Every year new toys are released from various companies from around the world. There has also been a major movement to online games that can are played on tablets or smartphones. This means that a lot of action figures, games, and toys from the last five decades are now considered to be collector’s items and are worth a lot of money. These toys are rare and hard to come by, which means if you do find one in a used store or a yard sale, you will definitely want to buy it before someone else does. Keep scrolling to see some of the most valuable old toys in the world.
In the 1990s, the Japanese made Tamagotchis were all the rage. Every child had to have one, and most teachers and parents had to put up with them.
These digital pocket pets needed almost constant care and looking after. They had to be fed, brought to the vet when they were sick, and all of the other activities required by a normal pet. If you manage to find one of these in the original packaging, it can be auctioned off for around $3,000.
Cabbage Patch Dolls
Children loved the original Cabbage Patch Dolls. They could be dressed in all sorts of different outfits and have their yarn hair styled in a variety of different ways. Kids loved to bring them to the park with them and go to sleep with them at night.
While they were first released in the late 1970s, they rose to popularity throughout the 1980s and the early 1990s. They can still be found, but there was a specific one known as the James Dudley that was released in 1985 that is the true collector’s item. If you come across one of these, it is worth about $3,000 as well.
The German-designed Playmobil toys continue to be very popular today. This line of toys included a wide range of different characters, including fairies, ambulance drivers, and pretty much any other character that a child or an adult could dream up.
The original Playmobil was not as fancy, and detailed as the sets now, and this is what makes them special. The simplicity of the Playmobil characters are what collectors are looking to purchase. Besides the dolls themselves, collectors also search for the various complimentary toys like the buildings and animals. One of the original series Playmobil that is still in its original packaging is worth upwards of $2,000 if auctioned on a site like eBay.
Indiana Jones Figurines
The Indiana Jones franchise starring Harrison Ford had three films that featured him as the enterprising treasure hunter/ archeologist. His time in the film Raiders of the Lost Ark saw him become so popular as the titular character, that action figures of him and the Ark were created.
These action figures and the Ark itself have become major collector items for people who still love the films. The original action figures were also sold with a replica golden Ark and some mummies for added authenticity. It is now worth around $2,000 on the open market.