognizant during the reign of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles remembers the ache that young people had to get their hands on everything that the Turtles were selling, especially the action figures. We set them up, knocked them down, and made them fight each other until it was time to go to school on Monday. As fate would have it, there are a lot of figures from the late ‘80s line of Turtles toys that go for hundreds of dollars. Mint versions of the original four go for something around $350, but the real investments (if you left them in their boxes like some kind of psychic financial guru) are “Undercover Raphael” and “Scratch the Cat.” This version of Raph goes for $750, while Scratch can get you $1,200. That’s a lot of pizza. 

Red Sea Crossing is a game that no one wanted but sells for ten grand

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source: atarimania

Not every Atari cartridge is created equally, if you spent weekends crammed in front of your TV playing Pong or Spellbreaker then you know that. While some Atari games are only worth about 10 bucks in today’s market there’s at least one that’s been known to fetch upwards of five figures; a little known game called Red Sea Crossing. More than likely if your parents gave you this game you traded it off or sold it as fast as possible. Basically it was a video game advertised in Christian bookstores and magazines as a “Bible video game,” doesn’t that sound like a blast? In 2012 a copy of this game sold for $10,400. Think you have a copy of this? Time to start digging through your old cartridges.