Rare & Valuable Toys Quiz
Arms manufacturers churned out this type of toy to stay in operation after World War II. Now they can sell for hundreds of dollars.
- A cap gun is a toy gun that hits a percussive cap (like the kind used in real ammunition) to create smoke and a bang. They became hugely popular in the 50s, and were often themed like ray guns or other fantastical designs.
This bear, from Germany, was one of two original lines of teddy bears. Early models had a metal skeleton in the head and torso.
- The Ideal Toy Company bear was the first one in the U.S., and the first to be identified as a "teddy bear." Margarete Steiff and company landed on the idea at about the same time over in Germany, and it seems they were unaware of each other.
On the subject of bears, this bear kickstarted the trend of talking toys. He wasn't terribly rare in the 80's, but originals fetch a high price today.
- The original Teddy Ruxpin "read" stories to kids off cassettes from a tape deck in his back.
This one's literally one of a kind. This prototype of a popular 1960s action figure sold for six figures at auction.
- G.I. Joe actually created the term "action figure," with its most contemporary competitor Johnny Hero being just labeled as a boy's doll.
Star Wars revolutionized the toy market, but not all of the toys were equally popular. How many (or few) of the original Jawa toys are known to be around today?
- There are only confirmed to be six original Jawa toys still around today, each of which is worth thousands of dollars.
Not all great classic toys are endearing. Some, like this old Mickey Mouse, are pretty spooky. They're valuable regardless. How much did this Mickey Mouse wind-up toy sell for at auction in 2019?
- Wind-up toys are some of the most classic toys around, made by German toymakers hundreds of years ago. That historic value might explain why this creepy cartoon was worth five figures as of March 2019.
Which Magic: the Gathering card is famously the rarest and most expensive? Despite being banned from competitive play, it can be worth over $20,000.
- Between all of its print runs, there were only a couple thousand made of these cards. That might sound like a lot, until you consider there are over ten thousand *unique* magic cards, each of which has several thousand of it printed.
What makes this, the rarest Beanie Baby, so special?
- If you immediately guessed the right answer, you probably know a thing or two about the collectible toy market. Peanut the Royal Blue Elephant was, in fact, supposed to be light blue. The defect makes it rarer than its counterparts.
Some rare toys are so rare, no one knows about them until decades later. What indy video game, pictured here, was almost entirely undocumented until 2012?
- Per the internet's best knowledge, Red Sea Crossing was an independently designed Atari game marketed to religious consumers . It was originally being auctioned for $100, but the mystery behind its origins and rediscovery drove the price up to $10,000.
The 3 most valuable Pokemon cards found in booster packs all feature the same Pokemon. Which Pokemon is it?
- Charizard remains one of the most popular Pokemon, and all three of the rarest cards found in packs are Charizards. The rarest cards are Pikachu cards distributed to contest and tournament winners.