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15 Play Sets From The '80s That Are Now Worth Bank

Find out how much that play set your parents sold at a garage sale for a few bucks is going for today.

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11. Jem’s Rock Backstager

Surprisingly — for such a large and popular toy line — very few play sets were released as part of the Jem line. The one cool thing about Jem’s dressing room play set was that it also doubled as a speaker — which allowed you to blast those Jem cassette tapes at full volume!

10. M.A.S.K. — Boulder Hill

This cult classic cartoon also released a rather impressive toy line (it needed to, as it directly competed with Transformers), the centerpiece of which was Boulder Hill, which transformed from an ordinary gas station into M.A.S.K. headquarters.


7. Barbie Glamour House

Sure, Barbie had her Dream House, but that was too pedestrian, 'cause the '80s were really all about GLAMOUR. Enter Barbie's Glamour House, which featured a glamorous rooftop terrace, a spiral staircase, and the all-too-important wicker furniture (yes, wicker was glamorous in the '80s).


The play set that told all the neighborhood kids, "Yeah, my parents love me this MUCH!" It wasn't just expensive (retailing for for $110 at the time, which is roughly around $242 today), it was also huge, coming in at just under 7 feet 6 inches — which meant it probably took up most of the floor space in your bedroom.

Possibly the rarest play set produced in the '80s, this was also the largest He-Man play set ever produced. The play set featured a main tower (complete with an elevator and working drawbridge) which connected to two additional towers via a working monorail. Today a mint condition, in-the-box play set goes for as much as $15,000. You can pick up a used one in near mint condition for around $3,000.