Believe it or not, the original My Little Pony and those beloved Cabbage Patch Kids came into this world 35 years ago. Furbies are close to celebrating their 20th birthday! Feeling old yet? Well, hold onto your beanie babies, this is going to be a wild ride into your past.
Whether you collected state of the art gadgets or cuddly bears, take a look at these nostalgic dolls and doodads and find out how rich you’d be if you still had them. Hey, if you’re lucky, your parent’s basement may still be harboring some mighty valuable treasures. Enough to pay off that mortgage! Or at least cover a couple runs to Whole Foods.
1. Teddy Ruxbin
Remember Teddy? The talking bear with moving eyes and the ability to hypnotize children? He remembers you. And he sometimes sells for up to $400 bucks—but you can be reunited for just $150 here.
Teaching kids to spell rite since 1967, this gem of a toy was for the artistic little ones. An original can be snagged for $310 on eBay right now.
3. Beanie Babies
Wahaha! You knew these bad boys would be worth something someday, didn’t you? Well, no, not yours, those are trash. But apparently this first edition Princess Diana baby is worth $475,000. Who needs a home when you have this lil’ guy to keep you warm?
4. American Girl Dolls
Raise your hand if you, like me, are still bitter you never got an American Girl Doll growing up. Well, now is the time for justice. The largest American Girl collection EVER was being sold on eBay for $25,500, and you can snag plenty of the original dolls on eBay as well.
5. Pez Dispensers
Part candy, part toy, Pez and its playful dispenser are an American classic—but fun fact: they actually originated in Austria. An, even more, fun fact: you can buy a whole lotta’ Pez goodness right here for about $175.
While my old barbies are piled naked in a bin somewhere in my parent’s attic, these collector “World” Barbies have been treated liked the queens they are. And they can all be yours for $1,200. Now, if it were a single first edition Barbie—you know the classic black-and-white striped swimsuit—that could reach the $20,000 range.
Believe it or not, they still make Furbies, but if you want an original they could cost as much as $900 on eBay. Or you could splurge on a whole lot of them for $2,500.
8. Cabbage Patch Kids
The fact that ’80s Cabbage Patch dolls are going for $3,000 makes me really regret giving mine that edgy haircut back in the day.
9. Strawberry Shortcake Dolls
Meet Mint Tulip—she is in her original packaging and is selling for nearly $1,000.
10. Original My Little Ponies
As a lover of My Little Ponies, ice cream, and all things pink and purple, it hurts a little that I don’t have this $600 treasure in my possession.