You'll no doubt be tempted to eat and drink yourself comatose at your family's home over the holidays this year, but it may be well worth your while to get off your butt and poke around the attic for relics from your childhood. That's because quite a few toys you adored back in the day are worth a pretty penny now. And what better adult toy is there than cold, hard cash money?
To help you know what to look out for, here are 17 toys that have surprisingly increased in value over the years, well, according to eBay that is.
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Lusted after by every single kid who watched Kevin McCallister use his in Home Alone 2, the Talkboy is in essence a cool-looking but technologically simple cassette recorder with playback speed options. Despite that, they're going for over $200 now.
If, per chance, you can get your old handheld Nintendo to work (and still have its original Tetris cartridge), you could be cashing in upwards of $500.
6. Power Ranger Merch
Considering there's a brand spankin' new Power Rangers blockbuster film being released in the summer of 2016, it's no surprise the wackadoo franchise has enough diehard fans to drive up the value of old PR toys. Case in point, transforming Megazords like the one above are raking in real money online.
This particular train setup was retired in 1993 (though they've continued to make vaguely similar versions since), but it might be worth scoping out the basement because these days it could get you enough to pay for a few long-haul trips on an actual train.
14. Moon Shoes
Advertised ad nauseum on Nickelodeon back when you actually watched that channel, pairs of these original trampoline feet-sheaths are online today for over $100.
Ahh, those hideous interactive fur-covered nightmare fodder? Well, they're still releasing new versions, but the originals—in mint condition—are currently selling for around $500. Wait, what?!
16. Super Soakers
The world's ultimate water guns have become beastlier and more complex over the years, but the classic originals (the 50 and 100) have only grown more valuable with age.