Disney has been a huge part of every child and adult's life. There have been a plethora of a critically and commercially acclaimed classic Disney films. Additionally, there are several world famous Disney Channel made for TV movies and popular TV shows. The first full-length feature animated movie was Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which was released December 21, 1937. In addition to the classic movies and TV shows, Disney is also known for their incredible merchandise and licensing. The phenomenal Disneyland and Disney World theme parks are based on the Disney characters.
Since the release of the first film, there has been merchandise to go along with it. There isn’t an adult or child that at one time didn’t own something with the word Disney written across it. Most of us throw out our old toys and other Disney related items. However, for those smart ones that didn’t, your toy might be worth a fortune. There are several Disney items that are now worth a great deal of money. Regardless it if it was cheap or expensive at the time. It might even surprise some Disney fans to know that the insignificant toy they threw out years ago is selling at a high price on eBay. Here is a look at 25 Old Disney Items That Are Worth A Fortune Today.
25 101 Dalmatians Giga Pet - $90
The Disney animated film 101 Dalmatians was released in 1961 to universal praise. The 17th Disney film is credited with pulling Disney out of a slump. It has gone on to become one of the most memorable Disney films. Any memorabilia related to the film sells at a pretty high cost. When it comes to this film even the small insignificant items ended up being worth a lot. A 101 Dalmatians Giga Pet keychain sold on eBay for $90.
24 The Lion King Kissing Simba and Nala - $100
The Lion King was the fifth film of the Disney Renaissance era. It was universally praised for its writing, voice cast, soundtrack and directing. It was also known for the incredible love story between Simba and Nala. Lion King’s merchandise was a hit on several different levels. It was popular with kids and adults. A mint condition Lion King Kissing Simba and Nala doll is available on eBay for $100. It comes with a magnet that draws the two dolls together. It might have just been a fun toy back in the day but is worth money now.
23 The Little Mermaid Water Sprinkler - $100
For most of the 80’s, Disney struggled to find its glory. Most of the films released either failed or were a moderate success. However, that changed with the Disney Renaissance era. Between 1989 and 1999, Disney released several classic films that are considered part of the era. It all started with the classic Little Mermaid. The film’s merchandise was all over the stores. The items are often found on eBay but are quite expensive. An unopened and unused Little Mermaid Water Sprinkler sold for $100.
22 Bambi Forest and Friends Water Globe - $130
In 1942, Disney released their fifth animated film, Bambi. The classic Disney film is groundbreaking and heartbreaking. When first released it didn’t do well at the box office or connect with fans. However, it’s now regarded as one of the greatest Disney animated movies. Anyone that kept merchandise from the film could make a good profit selling it on eBay or Etsy. A vintage 1990 Bambi Forest and Friends Water Globe sold on Etsy for $130. The item is now sold out, which only increases the value.
21 Mickey’s Treasure Ship Play-Doh Set - $131
Mickey Mouse is the most recognizable Disney star. Without Mickey, there might not even be a Disney. Mickey has been central to marketing campaigns and on merchandise. Memorabilia featuring Mickey is worth a lot of money. For those that own vintage Mickey memorabilia or toys, you might want to put them on eBay. The Mickey’s Treasure Ship Play-Doh set is worth $131. That might seem like a lot to spend on play-doh but anytime Mickey is involved the value increases.
20 The Lion King Hop-A-Croc Swamp Game - $138
The Lion King was so incredibly popular that it resulted in an animated TV series and a live Broadway play. In fact, a live action Lion King film is set to premiere. It’s one of the most financially lucrative properties for Disney. Lion King merchandise still sells at a high price. The film was one of the most successful films of the Renaissance Era. The characters and music inspired future animated films. The merchandise is also very expensive. The Lion King Hop-A-Croc Swamp game sold for $138 on eBay.
19 TOMY Mickey And Friends Car Set - $150
It’s safe to assume that for most people these tiny little cars are probably scattered around old boxes in the attic or were thrown in the garbage long ago. However, there are a few smart people that kept their vintage 1990’s TOMY Mickey and Friends car set in mint condition. They can now sell them for a decent amount. The set features Mickey, Minnie, Donald Duck and a whole host of others. The set was sold on eBay for $150 and sold out quickly. The set is a popular item amongst Disney fans and collectors.
