The age when their childhood belongings become valuable is reaching millennials. You may have stored items in your loft hoping they would be “used again later”, but then you forget about them. All of the old toys, CDs, and pictures that were once useful, ended up in the attic collecting dust.
You may need to clear out some stuff, but don’t give up on the idea of donating or binning it all. Your ‘trash may actually be someone’s treasure. You might be able to sell some of your junk for a good chunk of cash.
It is important to research the items that you have stored away. We have 15 items you might have. Get rid of all the old paints and dust off that teddy bear and start earning!
Beanie BabiesCoinsLEGOVideo Game ConsolesPolly PocketComicsPokemon CardsLunch BoxesAction FiguresHarry Potter BooksMagazinesRoyal Family MemorabiliaFurbiesHappy Meal ToysYu-Gi-Oh! Cards
The Beanie Babies were a staple in the 90’s. Every millennial had at least one. One of the most sought-after Beanie Babies is the 1997 Princess Diana bear. This bear can be purchased on eBay for $500,000. This bear is listed on eBay for a staggering $500,000. While most Beanie Babies aren’t as lucrative, some can bring in some serious cash.
However, it is important to note that Beanies must adhere to certain conditions in order for them be of higher value. It is better if it was made earlier. It may be worth more if it was made to mark a special occasion, is in excellent condition, and is one of a few. Its value is also affected by the type of Beanie pellets used. Strangely, Beanie Babies that have made mistakes in the creation of their Beanie Babies can be sold for more.
Money makes money, it’s true! Selling coins is no different. Many coins have a higher price than their actual value. You can make some money with old coins, collectible coins and even the ones in your pocket right now. You might be ready to go through the old jar of coins you have stored in your loft.
Sometimes, errors are made on coins. Or dates are missing from coins. These coins can be very expensive, as shown in this 1971 ‘New Pence’ coin on eBay, which sells for PS1,000. Because certain designs are rare, collectors of 50p pieces can also make big money. According to the Royal Mint the 50p coin is Britain’s most popular. Here is a list listing the 50p coins that are most rare.
LEGO sets are not just for millennials. They can also be valuable. An eBay auction for a rare LEGO Star Wars Darth Maul set could net you a decent PS2,000. You can even get PS75 for used LEGO sets. If you don’t have any LEGO, this is a great way to make a little extra cash.
Some pieces may be very valuable, even if they are not in use. A missing door, window or wheel on a car, for example, could be worth a lot. Many buyers may be interested in LEGO figures. Rare figures, such as this Rare Gold Minifigure, can be purchased for an astounding PS5,413.
Here is a list of useful LEGO figures.
Video game consoles
While some consoles are more rare and vintage than others, you can still make some serious money with older consoles. Although the Nintendo Wii was discontinued in 2017, they can still be purchased online at PS50 and above. Add any games and you could make up to PS100 It’s not bad at all. The Nintendo DS is a familiar name to millennials. These are still available, but older models may be able to land you an additional PS70 in your bank accounts.
An older console, like the Atari 2600 console, could cost you nearly PS1,000. Pre-owned Nintendo 64 consoles can also be purchased for a very reasonable PS500. This is a great deal for a gaming console you haven’t used for 15 years.
Polly Pocket is a classic toy that millennials will treasure fondly. These tiny dolls, which were small enough to fit in a pocket, provided hours of entertainment and have enjoyed a rise in value over the years. The dolls’ size has been steadily increasing since Mattel, a gaming company bought Mattel in 1998.
You can auction off vintage, mint condition Polly Pockets for more than one thousand pounds, like this 1992 Birthday Party Stamper. Even used Polly Pockets can be purchased for as low as PS25 to PS50. This is a great little income, especially if you have some to sell.
Old comic books are a favorite in the world of collectors’ items. They can be sold for life-changing sums. In 2011, the first issue of Action Comics was sold for a staggering $2,161,000. It featured Superman, the renowned superhero. This is nearly PS1.6 million.
While most comics will not make you millionaire, there are many collectors who are eager to grab particular comic books. One of these comic books could be yours! Love Money lists a number of comics that you might own. They range from PS229 up to PS1,500.
Comic Book Price Guide is an excellent website that can help you price any comics you own. You could even sell your comics in bulk to make some extra cash, even if they are only worth a few pounds. Every penny counts, after all.
Pokemon cards remain the most popular and well-known brand of cards. People are willing to spend big money for rare cards and specific cards to complete their collections. These cards may be hundreds in the case of millennials.
A complete set of cards can fetch hundreds of pounds. Rare cards, especially those with holographic or gold-coated designs, can fetch even higher prices. A rare holographic Pokemon card, in perfect condition, was sold for $45,100, which is PS32,923 as of December 2020. Other cards can fetch anywhere from PS50 up to PS15,000. Depending on their rarity, condition or printing errors, they could also be worth a lot more.
Card Mavin allows you to determine the value of your Pokemon cards.
