Fueled by morning cartoons that were nothing more than thinly veiled advertisements, on the 19ththe 80s were arguably the golden age of toys, with iconic lines like Transformers, G.I. Joeand the masters of the universe beginnings that are still popular today—and maybe even more, based on a toy filled auction which ends tomorrow.
The problem growing up with a lot of these toy lines is that when you’re a kid, you don’t think about preserving the packaging when you tear apart a new toy, or play with it gently, with thoughts. what it could bring one day at auction. As a result, toys from the 80s, especially those still in their original packaging, are rare, and those that have survived past decades fetch incomprehensible sums at auction.
Hake auctions has a mountain of 80s merchandise up for auction right now, including video games and comics, but it’s the toys that really caught our attention, making us both nostalgic and genuinely sad we didn’t pay more attention to our toys when we were children. We’ve rounded up some of the best deals and you might be surprised at how much some of these items are for sale when the auction officially ends tomorrow.