Make money on Ebay: Vintage toy guide

“Never spend your money before you have earned it.” —Thomas Jefferson

I’ve been rather tardy on the Ebay selling front I’m afraid. We have alot going on in the Fire household so instead of facing the mountain of things I have put aside to sell on ebay, instead I’ve been dreaming I find all my old toys and make a fortune from them. Alas it seems I dont have any that are worth money but you might! here’s my vintage toy guide for Ebay!


  1. Polly Pocket
    Originally a very small tiny toy doll that was so easy to lose, you had to tell your friends not to sneeze around it. Mattel bought it in 1998 and immediately made it slightly bigger. The result? Well hopefully a doll with better finding power but it also made the price of the littler ones skyrocket!


2. Pokemon
From the Nintendo game-boy to the cards, the rare ones back then are even rarer now! Which of course means more lucrative. I’ve never understood Pokemon myself but beginning to wish I had now!


3. Furby
Remember these disturbing little fellows? I actually dont but now they fetch a small fortune on Ebay!


4. Magic: The gathering cards
This freaky thing came out in 1993 and the money is in the early ones or the whole set!


5. Happy meal toys from McDonalds
Seriously? Why was I never allowed to go to McDonald as a child then mum? *checking the ingredients* oh yes,,,, nevermind…. Not just any old toy will bag you a million (none will infact) but a whole set ranging through several years will buy you a few Happy meals.

Happy Meal

So there is my guide on what vintage toys to sell.



  1. Hey useful post.

    I plan to get into selling on ebay this year once my schedule clear up a little. I have old Pokemon cards so I really need to start assessing the value haha

    I also have a lot of old school video games that I could sell, wish me luck!

    • Hi,

      Thanks for your comment and the support. WOW thats really exciting. All my old stuff is just junk! 🙂 Old video games are worth quite a bit now. Shame I was into the nintendo gamecube. Think I would have to pay someone to take them off me! I’d love to know how you get on, so please let me know x

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