Superheroes have superpowers, that much we all know. But somehow, one of the most famous superheroes out there is just a regular human with a cool car and lots of money – Batman. For decades, Batman has been an inspiration for kids who learned that superpowers don’t run in their families.
If you were one of those kids you must have had a Batman action figure you cherished and carried around wherever you went. In case this action figure was from 1976, you’d be interested to know you could sell it for about $500. We wonder if in years to come, the action figures that are bought today will be worth anything…
Okay, so technically these aren't toys, but they used to be just as fun to collect when we were kids and the mail services weren't so useless. And while people aren't using regular mail like they used to, the stamp-collecting scene hasn't gone anywhere.
Old and rare stamps (or better yet – original sheets of them) could be highly coveted within the stamping community, and collectors could pay a pretty penny for them. In 2016, for example, a sheet of Bugs Bunny stamps from 1997 was sold for $90. In 2019, another stamp set of Junior Duck Stamps was sold for nearly $1,000!
Growing up in the '80s means you've heard the sentence"E.T. phone home" more times than you can count. Much like other Hollywood hits, the merchandise wasn't too far behind, and many kids asked for a life-sized E.T. toy. Those toys were 38 inches tall and were the closest thing children had to a fantastic alien friend.
If such a toy was part of your collection when you were little, you better hope that you can still remember where it is. In case it doesn't possess a special sentimental value, you could sell it online for 700-900 dollars.
ThunderCats Action Figure
Between 1985 to 1989, heated fourth-grade debates revolved around the question of which ThunderCat is best, and kids were willing to argue in favor of their favorite as if their lives depended on it. Those very same kids are probably the ones who still hold on to their original ThunderCats action figures, and they would be right to do so as they could be worth hundreds of dollars.
If they were to sell any of them, they could make a great profit on an unopened Panthro (around $400) or Bengali (around $800). That is, of course, assuming they'll be able to live with themselves after that.
Steiff Teddy Bears
You probably had one of these fine friends from one brand or another when you were a kid, something to hold during the dark nights and keep the monsters under the bed at bay. If you stayed as loyal to this toy as it did to you – and it's a specific brand – it may have one last, monetary gift for you.
Steiff bears are known as the original teddy, and plenty of them have reached a vintage status, which means cash. An adorable, fluffy Louis Vuitton-clad Steiff Bear, for instance, sold for a record $182,550 at a charity auction.