18 The Lion King Adult Nala Plush Toy - $150
In 1994, Disney released their 32nd animated feature film The Lion King. It was a massive success at the box office and with fans. It was a cultural phenomenon that is still felt today. At one point, it was the second highest-grossing film of all time. Lion King toys and merchandise sold like crazy when released. Those items are now some of the most coveted Disney items. A 15-inch mint condition Lion King Adult Nala plush toy is available on eBay for $150.
17 The Little Mermaid Ariel Snow Globe - $155
The mermaid Princess Ariel is one of the most important characters in the Disney universe. The Little Mermaid was the first major success after a string of somewhat disappointing films. Merchandise and items related to the film sell for an outstanding price. These items were reasonably priced but are now out of most people’s price range. The Little Mermaid Ariel Snowglobe plays the hit song “Under The Sea.” The water globe was sold on Etsy for $155.
16 River Rowing Pocahontas and Meeko - $190
Most kids play with the same toy over and over again. It’s rare that a kid ever leaves the toy in the box. They tear it out immediately and play with it until they buy a new toy. However, for those few kids that left their toys in mint condition they can now sell them on eBay. Pocahontas is one of the most influential Disney characters. The merchandise and toys sell for a high price on eBay. A mint condition River Rowing Pocahontas and Meeko set still in the original box sold for $190 on eBay.
15 Beauty and the Beast Belle Watch - $210
Beauty and the Beast was an enormous success and is still popular today. The characters, music and classic tale have transcended time. The love story between Belle and the Beast is one of the greatest of all time. In fact, Belle is regarded as one of the most unforgettable princesses. It’s safe to say that many young girls all dream of being Belle when they grow up. Belle is often associated when elegance, which this watch clearly has. This Beauty and the Beast Belle watch is no cheap item. The gorgeous watch sold for $210.
14 Mickey’s Magic Water Game - $220
Mickey and Minnie Mouse are synonymous with Disney. They’ve appeared in films, TV shows and on merchandise. There isn’t a person in the world that doesn’t know Mickey and Minnie. In fact, many of those same people will spend some serious bucks on Mickey merchandise. This Mickey’s Magic Water Game looks like a basic and simple item. However, it’s much more than that to collectors and fans. Mickey’s Magic Water Game is available for $220 on eBay. It might have been a simple game in the past but is now an expensive one.
13 Darkwing Duck Thunderquack Jet - $275
Disney began to rapidly expand and eventually branched out into television. They launched the highly successful Disney Channel, which has featured several very popular animated and live action TV shows. One of the most popular was Darkwing Wing Duck, which aired from 1991 to 1992. The series featured some of the most memorable and coolest toys of the time. Darkwing Duck was nothing without his Thunderquack Jet. The toy version is as expensive as the real one. A mint condition Disney Darkwing Duck Thunderquack Jet is worth $275 on eBay.
12 Beauty and the Beast Tea Set - $280
The animated romantic musical Beauty and the Beast in the third film of the Disney Renaissance era. It’s regarded as a classic animated film and a template for future romantic animated movies. The film is known for the classic love story, iconic soundtrack, and unforgettable supporting characters. In fact, merchandise involving the supporting characters is worth as much as the more famous characters. A classic 1980’s Beauty and the Beast tea set sold on Etsy for $280. It featured the iconic characters of Lumiere Wardrobe, Mrs. Potts, Cogsworth, and Chip.
11 Sun Colors Pocahontas Gift Set - $300
The 33rd Disney animated film Pocahontas was released in 1995. It didn’t do as well as past Disney films. The film was criticized for the historical inaccuracies but Pocahontas is a highly influential character. Items from the film the seemed like a simple toy in the 90’s is now worth a lot. A rare and mint condition Sun Colors Pocahontas Gift Set is available on eBay for an asking price of $300. The item is still in the original box and includes a Pocahontas doll, locket, and extra outfit.
10 Toy Story Woody Doll - $300
Disney’s Toy Story is the first feature-length computer-animated film. It was released in 1995 to universal acclaim. It was also a major success at the box office and spawned several sequels. The characters have all become part of pop culture if they weren’t already. It revolved around Buzz Lightyear and Sheriff Woody Pride. Legendary actor Tom Hanks provided the voice for Woody and he's become one of the most iconic animated characters. A mint condition Woody doll still in the original box is available on eBay for $300.
