Let’s be honest, being an adult totally sucks. Can we just go back to being a kid, please? Yep, we’re so ready to go back to the days when we didn’t have to work for a living, we didn’t have bills to pay, we didn’t have clothes to wash (thanks, mom), we didn’t have to eat healthily, we didn’t have to spend our free time buying a new refrigerator, and we didn’t have to pretend to have our shizz together – because it was perfectly acceptable to NOT have our shizz together. Nowadays, it’s frowned upon, and we’re not about that life.
The best part of being a kid was being able to play games whenever the heck we wanted. We were allowed to play outside, in the middle of the streets (do kids even do that anymore? Or is that a health and safety risk, too?), we were allowed to spend hours on end sitting in front of the video console in our pajamas, we were allowed to play board games until the early hours, we were allowed to buy Happy Meals at McDonalds just to get the toy (and the nuggets) and we took our trading cards to school, which resulted in an all-out war with Nancy from chemistry class to see who would be the proud owner of the shiny Pikachu, and we just had a whale of a time. It was great. But then we were hit by the big truck of puberty, and had to shove all of our favorite toys into the attic for them to gather dust. *Sobs*
As the years have gone by, the world is realizing how gosh darn great the ‘70s, ‘80s, ‘90s and early ‘00s were, and are reliving their nostalgia days with the toys of the past. Because of this, you may living below an absolute goldmine. Yep, collectors are now offering big bucks for those of you who have some of the coolest and rarest childhood toys from these eras. These are the most valuable childhood toys that could make you a fortune – so check your attic now!
Original Monopoly Game – $146,500
Ahhh, Monopoly. We’ve all played the game that has broken families and proved who really has the worst anger issues in your family. Charles Darrow created the game in 1933 and even kept one for himself – a hand-drawn oil cloth edition of the game (oooh, sounds fancy). This edition was sold in auction in 2011 and sold for a whopping $146,500! But even if you don’t have this rare version, you might have a vintage version. These have been known to sell for around $3,125. We’ll take that…