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'90s Collectibles You Threw Away That Are Worth A Ton 

Matthew Lavelle
Updated November 24, 2019 7.3k votes 2.5k voters 264.4k views 15 items

List Rules Vote up the products you're most surprised are worth a lot of money.

The 1990s was an exciting decade. For adults it was a time of war, financial exhilaration, and soapy White House drama. For kids, it was an exciting time filled with everything from Pogs to PlayStation. Many '90s kids remember growing up convinced that their toys and collectibles and trading cards would be worth a lot of money someday. This was mostly bad advice, as most '90s toys and collectibles have turned out to be worthless. You'd have been much better off hustling your local hospital for some kidney stones, hopefully a celebrity's, to resell. 

Nonetheless, a few 90's collectibles have appreciated in value. You might be surprised to learn that while little cardboard discs aren't worth much, an old box of cereal can make you cold cash. And like all good fashion comebacks, those questionably hideous Troll dolls of the '90s are worth more vintage than their arguably cuter counterparts of today. Of course, basic economics says the value of anything is determined by what a person is willing to pay. Check out the list below to find out whether some of your old toys or collectibles are worth more than you expected, and vote up the products you're most surprised are worth a lot of money.

Aladdin's Black Diamond VHS Has Appreciated More Than 370%
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In 1993, you could purchase a VHS version of Disney's Aladdin for $16.99 at Toys-R-Us. Today, sellers are asking for up to $1,000 for a Black Diamond copy of Aladdin. More reasonable sellers are asking nearly $80. Either way, Aladdin's Black Diamond VHS has appreciated in value considering it was readily available at major retailers during the early '90s. 

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If You Still Have The Bop It Extreme It's Worth Over $100
If You Still Have The Bo... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list '90s Collectibles You Threw Away That Are Worth A Ton
Photo: Matthuxtable/Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain

"Twist it, pull it, or bop it," the Bop It Extreme was a simple Hasbro audio game that saw a few different spinoffs and recreations. The Bop It Extreme not a commonly found item and can be worth up to $170 online.

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Polly Pocket is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list '90s Collectibles You Threw Away That Are Worth A Ton
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Mattel purchased the Polly Pocket brand in 1998. As a result, the original, smaller version of the Polly Pocket toys have increased in value. In the '90s, a child could purchase Polly Pocket for $10-$20. Now, eBay claims that sellers may ask for up to $350 for the pre-Mattel Polly Pockets, including the Bluebird Polly Pocket line, but most retail for less than that price.

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If You're Trolling For Cash And Have A Few Of These Stashed Somewhere, It Might Be Time To Sell
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Photo:  Hoboh Official/Flickr/Public Domain Mark 1.0

Trolls have been around for years, but there was something unique about their '90s look when they resurfaced and surged in popularity. Since then, they've been relatively simple to find and purchase, but it's often hard to find duplicates, and part of the iconic novelty has been hunting unique trolls with different color hairs, sizes, or outfits. Today, a '90s Trolls doll is worth at least $40. Compare that to the set of 6 modern trolls you can buy from the new Trolls for less than $12.

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