Please book a flight home and prepare to spend the next several days rummaging around your parents’ basement, because all that random stuff you owned in the ’90s? Yeah, it’s about make you rich. Beanie Babies, Pokémon cards, and even old video game cartridges are worth hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars these days. In other words: nostalgia, but make it rich.
Furby was one of the most annoying toys to come out of the ’90s, and in a cruel twist of fate, they’re now somehow worth almost $1k. Like...why would anyone buy this? I NEED ANSWERS.
If you own an original Harry Potter book, you could be looking at major $. Hardcover first editions of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (aka the English Version) with the print line “10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" are worth up to $55,000, while Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (aka the American version) is worth up to $6,500 if it has the print line “1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2 8 9/9 0/0 01 02” on the copyright page. I’ll give you a moment to look at your copy.
The price-point of these really depends on whether you bothered to keep the old box and instructions (probably not unless your mom was super extra) and if you managed not to lose the pieces (HAH, as if). But if you did treat your Playmobile like gold, good job: You’ve quite literally earned it. This Victorian mansion sold for almost $400, while Knight’s Castles go for around the same.
HAHAHAHA remember Beanie Babies? Yeah, I wish I didn’t either. But a few of them are worth some money. These peace-loving dudes run up to $80 a bear. But wait, there’s more...
There are legit people trying (and succeeding?) to sell Claud the Crab for $100,000 on eBay. IDEK what to say. Guess now is a good time to recite Claud’s poem: “Claude the crab paints by the sea; a famous artist he hopes to be; but the tide came in and his paints fell; Now his art is on his shell!”
This bear was touted as being super rare from the very beginning, and honestly prices vary. But some people are out here trying to sell it for $10k. You could be that person!
To be honest, I’d pay any amount of money to own Bubbles. Except maybe not $129,000, which is how much he’s selling for on eBay, womp.
Sorry, we’re not done with Beanie Babies yet. Pattis, like this one here, are selling for up to $20,000. Which seems...deranged.
Okay, let’s be real. Most Pogs are worthless. These Pogs, however, were for sale on eBay for a million dollars. IDK if the internet is pranking us or what, but there you have it.
Come through Barbie! Jeweled Splendor was released in 1996 for the FAO Schwarz Floral Signature Collection, and nowadays it sells for around $150. Unless you shaved her hair off like I did, in which case she’s...worthless.
Pink Splendor is a limited-edition Barbie who blessed us with whatever TF this outfit is in the late ’90s. If you made your poor, long-suffering mother buy this for you *and* she kept it, good news: It’s worth $1,000.
I know, I know. The chances that any of us still have complete Polly Pocket sets are slim. But if you *do,* they’re worth up to a couple hundred bucks a pop, which isn’t too shabby for a hunk of plastic.
Anyone have one of these lying around? ’Cause it’s worth $795 if ya do!!!!
I am honestly furious about the fact that I never owned a Spice Cam. If you too are furious, buy it on eBay for $115.
Oh, look—another small piece of paper from the ’90s worth more than a car. Specifically, up to $96,346.05 on eBay.
*cuts to me cursing the day I threw out my Pokémon cards*
This Pokémon card is worth pennies compared to the others on this list. And by that, I mean it’s worth $10k, which will pay for your pizza takeout for at least a couple of years.
Kay, so this one isn’t going to make you rich, but it goes for about $2,500 on eBay which is not! too! shabby!
If you were given this as a child, first of all, I’m sorry. But it’s worth about $90 now, so at least it hasn’t been haunting your nightmares for nothing!
Furby can GTFO because I stan this Gremlins 2 doll for the much more reasonable price of $219.99.
The late ’90s introduced us to the wonder of virtual pets, many of which I killed within several hours. Chances are, you didn’t hold on to your Digimon, but if you *did,* he could be worth about $205. A pretty steep upgrade considering these things cost, like, $5 at Walgreens.
If you’re one of the few people who bought this and actually held onto it, nice work: it’s worth more than a hundred bucks.
Speaking of random board games you don’t remember existing but possibly owned, let’s talk about It From the Pit. It’s worth $300 so time to do a deep dive into your family game closet, ugh.
Nintendo mini classics were the bomb, and Zelda freakin’ ruled. You probably paid about $20 for this in 1998, but it’s worth around $600 now so...bye!
Mini classic keychain games also bring in a decent amount of money these days. This one from 1999 is selling for $541.96.