The first Toy Story film came out more than 20 years ago but we would be lying if we said we weren’t planning on forcing our great-grandchildren to watch it again with us when we’re old and gray. As it turns out, Buzz Lightyear, Woody, and their friends can be of much greater use than a nice movie night. Original character figurines can be sold for hundreds of dollars.
As time goes by and more films in the franchise keep being released, the figurines become increasingly popular. The second film, for example, came out in 2000, but in 2016, a Stinky Pete figurine was sold on eBay for 700 dollars.
Faker Action Figure
For those of you who weren't busy obsessing over Masters of the Universe in the '80s (maybe you had social lives or were generally invited to parties and things), allow us to introduce you to Faker, a member of the Masters of the Universe world. While you were busy planning your campaign for prom kings and queens, others were busy getting Faker action figures that are now worth more than your fanciest tie-clip.
They say evil never wins, but they also say that there is an exception for every rule. As it turns out, Faker is one such exception. Even though he is one of the bad guys, an unboxed action figure of his can be worth up to $1,000 on eBay.
Growing up in the '90s means that instead of begging your parents for a puppy, you begged them for a Tamagotchi – a virtual pet that lived in a little gadget on your keychain. Some of you may have heard that those Japanese toys have been making a comeback lately, but don't go buying one of those looking to make an instant profit.
No one will give your plastic-contained pet a second look if it was purchased in the last 5-10 years. Original Tamagotchis, however, (the rarer the better) are a whole different story. A quick stroll through eBay will show you that some of them can be sold for $40 while others can be sold for $2,000!
For those of you who don't know, Webkinz is the slightly more hi-tech version of Beanie Babies. Just like stuffed animals, these look like regular plush toys. These collectible toys, however, come with an online avatar you can play with on the company website.
Webkinz aren't very old, and calling them vintage would be a stretch, but there are some models that have been discontinued. Some of those models are in higher demand than others, but generally speaking, there is a pretty prolific Webkinz market on eBay where you can buy and sell them for about $1,700.
This literally pocket-sized toy could make your pockets happy for a completely different reason. Each of those Polly Pocket sets had different pieces that were incredibly compact but also incredibly easy to lose. On the off-chance you are so incredibly organized and have all the pieces of your old set, this Polly Pocket could buy your lunch for the next two weeks.
Different sets can be sold for different prices (it all depends on how new it is and how many of the original pieces are actually there), but some sets have been sold for 500, 900, and even 1000 dollars.