Got any VHS tapes stowed in your garage? Stuffed in a suitcase under your bed? Or maybe you’re still playing your favourite movies on them.
Well, wherever they are, drag them out. It turns out they could be worth more than just a buck or two.
According to Yahoo! Finance, some collectors are actually forking out thousands for the old school gotta-sit-there-and-wait-for-it-to-rewind tapes. Yep, video tapes are BACK people. They’re so old they’re officially cool again.
So if you’re a hoarder, and have a dusty stash of tapes at home, consider this your time to shine bright like a diamond.
Here’s a breakdown of what you could make if you have any of these “classics” at home.
1. Star Trek Next Generation: up to $500.
You may not want to part with your collection.. .But hey, $500!
If you’re not a fan — and your significant other is — at least you have a good excuse to get it out of the house for good.
2. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast: up to $500.
Okay… I approve of this price tag. Come to think of it, I would probably pay this for Beauty and the Beast.
I mean, there’s $500 worth of cinematic gold right here (post continues after video).
3. World Class Championship (WCW) Bash at the Beach 2000: up to $600.
I can’t say I’ve heard of Bash at the Beach 2000, but I’ll trust the Internet Gods who tell me it’s the rarest wrestling vid on the market. So it’s absolutely worth $600.
Almost every VHS of the fight was pulled from stands when Hulk Hogan sued WCW, so this is special, you guys. If you’ve got Bash at the Beach 2000 sitting next to a box of old Tamagotchis and Tazos or something, you’re in possession of a very special (potentially illegal) piece of footage. Congrats.
4. Tales from the Quadead Zone: up to $2000.
Admittedly, I am entirely unfamiliar with Tales from the Quadead Zone too.
I Googled it though, and apparently it’s a trilogy of horror movies from 1987. Considering it only managed a 3.6/10 on IMDB though, I’m not exactly convinced the hefty $2K price tag is justifiable.
5. Disney’s The Little Mermaid: more than $195
But only if you’ve got the right version.
And that version is the one with the glistening penis on the cover.
If you’re in doubt, here’s what we’re talking about:
6. Anything that has been banned or is just plain terrible.
Disney’s 1946 Song of the South is considered racist today — and so it can net you $100 at least.
A video of Hack-O-Lantern — a 1988 slasher movie most notable for being the last movie role for the guy who played the bartender in Blade Runner — went for $200 a few years ago.
If you’re not the proud owner of those gems, don’t fret. Titles like Delirium and Robot Holocaust are supposedly worth over a hundred dollars, too.
And if cult movies/illegal recordings of wrestling matches aren’t your thing, it might be worth going through your old toy collection. Provided they’re in mint condition, some of your childhood favourites are worth more than a few weeks’ worth of pocket money.
1. Polly Pocket: $250.
These choking hazards were crazy popular and are now worth a crazy amount of money. $250 for 20 grams of plastic? Sheesh.
2. Furby: $527.
Furbies are terrifying. I’m sorry.
Actually I’m not. They’re scary as all hell, and I refuse to believe someone would pay $500 for one. Not okay.
3. Tamagotchi: $560.
Wow, $560. I officially apologise to both of my parents for destroying not one, BUT THREE Tamagotchis as a tike. That was clearly not the most financially wise decision I’ve ever made.
4. Pokemon Cards: $1200.
Is anyone else reaaaaally regretting treating all of their childhood toys so poorly and not keeping them in laminated plastic right now?
5. Beanie Babies: $4616.
Okay… so this is dangerously close to the value of my current car.
And now I’m seeing black dots everywhere. Brilliant.
What childhood toys could you make some money off right now?