REALLY EXPENSIVE TOYS
Added on: 23rd Dec 2015
CRYSTALS-STUDDED ETCH-A-SKETCH, PRICE: $1,500
Do you remember playing with an Etch-a-Sketch? When introduced
back in 1960, these mechanical drawing toys were sold for $3 each.
In 2003, FAO Schwarz came up with a special limited edition
Etch-a-Sketch, studded with 14,400 hand-set red Swarovski crystals.
Twelve of these limited editions were made and each was sold
RIDE-ON PLUSH GIRAFFE, PRICE: $1,879
Available at petittresor.com, the standing ride-on giraffe can
support up to 150 pounds (68 kg). Originally created for exclusive
European collectors, each plush animal is meticulously handcrafted
from portraits of real animals and comes with a ”Toys that Teach”
tag describing in detail their habitat, lifestyle, care of their young
and eating habits.
1978 TELESCOPIC LIGHT SABER DARTH VADER,
Originally sold for just $2.49, the first set of these 1978 Star Wars
figures were discontinued because the light saber extended and this
was found to be an undesirable trait. As only a few hundred pieces
of this Kenner version of Darth Vader were actually manufactured,
the figure is now worth up to $6,000.
NO. 30 CRANE MATCHBOX CAR, PRICE: $13,000
When Matchbox cars were introduced, they were usually sold
for less than 1 dollar. However, in 2004, a renowned Matchbox collector
by the name of Jim Gallegos (who already owned over 150,000 die-cast
miniatures valued at over $1.4 million), reportedly purchased a brown
No. 30 crane for an incredible $13,000.
TOY SEWING MACHINE, PRICE: $13,600
Although this bizarre toy sewing machine was not made from precious
materials like many other toys featured in this list, it became the most
expensive item of its kind in April 1996 when an English industrial
sewing-machine dealer bought it for $13,600 in an auction in London.
BABE RUTH FIGURE, PRICE: $13,600
In 2009, a figure of New York Yankees legend Babe Ruth was sold on an
eBay auction for a staggering $13,600. Made by master figure creator
and avid baseball fan Todd MacFarlane, this particular version of the toy
was unique due to the colour of Babe’s hat (blue instead of black).
In fact, MacFarlane only produced 5 copies of this particular version,
two of which ended up in his personal collection while the other
three were mixed into distribution.
LIFE-SIZED NBA FIGURE, PRICE: $15,000
In 2003, NBA offered their fans the opportunity to buy life-sized Lego
figures of their favourite players. The fans could choose from a variety
of famous players including Jason Kidd, Shaquille O’Neal, Kobe Bryant,
Chris Webber and Allan Houston. Each of these figures were
LEVITATING HOVER SCOOTER, PRICE: $15,000
Hammacher Schlemmer, the oldest catalogue company in the US,
offered what looked like every boy´s dream toy. Described as a
miniature flying saucer with handlebars, the Levitating Hover Scooter
moved its rider on a cushion of air. Capable of speeds up to 15 mph
(24km/h), the Hover Scooter could have been yours for $15,000 dollars.
GOLD NINTENDO GAMEBOY, PRICE: $25,000
The limited edition of Nintendo Gameboy, the world´s most popular
handheld toy, was created by British jewellers Asprey of London in 2006.
Made from 18-karat gold and diamonds, this Gameboy can be yours for
a mere 25,000 dollars.