You Might Own A Toy Treasure
These are some of the more valued items that collectors are willing to pay top dollar for.
1. Star Wars action figures (the 1977 originals.) A Darth Vader 1978 with telescoping light saber could fetch up to $6,000.
2. Original Blyth dolls. They were sold in 1972 for only one year. Eyes changed color with the pull of a string. In mint condition they could go for $2,000.
3. Windup toys. Early versions made of tin instead of plastic can fetch several thousand dollars.
4. Children's books. A first edition of many children's books, such as "Where the Wild Things Are" or "Horton Hatches the Egg" could be worth over $4,000.
5. Hot Wheels and Matchbox die-cast cars. Depending on the condition and rarity ((Matchbox originated in the 1950's, Hot Wheels in the late 1960's) you could get a thousand bucks for a single car.
6. G.I. Joe action figures. Hasbro coined the term "action figure" in 1964 with G.I. Joe for boys who were not going to play with "dolls". The G.I. Nurse Action Girl is among the most valuable since she was only on the market for a year. She can fetch $2500 in good condition.
7. Happy Meal Toys. Collectors will pay for a hard-to-find item to complete a set. We're talking thousands of dollars!