Yes, lunch boxes. Yes, you read that correctly. This isn’t something only millennials have in their loft. A sturdy, metal lunchbox in tin with our favorite cartoon character or superhero on it was what we all had. They have been a beloved collectible that has become surprising popular. You could be selling vintage lunchboxes for well over PS100. You don’t have to sell them in mint condition to make a good profit.
Even though it’s a little beat up, this Vintage Beatles Metal Lunchbox sells for nearly PS280. That’s quite a bit of pocket cash. You might also find other lunchboxes in better condition, or more difficult to find, that could be worth even more. You can find this Popeye Lunchbox or Thermos Flask on eBay for PS425. Money for old rope or, in this instance, old metal
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Growing up, all of us had action figure growing up. Star Wars action figures can be as expensive as LEGO. Collectors love GI Joe and GI Jane figurines.
Superheroes from Marvel and DC have a long history of popularity. Super Mario Kart is another favorite figure. This figurine of Super Mario Kart reached a staggering PS335!
You can also sell any rare figures that you don’t own as a job lot. You can charge a price depending on how much you have and the condition of the figures.
Harry Potter books
Every household has at least one copy of Harry Potter. There are many reasons why some copies are more valuable than others, such as being an early or first edition, spelling or formatting errors on certain pages, and hardbacks. The first book in the Harry Potter series, The Philosopher’s Stone, is by far the most valuable.
AbeBooks, which specializes in rare and collectible books, reports that first edition Harry Potter books sold for prices between PS28,850 and PS39,700. Other books in the critically-acclaimed series can be worth as high as PS10,000. The value of some of the less important books can still be worth as high as PS250. This is a good amount of pocket money.
A complete guide from AbeBooks can help you determine if your Harry Potter copy is worth its value.
Everybody has read and bought magazines at least once in their lifetime. You may even have kept a few over the years. You may be a fan of the singer or celebrity on the cover. Or you might even collect every issue of the magazine. Vogue and Life magazines from early times often sell for PS20-30 per copy. This is a significant mark-up over the PS1 and PS2 they were most likely purchased for.
The first issue of Playboy featuring Marylin Monroe as the cover is rare and very valuable. Nostomania estimates that this magazine could be worth as much as $635,000 (PS462,035). It’s unlikely that you own this magazine but it shows how much collectors will spend to get the right magazine.
Crazy About Magazines lists hundreds of magazines available for sale on their website. This site is a great resource for determining how much to list magazines for in order to sell them.
Royal family memorabilia
This item is not restricted to millennials. It is possible that the commemorative royal wedding cup you purchased decades ago might have been sitting in your attic collecting dust, but it could be worth a substantial sum of money. Collectors from all corners of the world are interested in your royal trinkets and are passionate about the royal family.
A souvenir plate, plate, mug, brooch, or brooch could be valuable. You may not make many from souvenir memorabilia. However, you can find items that commemorate weddings and jubilees for as low as PS25 to PS50 online depending on their rarity and condition. These items feature Princess Diana are very popular.
It is possible to have signed photos or documents from the royal family. The signed portrait of Princess Diana was sold for $9,782, or approximately PS7.1118. You never know what you might have in your stash!
The Furby is a childhood favorite for all millennials. They were everywhere in the 1990s, whether you loved them or hated them. Now, you could make a lot of money with them. You may have luck if your Furby is still in good condition after being stored in the loft. According to eBay, Furbies in excellent condition that were rarely used in the past could fetch you several hundred pounds.
Furbies even in good condition can be sold at a price of up to PS30. It’s not too expensive, especially if it’s something you want to sell. There may be a limited edition Furby. You might even be able to sell them in a less than perfect condition.
You can check World Collectors Net’s Furby price guide to determine if your Furby has any value.
Happy Meal toys
Many millennials associate McDonald’s Happy Meals with a sense of nostalgia. The excitement of receiving a toy with your chicken nuggets brings back a lot of memories. These toys are actually quite popular among collectors. Some releases are very sought-after and the older they get, the better.
Beanie Babies, as we have already mentioned, are highly collectible. The same applies to the 2000 release of the Teenie Beanie Boos collection. Although they aren’t as valuable individually, if you have more than one, you might be able to get an additional PS325 into your bank account.
In 2013, the Happy Meals were taken over by the Despicable Me minions. There were 12 minions to collect and the latest sales averaged around PS25 per minon. The entire collection is worth around PS300 if you have it all!
All millennials are familiar with Yu-Gi-Oh! The playground was adorned with cards. Trading cards were a popular game among children in the 2000s, and collectors still want them.
Like many other items on the list, their value depends on their condition, their date of printing, and their rarity. While most cards sell for between PS5 and PS25, if there are a lot of them you can easily make some money for your rainy day fund. It is important to inspect your deck carefully, as you might be in possession a rare or early-edition card.
These cards were previously sold at prices between PS720 to PS5,000. One seller wanted $10 million (PS7.27million) for a unique card. According to rumours, they eventually exchanged the card for $2 million (PS1.45m). You never know what you might have in your loft!
These 15 items could be worth as much as PS30,000 for millennials in their loft. MoneyMagpie.