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40 Years Of Iconic Toys And What They’re Worth Now

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From board games to robotic pets, our childhood toys have left a lasting impression. But is their value more than sentimental? Your favourite toys could fetch you a petty penny…

Some old toys are worth more now than others, but the memories you have are priceless. Now, where did that Beyblade go…

1970s

Stretch Armstrong (Kenner, 1976)*

Price Then: £8.37

Value Now: £1,619

Toy Name (Year Released)

Price Then

Value Now

Mastermind (1971)

£1.64

£9.99

Uno (1972)

£1.01

£7.20

Shrinky Dinks (1973)

£0.40

£10

Dungeons & Dragons (1974)

£3.69

£54*

Mr Potato Head (1976)

£1.43*

£36

Stretch Armstrong (1976)

£8.37*

£1,619

Star Wars Figures (1977)

£7.21

£79.99

Hungry Hippos (1978)

£3.94

£70

Strawberry Shortcake (1979)

£4.75

£15

Iconic toy bike
Toy Planes

1980s

Optimus Prime (Takara, 1984)

Price Then: £15

Value Now: £250

Toy Name (Year Released)

Price Then

Value Now

The Rubiks Cube (1980)

£1

£50

Lego Train Set (1981)

£40

£140

BMX Bike (1982)

£45

£275

Cabbage Patch Kids (1983)

£15

£75

Optimus Prime (1984)

£16

£250

Care Bears (1985)

£10

£61.94

Laser Tag (1986)

£50

£70

Sylvanian Families (1987)

£6.97

£66.50

Ghostbusters Proton Pack (1988)

£19.87

£140

Gameboy (1989)

£50

£119.99

Toy Xylopone
Kids Toys

1990s

Tamagotchi (Bandai, 1997)

Price Then: £11

Value Now: £2,987

Toy Name (Year Released)

Price Then

Value Now

TMNT Action Figures (1990)

£1

£165

Sega Game Gear (1991)

£99

£71

WWF Action Figures (1992)

£4.99

£49.99

Talkboy (1993)

£19.99

£39.99

Power Rangers (1994)

£4.99

£12

POGs (1995)

£2.99

£9.99

Tickle Me Elmo (1996)

£19.99

£140

Tamagotchi (1997)

£11

£2,900

Furby (1998)

£14.99

£14.99

Pokémon (1999)

£19.99

£9.99

wooden toy horse
Robot Toys

2000s

Beyblades (Hasbro, 2002)

Price Then: £5.99

Value Now: £130

Toy Name (Year Released)

Price Then

Value Now

Teksta (2000)

£38.74

£15

Bratz (2001)

£24.99

£18

Beyblades (2002)

£5.99

£130

Robosapiens (2003)

£80

£25.99

Nintendo DS (2004)

£75

£30

XBOX 306 (2005)

£280

£40

Playstation 3 (2006)

£199

£79.99

iPod Touch (2007)

£200

£24

Nintendo Wii (2008)

£180

£32.99

Go Go Pets (2009)

£9.99

£11.99

iPad (2010)

£429

£69.99

*All prices marked with a * are prices based on conversion from dollars to pounds according to the conversion rates of 12/03/2018.

** All ‘Value Now’ prices as of March 2018 are based on the mint condition and boxed version of the item, where available.

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