Do You Have One of These Gathering Dust In Your Attic?

Every collector dreams that the old junk gathering dust in their attic could one day make them wealthy, but experts say you don’t need a hoard of antiques to get rich quick. As a matter of fact, some of the toys from the ‘90s are now worth a fortune. From that long-forgotten box of Super Nintendo games to discarded Barbie dolls, you could be sitting on a plastic goldmine. The G.I. Joe shown above sold for a mind-blowing $200,000. Here’s a look at some of the items that could be worth a small fortune.


Pokemon Cards — Rare Pokemon cards regularly fetch 5-figure sums, with a first-edition Shadowless Base Set Charizard selling for $420,000. At the very pinnacle of the Pokemon collection world is the 1998 Pikachu Illustrator card. Only 39 were ever made, with one selling for $6 million.

Nintendo Games — High-quality copies are now becoming rare, with a copy of Mario Kart 64 released in 1997 selling for an impressive $21,812. The game is so popular that even the empty box sold for $65. However, not just any old copy will do. Damaged or poorly preserved games only sell for a fraction of the price that new or well-preserved games do.

Barbie Dolls — Margo Robbie’s Barbie box-office success has created new interest in the dolls, resulting in spike in their worth. The De Beers 40th Anniversary Barbie sold at a special auction for a whopping $85,000. If you have a Barbie that has blue eyes, you could be sitting on a goldmine. The misprinted doll should have had brown eyes, so that skyrockets her value.

Super Soakers and Nerf Guns — Whether they shoot tiny foam darts or streams of water, these toys now dominate the top spots for expensive collectibles, ranging from $25 to $500. If you happen to have an Ultimator Bazooka Rocket Blaster, it could be worth $700.