55 Nostalgic Toys From Your Childhood That Are Worth A Fortune

By Sarah Norman | October 3, 2023

This first edition Barbie has expensive taste, she sells for $30,000

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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Barbies of the high queen of collectable dolls, after all they’ve been inspiring young girls for generations. As the decades have gone on Mattel has taken great strides to create dolls that mirror every kind of girl, and allowing them to feel represented among some of the most popular toys of all time. The Barbie that started it all in 1959 is one of the most sought after dolls in existence. With its golden hair, a black and white bathing suit and blue eyeshadow, it’s a monument mid-century beauty, and even though we don’t subscribe to what it’s selling anymore, it would still be cool to have one. If you think you have one of these, check for holes in the bottom of her feet, that’s how you know you’re holding a doll that could take in nearly $30,000 from the right bidder. 

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

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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.