Next time you visit your parents’ home, why don’t you take a trip down memory lane and rummage through your old toys? And not just for the sake of it. In fact, some of your finds could be worth hundreds or even thousands of dollars. So if you find some of the following toys from the ’80s and ’90s, and especially if they are still in the original package, you might want to get yourself an eBay account.
Original price: $9.99
Potential resale price: $80
Companies that rejected the Gentile brothers’ pitch missed out… Their doll that flies high and twirls with a pull of a string were a success. Many of the toys were recalled for safety reasons which just increased their value.
21Happy Meal toys
Original price: a Happy Meal
Potential resale price: $100
McDonald’s removed Happy Meals from its value menu and hiked up the price to $3.99 in most locations. The older toys that came with Happy Meals are skyrocketing in value. They easily sell on eBay for $100, some for a lot more. For example, a whole set of “McFurbys” has been put up for sale for $899.