9 Hercules Megara Gift Set - $350
It’s not only the famous Disney character merchandise that sells for a lot. In some cases, the supporting characters are worth more than the main stars. The 1997 animated film Hercules didn’t do well at the box office but was a hit with fans. The 35th Disney film revolves around Hercules but it’s Megara making all the money. This mint condition Megara gift set comes with a variety of accessories including a flying Pegasus. The gift set is still in the original box and is on eBay at an asking price of $350.
8 Aladdin Video Game - $440
X Box One and PlayStation 4 might be what’s popular now but you never know when an old console will be required. In the 90’s, Aladdin was majorly popular and resulted in a long line of merchandise and an animated TV series. It was also a popular video game available on Sega Genesis. Sega was one of the two top video gaming consoles in the early 90’s. The Sega Genesis Aladdin game sold on eBay for $440. It’s the perfect game for anyone with extra cash and a Sega Genesis lying around.
7 Vintage Mickey Mouse Watch - $455
In 1928, Mickey Mouse made his debut in the short film Steamboat Willie. It was an instant success and Mickey became a worldwide sensation. Mickey is Disney’s most recognizable character and mascot. He has appeared on a plethora of merchandise, clothes, toys and other memorabilia. He’s one of the most famous animated characters and anything with his face on it is worth a ton. A 1980’s vintage Seiko Mickey Mouse watch is available on Etsy for $455. Mickey continues to make Disney a ton of cash.
6 The Little Mermaid Storybook and Music Box - $500
The Little Mermaid was a groundbreaking film that saved Disney. As noted, it brought Disney back to its past glory. It began an era of incredible Disney films, characters, and soundtracks. The Little Mermaid is still incredibly popular today and fans are willing to spare no expense to purchase these past items. It doesn’t matter how expensive these items are some fans just have to own it. A mint-condition Little Mermaid Storybook and Music Box is worth $500 on eBay. The items are still very popular with fans.
5 Toy Story Buzz Lightyear Doll - $500
The Toy Story franchise is one of Disney’s most successful franchises. It not only became a major box office success but also resulted in a long line of toys, merchandise and Toy Story related clothing. Buzz Lightyear, Woody and the large cast of characters are now Disney legends. Tim Allen provided the voice for Buzz Lightyear who has become an unforgettable Disney character. A mint condition Toy Story Buzz Lightyear doll with utility belt still in the original box sold on eBay for a whopping $500.
4 Mickey Mouse Pez Dispensers - up to $800
Disney products and Pez candy on their own are all very successful. However, when those two come together it creates an unstoppable force. Disney and Pez teamed up to release a series of Pez Dispensers featuring Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Snow White. They were popular when first released but are even more popular now. Vintage Disney Pez dispensers have been auctioned off several times. They cost between $600 and $800. For those that have a mint condition Disney Pez dispenser lying around, you might want to head off to an auction.
3 Aladdin Genie Plush Doll - $1,000
The 1992 animated film Aladdin is regarded as one of the most popular Disney films. The 31st Disney film was an instant critical and commercial success. The characters all became iconic Disney stars. The Genie was one of many highlights of the film and was voiced by the iconic Robin Williams. Merchandise from the film involving the Genie sells at a very high price. A mint-condition Aladdin Plush Genie doll was on sale on eBay. The 40-inch doll sold for an incredible $1,000.
2 Princess Ariel Talking Doll - $1,700
The 1989 animated film The Little Mermaid is regarded as revitalizing Disney animated movies. It’s considered a classic and the film’s related merchandise is now worth a ton. In the late 80’s and early 90’s, Princess Ariel was everywhere. There are many Ariel dolls but this one, in particular, sells at a high price. The Little Mermaid Talking Ariel Doll was on sale on eBay. The mint condition doll was still in the box and was listed at an asking price of $975. However, the My Size Talking Ariel Doll is worth $1,700.
1 Beauty and the Beast VHS Tape - $13,500
Some people might think that VHS tapes are a thing of the past. However, when it comes to Disney merchandise nothing is ever obsolete. The 30th Disney animated film Beauty and the Beast was released in 1991. The critically acclaimed film was the first animated movie to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture. A Beauty and the Beast VHS tape is available on eBay for $500. It’s been previously viewed but is in excellent condition. Reportedly, a mint-condition Black Diamond Beauty and the Beast VHS sold for $13,500 at an auction.