Dust off your favorite set!

Meghan Overdeep
January 16, 2018

Kids who grew up in the 80s and 90s—and the brave parents who raised them—are no doubt familiar with the bygone phenomenon that was Polly Pocket. The miniature worlds contained in those iconic jewel-tone compacts posed choking hazards to a generation of fixated youngsters. And then, almost in a blink, heaps of them were packed away as kids moved on to newer, fancier toys. Vacuum cleaners everywhere rejoiced.

Despite decades collecting dust, like all good things, Polly Pocket sets are making their triumphant return. Now these vintage toys are among the hottest items on the resale market.

But a trip down a miniature memory lane will cost you. Some sets, like the Little Mermaid and Alice in Wonderland pair that recently went for upwards of $1,400 in the UK, are going for a pretty penny.

According to Complex, the most valuable sets are the ones made before 1998, when Mattel took over production from Bluebird. On eBay, prices currently range from $400 - $800 for certain coveted sets in mint condition. Smaller, well-loved sets, however, are selling at more modest prices in the $10 - $40 range.

Got a Polly Pocket sitting around? Head over to eBay—it could be well worth your while!