Okay, we all know that there are many versions of this popular board game now. You can now be the proud owner of Game of Thrones Monopoly or Monopoly for Millennials (as if it isn’t sad enough that we can’t buy real estate, now we have board games making fun of us for it). There are also versions that cater to those who prefer more firmly entrenched pop culture icons, like Star Wars, Star Trek, or even Pokemon. But, of course, nothing beats the original.
And absolutely nothing beats the original of all originals. The hand-drawn version of this game, which was made by Charles Darrow in 1933, was sold for an astounding $146,500 in 2011. So, if you were one of those kids that loved the vintage versions from the 1930s or other limited edition versions, you can be raking in the cash… a severe amount of money!
1978 Luke Skywalker Action Figure
We are all fans of the legendary Star Wars trilogy, which holds a special place in our hearts. The joy of watching these iconic movies during our childhood is an unforgettable experience. Finding any of the original characters' action figures is like looking for a needle in a haystack. Regenerate response
Hardcore collectors are willing to spend a pretty penny to get their hands on rare star wars toys. In fact, in 2015, a vintage Luke Skywalker action figure, initially released in 1978, fetched an astonishing price of $25,000. Such remarkable passion and the enduring value of these toys leave us awestruck.
Another childhood favorite, aside from the Bubble Jug, Pop Rocks, and all those amazing candies, the Pez Dispenser was one candy dispenser that kids loved to collect once it ran empty. Some of these hyped-up bobble sticks are so rare that they can sell for hundreds or thousands of dollars.
The popularity of these churches never really dissipated, and a PEZ dispenser known as ‘Astronaut B,’ which was made in 1982, was sold on eBay for $32,000. Gosh! The precious Pez dispensers can be found even today, however, they are all of the more updated action figures of cartoon characters.
In the early ‘90s, this bulky version of the Game Boy was so popular that kids had to beg their parents to get one for them. Of course, many versions came after the original, there was the Game Boy Color and then the Game Boy Advance. But with all these amazing graphics of today’s game consoles, who needs an old one anyway, right? Wrong. You’ll never know what it feels like to have been a real gamer back then without experiencing the graphics of the vintage model.
In fact, if you are one of those lucky people that own one, you should probably do your research on how much the value on it is. These babies can sell for hundreds or maybe even thousands depending on the condition it’s in. If you have a special edition, like the Game Boy Light, it can go for over $1,500.
Hot Wheels was another favorite collectible. There are many versions of these cars made today, but none of them compare to the original ones made back in the ‘60s. In fact, since 1968, over 4,000,000,000 Hot Wheel toys have been made, but not all of them are considered valuable.
Some of the toys were only made as a prototype, like the 1969 “Volkswagen Beach Bomb.” This version never made it to production, making it one of a kind and with a value of $125,000. So, if you are a hardcore collector of these toys, you might want to start saving up!