In the world of toys..
Toys hold special places in children’s hearts. Children on the other hand will find pleasure, entertainment and happiness when playing with their toys in total disregard of the price of those toys. For many years, “toys” for the big boys such as motorbikes and cars used to be the most expensive ones but recently, toys for children are fetching top dollars.
Advancement in technology has produced Hi-tech toys that come with overwhelming price tags. Therefore before you hit the toy stores to buy one for your son or daughter, you need to have a look at the following list of the world’s most expensive toys.
Let’s discover the most expensive Pieces of nostalgia in the market
G.I. Joe Toy Soldier Prototype
This toy soldier has 21 movable parts, has a hand-stitched sergeant’s uniform and it measures only 11.5 inches. It is the most expensive vintage collectible toy that was sold for $200,000 in 2003 at an auction. Although you can’t get this 1963 toy soldier, you can be lucky to get a 1994 Manimals Vortex MOC C-7 at eBay for $20,000.
Gold Rocking Horse
Toy rocking horses hold a special part of a child’s toy collection. First, it has got an appeal that doesn’t fade away and also, it is the kind of legacy toys that are passed from one generation to another.
The solid gold handmade rocking toy that was designing for Japan’s prince Hisato is the most expensive rocking horse toy to date. It is reported that Beyonce and Jay Z bought one for their daughter Blue Ivy at $600,000 for a version of this rocker.
Diamond Choker Barbie
A Barbie is one of the most beloved toys to a little girl. This world’s most expensive Barbie doll gets its world most expensive look from the black strapless evening dress with 160 diamonds, and white gold miniature jewelry. The most expensive Barbie on record was sold for $302,000. Nonetheless, you can get the one-of-a-kind 40th anniversary Barbie at $85.000.
Steiff Teddy Bear
This fur made teddy bear has eyes of sapphires and diamonds while its mouth is made of pure solid gold. Since they were created to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the teddy bear company, there are only 125 of these bears in existence. If you are lucky to find one in the toy stores, you will have to part with £43,000-the most expensive teddy bear. The highest price ever made for one of these teddy bears was $193,000.
The Darth Vader Fighting Helmet
The same Darth Vader fighting helmet from the Empire Strikes Back was created for Bob Anderson, the fencing champ to give him clearer vision when taking the role of Darth Vader for the fight sequences. It goes for $115,000.
Gundam Fix Platinum Toy Robot
It is the most expensive toy robot in the world. It is only 12.5 centimeters, 1.4 kilograms and has 89 parts made of pure platinum. Besides, its eyes are made of 0.15 carat diamond. Ironically, this most expensive toy robot is meant to only promote its other versions that are for sale.
Lionel 3360 Burro Crane
It is a prototype for many model cranes of the 1950s. Though it looks humble and unassuming, it is the priciest toy that was sold on eBay for $85,000 in an online auction. With this amount one can buy a 2012 BMW convertible!
Nintendo Wii Supreme
It has a 22 karat gold coated body with the front buttons adorned with 78 quarter-cut diamonds. It was created by Stuart Hughes, who also made the most expensive iPhone. This toy is valued in the range of $485,000.
Toys for a happy childhood – they are irreplaceable
Regardless of their price, toys provide entertainment to children and also help them have a happy childhood. Besides, they are very important for children’s mental, cognitive, and physical development. Toys are children’s priciest assets.