9 Pieces Of Your Disney Childhood That Can Make You Rich
OK, they might not make you RICH, per se, but they can definitely add some extra cash to your pocket. The world’s collective nostalgia and affection for everything Disney means that anything from its classic era – think Snow White, Cinderella, Lady and the Tramp – or its Renaissance – The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, all those “90’s kids” memes – can fetch a pretty high price on eBay and other auction sites. Check out this list – and an even longer one from Buzzfeed – and see if you have any hidden away.
Old VHS Tapes
This Beauty and the Beast videocassette is going for $500 on eBay. I KNOW we all have a bunch of these hanging around our childhood homes— so does that mean we also have hundreds of dollars hanging out in a random rec room cabinet?!
Oh my goodness, remember these Tamagotchi knock-offs? Either you spent a decade begging your parents for one or being begged by your own children; there was no escaping it, especially if it also had Disney branding like this 101 Dalmatians one, now going for almost $60 on eBay.
Electronic Handheld Games
This one’s giving me MAJOR flashbacks to long car trips with my parents! My sister and I had the ones for The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin. Too bad we didn’t also have this Rescuers Down Under version, since it’s currently going for nearly $50— without batteries!
Disney Character Toy Cars
These kind of look like Happy Meal toys, don’t they? They weren’t though, and now they’re apparently worth much, much more than a burger— $149.99, to be exact.
- Video Games
The world is a weird place, guys. I have vague memories of sleeping on Cinderella sheets like these, and now one flat sheet is going for $115. Serious question— who saves sheets for that long? Please raise your hand.
It doesn’t really get more basic than this water ring game, and the only thing “Disney” about it is they slapped Mickey’s face on it— and yet it costs $220. I wish I could go back in time and tell my mom how much this boredom-buster would eventually be worth.
There’s TONS of stuffed Disney animals and friends on eBay. One of the most expensive is this Genie doll, which is listed for $1,000. I know I have some of these somewhere, but mine are definitely more, ah, “well-loved” than this one.
Of course dolls had to make this list! They’re one of the most popular collector’s items, and when it comes to Disney-branded ones, it doesn’t matter if they’re Tyco or Mattel. One like this Pocahontas doll could go for up to $300 or more.
We used to spend many, many hours on these games, and now we can earn many, many dollars from their sale.
Man, the memories are just rushing back, aren’t they? Are you reminiscing, or are you distracted by the crazy prices you can get? If you want to be even more amazed, take a look around eBay and peruse Buzzfeed’s list. Do you think you have any of these hiding in your home?