Nostalgia's Worth: Valuable Toys from Childhood Collections

By Sarah Norman | February 24, 2024

Game Boy variations can go for major bucks

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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Whether you were stuck in the way way back of your parent’s car on a road trip or just lying in bed while everyone else was asleep, the Game Boy was a constant companion and the easiest way to kill time while demolishing blocks in Tetris or fighting your shadow self in Link’s Awakening. As other systems came and went most people ditched their Game Boys for newer handheld devices, that may not have been such a hot idea. An original Game Boy in mint condition can sell for hundreds of dollars, and a Game Boy Light can go for thousands. 

Luke Skywalker and his double-telescoping lightsaber costs up to $25,000

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You won’t need to go to a galaxy far, far away to get this classic Kenner Luke Skywalker action figure with a double-telescoping lightsaber, but you may need to mortgage your house. Unless you’ve got one still in it’s packaging, of course, that would make you one of about 20 people. It’s hard to imagine any kid who’d just watched Star Wars being able to keep this action figure in the box, let alone the version with a telescoping lightsaber. Kenner stopped producing these pretty early into their run because the lightsaber kept breaking, so even you have one of these out of the box it can still fetch a nice price, just not $25,000