You were the coolest kid on the block if you had the Ghostbusters firehouse. Nowadays a firehouse with the box goes for around $100-$200. But, if you have one that is in amazing condition, you could easily get up to $600 for it.
Fireball Island was a board game with volcanoes, Tiki gods, and marble "fireballs" that could knock the player’s' pawns off the board. A complete or near-complete set of the 1986 Milton Bradley game is worth at least a couple hundred bucks now. Don’t you wish you kept it?
Two years ago, a Lion-O action figure was purchased for a whopping $2783. That must have gone to the biggest Thundercats fan ever! If you have one and it isn’t in perfect condition, don’t fret. You can still make some money on it. This lot sold for more than $200.
If you were a fan of Chris Van Allsburg when you were younger, I hope you held onto the books Jumanji and Polar Express. A copy of Polar Express (1985) in fine condition is now worth $800. A copy of Jumanji (1981) in the same condition is now worth $600.
If you have any G.I Joe toys, hold onto them. In 2003, the original 1963 prototype sold for $200,000. But you may also be able to cash in on some toys from the '80s as well. The 1982 series motorized battle tank can bring in $950 in a sealed box or $150-$175 in a non-sealed box.
Did you rock Air Jordans in the '80s? A pair of black Jordans, originally released in 1985, can go for up to $25,000 today. Why are they worth so much money? Because there were only 12 pairs of them ever made.
Please tell me that you kept some of your Garbage Pail Kids Cards. Just a few years ago, an Adam Bomb card was going for more than $4000 on eBay. According to gpkworld.com, that price was inflated, but your cards are still worth a lot more than what you paid for them. A 1985 original series Adam Bomb and a Blasted Billy were listed for $120 on the site.
This 1982 candy dispenser is extremely rare. So rare, in fact, only two were made. The dispenser was created to promote the 1982 World's Fair in Knoxville, Tennessee and one of the dispensers has a blue stem with the head of an astronaut wearing a blue helmet. The other has a white helmet and green stem. The green and white one sold for $32,000 in 2006.
The first-edition American Girl Dolls hit the market in 1986. There is currently a Samantha doll on Ebay going for $2850. If that seems like a lot, in 2015, an original Samantha doll was selling on eBay for $4200.
11. U2 "All I Want Is You" Purple Vinyl Album Boxed Set:
Next time you are at a record store, search through the vintage section. If you find the 1989 Australian release of U2 "All I Want Is You" Purple Vinyl Album Boxed Set, grab it! It is worth thousands of dollars. ($3483.64 to be exact.)
Masters of the Universe was not doing so hot when this Skeletor was released in 1988. Because sales at the time were so lackluster, Mattel only released the Laser Light Skeletor in Italy and Spain under the names Skeletor Occhi di Fuoco and Skeletor Ojos de Fuego. If you have an original, it is worth more than $11K.
If it is still in the box, this game, released in 1982 is worth more than some cars. There are only two copies of the boxed game that are known to exist, so if you've got one, congratulations to you for possibly getting $31,600 for it. If you have one, but it is not in the box, don’t you worry. You could make up to $3000 for the cartridge alone.
In 1987, this Bandai Nintendo game was recalled because it came with an interactive accessory called the "Bandai Family Fun Fitness" floor pad. Nintendo wanted to rebrand it and call it the “Power Pad." So, if you've got the original, you are in luck! $1000 is just waiting for you!