It seems as if the last time we heard the words ‘Pogs’ and ‘Slammers’ were at least two decades ago. And that’s probably true as they were mostly popular in the ’80s. But before you get into a why-am-I-so-old cry, try to think if you have any of the original ones lying around.
In 2016, a six-piece set of holographic Jurassic Park Pogs including a slammer was sold for (you’ll need to sit down for this) one million dollars. A full set could still be worth a couple of thousands without a hologram and a slammer.
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.
Never has a fairy princess made little girls go oooh and aaah more uncontrollably. Sure, some of them were recalled for being dangerous, but that's what happens when a toy is designed to fly out of your hand like that. This toy had all the drama and momentum a little girl could ever need to fulfill her fairyland fantasies and a little eye-poking sounds like a small price to pay.
Originally sold for about $10, they are worth a lot more now. If you have a set of two dancers (they go by Dazzle and Lacey if you really want to know) you could probably sell it for about 200 dollars.
Atari 2600 'Air Raid'
You keep telling yourself that you've evolved from Atari to Xbox One X and that you're not a kid anymore. Still, we all know you're kidding yourself and there are just too many memories attached to your old Atari games so you keep them in a little box in your linen closet. Would you consider selling those memories if they turn out to be lucrative?
As it turns out, if you dig in that box and find a copy of "Air Raid" you'd be happy to know it could exceed $30,000. It would also be interesting to know that unopened copies with original instruction manuals could be sold for even more.
American Girl Molly
Molly McIntire, one of the American Girl doll series, grew up during World War II and moved to America. This doll has such a life story it might as well be somebody's grandmother. Molly dolls first found their way into American toy stores in 1986, and they were discontinued in 2013 only to make a comeback in 2018.
An original Molly from 1986 is considered a collector's edition, and one of those was sold for $1,200 in 2018. Molly dolls from different years can still be worth more than their original value, but not as much as their 1986 sisters. Other dolls from the series, such as Kanani Akina or Samantha Parkington are also valuable.