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The old kids’ toys worth thousands today

The old kids' toys worth thousands today. Source: Getty

If your not-so-little ones have moved out of home, or have outgrown their toys, don’t go throwing anything out just yet. 

In fact, holding on to a few items could see you making big bucks down the track - andYahoo Finance has compiled a list of a few old kids’ toys worth enough cash to send you on the European getaway you’ve always dreamed of.

Polly Pocket

Polly Pocket toys were all the rage in the 90s - and it turns out people are paying thousands to get their hands on them once more

In 2017, one of the micro-toys was listed on eBay for a staggering US$10,323 (AU$14,560) but has since been removed from sale due to a listing error.

But sellers in Australia are making a mint off them too: The miniature toys are bringing in up to AU$2,000, provided they’re in good nick or still in the original packaging.

Pokémon cards

In October last year, a Pikachu Illustrator card - a promotional card created as a contest prize in 1998, of which only 39 were handed out - sold for a whopping US$195,000 in a bidding war between two passionate buyers.

According to gaming site The Gamer, the Holographic Shadowless First Edition Charizard is worth US$10,000, and an entire first edition Pokémon card set sold for over US$100,000 online.

Nintendo video games

In August last year, a Nevada man’s unopened copy of cult-classic video game ‘Kid Icarus’ sold for a whopping US$9,000 in an online auction.

The man reportedly paid just $56 for the game, and it was found lying in the attic of his childhood home. 

Beanie babies

Beanie babies - if preserved well - can be worth thousands. 

Yahoo Finance can confirm Peanut the Royal Blue Elephant can still fetch up to $2,000 on eBay.

TY Teenie Beanie Baby Peanut the Royal Blue Elephant. Source: eBay

A first edition Princess Diana Beanie Baby is also listed for $2,495.

What else can I sell for cash?

According to a 2019 Gumtree report, the average Aussie home could be cashing in at least $4,200 from all their unwanted household items like clothes, CDs, or books, by selling them online.

Another easy way to pocket some extra cash is to flog your old phones, which could be worth up to $800 depending on the make and model, eBay revealed.

Or, if you’ve got some old CorningWare baking dishes, some collectors are willing to pay up to $10,000 a piece for rare makes.

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