FORTY YEARS OF FUN AND GAMES - WHAT ARE YOUR OLD TOYS WORTH NOW?

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Vintage ToysHave you ever wondered what some of your old toys are currently worth? You know, toys that normally fall under the bracket of action figures, board games, puzzle games, quizzes, dolls, remote control cars, and robotic pets, to name but a few! Yes. Of course you have. Especially since we’re presently living in a collectors market, shrewdly looking backward in order to thrust our bank balances forward.





After all, it's quite possible that you might have a small fortune of toys hidden away somewhere just gathering dust and increasing in value, year, by year, by year. So for crying out loud, what are you waiting for? Groundhog Day? Come on, get up, dust yourself down, and have a look at what you might be able to discover and sell!

Vintage Toys
Now if you were a child of the 70s then there’s a pretty good chance that you’d pick up something associated with prog rock, disco, Hungry Hippos, or a little space opera called Star Wars. But if you were a child of the 80s, well, that particular decade did a massive cartwheel all-over pop-culture, big time, and we were bombarded with tons and tons of merchandising, like Transformer robots, Ghostbuster proton packs, MTVLevi jeans, and the ever-reliable Sony Walkman. During the 90s, on the other hand, we saw the rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, alternative media, mobile phones, as well as the World Wide Web, as opposed to the new millennium; which aptly gave birth to globalisation, social media, plus a shed load of consoles, IPads, and IPods.

Anyway, regardless of what you might actually find, either way up in your dusty old loft or deep down in your parents basement, just remember that Good Vibes, an online magazine sponsored by Sunny, have been able to compile a list of toys, games, and memorabilia, produced and developed over this four-decade period, and calculated what each of them are currently worth. Here, check out the following three sections for further information. The first section is focused on the price of products both then and now (organized by decade). The second section is comprised of an infographic that illustrates these products previously highlighted. Whilst the third section is an accompanying video. Please enjoy.


1970s

Name of Toy Price Then Value Now
Mastermind (1971) £1.64 £9.99
Uno (1972) £1.01 £7.20
Shrinky Dinks (1973) £0.40 £10
Dungeons & Dragons (1974) £3.69 £54
Mr Potato Head (1976) £1.43 £36
Stretch Armstrong (1976) [Top Earner] £8.37 £1,619
Star Wars Figures (1977) £7.21 £79.99
Hungry Hippos (1978) £3.94 £70
Strawberry Shortcake (1979) £4.75 £15

1980s

Name of Toy Price Then Value Now
The Rubiks Cube (1980) £1 £50
Lego Train Set (1981) £40 £140
BMX Bike (1982) £45 £275
Cabbage Patch Kids (1983) £15 £75
Optimus Prime (1984) [Top Earner] £16 £250
Care Bears (1985) £10 £61.94
Laser Tag (1986) £50 £70
Sylvanian Families (1987) £6.97 £66.50
Ghostbusters Proton Pack (1988) £19.87 £140
Gameboy (1989) £50 £119.99

1990s

Name of Toy Price Then Value Now
TMNT Action Figures (1990) £1 £165
Sega Game Gear (1991) £99 £71
WWF Action Figures (1992) £4.99 £49.99
Talkboy (1993) £19.99 £39.99
Power Rangers (1994) £4.99 £12
POGs (1995) £2.99 £9.99
Tickle Me Elmo (1996) £19.99 £140
Tamagotchi (1997) [Top Earner] £11 £2,900
Furby (1998) £14.99 £14.99
Pokémon (1999) £19.99 £9.99

2000s

Name of Toy Price Then Value Now
Teksta (2000) £38.74 £15
Bratz (2001) £24.99 £18
Beyblades (2002) [Top Earner] £5.99 £130
Robosapiens (2003) £80 £25.99
Nintendo DS (2004) £75 £30
XBOX 306 (2005) £280 £40
Playstation 3 (2006) £199 £79.99
iPod Touch (2007) £200 £24
Nintendo Wii (2008) £180 £32.99
Go Go Pets (2009) £9.99 £11.99
iPad (2010) £429 £69.99


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