When Nigo, the Japanese designer and founder of A Bathing Ape, decided to offload his Star Wars collection, he turned to Sotheby’s. The total haul of the 2015 auction came to over half a million dollars, and included this as-new boxed Luke Skywalker figurine, one of only 20 out there.
An original hand drawn oil cloth version of Monopoly made in 1933 and owned by the game’s inventor Charles Darrow sold for $146,500 at Sotheby’s auction house in 2011, nearly double its expected price. But, even if you don’t have such a rare version of this beloved game, vintage versions from the 1930s have sold for $3,125 and limited editions sell for hundreds on eBay.
Before we were obsessed with our cell phones, we whiled away the hours on Nintendo’s handheld game system, which was first release in the U.S. in 1989. These days, mint condition Game Boys go for hundreds and, if you have a special edition like the Game Boy Light, over $1,000.