Throwback Thursday: Toys from your childhood worth a fortune

Publish Date
Thursday, 26 April 2018, 2:26PM
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If you're thinking of carting your children's old toys off to the charity shop, you may want to read this first.

A team of money-saving experts have revealed the vintage toys and games that are now worth thousands - and there's a good chance some of them are gathering dust in a corner of your attic, reports the Daily Mail.

The guide, from Lifestyle website Good Vibes, looks at dozens of hit toys from the 1970s through to the 1990s - including Hungry Hippos, board games and robotic pets.

Meanwhile, an original Star Wars figurine can be worth up to ten times their original price, with one recently selling for an eye-watering £26,040 (NZD $51,293) - while others are worth a more modest £79.99 ($150).

From board games to robotic pets, the iconic toys of our past certainly left a lasting impression in both our minds and the pockets of our parents. But are they worth even more now than they were when they were new?

Toys from the 1970s ranked among the most valuable in today's money, while a Ghostbusters Proton Pack from 1988 is worth $119 on Fishpond.

Here's what some of your old favourites could be worth today:

1970s

Stretch Armstrong (Kenner, 1976)

Then: $16

Now: $100 from Fishpond

Dungeons & Dragons

Then: $5.90

Now: $346

Mr Potato Head

Then: $2.80

Now: $49.95 from Fishpond

1980s

The Rubiks Cube (1980)

Then: $1.90

Now: $62 from eBay

Optimus Prime, 1984

Then: $31

Now: $384 from eBay

Care Bears (1985)

Then: $19

Now: $194 from Fishpond

Sylvanian Families 

Then: $13

Now: $53.40 from eBay

1990s

Tamagotchi

Then: $21

Now: up to $420 from ebay

Tickle Me Elmo

Then: $40

Now: $184

Furby

Then: $50

Now: $200 from Fishpond

So who wants to make some money?

This article was first published on nzherald.co.nz and is republished here with permission.