As a child growing up in the 80s, I had all the toys - the Nintendo, the Game Boy, He-Man and Star Wars figures, etc. Before you throw out any of your childhood toys, it's worth finding out if there's a collector's market for your stuff.

This morning before work I stopped by East Coast Gamers, right down the street from the office, to find out what my collection of old Game Boy games might be worth.

It turns out that between a dozen games (with a few valuable cartridges) and a game console in good condition, I have about $50 worth.

Who knew?!

So if you're doing some spring cleaning, put those old toys aside before you throw them out!

Have you ever found anything valuable from your childhood hiding at home?