10 Toys You Can't Afford

by Michelle

How much would you pay for an expensive toy? hundreds? Thousands? Millions? You’d be surprised at what some people are willing to pay for jewel encrusted cars or top of the line Barbies. If you balk at paying $30 for a box of tinker toys, what follows probably isn’t for you.

1. 23 Carat Hot Wheels

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This 23-carat  jewel encrusted Hot Wheels retails for $140,000. Not sure why you would want one of these but if you’re rich and bored you’ll probably fine a reason to own one. It’s considered the most expensive toy car in the world.

2. Diamond Studded Barbie

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As if Barbie doesn’t have enough bling, now she comes with diamonds. That’s right . Nothing is too good for Babs as she sports160 diamonds and miniature white gold jewelry. I’m guessing this one won’t be storied in Barbie’s Town House. Interested? This dolly doesn’t come cheap. She’ll run you about $85,000.

3. Swarovsky Crystal Studded Etch a Sketch

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AT $1,500 it’s not as expensive as the above glittery toys, but it still begs the question…why? Only a dozen of these Etch-a-Sketches featuring 14,400 Swavorsky crystals were made.

4. Baltic Amber Chess Set

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This $25,000 chess set features Christians on one side and Muslims on the other. The pieces are carved from genuine amber and the board is made from "expensive wood." Whatever that means.

5. Sidney Mobell Monopoly Set

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Sidney Mobell’s $2 million Monopoly set  features 23K gold houses and is studded with rubies, diamonds and sapphires. Somehow I don’t think they’ll be selling this one at Toys R Us.

6. Ferrari Go Cart

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That $300 battery powered Hummer you told your kid he can’t have because it’s too expensive might look a lot more affordable after this. The $50,000 Ferrari Go Cart from FAO Schwartz. The cart features . a 7-foot-long fiberglass body, rack-and-pinion steering, four-wheel disc brakes, three-speed transmission (including reverse), rubber tires and full suspension plus luxurious leather seats. At $50,000 it costs more than my car.

7. Neiman Marcus M. & Mrs. Potato Head

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Ok. This is carrying things a bit too far. There is no reason anyone should pay $9,000 for a gem-encrusted Mr. & Mrs. Potato Head. The pair is covered in 23,000 Swarovski crystals in 14 different colors.. They’re pretty darn ugly to boot.

8. Most Expensive Ball in the World

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You can’t toss this one around on the front lawn. This gold and diamond bauble is worth $1.29 million!

9. Hello Kitty, Goodbye Credit Card

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Honestly, I don’t get this whole Hello Kitty thing. What’s the big deal? Here’s one for the serious collector. This Hello Kitty is worth $161,000 and contains a ruby studded ribbon with sapphire, diamond, brown diamond, amethyst, topaz and quartz.

10. Cold Fusion Yo-Yo

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Though this yo-yo originally retailed for about $150. it was sold at auction for $16,000! Cold Fusion is made of aircraft-grade aluminum, features a ball-bearing axle and a brake pads for quick response.