Here’s another children’s favorite from Hasbro. Stretch Armstrong was that man whose arms can be stretched as far as possible without breaking. Back then, if you had one of these, you could go hours just stretching and stretching and still get entertained.
This particular vintage Stretch Armstrong doll is actually very rare and has gone to auction for an insane $4,000, and since there are die-hard collectors out there, the price went up to $10,000. Well, what can we say, this toy was just the bomb, and having one today is another excuse to play with those stretchy arms. Or perhaps this is an indication of the hazards of excessive wealth!
Jurassic Park Figures
We loved dinosaurs! Okay, we have a question for you guys, who among you got scared after watching the movie as a kid? It’s not hard to see how you could get scared, these were humongous animals after all, and they wanted to chase and eat you. Let’s face it, no matter how scared we got watching the movie, it still felt like the coolest thing to have an action figure of the T-Rex displayed in your room.
Jurassic Park was on the biggest films of the ‘90s, and it was also perfect for the toy market. If you have an original version of these dinosaur figures, you could sell them online for $1,200. Although there are still dinosaur figures out on the market now, nothing compares to the original! Go take a look in your attic, you might find something, but be careful with your fingers, something might just come out and bite it!
Vintage Super Soaker Gun
Oh! This is absolutely nostalgic. Owning a water gun back in the day meant fun for every kid on the street. It was a favorite pastime on hot summer days, whether you were having a water war or just sneaking up on unsuspecting passersby. This Super Soaker is Lonnie Johnson’s recreational water gun, which is super vintage and rare.
Today, you can still find many sold on the market that are imitations of the original, however, they have all different features added and are much more complicated to operate. The first edition can be sold for up to $1,000. Nice!
Mario Cart 64
Oh, goodness! It’s Super Mario! Who remembers how much fun it was to spend hours in front of the TV trying to jump for a mushroom? Yes, we all struggled to play this game, but we loved it! In fact, because it was so popular, even adults got in on the action. Yes, kids, you weren’t the only ones who got addicted to this game.
Owning a mint-condition Super Mario Kart cartridge that still works and has no scratches can get you some pretty big bucks. If you have one lying around and you take a look on line for what it's worth, you can earn a quick $750! Awesome, okay, now we need to look for those cartridges, guys!
G.I. Joe Circa 1964
Like Spiderman, Superman, and Batman, G.I. Joe was the original action-man, and we know most of you had one as a kid. This toy is not totally phased out, though, there are still different versions of him on the market today, and with probably even better gadgets than what he had back then.
The original action man, G.I. Joe, was owned by every young boy in the ’60s, and, like his female counterpart Barbie, he is still with us today. He has had lots of different editions and appearances over the years, but his original 1964 version is worth the most money. If you (or your grandparents) have one of these in the attic, you could be looking at a cool $10,000. That is if it’s in mint condition and unopened.